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Member Since: Feb 3, 2008
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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : Titties 'n' Beer (WI5- M7) : Photo
By: Rob Griz When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Great shot, really shows the crux.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : IMAPNISS (WI4+ M5)
By: Rob Griz When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Led this line in 2/14. Excellent thin start with thin pro. The heavy snowpack offered some comfort in the event of a fall, as gear was marginal at best until the upper curtain. Fun stuff.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : The Shroud (WI3-4)
By: Rob Griz When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: A note for the Gumby climbers that "cleaned" the 'fixed' biners on the Shroud ice climb (or any climb that has fixed biners for rap anchors, for that matter). Yo, jack-a**, if you're that hard up for 2 old scrappy REI biners, swing by my house, I'll give you some from my shite pile.

Not only did you remove the rap biners, but then you must have rapped on the cord/webbing anchor and then PULLED your rope through the anchor, WEAKENING it for subsequent climbers, what an a**-wipe move!

Another ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : The Shroud (WI3-4)
By: Rob Griz When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: A note for the Gumby climbers that "cleaned" the 'fixed' biners on the Shroud ice climb (or any climb that has fixed biners for rap anchors, for that matter). Yo, jack-a**, if you're that hard up for 2 old scrappy REI biners, swing by my house, I'll give you some from my shite pile.

Not only did you remove the rap biners, but then you must have rapped on the cord/webbing anchor and then PULLED your rope through the anchor, WEAKENING it for subsequent climbers, what an a**-wipe move!

Anoth... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Mt. Evans - mixed, couloirs : Silhouette (WI6+ M9 R)
By: Rob Griz When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Nice work, boys, stellar line!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Mt. Evans - mixed, couloirs : Silhouette (WI6+ M9 R) : Photo
By: Rob Griz When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Sickness!!!


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Capitol Peak : Northwest Buttress (5.9)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 8, 2013

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Comments: Great first pitch with massive, hollow flakes. Amazing that they are somehow glued to the wall. Wet chimney 2nd pitch, unroped running to the headwall and a great simul to the summit. Funny wearing a helmet as most of the stuff that could come loose would rip off limbs or crush you. Car 2 car in 10hrs. Forget the #4 cam, keep the rack light and the rope short (50m 8mm). Fun alpine adventure!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Firehouse Area : Eastern Xpansion (WI4+ M6+)
By: Rob Griz When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: The holds on this route have lived up to Vail tradition. This route has seen a bunch of TR'ing due to its proximity to the ice sheet. Shit changes here on the Vail limestone. I have retro-bolted and 'refurbished' the line after breaking another hold myself. Enjoy a solid, straight shot to the lip via fun, moderate dry-tooling. This year has brought yet another strange change in the water flow, and this route now has a nice curtain to the right of it. Water has seeped from the mid-cliff, sh... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Firehouse Area : Lowe Pressure (WI5 M6)
By: Rob Griz When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: "Feel the Pressure", M8-. Dicey holds through friable limestone to join with Lowe Pressure.
Griz


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Camp Bird Road : Racing Stripe (Right) (WI5 M6)
By: Rob Griz When: Jan 16, 2013

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Comments: An excellent line, I climbed it in 2009 and was a great mixed adventure. Bring the pins. We rapped off some tiny trees, on climber's right, then climbed the the other route pictured to the right. The top snowfield is sparse on protection/anchors. Nice to finally know the name.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : Crown of Thorns (M4-5)
By: Rob Griz When: Jan 5, 2013

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Comments: TKD, thanks so much for posting and laying down the history for us all.
Griz


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Tenmile Canyon aka Officer'... : Three Tiers (WI2+)
By: Rob Griz When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: There are 3 anchor stations on the route. First is on the right, 2 bolt. Second is on the right on the tree. Third is on the left wall, 2 bolt, as you climb up. All are about 30-40 m apart. Please use them to avoid all the tat I find each year at the base. Learn to use cordless threads with your rope, they are just as strong, easier on your wallet and better for the enviro. Thanks!


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: When doing 'most' of the routes, a 60 m rope 'may' be fine. If doing ALL the routes, a 70m is helpful. Many climbing accidents happen when a climber drops a leader on the lower due to a short rope. Seems like we've already had an accident at the crag, hate to see another. Coming from the guy that bolted all the routes, you will definitely need a 70m for the East wall, the "other half" of the climbing at White Cliff. Cheers!


