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Jaaron Mankins

Durango, CO
43 years old · Male

Member Since
Nov 17, 2006
Last Visit: 13 hours ago
930 Points
Point Rank: #974 Details

Jaaron is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Fairly flexible.
Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10a 5.11a
Sport 5.10b 5.11a
Ice WI5 WI5
Favorite Climbs
The ones that make you smile
Other Interests
Backcountry skiing, mountain biking.
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Comments View All 46

Jul 5, 2017
The topo is just an overview of the original ascent, you can climb just about anywhere on this buttress. T… View Comment
Jan 31, 2014
Update for lodging in the South Fork Valley. Bison Willy's old bunkhouse is under new ownership and they h… View Comment
Jan 27, 2014
Benjamin-This is an ancient ancestral Puebloan petroglyph that is extremely old. i would never deface rock… View Comment
Nov 16, 2013
Nice work C! View Comment
Aug 9, 2013
We climbed a separate route from this one about 5 years ago that finished on the same sweet dihedral as thi… View Comment
Aug 9, 2013
This is a pretty fun wall, watch for the bees. We have climbed two routes on this wall previously and have… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 248

Regional > Wyoming, Montana, Dakotas
Reply: 2017-2018 Cody Ice Conditions
Jan 30, 2018 HI all, went up to Cody about a week ago.  Things are looking pretty good other than some sun rot on Broken Hearts as well as some other south facing climbs.  Schoolh… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Anyone here have Experticity feedback or thoughts?
Jan 10, 2018 Good catch, I meant Outdoor Prolink. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Anyone here have Experticity feedback or thoughts?
Jan 10, 2018 Good experiences with BD and ProMotive and our SAR team just got Arc'Teryx too... View Message
Regional > Colorado
Reply: DURANGO - Looking for climbing partners and a plac…
May 3, 2017 Your best bets for camping in or around Durango right now would be Junction Creek or Hermosa Creek campgrounds.  They should be pretty dry but I don't think Junction Creek… View Message
Regional > Colorado
Reply: 2016-17 Colorado Ice Conditions Thread
Dec 8, 2016 This is not the insiders beta you were looking for. View Message
Regional > Colorado
Reply: Turkey Rocks accident
Oct 11, 2016 We were at the Turkey Perch the day before this accident for the first time ever and we had a blast. Many options exist with gear, slung boulders, etc. at the top of all of… View Message

Route Scores View All 34

WI5 M5
 46
Bird Brain Boulevard
Trad, Mixed, Ice 7 pitches
WI4-5
 80
Whorehouse Hoses
Ice 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 200
The Maiden Voyage aka The Red Di…
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 27
Center Shift on Wham Ridge
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
No Country For Old Men
Trad 6 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 4
Million Dollar Baby
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bird Brain Boulevard CO Ice & Mixed > Ouray (Ice/Mixed) > Camp Bird Rd
Avg:  46
Jaaron:
WI5 M5 Trad, Mixed, Ice 7 pitches
Whorehouse Hoses CO Ice & Mixed > Silverton > Eureka
Avg:  80
Jaaron:
WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
The Maiden Voyage aka The R… Gunnison > … > N Rim Routes > Checkerboard Wall
Avg:  200
Jaaron:
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Center Shift on Wham Ridge Alpine Rock > … > Grenadiers > Vestal Peak
Avg:  27
Jaaron:
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
No Country For Old Men Durango > Pine River Trad > Tradistan Tower
Avg:  3
Jaaron:
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
5.10+
Million Dollar Baby Moab Area > … > Cottonwood Wash > Million Dollar Draw
Avg:  4
Jaaron:
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
5.9-