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Member Since: Mar 30, 2006
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Point Rank: # 109
Total Points: 4,302
Last Year: 566
Last 30 Days: 240
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 1293 | Routes 219 | Areas 37 | Photos 270 | Page Improvements 6 | Comments 248 | Posts 12 | Stars 364 | Ratings 137
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Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall : Bourbon Street (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Originally, gear was placed in a low pocket (usually a nut and a cam to hold the nut). But it was one necessary piece and the new bolt is better. This climb was no test piece and the gear was not 100%. The new separate anchor also is an improvement.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Mr. Gronkle’s Giveaway (5.5)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: This is rightmost of the three slab routes. It is a good teaching pitch.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: There are now two bolts below the circled bolt in the photo.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : Spiderman (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: The historic bolt is at the bottom of the small dihedral on pitch one. There is a good gear placement in the crack to the left of this bolt. As Steve H. mentioned, new bolts replaced the higher old bolts on the same pitch.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : Red Wall (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: The direct start is the better climb. It is also better to think of the climbing as a bit harder than merely 5.7.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 29, 2016

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Comments: The best climbing on Red Wall consists of one pitch climbs. There are a few second pitches but they are generally not worth the time (poorer climbing, choss rock, and descent issues).


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 19, 2016

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Comments: Sunshine on the rock in winter is approximately 10:30 am until 3:30 pm.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Snozzle (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 19, 2016

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Comments: The second bolt is perfect and makes the pitch a better climb.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Bear Hugging Big Hilda (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 19, 2016

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Comments: The direct climbing above the first bolt on the arete is the better climbing movement.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Fox (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 19, 2016

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Comments: Fox is tricky after clipping the second bolt. I thought the route was a little harder but I didn't read the route correctly the first time.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Southern Comfort Wall : Wild Turkey (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: There is a second pitch to Wild Turkey (see old topo at 5.9+). The climbing is 5.10 ish but some old 1/4" bolts need to be replaced. At present it should be a TR only.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Tin Man, 5.9 ish and three pitches, goes up the rock to the right of the large roof (tip in the sun) which is right of the standard rap.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Munckinland, 5.8 ish and two pitches, goes up the clean face on the upper center right of the photo.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Fun and Games, 5.9 ish and three pitches, goes up the weakness just left of the gully in the photo.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 4, 2015

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Comments: Karl Kiser and Matt Monagle climbed a first pitch variation to the Wizard of Ooze (probable FA) on the left side of the Wizard. (winter 1979) It was 5.8 ish and not well protected. The 1980s SWM topos reflect a basic positioning.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Wonder Showzen (5.9-)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: The first bolt is quite high. A lower bolt would be a good addition to the route.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Snozzle (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: This is a low boulder problem to large holds. A second bolt could probably be placed below the current second bolt away from the choss and a bit left.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: The crag is a great addition to Socorro climbing. The trail goes away from Major Wall, south, right around the hill and then left onto slabs and into a small drainage.

The cliff is relatively long and faces generally south. There are three general sections as one walks from northwest to southeast: 1) a slab portion; 2) a jumble portion; 3) a steeper portion.

Climbs are roughly 30 to 60 feet in height with painted bolts and usually chain anchors. The rock is quite good... more >>


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Pecos River Canyon : Cathedral Rock : Three Pipe Problem (5.13a V7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 10, 2015

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Comments: Tom Wezwick and I worked on this line some years ago. I am relatively sure we placed the anchor as well. It is good that you finished the route and contributed to the Pecos.


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Post : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Sep 4, 2015

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Comments: Look at those guns! Just follow the double black streaks up the rock...


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Wow--hair!


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Naturally curly hair.


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Clem never ages. I have been assured that the yellow wind breaker no longer exists.


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: The beard is much better!


Location: Arizona & New Mexico : Organ Mountains Climbers fr... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 27, 2015

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Comments: Go Hot Jose...


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