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Routes = 10
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Location: New Mexico : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Pirate's Wall : Oxymorons (5.11a)
By: Owen Summerscales When: 14 hours ago

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Comments: I think this route is better than the above comments make it sound. Yes it is an intensely bouldery route, with a V2+ opening boulder problem (what's that in YDS? 5.11a seems sandbagged) into a pretty decent, but runout 5.10. It isnt chossy, just a little under-trafficked, and there are some beautiful large water-polished quartzite boulder-cobbles up high.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : Gateway Rock : Forest (5.10b/c)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jul 11, 2017

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Comments: I decided to move the anchor a little higher on this classic which adds another bolts worth of decent climbing in character with the rest of the climb, enables a far less awkward anchor clipping position and puts the anchor in a better line with the rest of the route. Given that the original bolter is unknown, I did not consult anyone other than other local climbers who agreed it was worthwhile. I hope to get back and give it a second scrub, for now the top is clean enough and will definitely im... more >>


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : Gateway Rock : Flake Out (5.11a)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jun 25, 2017

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Comments: The bolts used on this route are shite. Essentially it needs entirely re-bolting. I took a hanger up a few weeks ago to replace this but didn't have the right sized nut.


Location: New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jun 17, 2017

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Comments: Stopped working a month or two back.


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: This crag is cleaning up really well, almost as solid as the routes at El Rito now. How things change! Only encountered a couple of questionable cobbles after climbing all weekend.


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: Regarding the log, just keep hiking up the river and you will find another one that you can use to cross. Not as convenient as the old one but it works!


Location: New Mexico : El Rito : Little River Wall : Main Wall : Bloody Turnip (5.10c)
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 28, 2017

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Comments: I think the key is to step left through roof early rather than stay in the corner, even though that's easier. The rock is scarily bad in the crack and probably was not intended to be climbed.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Pinball Simulator Area : The Valsalva Maneuver AKA: ... (V9-10)
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 13, 2017

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Comments: I thought the Valsalva Maneuver is the act of cleaning/opening up your ears/sinuses by holding hold nose and trying to blow through it. Bit of a misnomer here...


Location: Colorado : Durango : Lightner Creek
By: Owen Summerscales When: Nov 26, 2016

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Comments: I think it's important to note that the west side of the Lightner Creek Canyon (where the boulders are) is completely closed to recreation from Dec. 1 to Apr. 15 for wildlife protection.

Someone needs to put this up on the main description for the page, as uninformed climbers who do not realize this may get access compromised for the rest of us.


Location: Colorado : Durango : Turtle Lake : Bouldering
By: Owen Summerscales When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, the Fin is just some lame lowball ;)

This is a very convenient local spot for Durangatangs, not surprising that every conceivable part of the smaller blocks have been climbed by solo boulderers after work. Personally I think Turtle Lake is an awesome little boulder garden and has plenty of tall stuff too.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Foothills Bouldering : Fat City, Indian School : Upper Fat City Drainage : 1/4" Minus (V8)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 26, 2016

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Comments: If Jim Holloway bouldered V12 in 1975 then I can believe this! Still, that's pretty strong work...


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : The Sponge : Mad Dogs and Englishmen (5.10b)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: The left-hand cold shut of Hollywood Tim has got worn down due to the wear of the top-roping of Mad Dogs, and Pumping Harry. To mitigate this, and to provide a better all-round experience, Luke installed independent anchors for Pumping Harry a few weeks ago, and I installed an independent chain anchor with lowering biners for Mad Dogs today.


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Temple : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 24, 2016

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Comments: Oh I see, did you climb left into the unnamed V4 (the warmup that goes up the dihedral), or right into Cadillac King V6? Or did you do something else?

The temple is a very chaotic wall to accurately document, many of the lines require a precise/contrived description of holds which are on and those that are not. I definitely agree that all the problems should have names. The temple, as you know, got developed by strong climbers who were not interested in V5s, hence the lack of naming.


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : The Sponge : Pumping Harry (5.10+)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 7, 2016

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Comments: This route now has anchors courtesy of Luke Laeser.

It's also a very worthy climb! Do it!


Location: New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : 45° Boulder : Xena: Warrior Princess (5.10d)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: Luke did. He also added a bolt to Garbageboy.


Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall : Kootenai Cruiser (5.13d)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Ed found that the penultimate hold on Kootenai Cruiser now contains an active beehive, see photo. He found that he could finish the route on the project anchor without getting too close to the bees. Heads up!

Rock Climbing Photo: Active beehive at top of Kootenai Cruiser
Active beehive at top of Kootenai Cruiser



Location: New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Ed found that the penultimate hold on Kootenai Cruiser now contains an active beehive, see photo. He found that he could finish the route on the project anchor without getting too close to the bees. Heads up!

Rock Climbing Photo: Active beehive at top of Kootenai Cruiser
Active beehive at top of Kootenai Cruiser



Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Scarry Wall
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 23, 2016

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Comments: Minor correction - the crag is on the west side of the road, not the south. It faces west, not south, also


Location: New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Temple : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: It's in the guidebook


Location: New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : Las Conchas : Leaning Tower : Mainliner (5.13c)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: A video I made of fifth ascent by Eric Bissell. March 2016.





Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Love the mist


Location: New Mexico : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Capulin Canyon : Main Cliff : Capulin Classic (5.11+) : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: I couldnt help but notice that the "unclimbed" line here has actually been climbed - Witchcraft and Widgetry


Location: New Mexico : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B... : Space Monkey (V5-6)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: It should be noted that the lower part of this boulder has had loose rocks removed, and this problem no longer starts sitting.

The new sit start to Space Monkey was done yesterday. SDS down and left on arete, climb into Space Monkey: First Rule V10 ***, FA Keenan Takahashi


Location: Colorado
By: Owen Summerscales When: Mar 29, 2016

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Comments: That link didn't work for me. This one did.


Location: JDro : Roy : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Ryan called it "The Color", and I think it got bumped to 13 after DG repeated it and confirmed the higher grade.


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