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Rock Climbing Photo: Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...

Member Since: Sep 26, 2009
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Where has Andy Hansen been climbing?

Personal: Lives in Longmont, Colorado, 30 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Thoroughfare, Texas Hold 'Em, Shune's Buttress, Ames Ice Hose, Pervertical Sanctuary, The Scenic Cruise
Other Interests: Splitboarding & Hanging with my girlfriend
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Likes to climb: Trad climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Follows 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sport:  Leads 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Follows 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Boulders:   V7 7A+  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C4
Ice:  Leads WI5  Follows WI6
Mixed:  Leads M6  Follows M8
More information:
Guide at the Colorado Mountain School. AMGA Certified Rock Guide & Apprentice Alpine Guide.
Photo Albums by Andy Hansen    
Rock Climbing Photo: Trust in Jesus

3 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: Birch Tree Crack lead.

10 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: Suffering Cats, 5.11c @ Kitty Crag

Red Rock
9 photos
Out There
Controlled Burn 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
  Oct 21
Gold Dust 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
  Oct 21
Sons of Yesterday 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Oct 20 - w/Kevin
Serenity Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
  Oct 20 - OS Crux w/Kevin
Southwest Corner 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ariana 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The Cruise 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Journey Home 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Sheer Lunacy (Free) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tatooine 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Dorado Needle East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grand Giraffe Slot Variation 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Old Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ballista 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
Moffat Column WI4+
East Ridge climbs the center portion of the rock. The obvious ridge line in this photo is the South Ridge.   Looking at the ridge from just below the two horizontal quartz bands.  The East Ridge climbs the right hand ridge line of the Dorado Needle.   Above the "scary slab" is this impeccable 5.8 hand crack that leads to an exhilarating 5.9+ squeeze. Best pitch on the route!  If you choose the "scary slab" option as indicated in Ian's ST guide (which is a heady move of 5.8 protected by a micro nut) you will be rewarded with a stellar 5.8 hand crack and this 5.9+ flare and offwidth finish directly to the summit anchor. Well worth the price of admission. However, be solid on 5.9 OW because it's unlikely you hauled a #5 Camalot up there and that's what this beaut takes for pro! So good! 
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Brinton's Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dancing Madly Backwards 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Gargantua 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cheatah 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Michael's Project 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
The Wasp 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Nevermore 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Suggests: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sinopia 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Suggests: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Beethoven's Fifth 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13  Suggests: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13

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