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Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO


Member Since: Feb 19, 2007
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Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Legacy of the Kid Boulder : Legacy of the Kid (V9) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Is he sponsored? He looks really strong!


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Double Exposure (5.10) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Thanks! There are a lot of chains and bolts at E. Animas that need upgrades. Many of the routes are 20 to 30 years old.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Tibet ArÍte (originally sub... (5.12c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 10, 2014

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Comments: The first four or five bolts has really good climbing on it. The rest and the second half of the route turns into not the best rock. If you want damn good limestone check out La Cantina in the roof area, Reverse Cowgirl to the right of Free Tibet Arete, and some people poop which is on the face directly above the cave in the Tibet area.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Wild Cat (5.11+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: I don't know slim. Its a pretty awesome pitch.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Everyone Poops (5.13a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: This route is really hard. I'll give it 13a, but compare this to El Rancho and tell me what you think.


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Putt Putt (5.11b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: Is this route and pebble beach the same route?


Location: CO : Durango : Turtle Lake : Bouldering : Big East Block : The Fin (Stand) (V7)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Did The Fin today, and used 9 crashpads! Good job, Steve.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Power Glide (5.12b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: I'm really wanting to put the anchor in, because I'm tired of having to climb the route twice. If you have an opinion, let me know. Even the Watch Crystal Crack has a bolted anchor and that is an E. Animas traditional trade route.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Some People Poop (5.12b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Knee pads aren't only helpful, they protect your pooper or knees from getting really messed up.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : North Shore (5.11+) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Why do you need two ropes? Is it for rappelling?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Soul Assassin (5.12+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 31, 2013

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Comments: Who in there right mind would have a 9" piece!?


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Roof Area : El Rancho (5.13a) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: Timmy got the second ascent of this route on 8/17/13. Good job, Timmy! It was awesome to see you crush.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) (5.13b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 20, 2013

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Comments: The fourth bolt badly needs a chain.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : White Salamander (5.12-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: This route had zero chalk on it. It made figuring out the beta pretty epic. This is one of the best sport routes I have done in a while. More people should want to climb this spectacular pitch. It is 6 bolts, a stick clip is useful. Remember to climb hard.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Reverse Cowgirl (5.12c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: Why would you compare a V13 boulder problem to a 12c route? Who cares about The Mandala. There is no significance to the two rock climbs. I hear Durango Dream is a little tight on the belay.


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : West Side : Unnamed (5.11)
By: Ben Griffin When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: You can protect going to the first bolt with a stopper and purple TCU. Then climb pretty straightforward climbing, with large runouts between bolts. I used a #0.75 and a #1 Camalot for the crack, but I think the #1 Camalot was a little on the tight side. The gear is good, the bolts are good, but expect a lot of space between protection. This route really isn't that good.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Canyon Entrance : 30 and Dirty (5.12a)
By: Ben Griffin When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Drew isn't even thirty yet. The name should probably be "Dirty and Almost Thirty".


Location: CO : Durango : X Rock : Dihedrals : Methodical Imageries (5.10d)
By: Ben Griffin When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: I climbed this today. Do people like how this route is equipped? I will gladly put a bolt in, to get rid of the cheese grate and die factor, but I will probably never climb it again, so if people want to keep it that way, fine.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Stargazer : Stargazer (5.12b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Mar 31, 2013

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Comments: There really isn't a reason for anyone to break their back on this route. I wouldn't climb on it if it was wet, and placing gear on this route is not a problem. Bring at least one purple Metolius size, doubles in all finger sizes starting at blue Metolius to green Camalots. Other helpful sizes are a single set of red cams to #3 size cams. I'm going up there soon to remove all the scrub oak which will greatly improve the belay area.

P.S. This crack eats stoppers pretty easily. The bo... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Wall of Confusion : Fear and Loathing, III (5.12-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 23, 2013

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Comments: Using the slanted rock behind the route. You can pre-hang draws all the way to the 6th or 7th bolt with a cheater stick. Oh yeah, will yall calm down about the damn tick marks! Cry babies.



Location: CO : Bill Forrest Passes Away
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 8, 2013

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Comments: I never knew Bill, and until now, I didn't know he created today's modern gear. I did know he was a badass Black Canyon climber. RIP.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Cat in the Hat (5.6) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: This looks like a nice anchor to equalize.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Everyone Poops (5.13a) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: What in tarnation is on my knees?!


Location: AL : Coosa Slabs
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 25, 2012

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Comments: So I have checked out this area as much as it could be checked out. I think there could be a really fun bouldery traverse that goes right over the water for some summer fun.

The rest of the bouldering potential is there, but the area would have to be cleared and landings would have to be built up around the boulders. If I am ever in the area longer then a week, I would definitely help make this a suitable place for climbing, but it is pretty limited.

People need to put some time in making ... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : The Corrections (5.13+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 15, 2012

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Comments: I think I am actively projecting all those routes listed with fixed draws. None of the fixed draws up at E. Animas belong to me. I don't really mind hanging my own draws on routes I'm working on, so if people want to take them down, that's fine with me. It can be fairly fun stick clipping from bolt to bolt.


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