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Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : Unknown (5.9)
By: Karl Kiser When: 2 days ago

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Comments: There are now chains at the anchor.


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Spook Canyon : Wallflower Wall : European Sweethart (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: 3 days ago

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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: 3 days ago

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Comments: The move to the first bolt is 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.


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.


Location: New Mexico : 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:

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Location: New Mexico : 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: Colorado : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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: New Mexico : 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.


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