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Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Fossil Wall : 3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.... (5.12a)
By: Craig Childre When: 4 days ago

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Comments: "11d it is just an angry 12a"-JulianG


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Fossil Wall : 3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.... (5.12a)
By: Craig Childre When: 4 days ago

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Comments: The Tunnel crowd grade routes a little bit differently than LCC. I've heard most of the 12a's and 12b's are a little soft compared to the Tunnel. Some have suggested Flying Cows to be more 12a than b, even further, that they found Swept Away to be harder than Flying Cows. I like to think you are just stronger than you used to be ;)


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By: Craig Childre When: Mar 22, 2017

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Comments: King Daddy Swing Balls!


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Straight Into Frantic Obliv... (5.13d) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: Got this angle jugging the rope on Solstice.


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Hail Mary (5.12c/d)
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: Posted most of the shots I have from the FA. What a mixed weekend. Kevin put up two FA's and a guy fell off Fossil wall and broke his ankle, girl belaying him had those long acrylic finger nails. All while being stalked by the mountain lion.


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Hail Mary (5.12c/d) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 21, 2017

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Comments: Contrasted by how Kevin put it up during his attempt.


Location: Texas : Big Bend National Park : Grapevine Hills
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 10, 2017

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Comments: I had filled in a bunch of routes to this section that seem to have all disappeared. This is the 2nd time I've had several routes stripped out after spending valuable time writing route descriptions. Why do I even bother?


Location: Oklahoma
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 2, 2017

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Comments: Niiiice! From the sat shot... that place could be a LODE...


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall : Unknown 5.12b (2) (5.12b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 28, 2017

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Comments: Never got on this one, and never seen anyone else on it. Rabid Dale wasn't that good, and always figured this was much the same.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Aerial Anticipation : Death by Departure (5.10b X)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 27, 2017

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Comments: I got this information from RC.com, where Terry Andrews posted it back in 2004. The late Jimmy Ray Forester made him lead both pitches and suggested it was one of his favorites. He might provide some insight on that 2nd pitch if you should ever cross paths.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Timewave Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 23, 2017

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Comments: SICK!!!! What a view... love that place!


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall : Ebola (5.13a) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: Anyone know where the Couch Potato line is? ;)


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Lichen Wall : Fantastic Voyage (5.12a PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: Chris Banks went above and beyond for us and put in excellent information.


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 26, 2017

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Comments: Fixing that road is welcomed. When the firewood area was nearby, 525 was graded and just primo. Most cars could make it in no problem. Only the off road crowd like the rough road, and the better trails are the other side of the highway past Queen.

Recent heavy rains will do nothing to help. Expect Santa Fe Wall and right side of Tornado wall will be flooded.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: The heat is pretty brutal, but certainly you'll find plenty of shady spots to keep you busy.

Texas? You could go down to Austin, and Enchanted Rock... same swampy heat with lesser quality rock.

Now over around El Paso, Hueco Tanks... it's everything you've heard, but that's a mega long trip you need reservations for... consider 2 hours closer, around Carlsbad NM, You could hit what I consider the ultimate summer o... more >>


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 12, 2017

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Comments: Camp Doris is great central spot to stay, but is family oriented, so no booze, which goes for the whole refuge.

When it's hot. Narrows, you can chase the shade all day. I like to start at Lichen Wall, mid day have a siesta soaking feet in the river, and usually end at Zoo Wall or the Tower.

Longer hike out but you can find shade all day either side of Crab Eyes.

Mount Scott is another gem, most of the upper gets blazed, Romper Room sees no sun all day. Both upper and lo... more >>


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: Some climber kids from Juarez broke the fire ban, burned most of the canyon all the way down past Sitting Bull Falls. Shut down for almost two years. A few years back I shot this, left up as warning for how delicate our access is to this place.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : The Unfinished Piece (5.7+)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: Do note: For the genuine 5.6 route, past the cedar tree, traverse sharply left and avoid the exposed moves above. The direct line above goes at least 5.7 or better. Confusion is understandable. Likely the reason it's being suggested for an upgrade.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : Flying Grasshopper, AKA "Ri... (5.8)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: First time anyone I knew attempted to lead this route. Was dudes 3rd lead, with a rack of forged friends, who had trouble protecting that traverse, and couldn't commit to those final few moves. Couple of Okies from the climbing gym up in the City rolled in, dusted off Leap Frog linked with The Flying Nun complete with a poison ivy finish. Rapping off, they pulled up the rope from the guys stuck leading Pryor so they could escape via top rope. Lesson that day, learn how to... more >>


Location: Oklahoma : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Bourbon Street (5.8 PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: Nice... I lead that 2nd pitch on my first pass, and thought I was gonna lose a shoe at a few spots. Terrible gear too.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Merlin Crack Area
By: Craig Childre When: Oct 27, 2016

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Comments: I believe this area should be filed under the Charon's Garden section. Looks to be near the West Horizon Pass... near Wintergarden Wall.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Oct 27, 2016

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Comments: You might benefit from using the Post Oak Falls bypass when headed for Elk Slabs and the southern boulders. Just in case you didn't know. Otherwise, great map.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Meat Slab
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the info Louie, I've updated the associated route descriptions.


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Big Whiskey : The Unforgiven (5.11c)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Historical Note: Lohn guide rated this 11b


Location: Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Big Whiskey : Elk Horn Special (5.13a)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Historical note: The Lohn guide lists this route at 12c.


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