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Total Points: 388

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 128 | Routes 14 | Areas | Photos 49 | Page Improvements 1 | Comments 29 | Posts | Stars 28 | Ratings 7
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Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : SOL Man (aka Not In the End... (5.10+)
By: Grindrite When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: Heads Up!!! There is a lot..ALOT of loose rock on this route. At least 1/2 a dozen holds are marked as loose and at least that many are not marked that are clearly suspect. Unless you are familiar with the route and/or the rock at Diablo I would not recommend climbing this route until it has been thoroughly cleaned again.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Main Wall : Gauntlet (5.12)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Fun 10+ climbing gets you to a difficult v4 boulder problem. The crux just might be trying to clip the fixed draw!!!!


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are... : Lovin' You is a Dirty Job (5.10a/b)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 24, 2016

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Comments: This was our favorite 5.10 we did on our weeklong trip to Rifle. Thanks for putting in all the hard work on these new routes, it can't be easy!!!!!


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout : Geriatric Journey (5.11c)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 24, 2016

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Comments: What an odyssey! Long, varied, and fun climbing with a couple of crux sections and exciting finish to the anchors. Great job putting this climb up.


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Lower Tier : West Facing : The Other Side (5.12b)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 24, 2016

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Comments: Fun route! One of my favorites 5.12s in The Park. Get on it while it still has texture!!!


Location: Colorado : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Lower Tier : South Facing : Requiem (5.11b)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 24, 2016

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Comments: Great route, fun and interesting climbing right to the anchors. A must do 5.11!!!


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave : Sapien (5.12c/d)
By: Grindrite When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: Aaron Miller has sent it with a new upper sequence.


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Big Pine Wall : Squeeze My Cobbles (5.11b)
By: Grindrite When: Feb 21, 2016

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Comments: Fun, steep line right up the middle of the wall..With more traffic this may turn into a 4 star route!!!!!!!!!!


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall : Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black C... : Broken Desire (5.12)
By: Grindrite When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: Fun route!!! Heads Up, clipping hold at second bolt seems a little suspect....


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave : Tribal Moves (aka Sacred St... (5.12d)
By: Grindrite When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Direct start adds fun steep climbing with little chance for recovery before launching into the meat of the route. It felt solid at 12d.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Left (East Side) : Ojo (del Diablo) (5.12b)
By: Grindrite When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Two really fun 30 foot climbs separated by 20 feet of 5.7. Tricky right from the start through the scoop to some easy terrain. Fun technical climbing leads to the anchor. I think the last 2 bolts could be pulled and one placed between the two.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier) : The Right Stuff (5.12b)
By: Grindrite When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: Great route. Interesting diablo technical climbing on the bottom half to a good rest. Pumpy climbing with difficult moves right at the last bolt on the top half. My favorite in the runway area.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier) : Turbulence (5.12-)
By: Grindrite When: Jul 4, 2015

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Comments: Another runway route with devious crux sequence down low and a surprise at the last bolt getting to the anchors. Overall the climbing is fun with a few rests to ease the forearm burn. Several times I was tempted to move onto the adjoining route and had to force myself back onto the bolt line. This is the only reason I give this 3 stars instead of 4


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : Sin after Sin (5.13a)
By: Grindrite When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: No longer a project. Ed Strang onsighted it. Sin after Sin 13a.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Rival Wall : Hatfield (5.10d)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: For 10.d I really enjoyed the sustained nature and interesting holds on this route.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Courtesy Wall : Welcomed Guest (5.11d)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: After climbing at the red for a week I really enjoyed the nature of this route. Great line, fun movement, and exciting exposure combined into what I thought was a 5 star route. I'm kind of partial to technical climbing.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Drive-By Crag : Check Your Grip (5.12a)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: Great route!!! No fixed gear as of september 17th. The upper knee bar saved my ass!!!!!


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Drive-By Crag : Naked Lunch (5.12a)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: Moderate 5.10+ climbing gets you to a good rest at 3/4 height. Crank the overhanging headwall to the anchors. If you have good crimp skills this will seem a little easy for the grade.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : Sin after Sin (5.13a)
By: Grindrite When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Currently there is a project left of Tweak, it's bolted and has a red tag. I was hoping to send it this spring but was set back with an elbow injury. My hope is to get it done this coming fall. if someone feels this is unethical please contact me before you send it. If nothing else I would like to get some photos of the first ascent.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave : Tribal Moves (aka Sacred St... (5.12d)
By: Grindrite When: Mar 17, 2014

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Comments: Looks like a new direct start. Anybody have any information on it???


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Main Wall : Standing on the Edge of Ext... (5.11)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: interesting and fun movement through the bulge. Would be nice to have a lower bolt so you don't have to bring a stick, or clip the first bolt from the precarious stance.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : Crystal Clear Arête (a.k.a... (5.12b)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: One of my favorite climbs in the Grotto. Always thought it was a solid 12b.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Left (East Side) : El Areto Bolto Del Diablo (5.10d)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Fun route!! Upper portion has some nice exposure.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Left (East Side) : Chopping Block (5.11a)
By: Grindrite When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Just climbed this route again after a few years. It's cleaned up nicely and deserves three stars.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : In the Court of the Crimson... (5.12a)
By: Grindrite When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: Climb The first 5 bolts of Rickety Rock and head left at the roof clipping 2 new bolts and climb the upper arete of Box of Chocolates. This route combines the best of both climbs with an airy crux sequence.


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