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Member Since: Nov 12, 2009
Last Visit: Nov 6, 2017
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
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Personal: Lives in Vail Valley, CO, 42 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Alpine Rock and Snow, Local Crags
Other Interests: Skiing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Biking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  Follows 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sport:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Boulders:   V2 5+  
More information:
My favorite routes are alpine rock/scrambling and alpine snow routes (couloirs). I live up in the Vail area and climb a lot of the 5.8/9 range routes in the area after work, there are some enjoyable fun climbs without a "scene" - just the way I like it! The options are rather limited though, and occasionally I head to the front range or Glenwood Springs area to climb with friends. Most of the local stuff I have climbed I don't even know the names or ratings of, I am just out there having fun. Mostly I stick to 5.8/9 climbs and maybe some "easier" .10s (if someone else leads).
Photo Albums by Michael R    
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Out There
Kibbles and Grits 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Nov 5, 2017 - With Rachael, two laps
Gritlock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Nov 5, 2017 - With Rachael, two laps
Jehovah's Gritness 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Nov 5, 2017 - With Rachael. Traversed from Gritlock to set up TR. Two laps
Grit Expectations 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Nov 5, 2017 - With Rachael. A little stiff at the ledges
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Breakfast for Dinner 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
AREAS
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Breakfast for Dinner is the bolted line to the right of "Roof" and uses the same anchor.  French Toast route, identified from the book Western Sloper and our Oct. 2016 visit.  Short Stack (left, yellow) and Bakin' and Eggs (right, red), note the draws in place from our leads showing where the bolted lines go up. The routes are identified from the book Western Sloper and our Oct. 2016 visit. 
Crestone Traverse 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
North Ridge
East Face North Side/Seal Rock 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Ripsaw Ridge 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Otto's Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Otto's Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Five Nine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Grit Expectations 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Short Stack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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