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Member Since: Aug 12, 2010
Last Visit: Oct 14, 2016
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Point Rank: # 4,353
Total Points: 142
Last Year: 30
Last 30 Days: 5
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Where has Jim Dover been climbing?

Jim Dover is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Any time.
Personal: Lives in Idyllwild, CA, 58 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Flower of High Rank, Mechanic's Route, Open Book, Angel's Fright, Snake Dike, Graham Crackers
Other Interests: Cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling, the opposite sex
Personal/Favorite web site:
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Boulders:   V2 5+  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C2
More information:
I am a certified AMGA single pitch instructor--as of November 2015--and I guide for several different outfits.

I started climbing during the summer of 2010.

First climb was Little Murderers at Suicide Rock, July 2010. I stood at the base, belaying my friend John (who taught me how to belay at the base of the route 5 minutes before casting off on lead) hoping he had a good climb because there was no way I was following this insanity. The longer he took the more I changed my mind--"Come on, finish so I can get at this thing." For the first 3 years I would get to the base of EVERY climb and think to myself, "I can't wait until we finish today so I can sell all this shit on eBay with I get home." I got over it.

First trad lead was on the eve of my 53rd birthday, Left Ski Track.

First really big climb/lead was Snake Dike a few weeks later.

First "I really can't believe I'm leading this" lead was The Open Book, 5.9, pitches 1 and 3.

First fall on lead, Peer Pressure, 10a. Got sloppy and reached for a bomber hold without getting better feet first. Lesson learned and the fall wasn't that bad.

First climb I bailed off of--Flower of High Rank. Did it on top rope's different on the sharp end!

Proudest lead--Winter Solstice, 11c. TR'd it several times before I led it in 2012.

Route I'm glad I led so I don't ever have to lead it again--Guillotine, Suicide Rock.

Best Trip Report,

Photo Albums by Jim Dover    
Out There
Sean Penn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
  Jan 17
El Chapo 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Jan 17
Tiptoe To Topanga 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Dec 6
Graham Crackers 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Aug 20 - Free solo before work today. Great way to start the day.
The Long Climb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Magic Dragon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Robbins Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Arrow Tip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
Jonah 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Base of Half Dome/Snake Dike with smoke from the valley below.  Flower of High Rank  Snake Dike.  Pinched Rib, 10a.  At the belay. 
Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Traitor Horn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Open Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Left Ski Track 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sean Penn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Falcon and The Snowman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Sahara Terror 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

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