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Pueblo Canyon Areas Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.8914, -106.3111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Full on Nard Garglin'

Description 

Pueblo Canyon is the main tuff canyon running through the center of Los Alamos, and has interesting climbing both within the main portion of Pueblo Canyon, as well as in the smaller tributary side canyons, such as Acid Canyon and School Canyon. The rock quality is highly variable from crumbly to mediocre- (if only it were "bullet", Los Alamos would be an amazing climbing town!). Seems every psyched/bored Los Alamos local climber has spent at least a few hours here over the years.

A lot of climbing has been done in this area, in various styles. There's okay streambed bouldering, seldom-visited cracks up to 120' tall, occasionally formed short but fun ice climbs, and a few recent mixed/dry-tooling climbs have been put up. Very little of the developed climbing so far has been documented (to date). Much potential for future climbs remain.
Go explore- have fun!

Getting There 

Check under the pages for the individual sections of Pueblo Canyon.
The approaches range from very short (North Rd areas, 1 minute) to fairly long (maybe 30 minutes to the base of some of the cracks near the high 'Bridges' area of Pueblo Canyon, but shorter if you rap in).

Climbing Season

For the Los Alamos & White Rock area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pueblo Canyon Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pueblo Canyon Areas:
Give Blood To Dracula   M6+     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 35'   School Canyon
Nard Gargler   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 13'   North Rd. West
Knob Goblin (PFVP)   V4 6B     Boulder, 14'   North Rd. West
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Featured Route For Pueblo Canyon Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: Left boulder up the face. Slightly overhung.

Pinkies In a Blanket V5+ 6C+  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : North Rd. West
Stand start on this stellar boulder with cruxy moves near top. Hard start to finish. Lunge at top to crimp hold. Sequential. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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