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Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Cochise Stronghold
By: aaron voreis When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: Hi I will be in Tucson next week and am looking to get out climbing. I have a flexible schedule and would like to get down to Cochise if possible. I am a very competent, yet out of shape climber who would like to stay in the 5.8-5.10 range. I don't mind taking a competent intermediate climber out.

Thanks!
Aaron

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or text 612+759+1876


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
By: aaron voreis When: Feb 23, 2012

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Comments: Hi I will be in Tucson next week and am looking to get out climbing. I have a flexible schedule and would like to get down to Cochise if possible. I am a very competent, yet out of shape climber who would like to stay in the 5.8-5.9 rang. I don't mind taking a competent intermediate climber out.

Thanks!
Aaron

e-mail
aaronvoreis@gmail.com
or text 612+759+1876


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Flakes, The (5.10+ X)
By: aaron voreis When: Jul 16, 2010

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Comments: You might be able to use the giant Bigbro, but unless you brought 2-3 of them, it would still be X. There is much more difficult unprotected climbing on the route, so Bigbros in the chimney wouldn't really solve the issue.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 29, 2009

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Comments: Help! Yesterday (8/28/09) we rapped in from Chasm View and left our packs on Broadway. After the route, my pack was missing and it appears that Marmots dragged it off of Broadway and sent it careening down the Crack of Delight area! I am missing the following:

Blue Granite Gear Pack
Red Marmot sleeping bag in red stuff sack
Yellow Dana Designs shelter
Leki Trekking Pole
Other misc. stuff

We searched for quite awhile down on Mills and could not find more than a couple of random items. Please ca... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 29, 2009

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Comments: Help! Yesterday (8/28/09) we rapped in from Chasm View and left our packs on Broadway. After the route, my pack was missing and it appears that Marmots dragged it off of Broadway and sent it careening down the Crack of Delight area! I am missing the following:

Blue Granite Gear Pack
Red Marmot sleeping bag in red stuff sack
Yellow Dana Designs shelter
Leki Trekking Pole
Other misc. stuff

We searched for quite a while down on Mills and could not find more than a couple of random items. Please c... more >>


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Stoned Oven (5.11c)
By: aaron voreis When: Feb 21, 2009

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Comments: Um.... Harder than Astrodog for sure. Especially considering the complex route finding.

This route is really, really good.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Crystal Vision (5.11 R)
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 17, 2008

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Comments: I'd just like to add that even though this route has possibly the worst approach in the canyon, it is WAY worth doing. If the approach was better, more folks did the route, and a bolt was added on the sketch-arete pitch this thing would be just as good as the scenic cruise (NOT), but with a much better position in the canyon.

FYI we brought the #5 and #6 big cams and used them a bunch.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Watermark
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 16, 2008

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Comments: LOST CLIMBING SHOE!

One small Sportiva Mythos W's. Lost 8/08. Call Robin @ 970.596.3191. Thanks


Location: CO : Gunnison
By: aaron voreis When: Apr 12, 2007

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Comments: Rock n Roll Sports in Gunnison (970-641-9150) has FREE climbing guides for most of the local areas including the Ultra Sick God's Crag which features stellar bolt clipping on pocketed tuff from 5.9-5.13+. Rock n Roll also has super beta on the Black Canyon, Taylor, The Point, Spring Creek, tons of Bouldering areas, etc...

