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Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The High Horns : The Wedge : The West Ridge (5.7)
By: Eric Wydeven When: Oct 9, 2014

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Comments: Anybody have a picture of the 4th pitch from the last bench? I think about it from time to time, and wish I had a shot of it. We climbed it on a windy dusty day and were grumpy after the looong approach. Took few pictures, but would like to see that pitch again. Really enjoyed the climb, especially leading this last pitch. Post it up here or pm me if you've got one.

Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : The Low Horns : Gertch : Photo
By: Eric Wydeven When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: That looks miserable. Love the Organs. We never found this area but ended up scrambling off the backside and through Big Windy Canyon. Not as dense as this, but still rough going over boulders and pricklies and brush.

Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : West Ridge (5.6)
By: Eric Wydeven When: May 24, 2014

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Comments: Don't underestimate the West Ridge. It is short and you might think an easy day. Complacency getting out of camp on an early Organs trip for us left us sleeping at the base of the pitch 4 slot on a cold and windy October night. Brrrrrrrrr. The route meanders back and forth over the ridge line and the short pitches and route finding take some time. I still want to go back and finish it up to the juniper garden one if these days. What we got done was fun though. Aaaah, the Organs.

Location: TX : Barton Creek Greenbelt : Seismic Wall A.K.A. Maggie'... : Lick the Window (5.10c)
By: Eric Wydeven When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: First bolt now seems so high because the base of he climb was washed out during a flood in the early(?) 90s. I think a big start boulder washed away. The moves are there. There is even a thin direct start that moves straight up to the first bomber little shelf. I usually stick clip it though.

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Pear Buttress (5.8)
By: Eric Wydeven When: May 17, 2013

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Comments: Yeah Charles. I got it yesterday. Tried to send you a private message in return but not sure if you got it as I also sent something to myself as a test and it never arrived. Thanks for your note. As it stands, I have my pop working on some jamming technique: shared a website with him and told him to get some practice wherever he could find it: parking garages, the neighbor's fence, between books on the bookshelf.... We'll see how that goes. I'm quite excited about the third pitch and reall... more >>

Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Book : J-Crack Slab Area : Pear Buttress (5.8)
By: Eric Wydeven When: May 2, 2013

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Comments: I'll be in Lumpy this summer and plan to do some climbing with my father-in-law, who climbs some and will have been training with a finger board for whatever we get on this summer. I'm thinking of taking him up Pear Buttress, but he doesn't have any jamming skills (period). Can this one be climbed without jams? Holds on the face? Imperfections or holds in the cracks? I'm pretty comfortable leading 5.8 and will take the sharp end; I just want to know a bit about what's up there befo... more >>

Location: WY : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Photo
By: Eric Wydeven When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: Question: Let's say you're on top of the Grand -- or anything else for that matter -- and you realize that you're above something like that. Do you descend through it or try and ride the top for a while and descend after it has passed... maybe? And with darkness coming on? Or do those clouds just say foggy and chilly? Rookie wants to know.

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