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near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

Member Since: Oct 30, 2008
Last Visit: 2 days ago
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Cybele is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Weekdays, as of Aug 2013.
Personal: Lives in Phoenix, AZ, 43 years old, Female
Favorite Climbs: ice,aid, trad, sport
Other Interests: music- travel- writing- photography- yoga- drumming- old time crafts- brewing mead
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37393494@N02/
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
Aid:  Leads C3  Follows C4
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI5
Mixed:  Leads M4  Follows M6
More information:
Hi. I'm an experienced climber in several genres. Currently having just finished school and lacking partners since my move to AZ, I can't pull very hard or move very fast for now. In the past I've lead trad 5.9s at Josh, Idyllwild, Lover's Leap, & Cardinal Pinnacle; 10s at any sport area and up through 11a/b a few times; WI4+ in Colorado and Alberta; and A3+ in Yos. Climbed lightly in Alaska and Peru. But hand injury, grad school, and loss of partners has limited my chances to get out there, so at this moment I have almost none of my athletic ability and lead head. In AZ, I notice the grades can be stiff (like McDowells), so I don't want to exaggerate where my mind and body are at. I do love rope guns nowdays, I won't lie.

There are only a few 5.8 trad pitches I would lead today, and they're in Cali. I'll lead up to one of the 5.9s at Pond. I can follow well a few of the 10cs there, but can't pull the really overhung climbs. If you like to climb easy I can lead and make a day; or if you like to lead hard, I'm thrilled to TR/follow stuff and belay you on whatever.

I am technically expert and a very reliable safe partner. I do not mind at all belaying on climbs I can't follow. I've caught many falls. I've jumared on multi-pitch to make the route happen when the cruxes were too much.

I'm a wilderness first responder and competent enough rope soloist that I haven't killed myself solo rope leading on big walls and a multi-pitch ice route. I've been on 10 big walls, led on 9. I've rapped El Cap from Thanksgiving Ledge with an 85-lb load (an interesting way to descend, but I'll stick to the East Ledges next time, thanks). I am very capable of self rescue (and I have done it) and could rig up partner rescue if need be (hopefully never).

I've just finished school and my schedule at my new job wildly varies. I often have weekdays free.

To do list includes Granite Mtn. I haven't been to there yet. I like Cochise Stronghold and Iso a lot and have climbed at McDowells, Queen Creek, Camelback, Peaks, Forks (I suck there), Jacks, Munchkinland, West Elden, Overlook.

Thanks for reading and have a great time out there!

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near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

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