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The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eggleston


Member Since: Jul 19, 2005
Last Visit: 12 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 4,411
Total Points: 83
Last Year: 0
Last 30 Days: 0
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Areas are worth 15
Routes are worth 10
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Personal: Lives in Aurora, CO 80013, 58 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: RMNP, Eldorado, Flatirons
Other Interests: Mountaineering, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  Follows 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Ice:  Leads WI4  Follows WI5
Mixed:  Leads M1  Follows M5
More information:
I'm not the greatest climber, but I sure love to do it. I enjoy moving over rock and ice, but mountaineering is probably my biggest passion. After finishing the Colorado 14ers in 1991, I didn't think I wanted to climb from a list again, but I wasn't getting out as much. I did Rainier, the Grand Teton and Denali, just finished all the named peaks and ranked peaks in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Parkand now I'm working on the named peaks and the ranked peaks in Indian Peaks Wilderness. I was fortunate to climb Lobuche East in Nepal and at Railay, Thailand in November of 2007 and Mt. Buet in Chomonix near Mt. Blanc in the French Alps in 2010. Next up, volcanoes on the North Island, New Zealand. I've been going down to the Ouray Ice Park for the last 15 seasons with a group of friends and I manage to get out on the ice a dozen times a year if I'm lucky. Over the years (about 25), I have been to Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Smith Rock, Shelf, Red Rocks, Tahquitz and most of the local Colorado crags. I suppliment my outdoor rock climbs with weekly sessions in the gym. If I could climb outside every week, I'd never go back in the gym again, but it does help my strength and technique.

Photo Albums by Rick Witting    
On Kala Patthar with Everest in the background.  Acclimatizing for Lobuche

Nepal
3 photos
The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eggleston

RMNP
2 photos
Dragon's Egg RMNP

SW 1030 Pics
6 photos
Out There
I Did! I Did! 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
  Apr 12
Sylvester 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
  Apr 12
Tweety 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
  Apr 12
I Tawt I Saw A Puddy Tat 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
  Apr 12
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This Ain't Naturita, Pilgrim 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
The Perfect 10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
This Bone's For You 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Baby Beeper 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Stickin' It To The Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Cat's Meow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
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Jay leading Bridalveil Falls.  The Crypt on 1/17/2009.  The Crypt on 1/17/2009  Rick Witting at the top of the main flow 11/8/2008, a little wet, but fat.  Jay Eggleston getting ready to lead the ice just to the right of the main flow, fat but dinner plating on 11/8/2008. 
Standard Route of Hayden Spire 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a
Spiral Route 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c
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Standard Route of Hayden Spire 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a  Suggests: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
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