Lou Hibbard is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Weekends
Personal: Lives in Eagan, MN, Male
Favorite Climbs: A new climb, although I've climbed the most in Yosemite or Jtree
Other Interests: Helping my kids with school or sports
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b ||Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ||Follows 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Boulders: || V3 6A |
|Aid: ||Leads C2 ||Follows C3|
|Ice: ||Leads WI3 ||Follows WI5|
After a late 2006 injury and then 2007 shoulder surgery - I can still climb "hard" all day for 2-3 days in a row but it hurts afterwards and I'm at a much lower onsight level (above ratings currently about right). Also doing lots of mountain hikes now.
I used to be really into all types of climbing (crack, slab, sport, ice, snow) - had a little bit of a fetish for offwidths but hurt my shoulder before I had a chance to get really good on them.
Always gave the onsight my all- never hung on or grabbed gear unless I had already fallen or was doing an aid pitch.
Never really found my trad lead limits before I got hurt - I was working my way up through the classics in every area, getting everything clean, usually first try.
The last few years prior to injury I was working my way up to Astroman as a main goal - but focusing on the journey and waiting until I felt I could do it in good style. I was about one year away. Had done first three pitches clean on a quick scope out.