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Member Since: Aug 18, 2012
Last Visit: Mar 16, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Colorado > Durango > X Rock > Dos XX > Jay's Route (5.6)
By: Ryan Martin When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: I agree wholeheartedly with the description. Nice beginner trad lead, right up there with yellow pages in East-A.

The handcrack is really fun (I placed one BD #0.75, one #1, and one #3, all in that order, IIRC). After that, there are two rest stops (ledges), where you advance up the rest of the crack through small overhangs to a two-bolt anchor. Not nearly as hard as the left X, so I would rate it 5.6.

Location: Colorado > Durango > X Rock > Dihedrals > The Arch (5.7)
By: Ryan Martin When: Oct 6, 2013

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Comments: Definitely a worthwhile little crack, a good moderate lead to sharpen your skills in placing gear in an underclinging stance. I used two BD #3s and one BD #0.75 for "the arch." The rest of the climb is super dusty with tons of loose rock with hardy any gear placement (except for slinging a tree). There's a two bolt anchor at the top. Overall it was pretty fun. Recommended.

Location: Colorado > Durango > Sailing Hawks > Pocket Change Boulder > Pocket Change (V4)
By: Ryan Martin When: Aug 18, 2012

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Comments: I found a chalkbag at this boulder. Message me a description, and I'll get it back to you.

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