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Fire Starter

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Burner Buttress

TR. I finally got it this time, but still had to take some. After this I TRed Burner - which was easier.

Jun 9, 2017

Death Flake

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Burner Buttress

Lead / Onsight. Fun! My second post-op 5.8 lead.

Jun 9, 2017

Burner

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Burner Buttress

TR. TRonSight! After grunting on Firestarter, I flew up this thing. This one was more sustained & fun.

Jun 9, 2017

Bushwhack Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

6 pitches. First post-op 5.8 lead. TRed & downclimbed. Followed & then finished P2 Right variation.

Jun 4, 2017

Big Mouth

V1+ 5 (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : 5 Mile Boulders

TRed. Gotta come back and lead this. Short & straightforward OW.

Jun 4, 2017

Mantel Variation

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

TR.

May 28, 2017

Schoolroom Direct Variation

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

TR.

May 28, 2017

Schoolroom

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (5 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Schoolroom Area

Follow. Followed Char up all pitches.

May 28, 2017

Bongeater

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Bongeater Buttress

Ohh so good. I still can't exit this thing gracefully...

May 24, 2017

Handeater

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Bongeater Buttress

TR. Fun, but too short! Crux start is good. Traverse... TBD.

May 24, 2017

Fire Starter

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Burner Buttress

TR. As the night fell upon us and the rain picked up, I yarded on the rope to pass the crux. SAD.

May 24, 2017

Fat Man's Misery

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Five Fingers Area

Lead / Onsight. Straightforward. No chimneying needed.

May 14, 2017

Waltz, The

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Five Fingers Area

Lead / Onsight. Took a direct finish. Wide felt harder than 5.6, even with the chicken-head cheat on the outside.

May 14, 2017

Scumbag Crack

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Five Fingers Area

2 pitches. Lead / Onsight. Lead to the top of Fat Man's Misery. Fun and harder than expected!

May 14, 2017

Tenderloin

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Five Fingers Area

Lead / Onsight. Fun & carefree.

May 14, 2017

Northeast Arete

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (5 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Bridge Mountain

Follow. 13 hrs car to car from Rocky Gap. Followed Charlotte. Heat exhaustion and dehydration got to us!

May 5, 2017

Beginner's Two

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - West Face

Lead / Onsight. I was expecting a chill 5.2 warmup. I got my money's worth, and didn't need coffee to wake up! :-)

May 3, 2017

Buissonier

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - Southeast Face

TR. Great TR on the descent of the S side of the Blob after Beginner's Two. Bring slings to rapp.

May 3, 2017

Rick's Solo

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Potato Head

TR. Tough start! Another crux higher up, but I got it clean. I need to lead this next time.

May 3, 2017

The Trough

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (4 p) 

California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Left Side

Follow. Followed Char on all pitches. Great leads, Char!

May 1, 2017

The Guillotine

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (v) North Face

1 pitch. Follow. Followed Nic. Fun, straightforward squeeze with a tricky exit.

Apr 30, 2017

Flower of High Rank

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (u) Northeast Buttress

Follow. Followed Nic & Char. Hard on the frostbitten stumps & post-op right ankle/foot! Great size variety.

Apr 30, 2017

Finger Lickin' Good

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (t) Eagle Pinnacle

TR. Quick TR at the end of the day. Tips! Great sunset views of Tahquitz.

Apr 30, 2017

The Chauvinist

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : South Face - Left Side

Follow. Followed Nic Risser. Steep! First climb at Tahquitz for me.

Apr 29, 2017

Beginner's One

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - West Face

Follow. Followed Charlotte. Slab is easy (cl. 2-3), protects where it matters.

Apr 28, 2017

Hands Off

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Wall - Left Side

TR. Long & sustained. Easy toprope setup with nice walkon/walkoff. Great shady belay spot at base.

Apr 28, 2017

The Bong

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - North Face

Lead / Onsight. Fun! Short crux. Great way to get back into leading.

Apr 28, 2017

Right Sawdust Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face

3 pitches. TR. Warming back up to crack, ankle post-op. Mock led once.

