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Member Since: Oct 30, 2008
Last Visit: 17 hours ago
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Point Rank: # 3,800
Total Points: 185

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Cybele is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: All days for now.
Personal: Lives in Sandy, Utah, 46 years old, Female
Favorite Climbs: ice,aid, trad, sport, rope solo
Other Interests: Play & listen music- travel- writing/publishing- photography- drumming- old time crafts- carpentry- brewing mead
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Likes to climb: Trad, Sport climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sport:  Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aid:  Leads C3  Follows C4
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI4
Mixed:  Leads M4  Follows M6
More information:
Hi. This post below is long but I want you to know what you can expect, no surprises!

I'm an experienced climber on ice, aid, rock. Newer to Salt Lake City area. In the past I led trad 5.9 on Cali granite; up to 11- sport; WI4+ or WI5; and A3+/C3. Had alpine ambitions since back when. Ice was my first love and waterfall ice my first leads. Hand injury, grad school, and loss of partners have limited my getting out in the past few years, so at this moment I have little of my athletic ability and lead head...and the status of some my former dreams...well...*sigh*... I do love rope guns nowadays, I won't lie. My goal now is to progress and regain some lost ground. I haven't been out enough so I can't pull very hard or move very fast. I was excited just to be able to follow easy 11 and lead a 10c at Hellgate summer/fall 2016 (yeah I know, pillow soft ratings). Led 10a sport last year in Uintas. I haven't worked on my trad lead head much in the past few years, I admit, though I am good with the gear from time on big walls.

I am technically an advanced climber and a safe partner, but sadly there are only a few 5.8 trad pitches I would lead off the couch now. If you climb easier than that I can lead and make a day, or if you like to lead hard, I'm happy to TR/follow stuff and belay you on whatever, even if you gotta rap clean or I have to jumar. I've done this several times on multi-pitch for partners to make their goal route happen when the cruxes pitches were too hard for me. I have of course enabled people on many sport routes that were athletically over my strength or skills.

I've caught many falls. I've had wilderness first responder certification. I am a reasonably competent rope soloist. I've rope soloed Leaning Tower (Yos wall), numerous trad & sport routes, and a multi-pitch WI4 ice route. I've been on 10 Yosemite big walls, led on 9 of them. I am capable of self rescue (and have done it--been stranded, stuck, avalanched on, and more) and could rig up partner rescue if need be (hopefully never).

I've got a very flexible job that means I usually only work a few days per week. Open to most ideas.

Thanks for reading and have a great time out there!

Photo Albums by Cybele    
Rock Climbing Photo: near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles...

29 photos
Out There
Melting Into Madness 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
  Sep 8, 2016
Black Elk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Aug 13, 2016
Wisky Bench 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Aug 10, 2016
Los Crudos 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Aug 10, 2016
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