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Location: New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Winter Wall > Original Face Route (5.8-)
By: Bryan Pletta When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Five bolts were added to this route so that it is now accessible with a rack of draws and a 60m rope in character with the majority of the other routes on Winter Wall. There are now a total of eight bolts plus the anchor making it a good beginner lead for the area.

Location: New Mexico > Socorro Area > The Box Climbing Areas > Southern Box areas > Major Wall > Bat out of Hell (5.11d)
By: Bryan Pletta When: Jan 11, 2016

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Comments: Name is actually Bat Out of Hell - singular.

Location: New Mexico > Albuquerque Area Climbing > Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon, Upper > Andy Boy Wall > Would You Like Fries With T... (5.10+)
By: Bryan Pletta When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: To clarify gear, I used two 0.4 Camalots on the FA not two #4s. You could also probably take two #3s, although I think the #4 works better at the top of the wide crack. The wide section is actually pretty fun, laybacking the edge and climbing stacked (safely wedged) blocks on jugs. The first roof is a hoot - completely improbable as you are standing below it, but everything is there when you need it.

Location: New Mexico > Albuquerque Area Climbing > Sandia Mountains > TWA Canyon > Alioth > Aerial Boundaries (5.11d)
By: Bryan Pletta When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: Regarding the fixed gear, the climb was done ground up over the course of a couple of seasons. We placed what was reasonable at the time and a pin is always faster and easier to place than a bolt. Some of the line got straightened out over time with better fixed gear allowing for a better line. I feel that most of the bolts are pretty good with the exception of the half depth button head on the first belay. Gary Hicks broke the bit when drilling that bolt and placed it anyway to back up the f... more >>

Location: New Mexico > Albuquerque Area Climbing > Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon, Upper > The Thumb > Fowl Play (5.10 PG13)
By: Bryan Pletta When: Jun 9, 2012

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Comments: This sounds like the route that John Duran did at the time that he added the bolted belays on Aviary Ort. I have never done it but am interested to check it out.

Location: New Mexico > Enchanted Tower
By: Bryan Pletta When: Nov 3, 2011

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Comments: The last I heard in early October was that there was a closure sign on the road. If the road is posted as closed, please respect the closure and use the Davenport Canyon access. NM CRAG and the Access Fund are currently in discussions with the landowner to clarify the landowners intention with regards to access through Thompson Canyon and will post details here once final word is received from the ranch owners.

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