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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 >>