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Point Rank: # 117
Total Points: 3,813
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 1073 | Routes 201 | Areas 33 | Photos 220 | Page Improvements | Comments 208 | Posts 11 | Stars 304 | Ratings 96
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Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : East Slabs : Misty (5.8 R)
By: Karl Kiser When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Dave is correct, Misty deserves three Mountain Project stars. Check out the old topo for additional routes on the East Slabs.

mountainproject.com/images/45/...

The Drift (likely 5.9 rather than a 10) probably should not be climbed unless the old bolts are replaced. There is little protection and the roughly 40 year old 1/4" bolts are necessary.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Science Friction & Windward... : Blender Head (5.7+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: The climb is better if one divides the route into two shorter pitches following the left facing dihedral most of the way. It is good to belay below the slot on a good stance. Go up and right to the top of the finger crack, then traverse left (less probable looking) and gain the crack above the slot. Again, the bushes need a trim, they are directly on the route.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Science Friction & Windward...
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: We took two 50 meter nines and the rap on Windward wall was fine if one went to the right. The area hasn't seen much traffic and the cracks have several bushes.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Dona Ana Mountains : Checkerboard Wall : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 13, 2015

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Comments: Nice Photo!

Punch in the Nose, the earlier route, typically went left and closer to King Me for the third pitch and then the same as King Me for roughly half of the last pitch and finished right on the old standard finish. The standard finish, above the sotol, goes up a steep corner and then traverses right to easier ground and off.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : La Cueva : Shady Side : Banana Splits (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Jun 12, 2015

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Comments: FFA Mark Motes & Karl Kiser, spring 1980.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Zoonotic : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: The tilted clean rock on the upper right is Shortline Wall.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : Corner Block
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 22, 2015

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Comments: Someone who climbed the hard Corner Block face climbs in the day needs to clean up the descriptions from Jackson's guide. They do not seem quite correct.

There are two climbs around the corner to the left. The first is a bolted sport climb (5.10 ish) and slightly uphill is a gear climb, Pluto (5.9 ish).

There are two basic face climbs to the left of the new route on the main face. They are serious leads and seldom done. The first goes up past two bolts, then a couple pieces of gear, then u... more >>


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Red Rock Arroyo : Luna Park : East Side : ... : Houston, We Have a Problem (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Nov 4, 2014

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Comments: This is the route with the shiny plated steel hangers. Good addition to the area but it is better to paint the hardware at Luna Park.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Love Shack Area : Second Hand Emotion (5.9+)
By: Karl Kiser When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: The "nails" are 3 3/4" rawl five piece bolts. They fit tight and need to be hit a bit when the drill bit gets dull.


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.


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