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GYM CLIMB: Group climb at Stone Age Climbing Gym (NORTH)

Stone Age Climbing Gym (NORTH)

This will be a regular gym climb posted every two weeks on a Thursday from 6:30-9pm at Stone Age Climbing Gym.

This event is appropriate for both new climbers and experienced climbers.

*** PLEASE reference "ANNA'S MEETUP" when arriving at the gym so they know you are with me.

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*** This event is at the NORTH GYM

Stone Age Climbing Gym (NORTH)
6200 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Meet me at the gym and we'll spend a couple hours climbing together. Since we'll all have different experience levels, I'll work to group people together with similar experience. The event will end at 9pm or feel free to leave earlier if you get tired.

I'll be waiting near the registration desk by 6:20 PM.

MASKS REQUIRED:
Don't forget your mask. Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the gym.

GYM WAIVER
New visitors to the gym (or folks who haven't visited in awhile) need to complete the gym's waiver ONLINE BEFORE COMING TO THE GYM:
https://climbstoneage.com/waiver/

ORIENTATION (New Visitors Only)
New visitors to the gym must take a 10-minute introduction session with gym staff to get familiar with the gym and to learn the rules. This session will start around 6:35PM after all new people arrive. Please be prompt.

COST
The Gym is giving us a discounted day pass price of $12 + $4.95 for harness/shoes/belay device (if you need to rent them). Bring your own personal gear if you have it and you don't pay the gear rental fee.

CLIMBING
Everyone can climb the auto-belay and bouldering routes at the gym and there should be plenty of climbing for everyone. A top-rope or lead belay test is required for anyone wanting to belay. The test isn't something new people will be taking but it'll be something you'll want to take if you come climb regularly.

LOCKERS
The gym has a locker room. Bring a lock if you want to lock your locker.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING
- Bring a water bottle
- Wear comfortable shorts/pants that allows you to see your feet
- Wear a t-shirt but bring a light long sleeve shirt in case the gym is cold
- Socks aren't required with climbing shoes but wear a thin sock if you plan to wear them.

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COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]

Copper Avenue-plus

Copper Avenue, east end, where it dead-ends

STARTING TIME: 7:15 a.m.

THE HIKE: The route is a counter-clockwise circuit on existing trails on the western slope of the Sandias. It's a good workout.

WHERE: Trail head is at the east end of Copper Avenue, in the Sandia foothills. To get there, drive to Tramway and Copper; turn east onto Copper; drive to the dead end; park. The attached map is NOT CORRECT.

WHEN: 7:15 sharp.

PACE AND DISTANCE: Brisk. About 18 minutes per mile and about 4.3 miles.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE: About 85 minutes.

WATER: Please carry some.

DOGS: OK, if you leash it and carry its poop to the trash can.

NO-SHOWS: If you sign up but change your mind, please change your RSVP. Not changing it could prevent another hiker from joining us.

COVID-19: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms, and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, the ABQ Hiking and Outdoor Meetup group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste, or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline,[masked].

DISCLAIMER: Hiking has inherent dangers that could lead to injury or death. Your hike leader is not a guide, just someone who likes company while hiking and is not responsible for your safety or lack of it. If you choose to join me, you agree to do so at your own risk. If you decide to leave the group, to turn around, to take a different route to any location, you are on your own. You cannot count on me or anyone else on the hike to be responsible for you, and it is solely your responsibility to return to your vehicle.

Afternoon Scramble - South Sandia Loop

Interstate 40

Looking for people to join me on a possible weekly series of weekday, mostly off-trail, afternoon hikes and scrambles in the Sandia and Manzanita Mountains.

The first Afternoon Scramble will be near Carnuel and is a loop up Big Rock Ridge with sustained scrambling for a mile and 1,100 feet of gain and down Crucifix Ridge which we will follow back to the start. Due to its proximity to I-40 it is noisy in the lower ends but makes up for the noise in a highly scenic wilderness of stone with large granite boulders, outcrops, and ridges often eroded in whimsical shapes.

Even though it is a short hike, the going is slow due difficulties along the way and give the route a DIFFICULT TERRAIN RATING that includes cactus dodging, rock scrambling using hands and feet with some exposure where a slip or fall could result in serious injury or prove fatal, and steep often loose slopes.

Since the loop is only a little more than two miles with 1,300 feet of gain at a mostly slow pace, I give it a MODERATE PHYSICAL RATING and should not take much longer than 3 hours to complete.

If you wish to join me, please have experience and confidence with rock-scrambling and off-trail desert hiking. You don’t have to be real fast but should be fit enough to maintain a slow to moderate pace, without a rest break, till reaching the top.

If you have never hiked off-trail in the Sandias I recommend gaiters to keep stuff out of your shoes, leather boots so you don’t have to worry about your feet coming in contact with cacti, long pants to protect your flesh, durable inexpensive clothing, and hiking poles. A headlamp is mandatory.

VACCINATED HIKERS ONLY!!! If showing any Covid symptoms please stay home. You are responsible for you own health and safety and agree not to hold the leader or group responsible for any harm to your person or possessions.

Meet at the Carnuel Crag parking area located between Route 66 and the westbound entrance ramp onto I-40. From Albuquerque, take the Carnuel Exit, a left (east) onto Route 66, and look for the large dirt parking area on the left (north) right after crossing the bridge over I-40.

Afternoon Cardio Hike - La Luz

La Luz Trailhead TRUE

We will hike 2.5 miles up old La Luz where we will pause till the one hour mark. We will return via new La Luz (3 miles). Please let me know if you are unfamiliar with the trail.

⚠ Bring a headlamp or flashlight (your phone doesn't count).

⚠ This is a cardio hike where we may find ourselves hiking at different paces. This hike differs from the Pino and Embudito cardio hikes in that we take different routes out and back. Please be familiar with the trail or consider hiking up our return route so we can catch you on the way down.

Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation gain: 1100 feet

Parking Fee: $3.00 cash or web payment.

Evening Cardio hikes are designed for all paces. The goal is to have the opportunity to improve fitness and prepare for longer day hikes. You will likely find hikers with a similar pace, but may also find yourself hiking alone, particularly if have not been hiking recently. Being familiar with the trail in advance is strongly encouraged. All the evening cardio hikes can be found on the AllTrails phone app. Please contact me directly or post in the comments if you have questions.

Please know your food and water requirements and plan accordingly. We will occasionally have some rain on evening hikes. You should carry a wind / water resistant shell. Always bring a headlamp or flashlight. It is a good precaution if we are delayed for some reason and will need them in the fall as the days get shorter.

I regularly host evening hikes on Pino, Embudito, and La Luz. If you have not been hiking recently, Pino is the best place to start. La Luz is the hardest. The difficulty of these hikes is completely dependent on your pace. Pay attention to what your body is telling you and hike within your ability.

Please hold off signing up if you are uncertain of your plans. Last minute drops are not fair to hikers who are committed to showing up. If I notice that you frequently drop the day of the hike, I will move you to not going without further explanation.

COVID-19 Notice: By attending this hike, you understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and it is highly contagious. If you contract the virus, The ABQ Hiking and Outdoor group is not liable. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell or other flu-like symptoms, please do not attend this hike and call the NM Coronavirus Hotline at[masked]

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