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Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Nice... Thanks for the info Drew!


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley : Gustnado (5.11a)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Being one of the better routes in the canyon, this deserves a far more expansive and vivid route description. Long reach crux and spiders isn't exactly saying much.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Beer Garden : Black & Tan (5.11a)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Mike, do you know which line is Ting Zhao?




Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Fossil Wall
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Mike! I wasn't sure on many of these names. If you know any first ascent info I'll add that too.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Sea of Screams : The Hobbit (5.7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Also... I think this is the top out of the too fun.. Squeeze Chimney... and understand that even the ivy's roots carry oil that can cause a reaction.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Sea of Screams : The Hobbit (5.7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Do know, even in winter months, ivy's oil can get you. Let's hope this gets cleared soon. Agree with the beta suggestion.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: Wider Angle

position viewpoint.



Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: Not a great picture, but it's something. The cave is hard to miss if you continue downstream from the Thunderdome.



Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall : Mad Cow (5.12b) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: What I like so much here... is how you can see the cheater stack below Couch Potato, with a great perspective on the route too.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley : Unknown (5.12c) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: It's likely this is "Never Saw It Coming" at 12c/d ... as "Goodbye Double Wide" is closer to 13.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Bourbon Street (5.8 PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: So your comfortable at the grade in the area. Nice. I could be wrong, as I theorize, that traverse up to the 1st bolt could be how the route went up to start with. Further, key holds on the direct start could have been broken? Ultimately, I don't think this warrants an upgrade. Perhaps an alternate start rating, somewhat like what some consider looking at Crusin' for a Brusin. Good discussion!


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Bourbon Street (5.8 PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Arch... I'll tell ya, I kind of agree. Not sure about the erosion, but I do know last time I was on it, I used your start right traverse left to the 1st bolt. Before you ask to up this rating to a 10, might I suggest you put in a TR lap of something classic like Amazon Woman at 10a/b. Still that direct start might check in around the 10's, I didn't fool with it enough to say for sure.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: If you are looking to establish some new problems. In the refuge, I would park at Treasure Lake and hike up around the area below Elk Slabs and Treasure cove. You can also start in the Sunset Pool on the other end. Lots of rock to play on. Plenty of established problems out there... if you can find them. So much good rock around, you are sure to find something that suits you. Good luck.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: Trad Sport - you are correct. Typically these routes have a few bolts along with some gear placements. On rare occasions the gear isn't necessary, like the #2 cam that can be placed on 'Come and Get Your Love' over at Lost Dome. More often you will find a situation like on Dr. Coolhead, where that first placement is imperative, and even with it, if you blow that clip at that first bolt you'll most likely deck. Coolhead is one of the bolder lead IMHO.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Down for the Count (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: If you don't enjoy off-width climbing. Then you should probably avoid this route.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Arm Bar (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: I've updated this route description. Good points. I agree, I think Oklahoma Select has this route misplaced. The old Lohn guide describes the original route going up to finish up at Foolish, or the gully before it. I like to remember that Mayse solos most everything on Mount Scott, so missing a 5.6 lines not really big on his radar. ;)


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Yee Haw (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: I must have confused everyone I met yesterday. Mis-named the route we we're on a few times working without a guidebook. I was the classic guy spraying mis-information all over. Told several that Yee Haw was Too much fun... which is on the other side of the refuge! So apologies to those I mislead. I did get the name of Mr. Green slings right, I think.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Wizard Wall : Asleep at the Wheel (5.12a)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: I like to point out... Dr. Coolhead was rated 10a by the Lohn guidebook. Today its easily a 10c/d, I think Tony put it at 10d. I just see rating fluctuate so much, I try to not get wrapped up in all of it, plus some routes simply have secret beta that can unlock the easier moves. All told, great feedback. I enjoy seeing what others think and exactly why.


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: Killer part is how you can see the crux below and so much of the route. Excellent work!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Aug 12, 2015

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Comments: I remember thinking on that pitch, I would have to do something really stupid to fall out of this crack. Money jams all the way what a romp that was. Nice route to free solo, my only fear would be on that choss pitch.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows
By: Craig Childre When: Aug 6, 2015

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Comments: It depends on which wall you are interested. I would start at Lichen Wall. When it get sunny move up to Leaning Tower or Zoo wall. The Dyhedral stays cool most of the day but gets lots of traffic.


Location: Climbing Gear : Single-Strand Backpack Coil
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 29, 2015

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Comments: The earlier version coiled from the middle or ends was odd. I'd never use that method. THIS is the version I prefer. Fast and efficient.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : Chocolate Corner (5.9+)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Bring a big brush, the dust and dirt will makes greasing off easy. Cool opening moves up to the ledge.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2015

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Comments: I've never seen them not running. This place is awesome in the summer. Shade all day, a great place to get a quick cool dip in. Just know, the place is stout! Solid grades. I was sending 10d up in Last Chance before I could send anything here.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : The Pillars
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: After the Berry Boulder, I hiked up last week, scouting the approach. Fixed a few cairns, beat the trail down. I'll be back with a proper partner and gear.


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