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West Buttress made for a memorable ski trip -  <br />photo Caleb Wray - 2010


Member Since: Jul 14, 2008
Last Visit: 2 days ago
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Point Rank: # 857
Total Points: 736
Last Year: 77
Last 30 Days: 17
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Joe Brannan is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: After work, friday afternoon, weekends.
Personal: Lives in Erie, CO, 32 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Outer Space. Skiing Capitol and Pyramid. Wilson's ski in a day. Culp-Bossier. Skiing Denali with Lou
Other Interests: Mnt Biking, Ski Mountaineering, Surfing, Traveling
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ice:  Leads WI4  Follows WI5
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Out There
Ice Nine 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Aug 24 - OS w Deb per Levin's guide at 5.7+, seems appropriate for the committing traverse move onto arete
Purple Haze 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Aug 24 - Led P1/2 combo as described here clean w Deb. We then climbed a grungy second pitch to the upper rap tree (per Levin Guide)
Chockstone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Aug 24 - Led P1 only, twice. First attempt fell at crux, second attempt got the RP.
Bushwack Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
  Aug 24 - OS in 2 w Deb. Excellent P1 going left around the flake. G rated gem
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North Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3
Black Lake - West Gully WI4
Casual Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
George's Tree 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Naked Edge 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rosy Crucifixion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
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Devil's Dream 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Bourbon Beaver WI2-3 PG13
Trucksicle WI3- PG13
Baby Hands Might Hurt 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blue Moon WI2
Recommended variation on P2 (as described here) is to layback the first stuff as usual but then head up and slightly right to the bottom of this splitter crack. 5.9 on the Rossiter topo, but it goes easy for Lumpy 9. As it fades, traverse straight left (5.8 face) to the bolts.  Peter out over the big roof on P3 - Aug. 16, 2014.  Deb coming up the nice handcrack on P2, approaching some easy off-width.  Scoping out the 5.9 finish. We turned the triangle roof right (top right of photo) after short thin fingers dihedral. Spicy! Trend right above that on nice easy liebacking to another challenging roof. A great next pitch addition to the Hiatus P3 black groove 5.8R. Lumpy delivers time and time again.  Upper ice tier of Chaos Creek crag with a well formed 8m pillar far right - Speed Skating, WI5 - 12/26/2013. 
The Nose 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cerberus 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northeast Ridge (Knife-Edge)
Ruper 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Cosmosis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
West Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ice Nine 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Left of Columbine Falls WI3  Suggests: WI3-4
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