John Groth on the bottom crux!
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Slot
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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