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Member Since: Jun 14, 2010
Last Visit: Jul 17, 2017
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Point Rank: # 8,601
Total Points: 30

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Personal: Lives in Boulder, CO 80303, Male
Favorite Climbs: Eldo, Lumpy, Indian Creek, Vedauwoo
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sport:  Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
More information:
I mostly do full days of trad. My home crag is Eldo (CO), where I lead up to easy 10 on a daily basis. I might need a hang or three following 10c. I'm comfy leading most 5.9 at Lumpy (haven't tried many 10s there yet), up to 5.10+ at Indian Creek (#2, #3 cracks), and crushing hard 5.4 in Vedauwoo.
I have given my "grade ability" as having at least 50% chance of climbing a line clean. You can check my "tick list" for a decent day for me. The list is fake, but it represents a fairly good day. I've done "bigger" and "not-so-great" days, mostly depending on which partners I end up with. My to-do list is true and realistic (and I have done most of them, but would like to repeat). Climbing for me is the same as when you hit the gym; exercise and training. I'm never out there for the adrenaline, and rarely for exploration or adventure.
Safety and efficiency obnoxious, but you won't notice this until you take a closer look at how I do things. Equalization is all fine and dandy, but redundancy rules. A blue alien + #3 nut behind a lose block is NOT an anchor. A 50 year old pin + #4 nut is NOT an anchor. Yes, both have happened to me following ex-partners.
If you're a big fan of "soft catch", please understand "why" and "when".
I'm allergic to people who rely on crummy belay techniques, shitty "anchors", or claim they can climb 5.10 but need to hang when following 5.7.
I've been leading trad since '98.
My crack skills are limited, I'm pretty lousy at face climbing, I don't know much about offwidth, I think slopers really sucks, but my nemesis is steep jug hauls. I have been called "a pretty good choss dancer" and I know a thing or two about nuts.

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RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 9
Chockstone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Sep 4, 2016
Android Tilt 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
  Sep 4, 2016
Born Under Punches 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
  Sep 4, 2016
Friends in High Places 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Sep 4, 2016
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 9
March of Dimes 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Outer Space 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Chick on the Side 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Erickson's Finish 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zap Snack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tagger 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Recent Site Contributions View all 36 Contributions
Zap Snack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Out to Lunge ... with Dessert 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rincon Light 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Rincon Light 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Out to Lunge ... with Dessert 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Zap Snack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Reveley-Hunter 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Ichiban Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Auburn Lane 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Captain 4Q aka Santa Ana 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R  Suggests: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
Whymper 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Reveley-Hunter 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moonlight Drive 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
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