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Horsethief Shorty 


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Elevation: 7,000'
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Administrators: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman
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

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