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Point Rank: # 3,422
Total Points: 104
Last Year: 72
Last 30 Days: 0
|Areas are worth 15|
|Routes are worth 10|
|Photos are worth 5|
|Comments are worth 1|
Where has Ben Hicks been climbing?
|Ben Hicks is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Variable. I travel a lot..
|Personal: Lives in Black Hawk, CO, 54 years old, Male|
|Favorite Climbs: LOTS! Want to climb more regularly around the Boulder Denver area, and travel to other areas like South Platte vedawoo, road trips to the Creek etc.|
|Other Interests: Skiing, music, aboriginal culture, travel|
|Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.hickssticks.com/bio.html
|Likes to climb: Trad climbs |
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10a ||Follows 5.10d|
|More information:|Climbing since 1979, trad background, learned from a Gonzo climber of the day. Survived a couple years of my own noob bad judgement, epics and injury to learn from mistakes and become a proficient safe climber.
I worked as a climbing/mountaineering instructor for NOLS starting in 1983 and was a ski instructor and patroller and ambulance EMT in the 90's. In the last 15 years I've been teaching emergency medical skills for WMI and making didgeridoos for a living.
Parenthood interrupted climbing until my daughter wanted to climb. I had a couple setbacks in recent years, a serious shoulder injury/surgery and a life threatening medical problem which for now are solved and I am healthy. Feeling more relaxed and solid climbing than ever, and having a great time! Looking to work less, reduce stress, travel and climb more. Grateful for every good day of rock climbing.
Generally comfortable leading 5.10 give or take a grade. Happier doing a bunch of pitches at ability level than chasing numbers. Cragger at heart, single pitch, multi pitch, trad, sport all good. No longer interested in ice, mountaineering or high altitude.
-Primarily looking for safe experienced partners with similar knowledge/skills/ability, able to take care of themselves, ideally with some basic rescue skills. -Secondarily those with at least solid basic skills in the outdoors, belaying a leader, good attitude, and open desire to learn more -not looking for noobs or gym climbers wanting to start climbing outside.
Safety is #1: I'd rather be down for a beer than an epic! I want to know about you before hooking up. I don't like defensive or cavalier attitudes towards safety. I'll be watching out for you. I want you to do the same for me.
Not into egos, spray, whining, ranting, rude behavior.
Into: Positive vibes, watching out for each other, sharing life experiences, learning, improving, having a good time!
Photo Albums by Ben Hicks