Sandia Peak Climber's Log

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e-doc - Dec 31, 2006 4:19 am


out with my wife looking at UNMMC for residency in 1992. XC skied a little then drove up to top. Great weather, great views. I forgot about this mounatin as its been so long ago.


surgent - Oct 11, 2006 3:19 pm

Hike through snow mush  Sucess!

Took tram then hiked 1.5 miles through muddy snow and gunk to top. Also drove up in 2003. One day I'd like to hike the La Luz Trail.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - Apr 12, 2006 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2005

First Sandia Hike  Sucess!

A great first hike in the Sandias. The best feeling is driving in Albuquerque and looking at the Sandias, knowing that I hiked up all that vert. Descended via tram. This hike is a classic for New Mexico

andrea walker - Jul 26, 2005 12:52 am

Route Climbed: La Luz Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

What a gorgeous day it was.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 12, 2005 10:53 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Trail Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

The hike was longer than I expected but we still made it within four hours with a dozen short breaks.


grunt - Jul 9, 2005 11:03 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Trail Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

I hiked this with some friends that summer, just before my senior year of high school.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jun 25, 2005 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz or Tramway Trail to La Luz Date Climbed: 2002-2005 5 times (or so)  Sucess!

If you include the Tramway Trail it adds a couple of miles to your hike. This is advantageous if you want to ride the tram back to your car. If you're hiking with someone, take two cars and save yourself a couple of miles.

Linejudge - Mar 31, 2005 5:39 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 1992  Sucess!

Nice dayhike.


puma_patrick - Mar 9, 2005 12:53 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Trail Date Climbed: Oct 4, 1998  Sucess!

A family outing. A great hike with the same view.



ChuckO - Oct 18, 2004 2:25 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Date Climbed: mid 1980's  Sucess!

Basic up/down jaunt. Impressed by some trail runners/ultra marathoners that passed me by. Wasn't into trad climbing at the time, or else would have been more focused on the rock!


bc44caesar - Feb 16, 2004 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2003

Multiple  Sucess!

11 Feb 2006 - Knife Edge of the Shield
This route is too much fun!

17 Apr 2005 - La Luz (Winter Route)
Still enough snow in the canyon to make a direct line the most feasible. Popped onto the crest just as bad weather hit...tornados by the airport even! A nice family gave me a ride down sparing me from an unpleasant descent.

23 Oct 2004 - Knife Edge of the Shield
Awesome scrambling route.

2 Aug 2003 - Agua Sarca to North Crest Trail
First time to top of Sandias - Agua Sarca is steep and difficult to follow in places - the Crest Trail is gorgeous and easy. Took Embudito Trail to S. Sandia Peak where it was incredibly windy!

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Nov 30, 2003 9:43 am

Route Climbed: Embudito/Crest Trail Date Climbed: August 4, 2003  Sucess!

Fun but long trek with good views of ABQ. It's neat to see the changing desert terrain at the base to more wooded terrain near the top.


Josh - Jan 25, 2003 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: Several rock routes and the road Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

I've done a few technical rock routes on the slopes of Sandia Peak. Good climbing. I've only been to the summit once, and that was via the road.


dsnell - Jan 25, 2003 12:41 pm

Route Climbed: La Luz Date Climbed: 1991-2000 (many times)  Sucess!

I've hiked the La Luz in all sorts of different conditions and at many different times during the year. Aside from the switchbacks in the first two miles of the trail, I always love the hike and look forward to doing it again.

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