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Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Tooth : ... : Photo
By: Dan Carter When: Feb 3, 2014

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Comments: Nice topo photo! The set of anchors in the dihedral (2nd from top in the photo) are old and rusty, but a gear anchor can be easily built in the corner. We bypassed the traverse and off-width by going straight up. The climbing stays sustained, but the rock gets poor and there is some loose scrambling at the top to get over to the anchors. I don't really recommend it. The left variation to the first pitch is really fun too. One can traverse left under the roof through some hard moves and into the ... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Tooth : Photo
By: Dan Carter When: Feb 3, 2014

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Comments: Great picture!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Lesser Spire : West Face of Lesser Spire (5.9)
By: Dan Carter When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: I climbed part of this route today. I only made it up to the bolts on the first pitch. The large crack/chimney is really fun and clean rock. It protects fairly well, with cams and natural chock stones, up until the bolts. I guess that's why they are there. There is one section that would be good to have something bigger than an old BD #5. There is an old piton and about 4 or 5 rusty, 1/4 inch bolts at an overhanging off-width section. I didn't go past this because I didn't have big enough ... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The Low Horns : Gertch : Gertch's Folly (5.8)
By: Dan Carter When: Mar 2, 2013

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Comments: Approach: from Aquirre Springs. Time to the Big Windy Canyon Saddle, below low horn 1, was about an hour. Down the canyon and to the base of the climb, another 2 hrs. Classic Organs bushwacking but from the east there is less cat claw to battle. One could probably do this fast but this our first time to approach Gertch.

Most of the pitches are around 5.7-5.8 but the last pitch had a 5.9 move or two, especially if you're shorter. The pitch descriptions on this page are spot on. 6 pitches is a go... more >>


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : The Tunnel
By: Dan Carter When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: Just saw this about some new, hard routes put up at the Tunnel this year.

www.lasportiva.com/news_approfondimento0.html?&L=1&tx_ttnews>>>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Drug Dome : Gram (5.10d)
By: Dan Carter When: Jun 13, 2012

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Comments: I think Gram to OZ is the best climb I've ever done. Seriously this thing has it all. The roof was so unique and spooky. I agree that following is a little harder or at least unnerving than leading. The first roof pitch is pretty physical with undercling laybacks and jams with thin feet. One or two #4 cams would be nice to protect the two small overhangs one pulls around. I grabbed one flake that felt hollow and quickly move off it. Overall the rock was good and gear plentiful. The second ... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan : East Buttress (5.10b)
By: Dan Carter When: Jun 10, 2012

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Comments: Fun route. We were able to do it in 8 pitches. The Falcon guide broke it up into 13! We simul climbed the 3rd and 4th pitches, 4th class to 5.6 arete and a ways up the ledges with no problems. The two pitches before the 5.5 traverse which is before the traverse to knobs pitch can also be linked easily with a 60m rope. Watch for rope drag on the traverse to knobs pitch. Lots of room for protection but one needs slings. Large but very polished holds. Quite possibly the money pitch. From the talus ... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Southern Comfort Wall : Lite Beer From Miller (5.8)
By: Dan Carter When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: Not sure if I was on route the whole time but... The climbing seemed trickier than Black Velvet and there were some almost blind reaches for decent holds. Some cool movement in places but also some rotten rock. I ended up with so much rope drag I had to leave my rope and retrieve it by climbing Miller High Life.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras : South Rock : Surface Tension (5.11- PG13)
By: Dan Carter When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: Damn 5.10 slab! Quite a difficult and though provoking section between the pitons. Unfortunately I did fall on the first piton. Fortunately it held. I had nightmares of it not holding. One could back it up with a blue and purple tcu as well. Thunderstorms and lightning cut the climb short. Maybe next time.


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : West Stronghold : Sheepshead Area (Southwest)
By: Dan Carter When: Dec 30, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone know anything about a route to the right of Too tough to die? It starts in a nice finger/hand crack and goes through some buttonhead bolts and tough moves to a small seam and slab with little pro. There is an old piton to the right but I went straight up.

We did two pitches along this route and linked up with too tough to die in order to get off before dark. The route would probably keep going up, away from bolts. The first pitch felt like 5.11 but protection wasn't so good and the... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : North Face (5.6 R)
By: Dan Carter When: Oct 18, 2010

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Comments: I did the sugarloaf for the first time over the weekend. Great, exciting route. I definitely hit some spots that were harder than 5.6. I think a leader who was at their limit at 5.6 would be quite shocked while on this route. The way we did pitch 5 presented 5.9 esque slab moves. We followed aaron hobsons beta more or less. We went just to the right of the overhang, into a thin crack for a tcu and on into the dihedral crack. A few other spots felt a little dicey too. However, we managed to keep ... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf
By: Dan Carter When: Oct 18, 2010

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Comments: I was just up at the sugarloaf over the weekend. The approach as described by John Hymer worked out really well. There were cairns most of the way. After hiking for about an hour, the trail kind of cuts left (to the east of a ridge) with a big log blocking the way so it's not obvious at first. This is a fairly good trail and stops very close to the base of the north route. One then just scrambles over a little to start the route.

For the descent, we rapped down the west side. There were shiny n... more >>


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : North Rabbit Ear
By: Dan Carter When: Sep 27, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone know about any routes on the east side? Specifically the northeast face, spine, arete looking area. Looks nice from Aquirre Springs.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : The Prow : Mayflower (5.9)
By: Dan Carter When: Jul 12, 2010

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Comments: First trip to the forks and had a great time! The fixed piece is still there. A guy I climbed with showed me an exciting start variation to this. Instead of going up the pillar, step off left into the dihedral and head up. Pretty cool and more direct. Great route!


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 3 - Windy Point East : ... : Space Cowboy (5.9+)
By: Dan Carter When: Feb 16, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb. First trad/mix lead of this grade for me. I only used nuts and even slung a chickenhead. I agree that the crux is around the third bolt but the rest is keeps one attentive.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : The Tunnel
By: Dan Carter When: Oct 27, 2008

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Comments: The parking lot (that has been under construction most of the year) next to the tunnel is now open.