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Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Meat Market (5.10c)
By: Karl Kiser When: 2 days ago

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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: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Another Round (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: 2 days ago

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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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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: NM : 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.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Tooth : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Mark Motes and I climbed this line (FA) more than 30 years ago. The bolts are old and need replacement. We placed the two bolts at the end of the pitch as well. Both climbs go to the same anchor but the crack route on the right was climbed first. Need two 50m ropes for the rap but don't know if a 70m would reach today.

See photo:

mountainproject.com/v/10766012...


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda : If I Only (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: This route must be close to the old Farewell to Arms (I haven't done it). And I heard that Farewell to Arms had a variation which linked to Wizard of Ooze (less than good pro?).


Location: CO : South Platte : Elevenmile Canyon : The Icebox : A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: I just checked Schmitt's book. He rates it 5.10b. I agree that the moves are hard to read at the first bolt, but it isn't a 5.11 move.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Dona Ana Mountains : Batman Rock
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: This a fun little area which could be developed more for a short day local crag in season. Some fixed gear would need to be installed.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Space Chimp (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: There is a TR right of Space Chimp to the same anchor (about 5.11/5/11+). The upper smooth face is harder than the lower overhanging section.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Right (5.10)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: There is a line left of the bolted route which has been TRed to the same anchor (about 5.10+).


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Wish You Were Here (5.8+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Aaron has described the single pitch variation of the climb. It would be done more often than the entire climb because a topout requires a rap and walk around the Citadel. I believe I was the first person to climb this variation in the mid 1980s. I think it might be about 5.9- PG.

I am not sure where Aaron made his traverse. I continued in the dihedral to where there was no crack, placed pro in a hueco and continued almost straight up until I reached the traverse portion of the original rou... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Iron Worker (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 7, 2016

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Comments: Should this climb be bombed? Or should a local just go up to the ledge, TR and clean the route and perhaps add a fixed pin? The single pitch climbs on the Citadel make for good summer climbing and another route is always good.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall : Bourbon Street (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: Originally, gear was placed in a low pocket (usually a nut and a cam to hold the nut). But it was one necessary piece and the new bolt is better. This climb was no test piece and the gear was not 100%. The new separate anchor also is an improvement.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall : Mr. Gronkle’s Giveaway (5.5)
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 1, 2016

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Comments: This is rightmost of the three slab routes. It is a good teaching pitch.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: There are now two bolts below the circled bolt in the photo.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : Spiderman (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: The historic bolt is at the bottom of the small dihedral on pitch one. There is a good gear placement in the crack to the left of this bolt. As Steve H. mentioned, new bolts replaced the higher old bolts on the same pitch.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall : Red Wall (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 31, 2016

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Comments: The direct start is the better climb. It is also better to think of the climbing as a bit harder than merely 5.7.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Red Wall
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 29, 2016

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Comments: The best climbing on Red Wall consists of one pitch climbs. There are a few second pitches but they are generally not worth the time (poorer climbing, choss rock, and descent issues).


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