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Sandias Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,700'
Location: 38.02222, -107.67927 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Sandias is located on the west side of Ouray. There are about 2 dozen routes established in the mid-late 2000s. See Jason Nelson's Rock Climbing Guide Ouray Silverton & Ridgway Rock published 2012. Stop by Ouray Mountain Sports for info.

Getting There 

Head west on 7th Street to the end. Left on Oak up the hill south. Go right onto Queen St. You will see a sign for Twin Peaks Trailhead. There's room for 2-3 vehicles parking. Be considerate of the residences. The approach follows the TP trail switchbacks up and left around into the canyon. Consult the guidebook for a photo of the Sandias and a layout where each crag is located.

Climbing Season

For the Ouray vicinity (rock) area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Sandias

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sandias:
Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The top of the first pitch.

Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13  Colorado : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Sandias
This mixed gear/sport route is a great outing if you want an intro climb to the Sandias formation and want a nice view of Ouray as you ascend. We climbed the first 6 pitches and stopped due to rain. The 8th pitch as described in Jason Nelson's book seemed more like the beginning of the walk off and not worth it. Every pitch was well bolted, and fixed anchors for rappel stations were intelligently placed for both ascent and decent. A little bit of all types of climbing is strewn throughout. Short...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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