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Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : Crystal Clear Arête (a.k.a... (5.12b)
By: Jason Halladay When: 2 days ago

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Comments: A couple of excellent, recent Michael Clark photos refer to this as "Crystal Clear Arête": Photo uno and photo dos.

This name sounds much better than "Unnamed Arête" to me so I've updated the name here.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Below The Old New Place : Monsterpiece Theatre (5.12a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 24, 2016

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Comments: Video of Chuck Calef sending the route on gear days before his 69th birthday:




Location: NM : Enchanted Tower
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments:
Jwh wrote:
A couple questions. I was wondering if Enchanted Tower is a possibility. We would be looking for 5.6 - 5.12+, and a chill place to camp for a couple days. Is the new approach possible in a rental car? How about a rental SUV? Can you camp there? How will the temps/shade be that time of year? I'm guessing hot...? Any info is much appreciated! --Josh

Hey Josh, we've spent a couple of Fourth of July weekends at the Tower and while it's not ideal temps, it's really not too shabby. ... more >>


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Gravitations (5.11d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 14, 2016

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Comments: This is easily my favorite 11d at Shelf, if not my favorite route overall. Great movement on quality rock with hard to read sequences. Pumpy yet technical. The bolt spacing adds to the overall enjoyment by allowing flowing, uninterrupted climbing movement between clips.
If absolutely desired, some finger-sized gear would minimize the runs between bolts.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The Bank : Sicilian Style (5.11a/b)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 13, 2016

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Comments: Like Leverage, this is a nice, long route that, because of the ledges and rests, and makes for a good warm-up for nearby harder routes.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : Main Wall : Death Drives a Stick (5.13)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 8, 2016

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Comments:
ange heying wrote:
can anybody tell how you should do death drives a stick should do it in two pitches or one

The standard is to climb Against Nature and simply keep going above the Against Nature anchors. Typically most just clip the right-side anchor chain of the Against Nature anchors and keep keep going. The first few clips above the anchor chain are fixed draws so it should be obvious where to go.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Inti Watana (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Very true, Jonathan. I've stopped using the skinny dyneema draws because of their penchant for twisting so easily like that.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: Note, effective March 1, 2016, those parking at Muir Valley will be charged $10 per car per day. See the Fees section above for details.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Sedona Area : West Sedona : Dry Creek Road Area : ... : Red Planet (5.13)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jan 21, 2016

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Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : Great Red Roof Area : The Great Red Roof (5.13b)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jan 21, 2016

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Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : *Oak Creek Canyon : Cave Springs : The Doctor's Office : Synethesia AKA Linger Fick... (5.12+)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jan 21, 2016

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Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave : Erectus (Open Project) (5.12c)
By: Jason Halladay When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: Reportedly, on December 11th, 2015, a large and critical undercling block right in the middle of the bouldery crux was pulled off. This block allowed the climber to do the clip from low before embarking on the v4/5 crux. Reportedly, it now looks like a double digit boulder problem and will likely not be repeated often.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Graining Fork Nature Preser...
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: We went on a Saturday in April this year and got our permits a week in advance. We hoped the permit system might limit the crowds but it was mighty damn busy (it was a Saturday after all so that makes sense). It's not clear to me if there's a daily limit or not.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments:
grog m wrote:
What's up with NM folks arguing about letter grades? 11b or 11c? 12c or 12d? haha it's a little sprayish...

Hate to break it to you but that's just climbers in general, not just NM. :)


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : The Subdivisions
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: I think it makes sense to have the separate areas here as the walls themselves are broken up by natural breaks. See this photo for the overview.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the Subdivisions
Overview of the Subdivisions


Admittedly it is a bit difficult to orientate oneself because many routes on some of the walls are not posted here.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Snake Dike (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments:
Zeffe wrote:
Implication is that you ain't all that brahhhhgg!

Still don't get it. I'm following a pitch and stemming wide for the photo--that's all there is to it.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Drive-By Crag : Naked Lunch (5.12a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: We felt this quite soft for 12a and I don't say that to be condescending...it's a really fun route and if you're a 5.11 climber, don't avoid this based on the 12a rating. It has lots of great 5.10+ climbing to a short, crimpy crux. I've been slapped around more by 11c routes elsewhere in the Red.


Location: NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Capulin Canyon : Main Cliff : Frisky Widow (5.11)
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: A great line! Fantastic thin hands to hands climbing punctuated with good rests splitting a clean face.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa : Salt Mother (5.8) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Rich. Moved it to the proper location.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson : Aeolian Wall : Inti Watana (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: Hey Benjamin...I know how to clip draws and what textbook clips look like. In my 17 years of clipping bolts, I've never once seen the negative impacts of draw clipped "not optimally" so I go with personal preference most of the time and only really pay attention to it when I think it really matters.

I also wear a helmet when I want which isn't all the time.

But thanks for the concern.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Half Dome : Snake Dike (5.7 R) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments:
mark felber wrote:
Excellent shot. The draws hanging from your harness are a little bit of a giveaway, though.

Thanks but giveaway of what? I don't understand what you're implying I guess.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : Saint George (V3)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Howdy Alex and Dustin. As an admin for the RRG area here on MP, I changed Alex's initial FA information to "First Recorded Ascent (FRA)" until it could get sorted out. Typically this approach works (as it has here) as more communication between users occurs. Thank you two for getting it sorted out.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Pingora : Northeast Face (5.8+) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Thanks. It's been a long time since I climbed the route.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : The Boneyard : Trouble in Paradise (5.12a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: I'd love to hear how folks are doing the start of this route to the first bolt. It felt super hard for 12a to me but maybe being 6'5" is a disadvantage here?


Location: NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Capulin Canyon : Photo (Copy)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 8, 2015

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Comments: Hey Dave, this is a link to another photo...it's mountainproject.com/v/onward-t...


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