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Member Since: Jan 1, 2002
Last Visit: Jun 29, 2017
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I started climbing in 1971 in the Southeast/North Carolina. After going to school at Western Carolina and living in Cashiers, I moved around every couple of years to different climbing areas. North Conway/New Hampshire, SLC/Utah, Boulder/Colorado, Southern California, and finally setting down roots in Colorado in 1987. I have lived here since then and can't believe how much fun I have had and how fast the past 20+ years have gone by. What a great place to live if your a climber.

I've been climbing for 45+ years now total and still love climbing as much today as I did when I first started. I really enjoy all types of climbing. I enjoy trad as well as sport, and I have done & I am relatively proficient in all forms of climbing from cragging to big wall climbing, as well as waterfall ice and alpine climbing. In those 45 yrs I have been fortunate enough to be able to climb all over the US and many places internationally.

I have climbed up to 5.13 back in the 80's when it was at the top of the grades, but now climbing into into my 60's, I don't seem to be able to pull down nearly as hard as I use to. Maybe I have reached the stage in life where it is better to focus on the joy of climbing instead of athletic performance. At least that's what I tell myself when I get smacked down on routes I used to be able to do without too much effort.

I do still have the passion to try & climb hard and can "on sight" climbs up to about 5.12- on a good day, when I'm feeling very fresh and saucy, the rock is crisp, I have good beta, the moves are obvious and not very strenuous, and gravity index for the day is very low. Or the climb is very soft for the grade. LOL \;o)

I really enjoy meeting & getting out with motivated people who share the same passion I have for climbing & adventure. Those people help motivate me to continue to climb as much & as hard as I can. It is a joy to get out & climb with people that are doing some of the climbs I did years ago for their first time. I guess I find it a way of vicariously re living many of my past experiences. It has been interesting to live long enough now, to be able to watch climbing evolve and I am impressed and amazed by the achievements and abilities of the previous and the new generation of climbers.

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Leviathan 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
  Sep 10, 2011 - onsite
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Anegada Passage 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Labia 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Rap Descent from Top of Lower East Face 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Endless Summer 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Titties & Beer (aka "World's Hardest 5.8") 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Bob Rotert on Pitch 3 
 <br />Photo by Andrea Shotwell  Andrea Shotwell getting us started on the first pitch of Voodoo Child..  The unstoppable George Lowe III on the 11 crack pitch. 11/20/15  Mark Ferguson on the sharp end.  Massive icefall coming off Dickey and rocking the Ruth. Awesome!! 
Curvaceous 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
West Overhang 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Between The Sheets 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dead Boy Direct 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Finger Crack 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
New Mutant 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Anarchitect 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Office Girls Walk The Plank 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Your Mother 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Renaissance Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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