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Rock Climbing Photo: Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO


Member Since: Feb 19, 2007
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Point Rank: # 2,107
Total Points: 367
Last Year: 58
Last 30 Days: 1
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Euro Boulder : Sacred Traverse (5.12d V7)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments: Skylar smashed the speed record on 11/06/16 at 1 min 20 sec.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Euro Boulder : Sacred Traverse (5.12d V7) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 7, 2016

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Comments: Wow. This is what a mature adult looks like.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls : Middle Ice Caves (Potato Ro... : Hot Potato (5.9+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 21, 2016

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Comments: Bolt #3 is in really bad shape. I was able to take it out by hand. If I had a drill with me, I would of replaced it immediately. I would recommend replacing the bolt or at least tightening the bolt down with a wrench. Travel carefully when climbing on this route. Falling on bolt three and pulling out the bolt would result in a really bad fall.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : Piedra River : Piedra River - Lower West : I & Eye (5.11+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 12, 2016

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Comments: The 4th clip is a little on the scary side, especially when onsighting this route. I could just be old, but if I was learning how to climb 5.11+, that would feel pretty heads up. If you're learning to climb this grade, I would of stick clipped the fourth bolt to learn the moves first. Some people really like watching people take unnecessary size whippers or prove how big their balls are. I don't feel that way at 33 and 13 years of climbing experience. A yo... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Valhalla (5.12+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: Does anyone disagree with cable draws on the first two bolts of this climb?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Sweeney's Special (5.11d)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 3, 2016

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Comments: I've been climbing on this route for years, and I've always used both cracks. I have even seen Marcus Garcia use both cracks, and he is 5'3", so mostly everyone should be able to use both cracks. I climbed this yesterday and was reminded of the huge death shark's fin at the top of the boulder problem. Does everyone use that sharp death block at the top to pull themselves over the top? And I've always clipped the pin and run out the last 25ft to the roof to place a bomber BD 0.3. How do other pe... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Mar 12, 2016

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Comments: Are you trying to write me a secret message with the yellow dots?


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Doctor Doolittle (5.11-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Mar 6, 2016

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Comments: That hold has felt loose sinse the beginning of time itself. Just remember to pull down and not out. It might stay there for a while longer, but if it comes off, that could make the route even better.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Yosemite Crack Zone (Left) : Telephone Booth (5.8)
By: Ben Griffin When: Feb 28, 2016

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Comments: I was happy to be carrying a #6 and a #5 BD Camalot for the top section. My climbing partner on top rope flew up the crack, but leading it took a while. It was not scary but slow moving. The beginning is really classic and fun.


Location: CO : Canon City : Shelf Road : Cactus Cliff : Funkdemental (5.11a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 16, 2016

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Comments: I don't understand any of the negative commentary on this route. I thought this route was a blast. I clipped the first bolt for the first initial moves then unclipped the first bolt. Continued up to the second bolt and clipped the second bolt. I climbed up to the third bolt and put a long runner on that bolt and downclimbed to unclip the second bolt. I had zero rope drag. I don't have any idea what anyone is talking about with secret holds and climbing 3 feet to the right of the crux. The climbi... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Keystone Cave Boulder : Meat Head (V8)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 7, 2016

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Comments: FA: Evan Blair, the meatiest of meatheads.


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 6, 2016

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Comments: I have walked up to the cliff before, but it's after ingesting and smoking incredibly large amounts of the devil's lettuce, where I lose control of where I walk. I've could of been on Pluto for all I know.


Location: CO : Durango : Smelter Mountain : Smelter Cliffs
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 2, 2016

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Comments: This could ultimately be the Ceuse of dead belayers, if attempted to be developed.


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : East Side : Lemon Crack Climb (5.11+ PG13)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: I just remembered, there is a #4 BD stopper that I placed that went into the crack well right in the middle of the crux, but while fiddling with it for a long time on top rope, I found I could pull it out of the bottom of the crack. If that piece blows, the route would probably get an R rating.


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : East Side : Lemon Crack Climb (5.11+ PG13)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Any info on this climb would be helpful. What is it called? and who did the first ascent?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Dead Crow (5.11+ PG13)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 5, 2015

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Comments: Tape gloves help in clipping the chains. Its just so darn comfortable to wear some gloves in a painful spot in a crack.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Roof Area : El Jefe (5.13b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 11, 2015

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Comments: I would like to climb this again, again, again, and again. This route is really fun, I felt sad when it was over. This one is my favorite at the roof area. I used a double draw on the first bolt that starts the La Cantina extension known as El Hefe, a single draw on the second, and a double draw on the third bolt of El Hefe. It is extremely useful to use knee pads on both knees, with duck tape to keep them still. People, get on this! It's so much fun!


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Summer of '69 (5.11c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 6, 2015

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Comments: Nice job, Luke! This is a fun route.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Petrified Boulder : Somethin' Southern (V6)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: It was only considered V5 in 2006 -07, but 3 Finger Pocket was V3 and Sunday Stroll was also only V5. Grades are getting soft at the Sailing Hawks. I did Petrified Arete the other day, and I'm giving it V8. I want more points!


Location: eggman : speleo : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Wow! That looks insane!


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: This pitch is really fun. It's a really good, clean handcrack.


Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: I like the old bolt better. It's more terrifying! Did you try free climbing through the A0 part of the climb?


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Girl Scout Wall : Golf Widow (5.9-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: Do people really enjoy this route? Whoever bolted this route avoided an attractive and fun blue streak that goes straight up the wall and instead bolted left of the blue streak in some of the crappiest looking rock on that side of the wall. I would be interested in rebolting this route, because the Girl Scout Wall needs at least one descent moderate rock climb. It is silly how it is bolted. I thought this route is garbage. Any objections?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Sucker Punch (5.12)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: It looks like a great route! I can't wait to try it!


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Mail Slit (5.11b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: It's now a dead tree. RIP.


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