Gunnison is the most under-rated climbing area in all of Colorado.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : The Upper Wall : Kathy's Corner (5.10a R)
By: aaron voreis When: Sep 15, 2005

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Comments: Do not hesitate to lead this route. It definately does not warrant an R rating as the face climbing section can be sewn up with good tcus and med-small nuts.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : Second Buttress : Journey through Gwondonalan... (5.10-)
By: aaron voreis When: Sep 15, 2005

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Comments: Both belays have bolted anchors which are used for the airy (1 60m barely makes it) rappel off of this fantastic route. The second 5.8 pitch is as good as any pitch I have ever done.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 20, 2005

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Comments: the poison ivy on the south rim is minimal and easy to avoid. the pricker bushes however, are much more prickly than the ones on the north rim.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Movable Stoned Voyage (5.10)
By: aaron voreis When: Apr 18, 2005

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Comments: This route is a must do despite a few hundred feet of junk in the middle. An excellent tour de North Chasm View... Supa!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton
By: aaron voreis When: Dec 3, 2004

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Comments: Be very aware of the avalanche conditions in Silverton and all other areas of colorado. You may not get this lucky

accident report:

geosurvey.state.co.us/Avalanche/Default.aspx?tabid=44


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton : Eureka : First Gully (WI3)
By: aaron voreis When: Dec 3, 2004

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Comments: Be very aware of the avalanche conditions in Silverton and all other areas of colorado. You may not get this lucky

accident report:

geosurvey.state.co.us/Avalanche/Default.aspx?tabid=44


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton
By: aaron voreis When: Dec 3, 2004

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Comments: Please be VERY VERY aware of the avalanche conditions while climbing in Silverton and all of the ice areas in Colorado. Do not take the chance. An experienced climbing partner of mine did last week and paid the price with multiple broken bones and luckily not his life.

www.geosurvey.state.co.us/avalanche/


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Silverton
By: aaron voreis When: Dec 3, 2004

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Comments: accident report:

geosurvey.state.co.us/Avalanche/Default.aspx?tabid=44


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Chasm View Wall : Qualgeist (5.12b R)
By: aaron voreis When: Oct 8, 2004

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Comments: Amazing route! there is no need for a big cam. 1 #3 Camalot and 1 #4 Friend is more than plenty. cheers, aaron


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Sundial Dihedral (5.11b C1)
By: aaron voreis When: Sep 30, 2004

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Comments: all free, all good.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : The Upper Wall : Sasafrass (5.10a)
By: aaron voreis When: Sep 20, 2004

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Comments: It is much more enjoyable to finish the route to the left and belay from 3 coldshuts instead of bailing into the chimney on the right.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : The Upper Wall : Corky's Rumpet (5.11-)
By: aaron voreis When: Aug 13, 2004

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Comments: There is now a direct start to Corky's. Follow the bolts to the crack at solid 5.11 Bring cam's tiny to a #3 Camalot + stoppers. Cheers!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : Baby Face / Middle Wall : Question of Balance (5.11)
By: aaron voreis When: Mar 11, 2004

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Comments: Along with double cams from #0.1 Camalot (black Alien) to #0.4 (yellow Camalot), a red Alien and a few small to med nuts you will find a #4 Friend or #3.5 Camalot to be surprisingly useful.

cheers, aaron


Location: CO : Grand Junction area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Sundial Dihedral (5.11b C1)
By: aaron voreis When: Mar 8, 2004

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Comments: This is an excellent route indeed. Varied climbing with an excellend ratio of easier to darn tough. I recommend bringing a few extra slings and doing the first 3 pitches as one monstrous 198ft lead. Way fun..

one medium smallish hex is useful in a few spots.

A special note on the 5th pitch. Be careful and prepared to run it out a bit around the big block. This piano sized chunk is now flexing with merely a hand jam behind it.

namaste,aaron


Location: CO : Gunnison : Taylor Canyon : First Buttress : The Upper Wall : Christine's Dream (5.12)
By: aaron voreis When: Feb 20, 2004

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Comments: Sick route, Phil!

FYI...there is a now a two bolt anchor with chains at the top of this climb. One 60m will get you down. There is now only 1 fixed pin on the route. Cheers!


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : Ground Control to Major Tom (5.8 R)
By: aaron voreis When: Dec 3, 2003

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Comments: FYI: The Chilliumstone Gully is mis-marked in the BC guidebook. It is actually one gully west of the one marked.

Enjoy!


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