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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : Southwest Corner (5.9)
By: Bzen When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: Always seemed like there were 2 ways up after the 3rd pitch. I lead the whole thing. 5.9 seemed like a reasonable grade to me but couldn't really pin down where the actual crux was. Not a one-mover. There wasn't any insecure climbing or friction climbing. Good rock, good exposure, good protection. I thought rout finding was a little funky, but the way we went up worked and was about 5.9. Potential for rope drag is big on the 5-7 pitches, only placed a few pieces and put long runners on every one... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : Waimea : Photo
By: Bzen When: Jun 16, 2010

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Comments: It is common to clip a 6 ft draw from a big rest jug on this climb- that draw being on the actual anchors of the climb. All the bolts shown are indeed on livin' astro, China Beach is a ways left still. I helped Joe K drill the bolt linking the two routes into "Astro Glide". that said,I think this is a posed shot there's no reason to take a fall like this...