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Member Since: Mar 30, 2006
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Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : The Ramp Area
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: The Runnel Runner rap is a good way to climb (Sick Bird, 606, 505). Rap into the gully with one 60m rope (keep left). Walk across the gully to the three bolted climbs (each about 80 feet). They are all good small holds face climbing on quite good rock. These climbs face east and are less fun if climbed in hot sunlight. Left to right: Sick Bird (harder 10 **), 606 (easier 10**), 505 (harder 9***). One can climb the easier route on the right and then TR the other routes with one anchor tran... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : The Ramp Area : Runnel Runner (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: The route is a good method to access the climbs on the west side of the gully (Sick Bird, 606, 505). It is good to have eight two foot slings and a few pieces in the #2 and #3 Metolius size to protect the route. The rap, one 60m rope, actually faces west and is located on the east side of the gully. Locate a blocky point protruding south, the anchors are on the right side as one looks downhill.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Love Lizards (5.9-)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: The FA party added a bolt near the end of the crack to protect the less than optimal rock to the now second bolt.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Love Shack Area : Second Hand Emotion (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: There are two bolts at the fifth clip. The lower bolt (partially chopped) wouldn't tighten and needs to be removed. I plan to remove but one of the locals can feel free to remove if they like.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Hidden Tower : Rubbing Elbows with the Lum... (5.10a)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: Good movement, climb will likely get another star once it has more traffic.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
By: Karl Kiser When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: The crag is a good addition to the area. Thanks for the FAs!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Southern Comfort Wall : Lowenbrau Light (5.7+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 22, 2014

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Comments: I like to climb the route in three shorter pitches (the old SWM topo). The largest piece necessary is a blue Camalot.

1) climb up the left facing weakness to just below a roof;
2) climb left and up to a good stance (about level with the second belay for Black Velvet);
3) traverse left, enter a right facing dihedral and go to the top.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Rough and Ready Hills
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 22, 2014

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Comments: Thanks to Scott Jones et. al. for a nice addition to Las Cruces climbing.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Major Wall : Chris's Route (name will ch... (5.10-)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: Chris Kessler led the top crack, Fall 2003.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Major Wall : Prickly Proctologist (5.7)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: FA Winter 2003 Steve Hattenbach, Mark Thomas & Karl Kiser


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Twisted (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: FA FAll 2002 Karl Kiser, Mark Thomas & Steve Hattenbach


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South : Blitzed (5.8+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: FA FAll 2002 Karl Kiser, Mark Thomas & Steve Hattenbach


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : North Organs : Lambda Wall : Not in Kansas (5.7+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Dec 12, 2013

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Comments: The Southwestern Mountaineers climbed the line in the 1970s. It was simply called the Lambda Wall rap route. Not in Kansas sounds better. I wouldn't rate it harder than Yellow Brick Road or Wizard of Ooze.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : North Rabbit Ear : Chute Route (5.6)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: The Chute Route (5.7) is a steeper route to the left of Boyer's Chute. It follows the natural weakness for three pitches unless one desires to go to the summit of North Rabbit Ear. The normal rap, double ropes, is down the chute. This is another descent which has not seen much activity in recent years. Climbers should take slings and perhaps additional hardware to buck up anchors.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : North Rabbit Ear : Pea Pod (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: The Pea Pod route is a variation pitch to the chimney variation of Awful Buttress.
It went up several chimney pitches to a belay on a steep ridge of rock near the top. The Pea Pod (5.8) is a steep relatively short off width pitch to the left. The end of this pitch would place one a bit below the top of North Rabbit Ear.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Percha Creek, Hillsboro : Edmund's crack (5.10+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: FA Edmund Ward, Cathy Dunn & Karl Kiser, early 1980s.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Pocket Change Wall : Easy Money (5.7+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Oct 1, 2013

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Comments: FA Karl Kiser & Mark Thomas, Winter 2008


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Second Thoughts (5.9+ R)
By: Karl Kiser When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: FA Karl Kiser & Matt Monagle, Summer 1981.

We climbed the pitch generally as you described (left to right crack, crux section up the little corner then face climbing right to the anchor) but I remember it a little harder (probably because there was no bolt on the traverse right to the anchors for the FA). The old 1/4 inch bolt (and later pin?) was a bail off point, before the crux, the first time we went to the climb (the climb had a bit of bad juju (see below). The second pitch continues up ... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : My Secret Garden : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 19, 2013

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Comments: This is not a FA picture (taken later). And the shoes are Huecos, comfy climbing shoes, not approach shoes.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : North Rabbit Ear : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: The first pitch is hard to find (read Nathan's comments: mountainproject.com/v/hand-jive/107432246 ). Be sure to stay south of the actual arete line.

And bring a bolt kit to add at least one bolt to the belay at the top of the first pitch. The existing bolts are old!


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : The Citadel : Murray's Crack (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: Aaron is correct, you only need a few large pieces if comfortable at the grade. The pitch isn't a beginner climb and one can set up a TR by climbing the Northwest Ridge of the Citadel to the Finger Zinger anchor. I first led the climb in the summer of 75 with blue Robbin's boots and with an 11 Hex as the largest piece.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: Small formations: from center bottom to center top of the photo: The Fin (near the trail), Donald Duck, The Trident.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Andy Boy Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Bob's Big Boy starts right in the sunlight and diagonals up and left to the arete and then left around the arete to the top.

5.9 crack climbs the rightmost corner.

5.11 face climbs the clean face to the right of the corner.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Andy Boy Wall : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: The rope in the upper left of the picture shows the rap.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Andy Boy Wall : 5.11 face (5.11a PG13)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: This climb is more often than not TRed from the top.


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