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asmrzWhile scouting Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015


My wife Penelope and I hiked to North Sandia Peak from the Towers area while scouting the route from the top of the Shield to the Crest. Nice, short hike. Wonderful views.

We soloed the Knife Edge the next day by hiking to it from Piedra Lisa TH. Wonderful scramble. From the top of the Shield, hiked to the summit of North Sandia Peak again and to the Towers. From there hiked La Luz Trail down to our car, 14 miles RT. Good Day.
Posted Sep 21, 2015 1:35 pm

SwithichVia The Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014
As stated. It is like a free peak on your way to the crest trail.

Posted Jun 2, 2014 1:57 am

Liba Kopeckovaseveral summits  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

I used to live in Sandia Foothills, and ran all over place. It was during my long distance running time. I summited North Sandia peak several times via different approaches.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 9:49 am

hans.schenkVia Crest Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012


Did this on Labor Day with some friends from the Crest parking lot. We found a great overlook just northwest of the summit for views to the north into Bernalillo and Placitas. This is a great hike for taking folks who are unaccustomed to mountains so they can have some great scenery.
Posted Sep 8, 2012 9:40 am

Garon CorizConsolation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011

Garon Coriz

David, Whitny, Nizhoni, and I set out to do the east saddle of the Needle. Unfortunately, the weather was not down so we went for North Sandia instead. The forecast was as follows:
Scattered snow showers before 11am, then scattered rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a west wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Posted Nov 13, 2011 4:48 pm

jfrishmanIIIFrom Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011


Took the easy route from the Crest. Beautiful peak, great aspens and views, would love to do it via a more dramatic route.
Posted Oct 22, 2011 11:15 pm

zxstarlingMy First Mountain  Sucess!


I first hiked this mountain with my dad when I was a little kid maybe 5yrs old. There are lots of caves, geodes, and other interesting things all the way up. My favorite mountain in the word. I may be bias from having grown up in it's shadow and having some of my oldest and fondest memories created there.
Posted Mar 8, 2011 8:55 pm

Garon CorizKnife Edge in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2011

Garon Coriz

Not as much snow as the recon trip showed the week prior. David, Graeme, and I used the terrific weather to do a day-trip. We started at 8:40 am and summited around 4:30 pm (snow and inexperienced climbers are fun but time-consuming). We then hiked to Sandia Crest where we were picked up for a nice ride to our car at the Piedra Lisa Trailhead by my pops.
Posted Jan 25, 2011 1:54 am

strudolyubovVia Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010


Second time up North Sandia Peak via Knife Edge of the Shield. Fun scrambling, incredible views from the ridge!
Posted Aug 2, 2010 12:35 am

Garon CorizVia Knife Edge of the Shield  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Garon Coriz

Joined by my inexperienced friend from high school, I took ropes and gear to help teach him the basics. This is a great route with an amazing atmosphere that I'm sure I'll visit again.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 9:27 pm

asaking11Hooked up with the Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008


Linked this up with the Knife's Edge, then went down the La Luz. Long fun hike. Well worth it.
Posted Nov 1, 2008 12:49 pm

davebobk47From the Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Mostly overcast day but this made for a beautiful and easy hike. Amazing views of the Needle.
Posted Aug 16, 2008 7:40 pm

MoapaPktop down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1985


Climbed with Marriane, Eric and Randy from top Crest parking, came back on 10k.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 10:40 pm

Dan the JonesAll the time  Sucess!

Dan the Jones

This is my local mountain, you think I wouldnt have climber ut each and every way.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 5:02 pm

Midlife MountaineerNice spring day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2006

Midlife Mountaineer

Hiked from Tramway Trail to La Luz trail to Sandia Crest. Then hiked North Crest Trail to peak. Returned to tram for a ride to my car; well worth the $8 fee.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 8:06 am

wbassRoute Climbed: North Sandia Crest Date Climbed: September 4, 2005  Sucess!


Some of the best views in the Sandias and fewer people. Approached from the north as a bushwhack, then returned to the parking area via lesser used spur trails.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 12:08 am

Garon CorizRoute Climbed: North Crest Trail from Sandia Crest Date Climbed: July 26, 2005  Sucess!

Garon Coriz

A moderate hike in the late morning that challenged our ability to find faint trails and navigate through the brush. Gorgeous views of the Needle, Shield, Sandia Crest, and the Rio Grande valley.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 2:13 pm

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