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Member Since: Jan 1, 2001
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Areas = 15
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All 776 | Routes 71 | Areas 7 | Photos 16 | Page Improvements | Comments 96 | Posts 151 | Stars 241 | Ratings 194
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Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Cloud Shadow

CO : Boulder : Flagstaff

Jan 1, 2001

Beer Barrel Boulder

CO : Boulder : Flagstaff

Jan 1, 2001

Red Wall

CO : Boulder : Flagstaff

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
There's not enough photos of this problem on Mount...

There's not enough photos of this problem on Mountain Project.

CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Kind (originally In You... (V5)

Jul 15, 2014

Another beta photo of this excellent line.

Another beta photo of this excellent line.

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Warpy Moople (5.9 R)

Jul 14, 2014

Memorial to my friend Ross Richter just past the f...

Memorial to my friend Ross Richter just past the friendship boulders down by the bridge across the stream. I taught Ross how to climb on these boulders and gave him his first pair of climbing shoes.

CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Friendship Boulder

Jul 2, 2014

Miles of virgin? terrain just outside Albuquerque.

Miles of virgin? terrain just outside Albuquerque.

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Knife Edge (Easy 5th)

Jul 1, 2014

Such a cool feature to have in our backyard.

Such a cool feature to have in our backyard.

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Knife Edge (Easy 5th)

Jul 1, 2014

The base of the shield.

The base of the shield.

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Shield

Jul 1, 2014

looking toward the harder lines on this wall.

looking toward the harder lines on this wall.

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Clandestine Wall

Jul 1, 2014

Stewart coming up the top of the arete.  The yello...

Stewart coming up the top of the arete. The yellow toenails are from the dye in my climbing shoes, I swear!

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Birth of the Cool (5.11-)

Jul 1, 2014

The seldom photographed Alioth.  Impressive wall!

The seldom photographed Alioth. Impressive wall!

NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Alioth

Jul 1, 2014

About to start the crux moves.

About to start the crux moves.

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Cure For The Common Crimp (5.13a)

Jan 1, 2014

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General Climbing : I know someone can do bette... : Post

Feb 16, 2012

mexico

mexico

Patrick Vernon : me

May 30, 2008

training

training

Patrick Vernon : me

May 30, 2008

one hot guy

one hot guy

Patrick Vernon : me

Jan 11, 2007

Patrick Vernon

Patrick Vernon

Patrick Vernon : First Photo Album

Jan 17, 2005

Pat Vernon, climbing BAREFOOT! What a hardman....

Pat Vernon, climbing BAREFOOT! What a hardman....

CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Northcutt Start (5.10d)

Jan 1, 2001

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Torreon : Wizard of Air (5.12a)
By: Patrick Vernon When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Excellent route, feels like adventure sport climbing.

The first pitch is my least favorite, a little contrived and then runnout. The best line seems to weave back and forth between the bolts which is kind of a theme on this route. This pitch can be skipped by scrambling up a gulley to the right as mentioned above.

Don't overlook the airy third pitch. This pitch has hollow rock, spacey bolts and difficult in-obvious climbing that feels like the mental crux of the route and isn't really muc... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Crankenstein (5.11)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: No worries George! Nothing wrong with the occasional sandbag. I noticed this is rated .11d in the Falcon New Mexico guidebook which feels about right. This is a great crag if you realize what you are in for. I would say .11d for this, .12c for Completely Clueless, and .12b/c for Bojin after my visit today.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Completely Clueless (5.12b)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I doubt this thing gets climbed much. This feels like the hardest line of the three by far. At least Bojin to the left has usable holds through the difficult climbing and feels reasonable for its given grade. There was some suspect glue at one point where it looked like a hold might have been.

Fun 5.11 climbing leads to a stance on a sloping angled foot ledge. From here it is 20 feet of desperate, sequential slab climbing that is probably .12d in reality. It took me multiple tries to wor... more >>


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Techweeny Buttress : Crankenstein (5.11)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: I pity the hapless bastard who heads to Techweeny Buttress for a relaxing day of sport climbing. Crankenstein is a true sandbag of epic proportions probably more in line with standard .12a in the Sandias. I assume the nature of these routes has changed over the years, I even managed to break a hold on it today.

Mellow climbing leads to the second bolt. From here the route weaves right to the arete for then back to the face on solid mid 5.11 climbing for about 30 feet. Without resting bust... more >>


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : 45 Boulder : Perverse Traverse (5.11c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 29, 2015

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Comments: Choss and moss is the name of the game on this "Rig". Best avoided.


Location: NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Sandia Mountains : Echo Canyon : Yucca Flower Tower : Rawhide (5.10c)
By: Patrick Vernon When: Jun 15, 2015

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Comments: This route linked with Great Escape makes for what would be an excellent 5 star outing at any crag. Also, the 30 feet of crux climbing is one of the few stretches of pure crack climbing I have encountered in the Sandias. Highly recommended.


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