Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

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Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by skykilo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:20 pm

The Playground does not feature any of the classic clip-ups to be found elsewhere on the local basalt, but the cracks there are stellar. Its southern exposure seemed like it would be nice on a cool day following plenty of wind and snow showers through the first half of the weekend.

Ryan recovered enough from his persistent plague to join us for some fun in the sun. Ryan leads Beginner's Hand Jam.
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Next Naomi jumped on Cactus Climb.
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There is a thin crux near the top.
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Naomi with the jugs of triumph in her grasp.
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The Blowhole is a classic.
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Don't try to jam through the crux. You will lose.

Burnt Crack is another good one.
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Naomi on the hunt for the red point.

She got it.
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I like Burnt Crack too.
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Stem to win.
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Stemming won't save you on Unrelenting Nines.
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It was nice to share a northern New Mexico day with you, Ryan. I hope you enjoyed the climbs.

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Re: Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by ryanl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:18 am

Great to see you Sky. And Naomi. Thanks for showing me some of the goods- pretty sweet spot for sure.

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Re: Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by daveb » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Nice photos from the top! Not sure about the burnt crack yet, that may take a while to grow on me [vomiting sounds].

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Re: Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by E_$ » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:50 pm

nice photos, particularly the burnt crack one.

looks like you guys have had quite a ski/climb party down there. envious.

why the vomit, daveb? prob something to do w/ off-width or runouts?

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Re: Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by Diamond Dachshund » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:19 am

Damn nice looking rock. Solid team.

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Re: Los Alamos, White Rock, The Playground

Post by daveb » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:21 pm

E_$ wrote:why the vomit, daveb? prob something to do w/ off-width or runouts?
yes, that's one of the worst off-width runouts I've seen in a while...

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