Apr 27, 2017

Tulip

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. Fun awkward crack start to some thin slab climbing.

Apr 27, 2017

Tiptoe

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. TRed after leading B1.

Apr 27, 2017

Eschar

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. Seems stiff for 5.4, not the best pro either. Fun!

Apr 27, 2017

Walkway

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. Undercling left to start, face climbed arete high before stepping right to seam. Slant was trivial.

Apr 27, 2017

Baby-Point-Five

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. Fun lieback/undercling start. Interesting slab climbing after.

Apr 27, 2017

B-1

5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Lead / Onsight. Did direct bombay finish. Fun bombay!

Apr 27, 2017

B-1

5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

2 pitches. TR. Climbed again. Yayers. Also downclimbed.

Apr 27, 2017

Bimbo

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

TR. Tough short crux. Cheated. :-P

Apr 27, 2017

Right Sawdust Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face

TR. Warming back up to crack, ankle post-op.

Apr 26, 2017

B-2

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

2 pitches. TR. Also downclimbed this twice.

Apr 26, 2017

B-3

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Lead / Onsight. First third post-op lead :-P

Apr 26, 2017

Karpkwitz

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

2 pitches. TR. Climbed it 2 different ways for fun.

Apr 26, 2017

B-2

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

2 pitches. Follow. Followed Char up this twice.

Apr 26, 2017

The Trough

5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Lead / Onsight. Why not? A better warmup than scrambling up the formation.

Apr 26, 2017

B-3

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

4 pitches. TR. TRed again. Downclimbed 3 times for practice, too.

Apr 26, 2017

Little Bear-Blanca Traverse

5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Blanca Peak

Follow. Followed/simuled with Char as she got to lead the whole thing. Fun route with sustained exposure.

Aug 14, 2016

Northwest Face

4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b (2 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Little Bear Peak

Solo. Make sure to not start up the gash. Really exposed at the top! Great way to start the B-B Traverse.

Aug 14, 2016

Crestone Traverse

4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones

Solo. So much easier than the NW Butt of Crestone Pk. We soloed this. 2nd easiest 14er traverse.

Aug 13, 2016

Crestone Peak North Buttress

Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13 (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones

Follow. Soloed most of this as straightforward cl. 3. I followed Char as she led spice over the 2nd tower.

Aug 13, 2016

Ellingwood Ledges

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : The Crestones

Lead / Onsight. Led all crux pitches from direct start. I guess exiting left was 5.9, huh? That adds up ;-P

Aug 9, 2016

Northeast Ridge

 (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells

Solo. Downclimbed after the Traverse. Easy to get off route in the top gully.

Jul 30, 2016

Maroon Ridge

5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Maroon Bells

Solo. Scrambled/simuled w/ Char. Got off route once & belayed Char. Belayed 2 short sections.

Jul 30, 2016

Holy Cross Couloir

 (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mount of the Holy Cross

Solo. Nice straightforward snow climb.

Jul 20, 2016

Inwood Arete

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R (1 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : Quandary Peak

Follow. Followed Charlotte R., who took the direct start.

Jul 17, 2016

South Face

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (8 p) 

Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Petit Grepon

Follow. Followed Sean Dormer.

Jul 13, 2016

Grant's Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TRed once, mock led once.

Feb 21, 2016

Unnamed Thin Crack

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

TRed.

Feb 21, 2016

5.6 Chimney Above Grant's

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led.

Feb 21, 2016

Swan Slab Gully

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Did upper two pitches after climbing Penelope's Problem.

Feb 21, 2016

Oak Tree Flake

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led.

Feb 21, 2016

Penelope's Problem

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led.

Feb 21, 2016

Bay Tree Crack

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. More fun than I remembered!

Feb 20, 2016

Oak Tree Flake

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Followed once. Led once.

Feb 20, 2016

Swan Slab Gully

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. Wetness made it more interesting.

Feb 20, 2016

Hanging Flake

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. Then downclimbed and reclimbed

Feb 20, 2016

Pin Scar Seams

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Climbed up and down 4 different lines from the TR we set up above this slab.

