Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Wet start pitch 1. <br />In the spring, this is completely covered in snow. <br />November 3rd, 2013.


Member Since: Dec 26, 2009
Last Visit: 6 hours ago
Contact Eric Wright


Point Rank: # 618
Total Points: 939
Last Year: 613
Last 30 Days: 26
2 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas are worth 15
Routes are worth 10
Photos are worth 5
Comments are worth 1



Where has Eric Wright been climbing?










Contributions


All (246) | Routes (4) | Areas | Photos (168) | Comments (59) | Posts (11) | Stars (4) | Ratings
Page 1 of 3.  1  2  3   Next>   Last>>

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Mar 25, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Steve House showed Frank and Eric Wright a photo in Jan 2014 that SH showed Jeff Lowe. On that photo, there are three gullies that one can climb as variations for pitch three. Jeff indicated that he and clients climbed the right gully. Eric Welborn and Noah M climbed the middle gully. Frank, Garrett, and Eric Wright chose the middle gully and have also climbed the left gully which is just on other side of rock bollard that makes up half the anchor on top of pitch 2.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Jan 31, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: If you look carefully, you can see two strands of 10.2 right next to Grover's boot. That encircles a 200 lb block. This is the rap anchor of pitch two. Steve House found this one and only traditional anchor on the entire route to be unnerving as it is hidden under the snow in winter.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Jan 30, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: I see you guys climbed route on a single strand. The leader can't possibly take advantage of all the protection possibilities if you neglect the obvious advantages of the double rope system. No small wonder that you did not use the two bolts on pitch five. When I led pitch 5 in the dark early this winter on double ropes, I found and clipped the first bolt then climbed a glorious sheet of paper thin ice right through the crux. This was just left of the bolt and right of the orange rotten rock we... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Jan 28, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: Chad, nice to have met you last night at Chicks with Picks fundraiser for the Ouray Ice Park and your lady friend in Chris Noble's new book. Very cool. This picture of you following pitch seven is very exciting. So much ice! You even got a screw in. Really inspiring, can't wait to do another lap and climb so much ice. Still thin and dicey though.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Jan 10, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: That's the top of pitch four in the slabby area, that can collect a lot of snow. It's also right in the line of fire, but it has the only solid rock that also allows for a clean pull of ropes.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Walk Irene, Submitted as Go... (M5-6 PG13) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Jan 5, 2014

view comment >>
Comments: This the chimney in the Patagonia ad.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R)
By: Eric Wright When: Dec 5, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Drinking and climbing together sounds better than using the Internet to communicate.
As to the pins that have been recently "found" at the end of Dec. 2013:
We attempted to fix two on pitch one which appear to be gone.
Pitch 3 has a very old pre-World War II pin at the belay which belongs to Frank, which we placed on a early trip up wall before we busted our asses carrying SS Fixe bolts, plated chain, quicklinks, electric drill, spare battery packs, etc., up the wall to create anchors that would... more >>


Location: Garrett Reigan : yea! : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Dec 5, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Where's my photo credit? :-)


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : M6 Corner (WI4+ M6) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Dec 2, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Noah,
Climbed first pitch Nov. 29, 2013.
It had ice on it! Really fun.
Thank you for taking the time to post and recommend this route.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Nov 7, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Nov 3, 2013
Second step of first pitch. Usually the steepest and most strenuous part of route, though plenty of gear.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Nov 4, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: November 3rd, 2013.


Location: Jon Miller on the WS : Telluride Ice : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Oct 21, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: That bit to the right looks fantastic.
Lets get on it this year if it comes in.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : Tropical Depression (5.11+)
By: Eric Wright When: Oct 8, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: As for the first bolt, Garrett put all the bolts in and hung all the gear. I helped from the ground. I can't micro manage everything(especially not him).

In addition, that rock is crazy chossy, you can't just bolt where you want, but I agree a fall at the first bolt could wreak a biner. If you tap with your hammer around that area, you will not find much solid rock.


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Pool Wall : Tropical Depression (5.11+)
By: Eric Wright When: Oct 8, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Highlander,

You must have a really big dog.

I totally agree with you. Those chains were the wrong ones dragged out of the back of the truck. Oops. There is three of them though?!
At any rate, they need to be changed out. I will nag Garrett about that again.

If you change them, I will pay you for the chain and links and buy you a beer.

And belay you for a burn on your project:-)


Location: CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Misfits Wall : London Dungeon (5.11-) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Sep 3, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: That has got to be the smoothest slab pitch in CO. Not polished by climbers. Just nearly featureless on the slab itself right there at the crux.
Great find. What a fun, tecnical pitch. Delighted you built a six pitch climb around it to showcase such an exceptional pitch.


Location: Eric Wright : Mid January thaw : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Sep 2, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Ice getting soft. But so pleasant for January. Who says ice climbing is cold?


Location: Eric Wright : Mid January thaw : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Aug 19, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: There was little or no ice on this section so we climbed the rock
to huge dry ledge up and left of main flow.



Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Negligent Behavior (WI5- M5+ R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Aug 10, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Dan Z making a V thread without a v thread tool.
Knowledgable fellow employing that guide trickery.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Negligent Behavior (WI5- M5+ R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Apr 23, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: YDPL8S, I added some more frozen cave pics just for you.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Negligent Behavior (WI5- M5+ R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Apr 16, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Professional Mt. Guide, Dan Zokaites, on his day off exploring
the best of the San Juans.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Negligent Behavior (WI5- M5+ R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Apr 16, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: There is a large cave behind the dagger.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Negligent Behavior (WI5- M5+ R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Apr 15, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Above Dan, you can see the belay cave for the start of pitch two, which is the mixed crux.


Location: Dane : personal : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Apr 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: What route are you soloing?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Mar 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: Frank Robertson following first pitch. Early December, 2011.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Snow Blind Friend, Walk the... (5.9+ WI4+ M6 R) : Photo
By: Eric Wright When: Mar 9, 2013

view comment >>
Comments: One can set a intermediate belay at top of first step in first pitch to enjoy watching one's partner climb the low crux of the route. Small cams and a seated belay add to the security of the stance. One can simul-rap the rock horn that makes up the stance if one decides to retreat.


Page 1 of 3.  1  2  3   Next>   Last>>