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Location: New Mexico > Taos Area > Tres Piedras > Tres Piedras Bouldering
By: Luke Hanley When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: I'm planning on putting together a small online guide which will help navigate this expansive area...probably by summer.

Location: New Mexico > Taos Area > Tres Piedras > Tres Piedras Bouldering > Photo
By: Luke Hanley When: Oct 1, 2009

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Comments: I think that is a Lambie pic... Hey I'm going to post some info on the bouldering by the da vinci boulders but I want to finish some of the work on the crag before hand... as accessing from that direction is probably easiest for them. Lets get a posse together for a little bouldering session out there some weekend. Leaves changing color out there yet?

Location: New Mexico > Taos Area > Tres Piedras > Tres Piedras Bouldering
By: Luke Hanley When: Sep 22, 2009

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Comments: I have a lot of info on the Da Vinci and surrounding area. Is the local community comfortable with me compiling this information and directions? Maybe we should have a little group consensus on this. It would be nice to get some more folks to go and pull down out there.

Location: New Mexico > Taos Area > Tres Piedras > Mosaic Rock > Better Red Than Dead (5.10b PG13)
By: Luke Hanley When: Nov 25, 2008

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Comments: I think this is one of Bruce Holthouse's masterpieces.

Location: Colorado > Fort Collins > Poudre Canyon > West of Rustic > 420s > Scuba Steve (V5-6)
By: Luke Hanley When: Jul 10, 2008

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Comments: There are a couple problems on the backside of this boulder which are worth while if you are getting spanked around on Scuba Steve. The one on the left is a right handed dyno, off crimps... probably V2. The one on the right starts matched on the jug, go left hand to the pinch, heel it up and reach for the top out jug high ( V3).

Location: New Mexico > Taos Area > Questa Dome > Questa Dome > Question of Balance (5.11- PG13)
By: Luke Hanley When: Jan 16, 2008

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Comments: One of the best in the state. If you go to New Mexico, this route should not be missed.

Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Chief > ... > Sunblessed (5.10b PG13)
By: Luke Hanley When: Jan 14, 2008

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Comments: I remember the first two bolts off the deck being smashed, so no gear for 25 feet or so. It's probably 5.9, slick , but with positive edges. A great route, but i could have skipped the last pitch (p3) and been happy to go back to camp.

Location: Maine > Acadia National Park > The Precipice aka The South...
By: Luke Hanley When: Dec 26, 2007

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Comments: If you make the trip to New England, make a point to head to this crag. In my opinion the rock, and climbing are both quality. If you're a 10 plus-11 trad leader you'll make quick work of these routes, but the quality is so good you might just do some routes twice.
One you must do is Green Mt. Breakdown...absolutely classic climbing and position.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall > Prince of Darkness (5.10c)
By: Luke Hanley When: Nov 6, 2007

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Comments: I'd have to agree with Joe C.... High step crimp..repeat and so on. Although Beautiful rock, beautiful patina. My best advice is to wear some stiff board lasted shoes. If you are used to wearing softies on sport routes, leave them at home for this one..your feet will thank you.

Location: New Mexico > New Mexico, other Northern ... > Rio Arriba County (Brazos, ... > Brazos Cliffs
By: Luke Hanley When: Nov 5, 2007

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Comments: As to my knowledge you don't receive a free pass if you stay at Corkins. The reason is as such:
If they grant you access to the cliffs and you get hurt climbing you can sue them. So, if they grant access, then they also have to carry an insurance policy which would cover all climbers...not just the ones they sanction to climb on their land. Unfortunately the litigious nature of our country puts them in a tight spot.
I'm not recommending, only informing here...but if you climb without permissi... more >>

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