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Member Since: May 11, 2009
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Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Rad Wall : Crack Attack (5.12a)
By: ScottCThompson When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: My favorite route at El Rito by far!


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Gnar Wall : Blackballed (5.10c)
By: ScottCThompson When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Great route. I found it to be as difficult as Balls to the Wall, but a bit more sustained.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Gnar Wall : Balls to the Wall (5.10b)
By: ScottCThompson When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: I thought this was one of the best 10- routes here, very worthwile.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : The Balcony : Jug-or-Naut (5.11b)
By: ScottCThompson When: May 12, 2009

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Comments: Stickclipping the first bolt may be a good idea for leaders at their limit. Otherwise climb above the bolt to the huge jug and clip from there, where it's also possible to clip the second as well.


Location: NM : El Rito
By: ScottCThompson When: May 11, 2009

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Comments: I did not find Jay Foley's Taos Rock guidebook to be helpful while climbing in the Taos area and feel that better, more detailed directions and route descriptions can be found online rather than in that book, both at naclassics.com and here on mountainproject. Perhaps the Foley book could be a supplement if you really wanted to buy it.

I was frustrated with Foley’s Taos book mostly because the directions to every area we went to were vague at best and left a lot of room for interpretation in ho... more >>


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Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Lansing, MI Home of team sports and drinkingMidwestScottCThompsonMay 19, 2009
re: Taos Guide discussionArizona & New MexicoScottCThompsonMay 11, 2009

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Scurvy Dog 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Pirate's Wall

Cobble Wobble 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Big Pine Wall

Balls to the Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

Crack Attack 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

NM : El Rito : ... : Rad Wall

Boltaneer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Full Sail 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Clast Action 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Super Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Jug-or-Naut 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

NM : El Rito : ... : The Balcony

Blackballed 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

Crest Chewel 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

The Thimble (aka El Dorito) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Big Pine Wall

Walt's Wall Waltz 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

NM : El Rito : ... : Walt's Wall (aka The Outsid...

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Crack Attack

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

NM : El Rito : ... : Rad Wall

Jug-or-Naut

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

NM : El Rito : ... : The Balcony

Full Sail

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Cobble Wobble

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Big Pine Wall

Balls to the Wall

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

Blackballed

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

The Thimble (aka El Dorito)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Big Pine Wall

Boltaneer

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Crest Chewel

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall

Clast Action

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Super Arete

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NM : El Rito : ... : Super Slab

Scurvy Dog

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NM : El Rito : ... : Pirate's Wall

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