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Member Since: Mar 12, 2006
Last Visit: 2 days ago
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Lou Hibbard been climbing?

Lou Hibbard is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Weekends.
Personal: Lives in Eagan, MN, Male
Favorite Climbs: A new climb, although I've climbed the most in Yosemite or Jtree
Other Interests: Helping my kids with school or sports
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Follows 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Boulders:   V3 6A  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C3
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI5
More information:
After a late 2006 injury and then 2007 shoulder surgery - I can still climb "hard" all day for 2-3 days in a row but it hurts afterwards and I'm at a much lower onsight level (above ratings currently about right). Also doing lots of mountain hikes now.

I used to be really into all types of climbing (crack, slab, sport, ice, snow) - had a little bit of a fetish for offwidths but hurt my shoulder before I had a chance to get really good on them.
Always gave the onsight my all- never hung on or grabbed gear unless I had already fallen or was doing an aid pitch.
Never really found my trad lead limits before I got hurt - I was working my way up through the classics in every area, getting everything clean, usually first try.
The last few years prior to injury I was working my way up to Astroman as a main goal - but focusing on the journey and waiting until I felt I could do it in good style. I was about one year away. Had done first three pitches clean on a quick scope out.

Photo Albums by Lou Hibbard    
Out There
Pocomotion WI3
  Mar 20, 2017 - With Bruce B. Onsight lead both pitches. Great setting.
Superior Icefall WI2+
  Mar 5, 2017 - With Travis S. Awesome setting
Soggy Bottom Boys  M7
  Feb 26, 2017 - With Joe T. TR RP 2nd try. No falls first try but had to hang to put a crampon back on. New boots.
Turf Wars M6
  Feb 12, 2017 - With Travis S. TR RP
Recent Site Contributions View all 66 Contributions
Frostbite Ridge AI1-2
Noah's Arc 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Advice From A Caterpillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Right Stuff WI3+
Hidden Gully WI2
The first view of Frostbite Ridge  The trail up the ridge after leaving the PCT  The Rabbit Ears from above. Note how the ridge ends at the Rabbit Ears  View from 3rd class below Rabbit Ears <br />Photo by Scott Vanevenhoven  The Start of Noah's Arc (and Horner's Corner). Veer left just after the tree.  
Frostbite Ridge AI1-2
Crashline 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Right Stuff WI3+
Ramer 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flight Attendant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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