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Point Rank: # 5,804
Total Points: 43
Last Year: 33
Last 30 Days: 0
|Areas are worth 15|
|Routes are worth 10|
|Photos are worth 5|
|Comments are worth 1|
Where has Patrik been climbing?
|Patrik is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Anytime.
|Personal: Lives in Eldorado Springs, CO 80025, Male|
|Favorite Climbs: Eldo, Lumpy|
|Other Interests: none specified|
|Personal/Favorite web site: none specified|
|Likes to climb: Trad climbs |
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10a ||Follows 5.10c|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.10a ||Follows 5.10c|
|More information:|With some experience of 'MP hookups', most MP users should be curious about partner safety. If you wonder about my safety, here it is:
Brake hand stays actively on the rope at all times while on belay. For me, this include Gri-Gris and Reversos. The word 'actively' means you don't tie your shoes, use your phone (for calls/photos/texting), eat a snack (all three of which have happened to me by former MP "partners") ... or any other distraction while you keep me on belay (or I keep you on belay). And I want your brake hand in the 'lock-off' position at all times. If you don't know how to do this, I'll be happy to show you.
I don't trust my life to a single sling. So I don't accept 'sliding-X' configurations creating a 'master point' in an anchor (for a belay spot on a multi-pitch or in a TR anchor).
There's no such thing as placing 'too much' gear when I lead. I have on occasions placed 12 pieces on 50ft of climbing (for example on a route in Eldo called "Morning Thunder").
I sometimes use a locker or double/opposed biners on critical draws.
I do a ton of down climbing (even on a bolted line!) and rarely take more than 3 lead falls in a season.
As for my 'claim' of leading 10a: I have led about 20 different 10a routes in Eldo clean over the last few years. This year, I got Android Tilt (10b), Zap Snack (10c), Tagger (10b/c), Rosy (10a), Break on Through (10b), Outer Space (10b), Moonlight Drive (10b, soft). I still have to clean up Born Under Punches (10b) and Over the Hill (10b) though.
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