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The Thumb, Sandia mountains

 
The Thumb, Sandia mountains

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Object Title: The Thumb, Sandia mountains

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Sep 26, 2009 / Jan 29, 2013

Object ID: 557310

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Overview

The Thumb is the prominent twin summited rock south of the La Luz Trail. There are several routes leading to its top, the photos were taken while climbing Northwest Ridge. It is a long ridge, mostly alpine style climbing. The climbing can be mediocre at some sections, the ridge is exposed, and the views are amazing. The ridge gets much easier higher up. The descent is via Southeast Ridge - walk off.

External Links

The Thumb on Mountain Project

Images


Evening sun on the Sandia Crest

Evening sun on the Sandia Crest

NW ridge of the Thumb

NW ridge of the Thumb

The Thumb...

The Thumb...

The descent

The descent

Shadow on the rock

Shadow on the rock

Pitch # 5, The Thumb

Pitch # 5, The Thumb

View of the Pulpit, Sandias

View of the Pulpit, Sandias

Pitch # 7, The Thum

Pitch # 7, The Thum

La Luz trail below us

La Luz trail below us

Pitch # 3, The Thumb

Pitch # 3, The Thumb

view towards the Sandia Crest

view towards the Sandia Crest

Evening on the Thumb

Evening on the Thumb

Close up of the Thumb, Sandia Mountains

Close up of the Thumb, Sandia Mountains

The approach to the Thumb

The approach to the Thumb

Night over the city

Night over the city


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