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Trad partner needed for Sandia, Excitable Boys, 7OCT. And Sandia southwest ridge of The Needle 8OCT

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Chase Hathaway · · albuquerque, nm · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 15

I live in Albuquerque and my normal partner might be out of town over this weekend for work. 

Excitable Boys: Im newly pushing into the Sandia 5.9+ with this route so it's a test piece for me. I've been on 5.9/5.10a in Yosemite valley and I struggled some but successfully completed them. From experience in the Sandia, I expect the Sandia rock to be easier and not as polished from travel/better crimps available outside the cracks than what I experienced in the valley.

Southwest Ridge: A classic in the Sandia, more alpine style, which is my much stronger point with alpine experience in tuolomne, Washington, Colorado, Utah. This is Sandia's longest route with a big approach so it's a light and fast type of day. I'd prefer to short simul or solo anything in the 5.4/5.5 range or below and pitch out anything 5.6 or above. 

Feel free to text 281-731-9151. Thanks!

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