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Member Since: Aug 12, 2010
Last Visit: 2 days ago
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Point Rank: # 5,235
Total Points: 115

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
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Personal: Lives in Idyllwild, CA, 59 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Flower of High Rank, Mechanic's Route, Open Book, Angel's Fright, Snake Dike, Graham Crackers
Other Interests: Cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling, rock climbing
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Boulders:   V2 5+  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C2
More information:
I am a certified AMGA single pitch instructor--as of November 2015--and I guide for several different outfits.

I started climbing during the summer of 2010.

First climb was Little Murderers at Suicide Rock, July 2010. I stood at the base, belaying my friend John (who taught me how to belay at the base of the route 5 minutes before casting off on lead) hoping he had a good climb because there was no way I was following this insanity. The longer he took the more I changed my mind--"Come on, finish so I can get at this thing." For the first 3 years I would get to the base of EVERY climb and think to myself, "I can't wait until we finish today so I can sell all this shit on eBay with I get home." I got over it.

First trad lead was on the eve of my 53rd birthday, Left Ski Track.

First really big climb/lead was Snake Dike a few weeks later.

First "I really can't believe I'm leading this" lead was The Open Book, 5.9, pitches 1 and 3.

First fall on lead, Peer Pressure, 10a. Got sloppy and reached for a bomber hold without getting better feet first. Lesson learned and the fall wasn't that bad.

First climb I bailed off of--Flower of High Rank. Did it on top rope but...it's different on the sharp end!

Proudest lead--Winter Solstice, 11c. TR'd it several times before I led it in 2012.

Route I'm glad I led so I don't ever have to lead it again--Guillotine, Suicide Rock.

Best Trip Report, supertopo.com/tr/Half-Dome-cab...

Photo Albums by Jim Dover    
Out There
Lickety Splits 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
  Nov 13, 2017
Hubble 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Oct 8, 2017
Out of Our Mines 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
  Oct 8, 2017 - Jesus!
Tucker Dies of Dysentery 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Sep 26, 2017
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 9
North Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
The Long Climb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Magic Dragon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Robbins Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Arrow Tip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
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Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
AREAS
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Josh Dibble on the sharp end, pitch three.  Portaledge  Base of Half Dome/Snake Dike with smoke from the valley below.  Flower of High Rank  Snake Dike. 
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Open Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
The Hernia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sean Penn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Falcon and The Snowman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Serpentine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Under the Radar 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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