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Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Cockscomb Crag : Chicken Little Area : Chicken Little (5.11d)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: A fairly crucial hold broke off a few years ago making the start sequence more difficult, which may make the 11d rating seem/be a letter grade low. It's still good fun, just a bit harder on the ego...


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Left End : Rope Burn in Hell (5.12b/c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: I got on this route this year for the first time since we established it ~10 years ago and found it safer, more fun, and harder than I'd remembered. It appears that it has seen very few ascents, perhaps because of the name or because of its relative isolation for the grade. Regardless, while I still feel it only deserves 2*s it is definitely worth doing. I took several falls at the crux, a 4 move bolder problem, which resulted in bruises only to my ego.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area : Schadenfreude (5.11c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Oct 1, 2010

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Comments: The controversy on the bolting of this route and it's neighbor Cowboy Coffee, along with the fact that they were in the morning shade, had me on both several times this summer as warmups for the SW Wall. I hadn't been on this route since Josh and I put it up, and despite the disparaging words on the bolting I found the route to be better than I remembered. I'm 5'8" and was able to work out beta that was all within reach. As with Cowboy Coffee, the bottom is tricky but with beta it is true to gra... more >>


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area : Cowboy Coffee (5.11b)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Oct 1, 2010

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Comments: The controversy on the bolting of this route and it's neighbor Schadenfreude, along with the fact that they were in the morning shade, had me on both several times this summer as warmups for the SW Wall. This climb is super fun, requiring balance, technique, and a bit of brawn. The bolt placements are well thought out and safe (requiring an attentive belayer at the bottom as is always true), given the ever-present variables at UEF of rock quality and rope drag. The first 12 feet are hard ... more >>


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Cockscomb Crag : The Other Side : Spring Chicken (5.11c/d)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: May 14, 2010

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Comments: This route is actually about 100 feet left of The Other Side, just left of Wishbone. It was named after over-hearing some climbers say that Bradshaw aint no Spring Chicken...


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Cockscomb Crag : The Other Side : Photo
By: Rick Bradshaw When: May 14, 2010

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Comments: These routes (1-7) were established in 2005 and 2006 as part of "The Other Side".


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Cockscomb Crag : Chicken Little Area : Chicken Thief (5.11a)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: May 8, 2010

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Comments: Marty Muller helped me establish this route and named it after a key "pinch" at the crux.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Right Side of Grotto Entran... : Rickety Rock (5.11c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Apr 20, 2010

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Comments: This route was established by Rick Bradshaw, Gary Sutherland, and Rob Cobb probably in 2000. We tried in vain to pry the wobbly bugger out after which Rick did the FA and Rob coined the nominal double entendre.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Left End : Rock n Road (5.10)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Apr 25, 2009

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Comments: Hey George, thanks for adding this one to Mountain Project. I put it in the on-line guide before I climbed it listing only the folklore that I had heard as beta. However, Josh Smith and I climbed it a few years later and decided (mostly because it wasn't 5.11) that it was probably incorrectly identified. In any case, it's a great climb. I think both Josh and I agreed that it was about mid-ten.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier) : Mocos Locos (5.11)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Nov 10, 2008

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Comments: FA was by Rick Bradshaw and (correction) Scott Beguin in 2000. I like this route because the holds are sort of ergonomic (we've come to call this type of rock "pillowy basalt") and because it rewards good balance and rhythm (even though I struggle with both). It's worth doing by itself, but combining it with La Naris makes for a somewhat adventurous but rewarding 5.11 outing.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Upper Tier of The Grotto : Mary Poppins (5.12+)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Nov 10, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by Rick Bradshaw, Walt Wehner, Rick Smith, and Josh Smith. Josh nabbed the actual FA.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier) : La Naris (5.11)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Nov 10, 2008

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Comments: The route is actually named La Naris, established by Rick Bradshaw, Rick Smith and Josh Smith. The connection from Locos Mocos is...not perfect, but not terribly unreasonable either (I keep meaning to make it better) but La Naris is worth a bit of effort. One can belay from the Mocos anchors going either right up a crack (where there is an intermediate sling belay) or left (more tenuous) through some bushes traversing left and up to the base of La Naris. There is a large ledge at the base of La ... more >>


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Cockscomb Crag : Poultrygeist Area : Cockeyed (5.10c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Jul 6, 2008

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Comments: Just to get the record straight, and to recognize Ken Kisiel's efforts/contribution, the establishment and FA's were actually by Ken Kisiel and me in 2000.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier) : Ergo (5.10c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: Josh Smith and I put this route up originally to gain access to the arete above it so we could work on what is now "Your Scaring the Horses" but it turned into a great route itself. Josh named it after the ear side-pull down low that facilitates upward motion in that section.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Grape Ape (5.10c)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Apr 22, 2008

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Comments: George's story on the name is sort of close to the truth but significantly more entertaining so I won't spoil it. I think Ken Kisiel came up with the moniker after a brief encounter with the hairy gentleman when we were working on establishing the route. We changed the line a bit to accommodate his concern, which actually made the route a bit better. The name made us laugh so much we named it after him.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Upper Tier of The Grotto : The Skyline Arete (5.11d)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Apr 16, 2008

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Comments: Don't claim victory too soon on this one, the harder crux in my opinion is above the traverse negotiating the thin terrain after the crack peters out closer to the top. Fun movement combined with exposed and picturesque climbing.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Evil Paradise Area : Hidden Slab (5.10a)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler. I'm pretty sure Mark was the mastermind of this fine route.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Lower Grotto : Bergers Bakeshop (5.10d)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler. I believe Tom was the main driver and did the FA.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Right Side of Grotto Entran... : Woogie's Wild Ride (5.11b)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler. I believe Mark was the driving force and is credited with the FA.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Original Face Route (5.8)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: I believe that this route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Sunbaked (5.10)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Roid Boys (5.10a)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Protein Supplement (5.10-)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall. I think Chris was the driver on this one.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Highly Caffenated (5.10- PG13)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Blind Faith (5.11a)
By: Rick Bradshaw When: Mar 8, 2008

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Comments: This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler, all of whom worked together on several routes at Diablo and in particular on the Winter Wall.


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