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Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO


Member Since: Feb 19, 2007
Last Visit: 17 hours ago
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 615 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 99 | Posts 51 | Stars 248 | Ratings 198
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Devotion To The Lotion (FA)

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 45'

CO : Durango : ... : Free Tibet Sector

Jun 27, 2014

Simonizer

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 110'

CO : Durango : ... : East Side

Jun 10, 2013

Feeling Edgy

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (6)

Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'

CO : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : Main Wall

Jul 10, 2012

Unnamed

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

CO : Durango : ... : Free Tibet Sector

Aug 10, 2011

Seams Easy

V5+ 6C+ (2)

Boulder, 13'

CO : Durango : ... : Petrified Boulder

Jul 22, 2011

Rasta Man!!

5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b (6)

Sport, 1 pitch, 90'

CO : Durango : ... : East Side

Jun 9, 2009

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO

Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO

Ben Griffin : profile picture

Jan 12, 2014

Fight for the top!

Fight for the top!

CO : Durango : ... : Space Boy Elroy (5.13c/d)

Nov 5, 2013

The no hands rest, before the boulder problem.

The no hands rest, before the boulder problem.

CO : Durango : ... : Space Boy Elroy (5.13c/d)

Nov 5, 2013

Battling the arete.

Battling the arete.

CO : Durango : ... : Space Boy Elroy (5.13c/d)

Nov 5, 2013

The tall cliff on the east side of the creek.  Thi...

The tall cliff on the east side of the creek. This side supports Interferon, Holy Grail, Simonizer, Brady's Route, and much more.

CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir

Jul 15, 2013

One big pitch.  Linking the crux into the chossy s...

One big pitch. Linking the crux into the chossy squeeze chimney.

UT : Moab Area : ... : North Ridge (5.11)

Apr 7, 2013

Guzzle it!

Guzzle it!

CO : Durango : ... : Bitchez Get Stitchez! (5.13b)

Jan 16, 2013

The Watch Crystal wall.

The Watch Crystal wall.

CO : Durango : East Animas

Jul 23, 2011

Texas sucks.

Texas sucks.

CO : Durango : East Animas

Jul 23, 2011

Directly under The Slaves crack.

Directly under The Slaves crack.

CO : Durango : ... : The Slaves (5.11a)

Jul 23, 2011

The Byrd's Classic rappel.  Climb Byrd's to the tr...

The Byrd's Classic rappel. Climb Byrd's to the tree then traverse climber's right to the chains.

CO : Durango : ... : Byrd's Classic (5.8)

Jul 23, 2011

Freebase runs right up the middle of this cool fea...

Freebase runs right up the middle of this cool feature.

CO : Durango : ... : Freebase (5.11d)

Jul 23, 2011

The splitter at the top of Byrd's Classic.

The splitter at the top of Byrd's Classic.

CO : Durango : ... : Byrd's Classic (5.8)

Jul 23, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Cigarette Boulder : 50 Foot Smoking Ban (V7)
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: This is my favorite boulder problem at the Sailing Hawks...no crazy trickery, just good, old fashion, hard pulling on tiny crimps on perfect sandstone. Around the corner from this problem is an overhanging boulder problem that leads to a slab. This might be the best V4 in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Super Twerk (5.12d) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: I wish it wasn't wet! :( boohoo.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Ben Kiessel...I hear ya! Take what you can get! V20 your face off!


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: The grade is still the same to me. I still used all the same beta. The climber barely needs more control to move to the broken hold. I was always told Sunday Stroll is a really hard V5 when I first moved here. I was so proud the first time I ever climbed it. I believe hard V6 is still a good grade for the boulder problem. I'm still really surprised to see that hold break. It's probably seen well over a 100 ascents. Let's remember our sandstone in Durango is great for climbing but fragile... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) (5.12a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: I have always gone to the crimps to the right of the seam. There are better feet out there as well. It doesn't really take you off the bolt line. You go right of the seam, and the crux finishes at the following bolt. The upper headwall where there is a sea of credit card crimps follows the bolt line to the top of the Watch Crystal cliff.


Location: CO : Durango : Turtle Lake : Bouldering : Roadside Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: I always heard this rig gets V5. Don't be surprised by sandbag bouldering grades in Durango. They have always been a little hard for the grade. Sunday Stroll used to get V5, three finger pocket used to get V3, I'm sure Birdhole at one point was probably a V0 or V1.


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