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Standing atop the Lower 48 having completed Mt. Whitney's East Buttress (Direct)!

Member Since: Sep 7, 2011
Last Visit: 46 mins ago
Contact RyderS

Point Rank: # 631
Total Points: 931
Last Year: 926
Last 30 Days: 67
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Where has RyderS been climbing?

RyderS is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: When are you headed out?.
Personal: Lives in Boston, MA, 22 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Fishhook Arete (Mt. Russell), North Ridge (Mt. Stuart), East Buttress (Direct, Mt. Whitney), Liberty Bell-Concord Spire Link-up (5.8+, Liberty Bell Group, Washington Pass), Book of Solemnity (Cathedral), Le Teton (Gunks), Moby Grape (Cannon)
Other Interests: making music; failing at Chinese
Personal/Favorite web site:
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  Follows 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
Boulders:   V7 7A+  
Ice:  Leads WI4  Follows WI5
More information:
Current Scheming: Looking for partners for spring-summer dirtbag alpine adventure in the High Sierra. Will be logging mileage on harder alpine routes (5.10s and such) along with fun, less scarefest-y alpine outings. If you're interested, drop me a line!

Climber from New England. Aspiring alpinist and expedition photographer ( I'm always looking for ways to get out there, so if you are looking for a partner who is flexible with climbing styles, drop me a line!

Peace and good climbing always.


Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 34
The Dangler 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
  Apr 17 - Short and sweet. Sure it may be a Gunks cliché, but the photo op is still damn fun!
MF 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
  Apr 12 - Great route. Definitely not a gimme after the first crux ends! Stays interesting to the anchor!
Nosedive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
  Apr 12 - Much more varied and interesting than Retribution. Crack sequence at the top is fun!
Retribution 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
  Apr 12 - Maneuvered around a wasp at the crux!
Feast of Fools 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Directississima 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
North East Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c Mod. Snow X
Winter Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
U-Notch Couloir 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b WI2 M1 Mod. Snow
Recent Site Contributions View all 157 Contributions
14: Sanbu ("The Start") 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
6: Unnamed ["The Grungy Cave"] 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
21: Unnamed: ["From Choss to Stardom"] 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
14: Pingheng ("Balance") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
Unnamed ["Jam n' Run"] 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Route 14 in the topo.  A shot from a distance of climbers on "The Grungy Cave." The awkward cave crux is clearly visible at the top of the route.  Brian pulls through the bomber finger locks at the crux of Bonnie's Roof Direct.  The best sunset in the mountains: after the storm finally cleared over Mt. Stuart, we were treated to the coolest light show I have even seen! The short distance between the low cloud ceiling and the horizon created a spectacular sunset to watch from our bivy.  The killer North Ridge shot: looking up the famous slab preceding the route's crux, The Great Gendarme. We decided to bivy just below the slab because of foul weather (we traveled light on the bivy gear, too...), and topped out under the sun the next morning. 
1: 30 and 60 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Weibo Paparazzi 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
14: Pingheng ("Balance") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
4: Unnamed ["Smile for the Camera... in the Shadow of the Great Wall"/SftC" 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c