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Bitches get Stitchez, Golf Wall, Durango, CO


Member Since: Feb 19, 2007
Last Visit: 4 hours ago
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Total Points: 220
Last Year: 48
Last 30 Days: 1
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 610 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 13 | Page Improvements | Comments 95 | Posts 51 | Stars 247 | Ratings 198
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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 : Sailing Hawks : Legacy of the Kid Boulder : Legacy of the Kid (V9) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Is he sponsored? He looks really strong!


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.


Location: CO : Durango : East Animas : Watch Crystal : Power Glide (5.12b/c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: I'm really wanting to put the anchor in, because I'm tired of having to climb the route twice. If you have an opinion, let me know. Even the Watch Crystal Crack has a bolted anchor and that is an E. Animas traditional trade route.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Some People Poop (5.12b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Knee pads aren't only helpful, they protect your pooper or knees from getting really messed up.


Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : South Rim Routes : North Shore (5.11+) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Sep 2, 2013

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Comments: Why do you need two ropes? Is it for rappelling?


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Soul Assassin (5.12+)
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 31, 2013

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Comments: Who in there right mind would have a 9" piece!?


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Roof Area : El Rancho (5.13a) : Photo
By: Ben Griffin When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: Timmy got the second ascent of this route on 8/17/13. Good job, Timmy! It was awesome to see you crush.


Location: CO : Rifle : Rifle Mountain Park : The Sno-Cone Cave : Dry Doctor (aka Buzzworm) (5.13b)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 20, 2013

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Comments: The fourth bolt badly needs a chain.


Location: CO : Telluride/Norwood area : Ophir : Ophir Wall : Main Wall : White Salamander (5.12-)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jul 7, 2013

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Comments: This route had zero chalk on it. It made figuring out the beta pretty epic. This is one of the best sport routes I have done in a while. More people should want to climb this spectacular pitch. It is 6 bolts, a stick clip is useful. Remember to climb hard.


Location: CO : Durango : Cascade Canyon : Free Tibet Sector : Reverse Cowgirl (5.12c)
By: Ben Griffin When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: Why would you compare a V13 boulder problem to a 12c route? Who cares about The Mandala. There is no significance to the two rock climbs. I hear Durango Dream is a little tight on the belay.


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