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Science Friction Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.20389, -106.44912 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

See Mick Schein's Sandia Rock guide for a complete description.

A hidden area with clean steep faces. These areas consist of a few easier trad climbs along with some harder mixed climbs. Consists of two different levels, Science Friction being the upper wall and Windward wall being the lower wall.

Getting There 

Approach from the crest from the crest spur trail to the junction with the La Luz. At the junction head west (towards Albuquerque) on a primitive climber trail head up to the ridge above Echo Canyon.

Follow the ridge first south then west until you reach the cliffband. You will pass several don't disturb boundary marker signs on the way. Locate a pair of rap anchors (tough to spot) and do a 150' rappel down A Face Odyssey to the base of Science Friction Wall. There is a huge bolt halfway down which you might be able to stop and do a second rappel if needed.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Science Friction

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Science Friction:
1993: A Face Odyssey   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For Science Friction
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1

Little Bits 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : Science Friction
The route trends up and to left. The first 3 bolts follow edges and some hidden pockets. You then access a vertical crack and there are gear placements for protection. The move towards the 4th bolt is along a horizontal seam. You then gain another vertical crack that has spots for gear placements....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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