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Jim Dover is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Any time.
Personal: Lives in Idyllwild, CA, 58 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
Zee Tree 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Jul 25, 2017 - Hard to see the first belay bolts. Linked up the 4th and 5th pitches. Weird gear choices on that 5th pitch/belay--some shit rock.
Step Right Up 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Jun 6, 2017 - This is NOT a sport route..
Winter Solstice 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
  May 15, 2017
Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Apr 9, 2017 - The protection is superb on this route but don't be fooled by the 5.7+ rating. This is a serious route and not to be taken lightly. Sustained climbing for at least the first half. If you are not solid with jamming technique you will find it very difficult
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Zee Tree 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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
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Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
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Portaledge  Base of Half Dome/Snake Dike with smoke from the valley below.  Flower of High Rank  Snake Dike.  Pinched Rib, 10a. 
Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Surprise 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
The Hernia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ten Karat Gold 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Falcon and The Snowman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Sean Penn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Under the Radar 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
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