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Member Since: Dec 10, 2013
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Photo Caption Location Date
Frank getting the tree for initial P1 anchor.

Frank getting the tree for initial P1 anchor.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)

Apr 15, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X) : Photo
By: Frank Robertson When: Jun 20, 2014

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Comments: This is the last bolt left other than anchors, only because it's a spinner and a pry bar is needed - it is not safe to clip and soon to be gone....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Jun 18, 2014

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Comments: Thanks to Eric and Garrett for also cleaning all but one of the bolts between anchors. Will have to go back once more for the spinner on pitch 2.

Enjoy those wide open spaces....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Apr 11, 2014

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Comments: Headed up Saturday April 19 to begin removing the bolts between anchors and replacing the chains; stashed rig up top but too much fire hanging to go down it. Watched the Ribbon run almost continuously for 20 minutes on the way out. Later....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: So it turns out that this is not Walkin’ the Line but Snowblind Friend, which was also first done by Jeff Lowe 30+ years ago but never documented beyond a mention of the name without any route info in his San Juan Dragons essay for Jack’s Roberts second edition of Colorado Ice. No mention in the first edition.

We appreciate Steve House getting this sorted, pointing out the guidebook errors and reminding folks that we thought Attractive Hazard / Walking the Choss / Erik and Noah’s Little Adven... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: For those in town this weekend and interested, we'll be at the Ouray Brewery after climbing Sunday (6:00pm 12/22) - sorry, Eric, have family dinner; you'll need to come down before your headlamp battery dies....

We also placed an old straight pin (US Army Ames vertical) in the rock ledge under the third belay before we got the permanent anchors in. Another of my relics, which I'd love to get back if anyone can get it out....


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 X)
By: Frank Robertson When: Dec 10, 2013

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Comments: Steve,

Appreciate comments on lack of definitive reference here and the need for a respectful discussion.

If Jack was completely unsure and Jeff could not remember, would like to understand why you are 110% sure. All I've ever heard of Walkin' the Line led me to look at the two grooves on the wall above the first gully (just) left of the Ribbon.

Does anyone know if Jeff had a partner on it? Had anyone else done it before the current situation got us thinking about where it is?

Given that... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 X

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Neurosis WI3-4

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine

Bird Brain Boulevard WI5 M6

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Power Play WI4+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Snow Blind Friend, Walk the Line? (submitted as Attractive Hazard)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 X

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI4+ M6 Steep Snow X

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Bird Brain Boulevard

WI5 M6

WI5 M6 R

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Camp Bird Road

Power Play

WI4+

WI5-

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Neurosis

WI3-4

WI4+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine