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Climbing at the Belvedere crag near Nago with a great view of the northern end of Lake Garda and the town of Torbole sul Garda below. June 2013.


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Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon
By: Jason Halladay When: Jul 7, 2011

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Comments: I got my first look at the Dungeon post Las Conchas Fire and was pleased to see the actual climbing area was mostly spared from the fire. The area the approach trail passes through was scorched heavily and little to no ground vegetation exists there now. This would be a bad place to be during a heavy rainfall due to the flooding potential. The area still remains closed as part of the Santa Fe National Forest closure and will likely be closed for a... more >>


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas
By: Jason Halladay When: Jul 5, 2011

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Comments: Thankfully Las Conchas and nearby areas Area 37 and Upper East Fork appear to have avoided major fire damage, surprisingly. I saw a photo of Area 37 today and was very surprised it didn't look worse. It appears the approach trail to Upper East Fork is burned pretty severely but reports are the climbing area itself and trees above the walls were spared.

Now to hope for some rain so the Santa Fe National Forest can re-open...


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: Thanks guys. The light was quite dramatic that evening. Snow squalls had been passing through all day and then the sun peeked through the clouds right before setting and illuminated the Sisters for a short bit. Very dramatic.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Window Rock : Window Rock - West : Harvest (5.10d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Jun 5, 2011

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Comments: On 6/3/11, I sure didn't like the looks of the block all the anchor slings were slung around (the block wiggled a bit) so we slung a *much* larger block off to the left and used the biner from the "fixed" nut at the crux and an old locker of mine on the new anchor sling. Booty it if you want but definitely check out the old anchor block first--it's sketchy.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area
By: Jason Halladay When: May 19, 2011

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Comments: As of two weekends ago the road was in very good shape and passable with a standard passenger vehicle. It did snow here in northern NM last night and today so it might be a little sloppy tomorrow but should dry up well by Saturday morning.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : Sleeping Beauty Wall : The Burly Wench (5.10+)
By: Jason Halladay When: May 3, 2011

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Comments:
Erik Whitbeck wrote:
Why bolt a one star route?
No offense but, why not bolt the route smack in the middle of sport climbing area? It adds some variety, helps distribute crowds and offers another warm-up. One star is defined as "OK" and I've climbed many enjoyable one-star routes. If the FA folks have the time, energy and hardware, I believe it's a fine idea.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Crack House (aka Estant... : Gook Magic (5.10d)
By: Jason Halladay When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: The sling on the bolts has been replaced with new sling. The hangers are homemade and a bit sharp on the inside of the bolt hole so the new sling is padded by chunks of the old sling. It would be best to replace the hangers with new hangers should anyone feel inclined. This anchor also serves Ninja Turtle Crack (if we climbed the "correct" line).


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Crack House (aka Estant... : Cactus Box (5.10a/b)
By: Jason Halladay When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: This route has a two-bolt anchor with chain, not visible from ground. It's on a nice comfy ledge and makes for a good way to get down from other neighboring routes. Take a wrench to tighten the left anchor bolt.


Location: NM : El Rito : El Rito Sport Area : Pirate's Wall : Blackbeard (5.10c)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 28, 2011

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Comments: Ouch, Levi. Glad you're OK. While I've heard from many concerned people about the boulder behind the climber I've never actually heard of anyone hitting it in a clean fall. The rope behind the leg while leading will most likely be bad no matter what--if the leader's head doesn't hit the boulder first, it'll hit the wall instead.

Mind the rope, then the boulder, then the ground. :-)


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Below The Old New Place : Oscar de La Cholla (5.11)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 27, 2011

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Comments: Matt, I talked with another local climber recently and he'd never seen nor heard of anyone climbing this line. I hadn't either. I'd looked at this crack before but figured it too small to protect well. Thanks for inspiration to climb it. I'd say you have the FA of the line and should give it a name.
I found the line entertaining with a fun sequence of moves through the crux. It's inconsistent in difficulty with the short crux section and easier climbing below and above that. It protects adequat... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 21, 2011

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Comments: Definitely. I love the late day light as a storm is moving in with dark clouds in the background. It was a surreal hike down from the Broken Tooth wall that day.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower : The Enchanted Tower : North (Left) Face : Rumplestiltskin (5.12a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 17, 2011

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Comments: As of 4/16/2011 the third bolt/hanger was gone on the route. I didn't get an up-close view of it but it appeared only a nubbin of bolt was protruding out of the wall.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Below The Old New Place : Adam Ant (aka Nuclear Ant F... (5.12a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 12, 2011

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Comments: Daniel, the new anchor setup is really nice. Thanks to you and James for making that upgrade.

