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Member Since: Apr 22, 2006
Last Visit: Jan 8, 2017
Contact Joe Vitti

Point Rank: # 3,427
Total Points: 210

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Joe Vitti been climbing?

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I am a guide with Alpine Endeavors. I live on the west side of the Shawangunk Ridge, just a few miles from the West Trapps parking area.

I started climbing in CT in 1984. My folk's house is close to Pinnacle Rock, Ragged Mt. and a number of other small crags. CT was a great place to get turned on to climbing because there is such a long history of climbing there and even then had a well developed community with lots of experienced climbers around. The routes in CT tend to be hard for their grades and tough to protect on lead and the group I came up around had a clear ethic about leading things on sight as always being the goal. Every time I toprope one of these 5.10's that we were leading when we were kids I am blown away at the difficult and daring nature of the climbs.

I moved to New York four years ago after living in Boulder, CO for ten years. We live in a great spot with some of the sweetest rock anywhere but I miss Boulder.

Photo Albums by Joe Vitti    
Out There
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Black Magic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Apr 13, 2009 - With my great friend Michael Kodas.
Levitation 29 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
  Nov 10, 2008 - Seven hours from base to top and back again with Silas energizer Rossi
Eagle Dance 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0+
  Nov 17, 1999 - With my brother from another mother Will Hackett in the time before wives.
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size 45  Size 45  Size 45  Size 44 Trangos  I earned this battle scar the old fashioned way, in an off width.  Third pitch of Ixtlan.  It took weeks to heal and seemed to get bumped and scraped against everything in sight before finally getting enough scar tissue to pad the nerve endings; boo hoo! 
Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eagle Dance 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0+
Black Magic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Levitation 29 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

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