Mixed sun and shade
This area is one switch back below Estrellita and easy to get to from that area if you wander through the woods. Otherwise hike up a small scree slope from the switchback and drop into a 15 foot wide gully/slot with the routes on the right side.
Climbing Season For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Slot:
Shine On 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 110'
Global Warming 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 115'
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Shine On 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c New Mexico
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : The Slot
*This route is 110' long, use a 70m rope or two ropes to get back down, even then you need to watch the ends carefully.Climb the center route up the very obvious left-facing dihedral, eventually climbing up and left past a bolt to a ledge. From the ledge run it out on large holds up and slightly right to a small seam with gear, generally staying left of the arete and below the scoop/groove higher on the route. Good holds and intermittent gear lead into the upper groove section with very cool fo...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico