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|
Mostly do full days of trad. My home crag is Eldo, 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) and crushing hard 5.4 in Vedauwoo.
Since very few people around here keep their "grade capability" honest, 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 some of them, but would like to repeat). Climbing for me is the same as when you hit the gym; exercise and training. I'm not out there for the adrenaline, exploration, or adventure.
Safety and efficiency obnoxious, but you won't notice this until you start studying 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 has happened to me following expartners.
Allergic to people who rely on crummy belay techniques and shitty "anchors", and claim they can climb 5.10 but need to hang when following 5.7.
Also allergic to crappy weather (which means I'm not interested in ice or alpine).
If you're a big fan of "soft catch", please understand "why" and "when".
I've been leading trad since '98.
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