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The Sanctuary Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,600'
Location: 35.77946, -106.36224 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aaron Miller on Jun 1, 2015
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Description 

This side canyon has both east and west facing walls, with a handful of worthy lines to climb. It is a very aesthetic location laden with detached towers and gargoyles. It also is a beautiful holdout of living pines following the recent fires that have plagued the area. Both Ponderosa and Doug Fir fill the scenery and provide extra shade.

Getting There 

Approach as for Hall of Giants. When you reach the base of the wall, head left(west) and traverse the base of the wall up into a side canyon. Some nice slickrock scrambling will lead up to near the top of the canyon where you can easily access both sides.

Climbing Season

For the Capulin Canyon area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Baptism in the Sanctuary

The Baptism 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  New Mexico : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : The Sanctuary
The obvious left-facing corner on the east side (west-facing)of the Sanctuary. Step off the ground and place a tips piece t protect the start, then launch into an ever-widening perfect-cut layback crack to nice handjams above. Pull the steep lip around a changing corner, up an easier ramp, then finish up a wide crack to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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