Trip Report
Jeremy's Jumping January Jamboree !
Tuesday January 18, 2011 1:12pm
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Sorry, we can't compete with all of LEB's stimulating conversation, but at least we went climbing!

(It still amazes me that folks keep shouting at her to get lost, but we still give her 200+ posts no matter what inane topic she puts up. Meanwhile the climbing threads continue to "fall" after 20 posts, but that's another thread.) Anyway.....


Jeremy has been threatening to take me to his old stomping grounds outside Socorro for quite awhile. We were scheduled for sunshine and warmth. So Sunday it was finally on!


Started Sweet Sunday Sunrise:







Beautiful rolling hills out there:







Jeremy knew where the sun was going to be at all times of day:









As usual he had a thrashing in mind. (seven pitches, I think 4 of them were 5.10) No big deal for some of you stud muffins, but for fatty-eat-too-much-for-the-holidays-ain't-been-out-since-Nov-Old-Dad-It-Was-Plenty!
The rock out there is quite good in a lot of places. Better than it looks, trust me!!
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Here's me doing the same pitch with the alternate start:





One of the funniest things that happened was that there was a friendly guy near us who was showing some folks the ropes, introduced himself as Mark, and then says "I've met you somewhere". I was kind of put back, because I still don't know a bunch of people around here. Then he says "You introduced the Pat Ament film". I said yes I had, and then he says "That would make you Survival from Supertopo". He said he and his pals were long-time-lurkers....NO SHIZZ!! I about fell over, never having been pegged from ST before.


Here's Mark, the fellow that made me almost famous for about a minute!



Here he is again, doing the route that J and I had just done. Hi Mark!
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Here's Jeremy on the next route. Very tricky in a couple spots with only two bolts.
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Making use of the Hanta rest hueco between crux's!!
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Jeremy liked my desert boots...He said "Now TRY to look cool."






Our next destination:










It really is a pretty bitchin' place.















Must do an errand or two, I'll add a couple more routes later!






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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:37pm PT
TFPU! Is that rock volcanic?

"Must do an errand or two" - Well, I guess that's one way to describe lurking on LEB threads. :-)
eKat

Trad climber
  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:38pm PT
TFPUFS! (that would be ForSure at the end, there!)

oxoxo

eKat
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:57pm PT
Bump for mukluks and NM chossoholics!

signed,
ARNMC (A Recovering NM Chossoholic)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 18, 2011 - 02:23pm PT
Is that rock volcanic?

MH, yes, it's rhyolite, which can make some really good climbing stone.


Rhyolite can be considered as the extrusive equivalent to the plutonic granite rock, and consequently, outcrops of rhyolite may bear a resemblance to granite. Due to their high content of silica and low iron and magnesium contents, rhyolite melts are highly polymerized and form highly viscous lavas. They can also occur as breccias or in volcanic plugs and dikes. Rhyolites that cool too quickly to grow crystals form a natural glass or vitrophyre, also called obsidian. Slower cooling forms microscopic crystals in the lava and results in textures such as flow foliations, spherulitic, nodular, and lithophysal structures. Some rhyolite is highly vesicular pumice. Many eruptions of rhyolite are highly explosive and the deposits may consist of fallout tephra/tuff or of ignimbrites.




J starting up another 5.10...*sigh*....
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J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
  Jan 18, 2011 - 02:30pm PT
looks beautiful, many thanks for posting.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Jan 18, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
WHOA!

FREE CLIMBING?

WHOOOOOP.

Good show boys!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Jan 18, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
Looks like a fun trip!
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
  Jan 18, 2011 - 02:47pm PT
Looks like a great time! Bump for more climbing content!
PhotogEC

climber
In front of my computer
  Jan 18, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
That sky is just impossibly blue in some of those shots. Beautiful.

--Eric
Jeremy

climber
  Jan 18, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
Hey Bruce!

No wonder those 5.10 routes were hard...they were 5.11's!

That's what happens we you role sans guidebook!

Great fun man.

WOO HOO!!!