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: Rob Griz When: Jul 9, 2012

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Comments: PERSPECTIVE.... Look, kids, let's not turn the "Frisco Ferrata" route into a pissin' contest. Us locals know the top out harbors loose stuff, some of which could actually KILL you. It's all part of the climbing game, play it how you like...solo without a helmet or do the prescribed 22 pitches via a 25m rope. It's all how you want to enjoy it, but keep it "kleen and fun". I've been up Royal via rock routes probably 3 dozen times. Sometimes with my wife, sometimes with a good friend from back... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Banff National Park : ... : French Reality (5.8 WI6)
By: Rob Griz When: Feb 12, 2012

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Comments: We climbed it in late Feb 2010 and it went at M7 WI6+R. I think we hit it kinda late but managed to work our way up this excellent line. The ice was beginning to rot out and delam until the final fatty stretch to the cave. We took a standard trad rack to 3" and a few pins and basically ran out sections that did not afford protection. We did it in 3 full pitches. I recall a few fixed pins in the upper section of the mini chimney before the nasty-fun WI6+ pitch. As for most routes here, you ... more >>


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Crown Royal (5.9)
By: Rob Griz When: Sep 13, 2011

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Comments: Nice work, fellas! I know now I'm truly deaf as I never heard you up there. I guess I was preoccupied with dodging falling rock from some of the parties climbing the Flush.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 30, 2011

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Comments: Not sure if it was a cliffed-out hiker or a climber. We were climbing White Cliff and just made it off before heavy rains hit us. We pulled off at the Frisco exit at the same time SAR arrived and started glassing the cliff and thought we saw a climber on the headwall, pinned under the chimney. It was still raining pretty good, so we headed out to dry off and grab a beer.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 30, 2011

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Comments: Huge thanks to Brian for his handbuilt "Stairway to Heaven". Forget about buying a Stairmaster to workout, just take a stroll up White Cliff. Thanks to Will, Dave and Leo for the great comments, I think we have a pretty classy crag on our hands. Climb on!


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 26, 2011

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Comments: "Epic" rescue on Royal, Happy Hour, Friday 8/26. Make sure you check the weather before you head up. Erratic weather and monsoons have returned.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff : Overhangutang (5.10b)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: A key block in the final moves below the roof, on the inside corner, is loose. We may try to epoxy the small block in as it is a critical part of the route. Pull on it with ease.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : White Cliff : The Exfoliator (5.11a/b)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: A key block in the final moves below the roof, on the inside corner, is loose. We may try to epoxy the small block in as it is a critical part of the route. Pull on it with ease.


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 25, 2011

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Comments: Ryan and Brady, you guys seem to be able to rock it out, Awesome! Sharing a rope would be great, maybe we could set a speed record with a 30pk of PBR in tow?! The Happy Hour Speed record?
More routes to be done on Royal: 215.499.7832


Location: CO : 10 Mile Canyon : Mount Royal (near Frisco) : Royal Flush (5.9)
By: Rob Griz When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: "Bradyk", I will call your bluff on 63 mins from 1 mile out off Mt Royal. I live 1 mile from Mt. Royal as well. Drop me a line and I'll bet you a 30-pack of PBR that I can sink a 30-pack on your door-step before you get back from sending the Royal Flush (round trip from your dwelling). Unless you're BASE jumping the summit, the descent alone is a 20 min. jog/run down. Solo you couldn't touch this time, let alone roped-up.... Lifting a PBR to your so called "challange"?!

I second Ryan, there ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : 8mm (M7)
By: Rob Griz When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: Careful of the rusting bolts and top anchors with weathered red webbing. They appear to be 1/4" bolts? A retro-bolting may be in order with the permission of the FA team. A great line that keep you reaching.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Spiral Staircase area : Tourette's (WI4- M6)
By: Rob Griz When: Mar 14, 2011

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Comments: The bolts have been replaced by the local contingent. The original bolts were 3/8 by @ 1" long, self-drilling style with a sleeve. They snapped off pretty easily with a few blows of a hammer. They have been replaced with 3/8 by 4" long Rawl 5-piece expansion bolts. Climb safe and enjoy this classic line!


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