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Location: New Mexico : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Capulin Canyon : Capulin Tower Area : The Viking (5.10+)
By: Jason Halladay When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Aaron, as of this weekend it's still there (you can see it in this photo from Saturday) We had hoped to climb it and get it for you but ran out of time.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Pinnacle Valley : Tombstone : West Face Direct (5.8)
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: The moves right above the rusty 1/4" bolts at the start are the most difficult on the entire route. Thankfully a there's a decent nut placement just left of the bolts.
We did the route in one single pitch with a 70m rope and diligent rope management. We suspect it could be done in one pitch with a 60m rope just belaying a bit below the top of the formation. The chimney near the top is really fun and, despite being short, some of the best 5.8 climbing I've done in the Sandias.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall : Levitation 29 (5.11b/c) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Fifth pitch, 450 feet off the ground!.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Area 37 : Fatigue (5.10)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the clarification on the quickdraw numbers. I've modified the Protection information accordingly. it's also good to know that with a 70m rope you can lower down to the anchors at the top of Cyclic Loader.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc...
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the input fellas. A re-org of the area is on my list. Any others out there have an opinion on the re-org of The Grotto area?


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Love Shack Area : The Other Woman (5.10b)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 19, 2014

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Comments: I feel this is the best line of the newer 9s and 10s at the Love Shack. Cool features, steep climbing on big jugs and an airy finish. Thanks for the work to establish it and removing all the poo.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto Right (West Side) : ... : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: That line was just a little too hard for most people and needed a small crimp right there.

Seriously, though, it's a tan bolt hanger spun upwards a bit and not a bolted-on climbing hold.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc...
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 13, 2014

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Comments: I like the idea of a reorganization of the areas to make it more clear. The organization of the Grotto here has always confused me and even after many years of climbing there, I'm still confused by it. :-)
Grotto Left (East) and Grotto Right (West) would be clean. Any thoughts on sub-areas in within these two areas or is that too much and not really needed?


Location: New Mexico : Enchanted Tower : Frog Prince : The Worrier or the Warrior (5.10d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Good to know, Alex, thanks. We're likely to be there again this weekend and I'll take a peek. I'm making it a point to climb this route each time I'm there to help clean it up a bit more. I don't think it's dangerous in any way, just new and flaky which might be a bit too much for those unaccustomed to how new routes on this rock climb.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: No problem. I've changed the caption and moved the photo to the Sandias area instead.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Love Shack Area : In Your Face Space Coyote (5.12b)
By: Jason Halladay When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: Good news, the seeping holds at the start were temporary, just lasting a couple weeks after the heavy rains in August. It's all dry at the start now.
The wrap-around handlebar hold at the second-to-last bolt is one of the cooler holds in the Jemez.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Area 37 : Bag of Sand (5.11b)
By: Jason Halladay When: Sep 5, 2014

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Comments: Hey skelldify, my wife, at 5'5" with a -1 AI has beta for it that works. Problem is, we climb the route only a few times a year and have to relearn the beta each time. I tend to think it's a bit easier for short folks, actually. But 6'1" with a +4.5 AI would be nice too!


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 31, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the input guys


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: I don't believe this to be Muralla Grande and the Second Coming but can't identify the formation. Anyone?


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Retirement Wall : The Stroke (5.11-)
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments: I think this was originally rated 5.12b as the FA party stayed on the face for the crux. But if one moves left to the arete at the crux (which felt natural to me), it climbs at 5.11-.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Love Shack Area : Duck and Cover (5.10-)
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 13, 2014

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Comments: Mighty fun line. Not your typical sport route with a good bit of finger crack climbing. In that vein, 5.10 leaders may desire a finger-sized piece between the third and fourth bolt.


Location: Utah : Moab Area : Fisher Towers : The Cobra : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: I saw the news reports off the toppling and noticed most of the stories using this photo as the "before" shot. Sad news but a fine reminder that geologic time includes now.


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall : Main Wall : Goiter Grabber (5.10c/d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: Awesome Rich! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it out there...it's a sweet spot with some entertaining climbing. I'm already looking forward to fall colors (and temps) there. Gorgeous. Bummer to hear about the bees on Pickled Punks...I think that's a great little line! Glad you survived.
We'll check on the tags and clear up any confusion the next time we're out but I'm sure you're right about the mix up.

Edit: Confusion has been cleared up. Tags are now in the proper places. :)


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: As you will probably find out, our suggested ratings here are certainly just ballpark guesses and most likely soft.
As the routes clean up and chalk up, I fully expect the routes to feel easier. Routes tend to feel a bit harder when they're brand new, one is a bit cautious about pulling hard and the best holds aren't chalked up.


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall : Main Wall : Goiter Grabber (5.10c/d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Seems to be confusion on this route and the next right one. The first route right of the 5.9 was in the sustained 5.10/10+ range and has the cobbles of ill reput name tag on it. It was one of the best i did that day. I'm guessing this one is "cobbles.....". There was another steep route to the right and maybe it is goitter grabber? That one has the. 5.8 to the right and could have an easier escape to the right. I didn't do the right of the 2. We need Jason to chime in and clarify ... more >>


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Willow Spring : Ragged Edges Area : Chicken Eruptus (5.10b R)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments:
Kevin Dahlstrom wrote:
I toprope soloed this route 3 times yesterday and think it's a 1.5 star route...

I think you missed out on the primary reason this route is so rewarding and good...leading it with its creative and intermittent gear. The rock quality and moves are way good but the real charm in the route comes when you lead it.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: Ahh, so that's what the La Luz trail looks like! :-)


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos
By: Jason Halladay When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Some quick food beta:
  • The "honey balls" for dessert at the Aegean restaurant (south end of the main drag in Masouri) are not to be missed!
  • Barbra Yiannis restaurant (northern end of the main drag in Masouri) is fantastic for lunch or dinner. Super friendly staff with great, outdoor, covered seating right along the road.



Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments:
Eric Whitbeck wrote:
Aaron, thanks for the topo upgrade. My vote is for Thorsten to be the bikini clad local.

+1!!!


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Gateway Rock : Flake Out (5.11a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: Oh, yes, Nathan, that fifth bolt is missing its hanger currently. I've been meaning to replace the hanger but haven't been back up there yet. Hope it goes well for you next time!


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