North Sandia Peak Climber's Log

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Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jul 10, 2023 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2023

Run with Doggy  Sucess!

There was a 25 degrees temp difference from the bottom.


pingzingr - Aug 13, 2018 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016

Crest Trail  Sucess!

First hike after the loss of a family member, it was great to get outside again.


wannabepeakbagger - Apr 30, 2018 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2018

WIndy day  Sucess!

Winds were howling in the communications towers this morning. Made it to the Peak in about an hour or so after missing the right use trail to the summit. Nice quiet day and I even found a 4 square foot patch of snow on the use trail.


wilderleavitt - Jan 29, 2018 9:10 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

First New Mexico Climb  Sucess!

First climb in New Mexico. Very dry conditions.


asmrz - Sep 21, 2015 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

While scouting Knife Edge  Sucess!

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.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jan 27, 2013 9:49 am

several summits  Sucess!

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.


hans.schenk - Sep 8, 2012 9:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Via Crest Trail  Sucess!

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.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Nov 13, 2011 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011

Consolation  Sucess!

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.


jfrishmanIII - Oct 22, 2011 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011

From Crest  Sucess!

Took the easy route from the Crest. Beautiful peak, great aspens and views, would love to do it via a more dramatic route.


zxstarling - Mar 8, 2011 8:55 pm

My 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.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jan 25, 2011 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2011

Knife Edge in Winter  Sucess!

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.


strudolyubov - Aug 2, 2010 12:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Via Knife Edge  Sucess!

Second time up North Sandia Peak via Knife Edge of the Shield. Fun scrambling, incredible views from the ridge!

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Aug 2, 2009 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Via Knife Edge of the Shield  Sucess!

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.


asaking11 - Nov 1, 2008 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

Hooked up with the Knife Edge  Sucess!

Linked this up with the Knife's Edge, then went down the La Luz. Long fun hike. Well worth it.


davebobk47 - Aug 16, 2008 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

From the Crest  Sucess!

Mostly overcast day but this made for a beautiful and easy hike. Amazing views of the Needle.


MoapaPk - Jun 1, 2008 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1985

top down  Sucess!

Climbed with Marriane, Eric and Randy from top Crest parking, came back on 10k.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - Mar 9, 2007 5:02 pm

All the time  Sucess!

This is my local mountain, you think I wouldnt have climber ut each and every way.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Mar 15, 2006 8:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2006

Nice spring day  Sucess!

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.


wbass - Sep 7, 2005 12:08 am

Route 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.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 27, 2005 2:13 pm

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

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.

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