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Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
By: Karl Kiser When: 4 days ago

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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.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Andy Boy Wall : 5.8 My Ass (5.8+ R)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Be mindful of the block at the top of the pitch. A belay from a tree a bit back from the edge is a good anchor. This climb is a good TR from the top.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Terrace : Center : Mama's Boy (5.8)
By: Karl Kiser When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: There is an easy 5.7 TR up the trough between Mama's Boy and Opie, named Barney.


Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Rabbit Ears Area : Hot Gates : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: The pictures are posted in color. The black photo is caused by using an old computer/software. I had a similar experience but the problem did not exist on my new computer.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : East Wall : ... : Photo
By: Karl Kiser When: Mar 5, 2013

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Comments: Historically, the rock near Metate Karate was named Sea Serpent Wall.


Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Northern Box areas : East Wall : The North End
By: Karl Kiser When: Feb 28, 2013

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Comments: Micor/Mycor, original routes, are better TRs at this time. The bolts are old and there needs to be one additional bolt to link the routes with the top bolts on Cornered.


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