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Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO


Member Since: Feb 19, 2007
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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All 632 | Routes 8 | Areas | Photos 14 | Page Improvements | Comments 103 | Posts 52 | Stars 255 | Ratings 200
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Location: CO : Durango : Pine River Trad : The Pope's Nose : Central Buttress (5.10 A0+) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: I like the old bolt better. It's more terrifying! Did you try free climbing through the A0 part of the climb?


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Girl Scout Wall : Golf Widow (5.9-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 1, 2015

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Comments: Do people really enjoy this route? Whoever bolted this route avoided an attractive and fun blue streak that goes straight up the wall and instead bolted left of the blue streak in some of the crappiest looking rock on that side of the wall. I would be interested in rebolting this route, because the Girl Scout Wall needs at least one descent moderate rock climb. It is silly how it is bolted. I thought this route is garbage. Any objections?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Bridger Jacks : Sucker Punch (5.12)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 22, 2015

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Comments: It looks like a great route! I can't wait to try it!


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Mail Slit (5.11b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: It's now a dead tree. RIP.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 23, 2014

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Comments: Why are there so many pg13 and R rated climbs out there? Or what makes so many of the routes pg13 or R rated? I usually imagine large run outs between protection with ground fall potential or hitting a ledge. Bad bolts or spicey gear?


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Cigarette Boulder : 50 Foot Smoking Ban (V7)
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: This is my favorite boulder problem at the Sailing Hawks...no crazy trickery, just good, old fashion, hard pulling on tiny crimps on perfect sandstone. Around the corner from this problem is an overhanging boulder problem that leads to a slab. This might be the best V4 in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Super Twerk (5.12d) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 30, 2014

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Comments: I wish it wasn't wet! :( boohoo.


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 29, 2014

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Comments: Ben Kiessel...I hear ya! Take what you can get! V20 your face off!


Location: CO : Durango : Sailing Hawks : Sunday Stroll Boulder : Sunday Stroll (V6)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: The grade is still the same to me. I still used all the same beta. The climber barely needs more control to move to the broken hold. I was always told Sunday Stroll is a really hard V5 when I first moved here. I was so proud the first time I ever climbed it. I believe hard V6 is still a good grade for the boulder problem. I'm still really surprised to see that hold break. It's probably seen well over a 100 ascents. Let's remember our sandstone in Durango is great for climbing but fragile... more >>


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) (5.12a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: I have always gone to the crimps to the right of the seam. There are better feet out there as well. It doesn't really take you off the bolt line. You go right of the seam, and the crux finishes at the following bolt. The upper headwall where there is a sea of credit card crimps follows the bolt line to the top of the Watch Crystal cliff.


Location: CO : Durango : Turtle Lake : Bouldering : Roadside Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: I always heard this rig gets V5. Don't be surprised by sandbag bouldering grades in Durango. They have always been a little hard for the grade. Sunday Stroll used to get V5, three finger pocket used to get V3, I'm sure Birdhole at one point was probably a V0 or V1.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Perfect Art (5.12)
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Pitch 3 is really fun! I didn't have the balls for pitch 4. I escaped by climbing over to the black corner on Comic Relief.


Location: CO : Durango : Lemon Reservoir : East Side : Brady's Route (5.12a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 18, 2014

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Comments: This could possibly be Durango's best 12a sport climb.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Durangutan (5.10c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: The first pitch is 10-, it's just not a easy pitch. 5.10- is allowed to feel hard. Do not fool yourself with silly numbers. I just read my 2007 quote. HA! I had a long way to go back then.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Maxx : Maxx (5.12-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: This route gets only three stars because the start of the climb is terrible. The corner and the crack are classic. Really tiny stoppers and a green Alien should protect the crux, from the first to the second bolt. Good old fashion sport/trad!


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: Wow. Must of had that route dialed or maybe he dropped his shoes.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: I haven't tried it, but it looks sweet. I think Kuss put the bolts in on that one. I think you need a black Alien on it too. It links into Freebase!


Location: Gary N : Profile Pics : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Looking undercover Gary!


Location: CO : Durango : Fume Wall : C.T.A. Route (5.11b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: This is a pretty good route. It is mostly really consistent rock climbing. The crux is probably the first bolt with some really hard crimping. The upper stuff is no gimmie, it has technical movement on fairly steep terrain. There are some really cool pockets that take you to the chains. It's fun, have fun.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Double Exposure (5.10) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: Thanks! There are a lot of chains and bolts at E. Animas that need upgrades. Many of the routes are 20 to 30 years old.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Tibet ArÍte (originally sub... (5.12c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jan 10, 2014

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Comments: The first four or five bolts has really good climbing on it. The rest and the second half of the route turns into not the best rock. If you want damn good limestone check out La Cantina in the roof area, Reverse Cowgirl to the right of Free Tibet Arete, and some people poop which is on the face directly above the cave in the Tibet area.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Cat Wall : Wild Cat (5.11+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: I don't know slim. Its a pretty awesome pitch.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Everyone Poops (5.13a)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: This route is really hard. I'll give it 13a, but compare this to El Rancho and tell me what you think.


Location: CO : Durango : Golf Wall : Right Side : Putt Putt (5.11b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: Is this route and Pebble Beach the same route?


Location: CO : Durango : Turtle Lake : Bouldering : Big East Block : The Fin (Stand) (V7)
By: Ben Griffin When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Did The Fin today, and used 9 crashpads! Good job, Steve.


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