La Cueva Canyon, Upper Rock Climbing
From The Pulpit
The La Luz trail, running from the foothills of the Sandias to the Sandia Crest, runs directly through this canyon. There is a high concentration of stellar routes on the rock within Upper LaCueva Canyon. Also, in comparison to many other routes within the Sandias, the approaches can be shorter and easier.
Though the routes within this canyon can be accessed from the lower part of the canyon (Juan Tabo Picnic Area in the foothills of Albuquerque), it is much easier to access them from the Sandia Crest. The La Luz trail begins on the South end of the Sandia Crest parking lot.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
104 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',45],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in La Cueva Canyon, Upper
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for La Cueva Canyon, Upper:
Featured Route For La Cueva Canyon, Upper
Sister Sledge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a New Mexico
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Hole in the Wall
Amble up and left past the first two bolts, using the pillar to the left, though it is not necessary. Next head right in an undercling flake feature. Then blast straight up past the next 3 or 4 bolts with pretty continuous moves on edges in horizontal seams and opposing sidepulls. The feet are typically slopy or difficult to see because of the bulging nature of the rock between the horizontal breaks. Once the angle lessens the climbing eases and trends slightly right passed more bolts on the way...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: La Luz trail view, Upper La Cueva Canyon
BETA PHOTO: Upper La Cueva Canyon looking southwest
Donald Duck & Fire Hydrant
Panorama of Upper La Cueva Canyon with The Thumb t...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of some of the features on the south side...
BETA PHOTO: Overview Map of Upper LaCueva and Chimney Canyons.