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Areas = 15
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Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Huckle Cat (5.3)
By: Karl Kiser When: Apr 16, 2017

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Comments: The anchor could use a couple of 7 link pieces of chain.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Major Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: The shorter routes are described under Tres Amigos.

mountainproject.com/v/tres-ami...


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Spook Main Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 27, 2017

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Comments: There is an additional route on the extreme left of the crag. It has three shiny bolts and a run to the anchor (unfinished?). The holds look small and the climbing difficult.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Spook Main Wall : Venetian Tailor (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 2, 2017

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Comments: Bolts have been placed above (close to) the first thread and another at the anchor. The chains are now for historical viewing rather than use.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Cherry Buster (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 3, 2017

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Comments: The boulder moves off the ground are solid 5.10.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Wallflower (5.10b)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 3, 2017

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Comments: The move off the ground is harder (definitely 5.10) because a large hold broke off (on the ground currently). And the crux moves at the third bolt are solid 5.11.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Imaginary Girlfriend (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: The easier 5.10 rating would only apply to the path of least resistance.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: Several climbs are substantially harder (can we say sandbag?) than the rating in the old Socorro guidebook (1993). Additional feedback on MP would establish a better consensus rating. Most of the climbs can be TRed although several of the ropes should be hung with a belay.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Scott's Route (a.k.a.) (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: There are now chains at the anchor. The moves around the second bolt are definitely 5.10.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : European Sweethart (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 18, 2017

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Comments: The old bolts can be used as a anchor to set up TRs. There are two new bolts at the edge of this climb at present.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Poker Face (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 18, 2017

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Comments: The moves to the first bolt are more like 5.9 than 5.8. Indeed to keep the route at a moderate grade one must go left or right at the fourth bolt. The old guide book states the moves above the last bolt to be 5.11.


Location: New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Dona Ana Mountains : Sugar Bowl
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 30, 2016

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Comments: It is good you all developed more and posted the area. There is always a need for climbs in the shade. I also think Damian Kessler climbed at the Sugar Bowl (bolt up high somewhere?). Matt Monagle and I worked on Batman Rock a little east and shorter than the Sugar Bowl.


Location: New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Dona Ana Mountains : Sugar Bowl
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 29, 2016

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Comments: Mark Motes and I did a two pitch climb (5.8ish) on the right side of the formation in the mid 1980s. I remember some sort of right facing dihedral and a little crack climbing. Pro was decent.


Location: New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : La Cueva : Sunny Side : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 21, 2016

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Comments: This may be Gargoyle Crack 5.9/5.10 but it is hard to tell from the photo. The climb goes on gear. It goes up, somewhat right and then up a thinner crack to a ledge. The ledge had some old fixed gear for a rap station. I would have a bolt kit to put in another one if needed.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Meat Market (5.10c)
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: One can bypass the corner crux by face climbing on the left and up to the little alcove (about 5.9+).


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Another Round (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 5, 2016

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Comments: There is a direct start below the first bolt and left around the corner from the crack. It has been led but the variation makes a better TR (about 5.9+/5.10-).


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : My Secret Garden : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 5, 2016

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Comments: The anchors here are for Lolita and Little Mutt. Plan B starts at a right angle and a bit downhill (in the shadow). The major weakness line to the right in the sun is Gutter Slut.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : My Secret Garden : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 5, 2016

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Comments: The wide crack is the start of Vixen. Bettie Page starts downhill to the right.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : My Secret Garden : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 5, 2016

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Comments: The wide crack is the start of Vixen. It is a short pitch to chain anchors.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : My Secret Garden : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 31, 2016

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Comments: This anchor (the highlighted one) is at the end of the first pitch of Bettie Page. Plan B and the first belay on Bettie Page share the same anchor. The rope is on the anchor for Lolita/Little Mutt.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Main Wall : Endurance (5.11-)
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 15, 2016

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Comments: About 1998, Tom Wezwick, Chris Kessler and I placed set of rap hangers at the top of this wall (right of the headwall and left of the tree). We approached from the top so the anchor is quite close to walking terrain. It would appear that the start may be Endurance but then we TRed up and right (above the anchors for the next routes right). The 5.11- rating for our very long pitch seems about correct. I expect our full line would need two shorter pitches today.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : The Dog House
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 9, 2016

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Comments: The two bolted routes are quite fun, thanks. The area could have a couple more bolted routes without crowding.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Main Wall : Frogger (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 9, 2016

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Comments: This was the first bolted route in the area and was at least established by 1998. We never discovered the identity of the FA party.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : Entrance Pinnacle : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 9, 2016

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Comments: Start on the clean rock down low (2 bolts), then right across the ledge and climb the clean headwall (4 bolts). It would be better to make two separate climbs.


Location: New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Bastion Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Sep 30, 2016

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Comments: Marta, your comment is a bit overstated. I am sure the less traveled routes are rough (standard names) but the named routes are described far more accurately.


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