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Los Alamos Canyon Rock Climbing 

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This area is mostly north facing keeping it cold and a great wintertime training ground for ice and mixed route. The rock is mostly welded tuff and does not offer very secure gear placements unless it is bolts or good ice.

Bolted sport climbing routes exist in the canyon further upstream along the dirt road that leads to the Los Alamos Reservoir. These routes are seldom climbed despite being in place for nearly twenty years.

Getting There 

Once in town on Trinity, take a left on Daimond and continue to the first stoplight. A left will take you to the hospital. Instead take a right and drop into the canyon and park at the ice rink on your left at the bottom of the hill. Parking at the ice rink, or the newer lot just east of the ice rink gets you access to the ice and mixed climbing.

To reach the majority of the rock climbing, continue on the road past the ice rink to the hairpin turn and park at a dirt lot at the hairpin. Walk the gated-off LA Reservoir dirt road for about a mile. The climbs are up the hill on the right in a treed area.

Climbing Season

For the Los Alamos & White Rock area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Los Alamos Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Los Alamos Canyon:
The Coca Cola Classic   WI3     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Los Alamos Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux top out action. Photo taken by James Crocker.

Grandpa Greenwall M5  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Los Alamos Canyon
This is a nice thin seam crack that occasionally ices in here and there, especially when it is farmed. It has killer tool locks and some sequential switching up of the tools to some crux moves at the top. Fun mixed climbing. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Wa3lt
Mar 23, 2009
There are also tons of sport routes in this area, though most are of lower quality and are missing their hangers. FAs mostly by Shibli Fazal in the mid-90s. If you do a little looking, you can find them, but I don't have the info anymore (at least that I can find) so you'll have to explore.
By Shibli Fazal
Feb 11, 2013
The majority of the routes are about one third of the way up to the reservoir on the right.