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Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Tooth : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Mark Motes and I climbed this line (FA) more than 30 years ago. The bolts are old and need replacement. We placed the two bolts at the end of the pitch as well. Both climbs go to the same anchor but the crack route on the right was climbed first. Need two 50m ropes for the rap but don't know if a 70m would reach today.

See photo:

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Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda : If I Only (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: This route must be close to the old Farewell to Arms (I haven't done it). And I heard that Farewell to Arms had a variation which linked to Wizard of Ooze (less than good pro?).


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : The Icebox : A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: I just checked Schmitt's book. He rates it 5.10b. I agree that the moves are hard to read at the first bolt, but it isn't a 5.11 move.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Dona Ana Mountains : Batman Rock
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: This a fun little area which could be developed more for a short day local crag in season. Some fixed gear would need to be installed.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Space Chimp (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: There is a TR right of Space Chimp to the same anchor (about 5.11/5/11+). The upper smooth face is harder than the lower overhanging section.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Right (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: There is a line left of the bolted route which has been TRed to the same anchor (about 5.10+).


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Wish You Were Here (5.8+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Aaron has described the single pitch variation of the climb. It would be done more often than the entire climb because a topout requires a rap and walk around the Citadel. I believe I was the first person to climb this variation in the mid 1980s. I think it might be about 5.9- PG.

I am not sure where Aaron made his traverse. I continued in the dihedral to where there was no crack, placed pro in a hueco and continued almost straight up until I reached the traverse portion of the original rou... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Iron Worker (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Should this climb be bombed? Or should a local just go up to the ledge, TR and clean the route and perhaps add a fixed pin? The single pitch climbs on the Citadel make for good summer climbing and another route is always good.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall : Bourbon Street (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 8, 2016

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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.


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