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Location: Trad Climbing : Bunny Ears: The Best Climbi...
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 16, 2015

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Comments: Good at a bolted anchor. I like the setup using, clove hitches. You can add a 3rd loop without too much difficulty.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Foolish Behavior (5.9+ PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: My personal experience. I was like 1 or 2 moves from topping this line out and peeled off. I had 10-15 feet to spare. If you got a soft catch or weighed significantly more than your belayer, it might stretch down to the deck. It's the longest fall I've ever taken. Deck or not, it's one hell of a wild ride!


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Hueco Cave : Lips and assholes (5.12d)
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Grading standard here isn't vividly clear. I take it all with a grain of salt. Ratings are set to guide me to where I can probably achieve success while being tested. The real glory is the individual route, not the rating, each line holds it's own secret that must be unlocked. I still chase the numbers, but temper it knowing it is impossible to have an absolute standard for such thing.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Smörgåsbord
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: Smorgasbord... I believe this name is mis-spelt.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Why so hostile about KW? Usually folks just warn about inflated grades in the area, instead of launching a personal attack against an individual. Gogas' and others have put up routes here too, the ratings have been a product of the community of locals, not just Kevin. No class.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Lower Mount Scott
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: They've added a pullout since this was posted. Mileage is spot on at 1.4 miles though. Updated with new information thank you.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Leaning Tower : Lycra Sheath (5.10c)
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 25, 2015

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Comments: It's isn't an ideal setup. Maybe old, but it's bomb proof. The angle of pull in that granite. Unless things have started spinning up there, I never gave it a second thought. Best to carry some extendable slings for the anchor if you intend to top rope.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Hail Mary (5.12c/d)
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 23, 2015

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Comments: Kevin Wilkinson put up the first ascent of this in 2005/6. Originally he rated it 12d, but was projecting 14's at the time.

Watched one guy do six or seven one arm pullups trying to hit the crux. I've got shots of that FA around here somewhere.


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: That smirk says... I'll smile for this picture... but then we've gotta go... NOW!


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Sitting Bull Falls
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: Correct, Still closed.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : Hot Tamale (5.10-)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 3, 2014

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Comments: I agree the bolting isn't ideal, but I never had a problem with the setup. My first time on this route it hadn't been thoroughly cleaned up. Since then it has improved to be one of the better 10's in the canyon. Unless your John Gogas, who said it was a hard 5.9.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Beer Garden : Unknown Beer (4) (5.11a)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 3, 2014

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Comments: I killed the sandbag reference. I originally thought it was stiff for an 11a, but with time I've realized, this rating is warranted.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: Little heavy handed with the unsharp mask don't you think? Though it does produce a surreal effect.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Nov 7, 2014

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Comments: Finally... a base jumping alternative... ropeless rapping!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: I am a photoshop nerd, and this looks like you may have gotten a little heavy handed with the saturation or vibrance. No matter, great shot!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: Almost looks like you tilt shifted this... great angle!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing : Prodigal Sun (5.8 C2) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: Would a Totem work? Nice pic!


Location: CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Shooting with the snow in frame is always difficult! Great pic.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: What great lighting for a solo bird shot with no landscape... excellent!


Location: UT : Zion National Park : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Breaker!


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Lower Mount Scott : Teacup (5.9) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Nice socks! ;)


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave : It Put's the Buff On (5.13a) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: Almost to the knee bar rest!


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : North Berry Right (V1)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: This problem is what you make of it. Stay on the face for the real challenge that direct approach yields, or use the arête for an easy go.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : North Berry Direct (V1-2)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: The landing could use some trimming or a good stomp down, as the bushes have grown up around the start.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Berry Boulder : Blunt (V7)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: See beta pic please? If I identified Blunt correctly, I believe it's actually on the Northwest Arete. Just nit picking, as it seems rather obvious.


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