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Member Since: Aug 28, 2006
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Total Points: 4,758
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All 1099 | Routes 357 | Areas 48 | Photos 61 | Page Improvments | Comments 163 | Posts 144 | Stars 294 | Ratings 32
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Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : It Put's the Buff On (5.13a) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: Almost to the knee bar rest!


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : North Berry Right (V1)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: This problem is what you make of it. Stay on the face for the real challenge that direct approach yields, or use the arÍte for an easy go.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : North Berry Direct (V1-2)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: The landing could use some trimming or a good stomp down, as the bushes have grown up around the start.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : Blunt (V7)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: See beta pic please? If I identified Blunt correctly, I believe it's actually on the Northwest Arete. Just nit picking, as it seems rather obvious.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : Blunt (V7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: If you have any input or beta that you would like reflected in this picture, I would be happy to update it.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : Slap Roof (5.5)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: The 5.5 is old school. I think it is fairly graded with appropriate level moves. It does have a peculiar sort of character though. 5.5 is a fairly broad grade too.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : Salathe Wall (5.9 C2) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: "This is a climbing trip... not a sleeping trip!"


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Thunder Will (5.7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: The bolts are always positive!


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Silver (5.7 PG13) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Love the snow!


Location: CO : MP Mobile App: Partnered wi...
By: Craig Childre When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: Very cool. They'll keep my business with this sort of effort.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Elk Slabs : Great Expectations (5.5)
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: As a note... when I lead Great Expectation wearing approach shoes... It was half a mistake... I racked up fast and got over half way up before I realized I forgot the sticky rubber. Just pressed on. The very last move on the first pitch was about the only place that I paused to consider backing down. Left the 2nd pitch alone, and just went back down to the Water Streak. Point being... the hand jams are so secure on GE, you could almost send it in high heels! ;) This all reminds ... more >>


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: Now days .... beer gets you $150 ticket!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Indian Peaks : Arapahoe Peaks : Skywalker Couloir : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: Know it's steep when the uphill hand is dragging.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls : Rose Bud Wall : Dwight's White Christmas (5.11b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: Bees are gone, the fire took them out.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall : Fall Wall (*the route) (5.10a)
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 17, 2014

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Comments: If a fall is 'unthinkable', then IMHO, it should get an R rating, very least the PG-13. I've not seen the 'S' designation anywhere before?


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: Well, when rapping the loads shouldn't get high enough to cause the issues described above. I am sure when you lead to this anchor a sliding X or quickdraws are deployed to lower the angle of intersection.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: Road Report: Worst conditions since they closed the firewood cutting area in 04'-05'. The mud isn't bad right now but any significant rainfall could make the large ruts impassable without 4wd. The ruts mean you need high clearance to drive past the 1st gate. Two weeks back a power line was down across the road, about head height. Any updates would be appreciated.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: Who needs sticky rubber! In 78 all you needed were some cutoffs and a pair of waffle stompers!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Reservoir Wall : From Switzerland With Love (5.13c) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 13, 2013

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Comments: Berthod GOLD!


Location: TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : Main Dome : News Wall : Walter Funkite (5.4)
By: Craig Childre When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: This was my first on site free solo. The hard moves are very low, the upper crack is so big it's a cakewalk. The down climbing was just as easy. If you can lead sweat... this is a gimme FS.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest) : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Oct 11, 2013

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Comments: 2nd pitch or 2nd pinch? ;)


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Fossil Wall : The Relic (5.9)
By: Craig Childre When: Oct 2, 2013

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Comments: The roof is a 5.9 move. Their are ways to do it that make it feel like a V1, but the simplest way up is 5.9. The move feels insecure, but the rock above the roof is so abrasive I usually just crank up using slopers.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : S-Wall (5.9 R)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 25, 2013

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Comments: S-Wall is IMHO, one of the signature routes at Quartz. It embodies all the best qualities climbing here represents. The lower run out seems wild, but the climbing is 5.3-5.5ish, and shouldn't be an issue. The business of the climb is well protected and a stout 5.9. If you can complete the crux, the run out moves above it should be easy. RX is best left too the likes of Big Bite... which has 40' run out to 5.10 friction moves. A true Quartz Classic.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 24, 2013

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Comments: The main hive of bees is gone. Fire either destroyed the hive or forced the queen to relocate. So have a go at the Brit route!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: Another note... In quality stone like this. I am a fan of stacking the bolts vertically offset to one side, instead of horizontally equal height. Setting a rap ring on the lower, and a length of chain to extend the top, down to match the lower. This places a much lower force upon both anchor points. My 2 cents...


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