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Member Since: Jun 7, 2012
Last Visit: Jul 14, 2016
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Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Palomas Peak : (09) The Far Side II : Patchwork (5.10c)
By: Mark J When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday, and really enjoyed it! While the 1st to 2nd bolt is a little difficult, stay right of the 2nd bolt 4 feet, great holds for climbing. I tried getting to the anchors both ways, heading left and straight up. Both a little heady but fun! I think the top anchors should probably be replaced. 2 old looking bolts and 1 newer anchor with a ring. I definitely recommend.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower
By: Mark J When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Any new word on access March 2013?


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Gilman Tunnels : Spectator Wall : Moist Hoist (5.10b/c)
By: Mark J When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: Agreed fun route! I did this with some newer climbers and was expecting 1st pitch to be a good second route after warming up. Ha note: pitch 1 is 110ft+ a 70 meter rope or double rope rappel is required for this route! I didn't see anything specifying this in the guide book so beware. Other than that debacle the route is fantastic, long, airy, fun moves (stemming, a bulge, face climbing...)

  • ***70 meter rope required, (or 2 ropes) 1st anchors are 115ft off the ground****

recommended.

mj


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Juan Tabo Canyon : The Needle : Southwest Ridge (5.8 PG13)
By: Mark J When: Jun 7, 2012

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Comments: Just went up this route 6-7-2012. My partner and I went right-ish after the first pitch, ended up having to pull a scary (but protectable) roof to a balancy UNPROTECTABLE (for 25 feet) traverse... anyway anyone done this before? If not is should be called the Dumbasses didn't read the guide book variation.

Other tips:
1) drive up to the Crest, don't hike in from the bottom
2) this is ligitly 12 - 14 pitches
3) You can get by with a small rack (a few c3s, .3 - 3.5 and a double here and there)
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