Feb 20, 2016

Swan Slab Chimney

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

2 pitches. Solo. Soloed twice.

Feb 20, 2016

Swan Slab Squeeze

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. Places one 0.3 BD C4 for pro.

Feb 20, 2016

Unnamed Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Swan Slab

Led. Why not?

Feb 20, 2016

The Wallow

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Sandy Corridor

Lead / Onsight. Led. Then followed Charlotte.

Jan 18, 2016

Chrysler Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Sandy Corridor

Failed lead. Downclimbed from the rest stance 1/3 up as the pain in my toe stumps for heel-stump technique was too much. Another day.

Jan 18, 2016

Tuna Cookies

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

TRed & downclimbed.

Jan 17, 2016

Fishbreath

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

Led. TRed Chips Ahoy after.

Jan 17, 2016

Chips and Salsa

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (2 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

Followed Charlotte on P1 & P2. Easy walkoff. Great second pitch.

Jan 17, 2016

Tuna and Chips

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

TR. Not as sustained as Albacore Man, to the right.

Jan 17, 2016

Chips Ahoy

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

TRed P1 after leading Fishbreath. Fun climb!

Jan 17, 2016

Albacore Man

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tuna and Chips Wall

TRed. Sunstained. Harder as you get higher. Tough & exposed through the varnish!

Jan 17, 2016

Bigwank

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

TRed. Mock led. Could have led, but amputated toes hurt just enough to dampen lead psych.

Jan 16, 2016

Atman

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

TRed 3 times. Mock led once. Superb physical crack. Only wish it were longer.

Jan 16, 2016

Miniwanka

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

Fun lead. Well protected with good stances. Crux is the low roof, with stemming & good pro.

Jan 16, 2016

Zoroaster

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

Followed Charlotte.

Jan 16, 2016

Bigwank

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

TRed 3 times, all clean.

Jan 14, 2016

Zoroaster

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Yin and Yang Cliff

Mock led.

Jan 14, 2016

Cat in the Hat

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (6 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Lead P1-2 (watch for drag!). Followed Charlotte on P3. Must go back to finish!

Jan 13, 2016

Woofers

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Viagra Tower

TRed & downclimbed twice. Would be scary to lead! Thin pro at tough stances, constant groundfall potential.

Jan 12, 2016

ZigZag

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Viagra Tower

Led w/ left escape. TRed direct.

Jan 12, 2016

Winger

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Viagra Tower

TRed & downclimbed twice. Would be scary to lead! Thin pro at tough stances, constant groundfall potential.

Jan 12, 2016

Viagra Corner

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Viagra Tower

Followed Charlotte. First outside climb back in normal shoes.

Jan 11, 2016

The Grack - Center

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Glacier Point Apron

Followed Charlotte up all pitches. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite. Got the slab clean, even with this!

Aug 23, 2015

The West Slabs

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (10 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : The West Slabs

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite. Continued up W Ridge, Traverses of the Goddesses, and standard trail descent.

Aug 19, 2015

Bolt Route

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 17, 2015

The Flake

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 17, 2015

Nice Little Crack

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 17, 2015

Six Pence

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 17, 2015

Six Appeal

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Storm Mountain Island

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 17, 2015

Breezy

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

Followed Charlotte up first 2 pitches. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 7, 2015

West Dihedral

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 7, 2015

West Crack

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail

Followed Charlotte. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 7, 2015

The Bomb

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (2 p) 

Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - SW Face

Followed Charlotte on P1 & P2. Interesting crux. Easier than it looks. Wore a boot on R foot to protect frostbite.

Aug 4, 2015

East Face (Standard)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (8 p) 

Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Third Flatiron

Followed Charlotte Rutherfurd with a single boot to protect my frostbitten toes.

Aug 2, 2015

Kiener's Route

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Easy Snow (1 p) 

Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...

Followed Charlotte Rutherfurd with a single boot to protect my frostbitten toes.

Jul 30, 2015

Lamb's Slide

Easy Snow (1 p) 

Colorado : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...

Followed Charlotte. This sucked with frostbitten toes on my R foot.

Jul 30, 2015

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