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Me leading Kim 5.6, Poland Hill, Vedauwoo, WY


Member Since: Aug 29, 2006
Last Visit: Jun 16, 2012
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Chris Chaney is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in Arvada, Colorado, Male
Favorite Climbs: Kim and Ed's Crack @ Vedauwoo, North Ridge, Table Rock NC, Cruising Lane, RRG, KY
Other Interests: Cycling, photography, mountaineering
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Boulders:   V3 6A  
More information:
I began climbing in the winter of 1994. I was 20 years old. I, with my best friend from high school, was a hillbilly mountaineer. We climbed (scrambled) up on top of any chunk of rock, vegetated or not, that we could find. Our primary territory was the Red River Gorge.

In the fall of that year I began roped climbing. Initially I didn't have a regular partner, but eventually I met more and more people and began finding my niche. While I dabbled in sport, I considered myself a trad climber.

My evolution as a climber brought me to a point where I was boulering more and more because I was pushing into trad grades that scared me. When we bailed on some old school route, we'd usually end up bouldering around at the base of the cliff. Eventually I was going out and bouldering for the sake of bouldering, no pad, no spotter, hillbilly mountaineer style.

Finally I got a pad or two and began bouldering pretty intensely, never really progressing past V5, but bouldering day after day after day until my elbow gave out.

During this bouldering phase I really got into sport climbing as well because I finally had the power and endurance to do some routes that had always been above my ability.

I went back to trad after tendonitis shut me down a couple of times and have pretty much stuck to it ever since.

I guided in the RRG from 1997 until 2005. I miss it, but having a family to take care of made me re-evaluate my life.

Now, as I approach middle age I really want to get into alpine climbing and move away from cragging. [2010 update: I'm back to cragging...I miss being tied in to a rope!]

In February 2008 I moved to Colorado from Kentucky to work for Jefferson County Planning and Zoning. I love this area and even though I don't do much technical climbing these days I am trying to get back into bouldering and roped climbing.

I try to bag as many peaks as possible and am just giddy with the gazillion square acres of new places to explore within a short distance of where I am now.

In 2010 I began taking my kids (7 and 3) climbing and they have been enjoying it. I look forward to their limbs and minds growing to the point where I can take them to climb my favorites and belay them on routes of their choosing.

Photo Albums by Chris Chaney    
Boudlering at Torrent Falls, RRG, KY

Chris' climbing
18 photos
Out There
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Oct 2 - os
Pissappointment 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Aug 22 - OS to last bolt, TR to finish
Sweet Little Hollywood Flake 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
  Aug 22 - OSTR
Lynn's Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Aug 18 - OSTR for me and Boone. He hiked it.
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Crack Parallel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Northeast Ridge (Knife-Edge) 
Right Eliminator V4 6B
Southeast Gully 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fun Climb 101 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Staircase 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Sweet Little Hollywood Flake 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Moonlight Cocktail 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
The Jerk V1- 5-
The Fictitious Egg V0+ 4+
Hollow Threat V4 6B
Matt Clark honing his slab skills on Lynne's Route.  Matt Clark into easier terrain on SLHF, Jazz Dome.  Jazz Dome from the parking area.  Getting ready to belay at the base of Moonlight Cocktail.  Mandy following Moonlight Cocktail. 
Blue Runner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Blue Biner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dreams V3+ 6A+
Good Tang 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kim 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dyn-O-Mite 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Low Exposure 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Handed Jew 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Edwards' Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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