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Member Since: Jan 11, 2008
Last Visit: Nov 21, 2016
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Where has Doug Benton been climbing?

Doug Benton is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Any.
Personal: Lives in Sandy, UT, Male
Favorite Climbs: Anything with friends, and followed by beer!
Other Interests: Friends, beer, food
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ice:  Leads WI1  Follows WI5
More information:
UPDATE: Summer/Fall 2012

Living in Sandy, UT and traveling to WY/CO area frequently.

I am open to about any style of climbing. Not a cutting edge climber, just out to suffer a little from time to time, learn some new skills when possible, meet some new folks, and keep climbing.

Always open!! Over the years I've climbed in various areas and taken a few courses which means I have just enough knowledge to know better, but I still do. Love climbing with more experienced or less experienced climbers ANYTIME!

A couple of dynamic ropes, rack consists of a good range, size and variety of cams, and nuts

Had several solo ascents including, Borah Peak, ID. Lonesome Peak in MT. Several 14ers in CO and CA.
Put up a ridiculous multi-pitch class IV/scramble 5.0- bushwack on some obscure rock in WY not worth mentioning except that the summit was a pretty neat little endeavor. I have a profile on SummitPost with more info. Tackled Dreamweaver on Mt. Meeker in 2008?. Extended backpacking trip in Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness this past summer. I have a beacon/probe/shovel for winter/spring conditions. Pretty flexible as far as goals, desires, etc.

Attended the 2010 Ice Fest in Cody, WY. Will be going again for 2011. Looking to get on the ice in CO/UT/WY. Would like to find an experienced mentor. Willing to travel, and beer. A few pitches under my belt, so just enough of a taste and suffering to want more!!

I can contribute one BD ice screw and a little thingy I made from a wire clothes hanger to feed slings through v-threads.

Looking to expand into aid. I have very little experience at this style of climbing. Willing to belay slave, haul bags to trade for experience and instruction.

Gear: A couple of pitons...willing to contribute to an aid rack anything from my trad/sport rack.

Additionally, I've delved into mixed climbing due to poor route-finding skills, crappy conditions, and a miserable hangover. Yep! I'd probably do it again....

I have found myself on all kinds of interesting adventures or mis-adventures through the years, so hit me up if you feel willing to support an occasionally homeless, partially unemployed, housebroken, down to earth, mid-grade, climbing partner.


Photo Albums by Doug Benton    
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 52
Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
  Nov 16, 2013 - Free solo on a beautiful day.
Walt's Wall 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Oct 13, 2012 - with Caleb! A great day for it!
Columbian Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Sep 29, 2012 - climbed up with a party from Dreggs, ID. Fun!
Layback Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Sep 24, 2012 - Nice warm-up!
North Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eyetooth 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
C Minor 7 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Conn Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Cracks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
God's Own Drunk 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Recent Site Contributions View all 86 Contributions
Easy Ramp 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Caleb seconding on the ramp of the second pitch  looking down from the second anchors  heading out on the second pitch  at the first anchors  leading on Walts 
East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Steorts' Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Easy Jam 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Cornelius 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

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