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

Member Since: Sep 7, 2011
Last Visit: 5 hours ago
Contact RyderS

Point Rank: # 650
Total Points: 899
Last Year: 894
Last 30 Days: 35
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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: http://www.itinerantclimberscollective.com
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 (itinerantclimberscollective.com). 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 32
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!
Standard Right WI3-4
  Feb 23 - Tried the vertical pillar variation. Candlestick-y and interesting to protect.
Dracula WI4+
  Feb 22 - Exposure on the left is not too hideous when you get into the corner and stem. Cool route!
Feast of Fools 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
The Dangler 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Directississima 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
MF 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
North East Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c Mod. Snow X
Recent Site Contributions View all 149 Contributions
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
3: "Bizi" ("The Nose") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
1: 30 and 60 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
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.  Can you spot the climber? A shot of me heading up one of the steeper steps on the North Ridge of Mt. Stuart. The crux of the route, The Great Gendarme, peeks through the fog above.  Fog rolls in and envelops the face above the Ice Cliff Glacier as seen from Mt. Stuart's North Ridge. 
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