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Griffon 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand, 9/9/05
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 78
Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Sep 12, 2005

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  • Description 

    Griffon goes up the left side of Trout Rock, just right of the left-facing corner "Where's Vaino?".

    Climb steep rock to an overhang at the third bolt. Surmount the overhang (crux), place a green Alien in a finger crack to the right, and continue to the 2-bolt anchor.

    Protection 

    3 bolts and an optional green Alien (.5"-.8" cam) placement after the third bolt (though the climbing eases then). 2-bolt anchor.


    Photos of Griffon Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: At the first bolt.
    At the first bolt.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nickie Kelly cruising to the top.
    Nickie Kelly cruising to the top.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nickie Kelly cranking the overhang at the third bo...
    Nickie Kelly cranking the overhang at the third bo...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nickie Kelly climbing the steep wall by the first ...
    Nickie Kelly climbing the steep wall by the first ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Griffon climbs the steep face and overhang just ri...
    BETA PHOTO: Griffon climbs the steep face and overhang just ri...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Routes on Trout Rock.  Griffon climbs the steep fa...
    BETA PHOTO: Routes on Trout Rock. Griffon climbs the steep fa...

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    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Sep 19, 2005

    There is now a 2-bolt anchor that can be used for both The Griffon and Where's Vaino.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Oct 10, 2005
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    The best route on the rock by virtue of the interesting and unique moves; a measured compliment. If you could put all 4 routes end-to-end, you'd have something long enough to consider an actual pitch of rock. Worth doing if you are there, and hardly a long approach.

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