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Alpine partner for summer and beyond

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Andy W · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 31

I'm seeking a new partner for alpine climbing with availability Sun-Wed and preferably northern Front Range based. I have a good group of crag partners but time, skills, goals don't line up. I logged a few 5.8 alpine routes last season but am still relatively new to the game. I lead 5.8-9 cleanly on gear and can get up most any 10.

I'm looking for someone at least equal in leading and basic alpine, and it is vital our drive and vibe fit. I am all about efficiency which comes from proficiency, so I constantly study, practice, and improve methods. I'm also a vigilant planner and on the ocd side of organization and timeliness. But I like to climb with an easy going positive attitude; leisurely perfection is what I call it. I don't like stressed, spacey, or sloppy partners. Lastly, I'm looking for some commitment to develop a long term alpine partnership. 

Someone with more experience would be great to learn from, but more imperative is a partner who communicates openly and genuinely enjoys discussing how we can improve: from training to belaying to gear and everything in between. Pushing grades isn't important but simply required for exploring more routes; pushing ourselves to be the best team possible, returning home safely, and having fun is all that matters. If this sounds like a possible fit, message me and let's go crag at Lumpy to feel it out. Cheers and happy climbing! 

Mike Kubes · · Fort Collins CO · Joined May 2014 · Points: 171

Hey Andy, I think that we have a pretty similar approach to climb & our objectives seem pretty in line as well. Im new to Fort Collins & looking to do some longer trad routes this summer. I'd be game for Lumpy or cragin around Fort Collins to see if we'd be a good fit. (952)237-5767

Joven · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 15

I would be up for some Lumpy trad May 22-26th if either of you are available. I no longer live in Estes Park though. 

Michael Butts · · Boulder, Co · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 290

Any interest in the Saber RMNP?

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