J
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
Right on fellas. Way to git sum stone and sunshine.

"Killer boots man!"
-Lloyd Christmas (Dumb and Dumber)
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
Nice!

Lookin good!
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
  Jan 18, 2011 - 05:50pm PT
Hey Survival,

Thanks for the post! Done some bouldering and climbing there too. Also spent a few days doing our high angle rescue classes out there too.

TB
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Jan 18, 2011 - 05:57pm PT
Man, that is just not fair. Showing pictures like that on the internet where people from the northwest can see them in the winter? You'll probably be responsible for dozens of suicides.

Zander

climber
  Jan 18, 2011 - 06:03pm PT
Oh Yeah!
Gagner

climber
Boulder
  Jan 18, 2011 - 06:51pm PT
Was that Box Canyon Bruce? I climbed there a few times years ago - mostly bouldered. Cool spot.

P.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Jan 18, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
Now dam Bruce, you done gone and posted a climbing thread. This here ST is really falling apart now. Geeez, what next?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jan 18, 2011 - 09:01pm PT
Thanks survival, glad you got some sunny rock in the winter!
You're a Taco legend....:)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 19, 2011 - 12:19am PT
Woo Hoo!!! As Jeremy would say. Real support from climbers for some soft porn climbing content!


Yes Paul, that is Socorro Box. It's a pretty fun spot. Doesn't surprise me that you've been there.

Ghost, sorry man, I'm sure the sun will return to the NW one of these days....

Thanks Guido, we can always count on you.

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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 19, 2011 - 05:32pm PT
What? You're going to do another one??

Dude, it's gonna get dark, and I'm thrashed!!

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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 19, 2011 - 11:51pm PT
Told you it was gonna get dark!
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Jeebus that Jeremy is a taskmaster.....
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Feb 3, 2011 - 11:31pm PT
Sure was nice when it was warm back in January!
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Feb 3, 2011 - 11:41pm PT
Yup, that January Thaw can be nice, huh?
I'd missed this one, it would appear. My, we can't have that happening, can we now? TFPU, you crazed monkeys. That's the way to get out there. Oh, yes.
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Feb 4, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Sweet desert boots. Thanks for posting.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Feb 4, 2011 - 01:25pm PT
A buddy of mine got his advanced degree at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. I remember some kind of crazy golf tournament that starts on a mountain top outside of town and they count the strokes back to some place in town.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Feb 4, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Thanks for posting the gorgeous desert sun photos. It's so nice to see people getting outside to climb in the middle of winter.
Yay, hooray, it's going to be warm and sunny in San Francisco this weekend!
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
  Feb 4, 2011 - 04:44pm PT
LOOKS LIKE A BLAST
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Feb 4, 2011 - 05:56pm PT
hey there say, survival and jeremy...
wow!... wonderful share! ... i had thought i had posted here, but it looks like my computer dial-up was slow that night, i just "clicked off line" instead :O

very nice! i will come back, as always, later, to see the rest of the pics...
:)
Daphne

Trad climber
Northern California
  Feb 5, 2011 - 01:14pm PT
Great TR
and so great to have some climbing content to bump this morning when she who must not be named is posting her idiocy

looks nice and warm and love those huecos!
eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 16, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
BBST!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
AWWWWW, eKat comes out of nowhere and makes my day!!

I miss Jer-of-me....*sniff*... :0(
eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 16, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
I completely and totally miss MyJerOfMe!

:-(

oxoxo
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
  Jul 16, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
I am glad this one got bumped up. I first learned to climb there while failing out of New Mexico Tech. Your photos bring back some awesome memories. Thanks again.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
  Jul 16, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Meh.. miss the J-man too. Never met him but I feel a kinship with my choss-kind.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jul 16, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Survival, surely Jeremy's butt has healed by now.
Can't you talk the lad into returning? The Spaniards haven't uttered
a peep in yonks. (although I guess it weren't the Spaniards that
caused his butthurt-not sure, just speculating)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Yeah, he was over the butt-pain before it stopped, but him hard headed SumBitch!!
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