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, 45 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
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37393494@N02/
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|
Hi. 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. Climbed a little bit in Alaska and Peru. Always 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 sadly little of my athletic ability and lead head...and don't even get into the status of my former dreams... 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 to be able to follow easy 11 and lead a 10c at Hellgate summer/fall 2016 (yeah I know pillow soft ratings). My trad lead head has not been worked much in the past few years, I admit, and even on 2nd WI3 or 4 is plenty entertaining now.
I am technically very advanced and a reliable 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 jumared a number of times on multi-pitch to make the route happen when the cruxes pitches were too hard for me. I have enabled people on many routes that were athletically over my strength/skills.
I've caught many falls. I've had wilderness first responder certification and am a competent rope soloist. I've rope soloed Leaning Tower, numerous trad & sport crag routes, and a multi-pitch WI4 ice route. I've been on 10 Yosemite big walls, led on 9 of them. I've rapped El Cap from Thanksgiving Ledge with an 85-lb load (an interesting way to descend, but I'll stick to the East Ledges next time, thanks). I am very 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 varies from working weekends to M-F or only a few days. Open to most ideas.
Thanks for reading and have a great time out there!