The old anchor placement was on a horizontal plane which allows moisture to seep into the holes more easily. It was also in an awkward spot for both routes. Making the extra mantle moves up on to the platform adds some more fun and interesting moves after the crux. The new location also allows for better position through the crux for those TRing the route.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : 45 Boulder : Perverse Traverse (5.11c)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: Based on the big pile of moss at the base of the wall, this route has recently seen an epic de-mossing on the upper portion.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Broken Tooth : Unnamed short 11- w/ traver... (5.11-)
By: Jason Halladay When: Apr 3, 2011

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Comments: It sounds like this route is Midnight Oil. FA Jim Howe, Keith Maas.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall : Xibalba (5.10d)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 27, 2011

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Comments: Today we cleaned the route a bit more, added a bolt on pitch 1 and added a belay bolts at about 105' up on a small ledge on the arete. The route can now be done in two pitches with a single 70m rope, possibly a single 60m with stretch on the P1 rappel.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : Old New Place : Route 10 (5.10a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 23, 2011

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Comments: The direct start to this route is chock full of fun moves and highly recommended.

The big block in the crack at the bottom of the huge flake looks completely detached from the wall on all sides and scares me, actually. It doesn't wiggle at all but it boggles my mind as to how it's still there. I suggest not placing pro around it and not using it for holds--it's not difficult to not use it.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : The North Gym
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 16, 2011

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Comments: Get back there and send those other projects, Mark...I look forward to more great names. Huge congrats on Apogee Pending.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Overlook : South/East side : Dave's Face (a.k.a. Sale at... (5.10c)
By: Jason Halladay When: Mar 12, 2011

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Comments: Excellent that you want to replace them, Curt. Thanks. Obviously, steel biners are best but expensive. Any type of aluminum biner works but, as you've seen, will wear pretty quickly. Bent gate biners are nice and easier for clipping but not required.
I'm in the habit of using one steel, one aluminum with the steel preferably taking most of the load. I have some nice steel biners (there's one on Holy Wall now) that I'll be glad to place one on this route next time I'm there.


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : White Rock : The Overlook : South/East side
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 25, 2011

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Comments: Hey Owen, I've applied both types and find the zip ties degrade and crack pretty quickly. The bailing wire doesn't negatively impact the chains or biners in any fashion and lasts longer. Thankfully, I believe folks have finally understood that the biners are "fixed" and they've stopped disappearing. It just took a little while for that mindset to set in. Also, spray painting the biners an ugly rust color helped in that the biners were far less appealing that way. And they are more cammoed so the... more >>


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : Sun Devil Wall : Astro Devil (5.11+)
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 22, 2011

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Comments: I can only speak for the third pitch (haven't been on the lower pitches) but the rock and movement is just fantastic on the last pitch. Well done Mr. Miller.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: We had a great weekend here climbing mostly at the Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall) area. All the hard work is much appreciated. Putting up all the routes from the ground must be quite difficult, time consuming and potentially scary so thank you.
It's a great desert setting and I'm sure we'll return. Good stuff.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake : Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall) : I'll Be Your Poison Ivy (5.9)
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: This was one of my favorites at the area thanks to the great rock, nice flakes and nice moves. Well done on the vegetation cleaning, it must have been quite the job.

And I think the flake with the chalk X on it is on the route to the left, Harley Quinn Devotion.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Caballo Lake : Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall) : Mystique (5.11a)
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: Really good rock and a 60m rope is fine but with just a couple feet to spare.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Green Giant Buttress : Dreamer (5.9) : Photo
By: Jason Halladay When: Feb 17, 2011

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Comments: Probably took me longer than Sean and Scott to realize wtf I was looking at. This image is awesome.


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