ttriche is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: weekends mostly, occasional long trip
Personal: Lives in Altadena, CA, 41 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: mithril dihedral, glass menagerie, endgame
Other Interests: ski mountaineering, mountain running, biking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, Gym climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a ||Follows 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b ||Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Boulders: || V3 6A |
|Aid: ||Leads C2 ||Follows C3|
|Ice: ||Leads WI5 ||Follows WI6|
|Mixed: ||Leads M3 ||Follows M5|
My favorite crags are the Needles and Cochise Stronghold. If you're familiar with those areas then you probably already know what I like, or at least what I learned to climb on. Throw in Seneca, Cannon, and the Gunks for rock; Lake Willoughby and the Kancamagus highway for ice; Yosemite, Zion, and Looking Glass for walls; and the Sierra Nevada for alpine. Those are the places that shaped me.
In 2009, I managed to freeze my feet (lost a toe) which impacted my climbing negatively. I'm back to following 5.11 most of the time, and can lead 5.10 on gear if the climb caters to my strengths (cracks, brute force cruxes, etc.) or fall off a 5.9 if it doesn't (delicate face moves, slabby way above pro, etc.).
If things go smoothly, I can knock out 20-25 pitches a day. If not, maybe 5-10. Now that I'm old, there's less motivation to be bold, but I'll still simul-climb if it makes sense. Mostly I'd like to resume getting out there more often.