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Horsethief Shorty Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
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Administrators: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Jason Halladay, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Howard on Nov 19, 2008
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Description 

Rim or river run access to undeveloped crack climbing just below "Horsethief Shorty" rapid in the Rio Grande Middle Box Section. Approach bottom of crag from sandy beach take outs below rapids or Rap from Chain Anchor on rim and climb out. Mixed quality basalt. Wild. Wear a helmet.

Getting There 

River or rim. Search Horse Thief Shorty Rapid in Google

Check out: "A Gorgeous Day" the movie

Climbing Season

For the Taos Area area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Horsethief Shorty Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel finishing upper pitch (2nd Ascent)
Joel finishing upper pitch (2nd Ascent)
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris organizing the float at the Miner's trail pu...
Chris organizing the float at the Miner's trail pu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Glyphs at San Christobal Creek
Glyphs at San Christobal Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Ground up view first pitch.
Ground up view first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Vali Valus, The late great Cole Gittenger,and Chri...
Vali Valus, The late great Cole Gittenger,and Chri...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux
Crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel in upper dihedral
Joel in upper dihedral
Rock Climbing Photo: Jay leading FA
Jay leading FA
Rock Climbing Photo: Cole, Joel, Jay and Vali.  Rest in peace brother C...
Cole, Joel, Jay and Vali. Rest in peace brother C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jay finishing Pitch 1 FA
Jay finishing Pitch 1 FA
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper horsethief shorty wall from river left.  See...
Upper horsethief shorty wall from river left. See...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel leading pitch 2
Joel leading pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Vali and Mike filming the white water sequence for...
Vali and Mike filming the white water sequence for...

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By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 20, 2008
Great stuff guys! You all have had a busy season it appears. Thanks for the info and photos.

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