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Charlie Gray

Estes Park, Co
62 years old · Male

Member Since
Jan 25, 2009
Last Visit: 1 day ago
10 Points
Point Rank: #29,729 Details

Charlie is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Sundays and Mondays
Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10c 5.11a
Sport 5.11b 5.11c
Ice WI4 WI5
Mixed M4 M6
Boulders V4
Favorite Climbs
All fun ones or long alpine climbs
Other Interests
Skiing, Running, Biking, Mtneering
More Info
Well, just re-located to Estes Park. Plenty of climbing friends here, but I am always open to showing visitors around. Sometimes it's good to have a long list of climbing compatriots. My bucket list includes new routes, exploring new areas around Estes and other parts of the West. Other bucket list projects include challenging classics in the Alps: ) or Alaska... and skiing, and an apres margarita in the summer, beer in the winter. Charlie


Ticks View All 73

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 202
North Face
Oct 18, 2020 · Lead. Amazing! Definitely a mega-classic and one of tte best routes of its grade I have climbed in decades! FA of 1944! What a trip that must have been!
Trad 5 pitches
Boulder > … > South > Maiden
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 34
Parallel Journey
Sep 28, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Very hard and sustained. I agree with author that this is harder than most Eldo 5.9’s, probably because it’s more like 5.10. An absolutely stellar pitch. And good prep for places like the Valley
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Progression
Sep 19, 2020 · 3 pitches. Lead / Onsight. Crux dihedral takes a couple great offset nuts, and a 1 & 2 BD cam in the pod, then above, a few other small cams, like Red C3 or smaller... good gear but definitely a little pumpy!
Trad 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 189
Fat City Crack
Sep 10, 2020 · Follow. Climbed sometime late summer with Buster..
Trad 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 62
Winter's Coat of Armor
Sep 8, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. A bit awkward is accurate. But a great pitch! Forces one to think and move on one’s feet, but it’s all there. I think the 8+ is a good rating, maybe 9-. Only 10a if one is having a really bad day. But that can happen! And yes, an offset.3/.4 is great!
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 223
Cheap Date
Aug 19, 2020 · Follow. With Buster in late summer of 2020
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Face Boulder > … > South > Maiden
 202
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 5 pitches
Oct 18, 2020 · Lead. Amazing! Definitely a mega-classic and one of tte best routes of its grade I have climbed in decades! FA of 1944! What a trip that must have been!
Parallel Journey Boulder > Eldorado Mountain > Mickey Mouse Wall
 34
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Sep 28, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Very hard and sustained. I agree with author that this is harder than most Eldo 5.9’s, probably because it’s more like 5.10. An absolutely stellar pitch. And good prep for places like the Valley
Progression Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Sep 19, 2020 · 3 pitches. Lead / Onsight. Crux dihedral takes a couple great offset nuts, and a 1 & 2 BD cam in the pod, then above, a few other small cams, like Red C3 or smaller... good gear but definitely a little pumpy!
Fat City Crack Estes Park Valley > … > Book > Pages Wall Area
 189
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Sep 10, 2020 · Follow. Climbed sometime late summer with Buster..
Winter's Coat of Armor Central-W Casca… > … > British Aisles > (a) Blackstone
 62
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Sep 8, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. A bit awkward is accurate. But a great pitch! Forces one to think and move on one’s feet, but it’s all there. I think the 8+ is a good rating, maybe 9-. Only 10a if one is having a really bad day. But that can happen! And yes, an offset.3/.4 is great!
Cheap Date Estes Park Valley > … > Book > Pages Wall Area
 223
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Aug 19, 2020 · Follow. With Buster in late summer of 2020

Tick Breakdown
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Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 95 28 25
All Time 236 73 45

Where Charlie Climbs

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