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

Where has Rick Witting been climbing?

Personal: Lives in Aurora, CO 80013, 62 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: RMNP, Eldorado, Flatirons, Wilderness Areas
Other Interests: Mountaineering, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ice:  Leads WI4  Follows WI5
Mixed:  Leads M1  Follows M5
More information:
I'm not the greatest climber, but I sure love to do it. I enjoy moving over rock and ice, but mountaineering is probably my biggest passion. After finishing the Colorado 14ers in 1991, I didn't think I wanted to climb from a list again, but I wasn't getting out as much. I did Rainier, the Grand Teton and Denali, all the named peaks and ranked peaks in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness and now I'm working on the named peaks and the ranked peaks in other Wilderness Areas as well as California 14ers. I was fortunate to climb Lobuche East and some other high peaks in Nepal and at Railay, Thailand in November of 2007 and Mt. Buet in Chomonix near Mt. Blanc in the French Alps in 2010, volcanoes on the North Island, New Zealand. I've been going down to the Ouray Ice Park for the last 18 seasons with a group of friends and I manage to get out on the ice a dozen times a year if I'm lucky. Over the years (about 31), I have been to Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Smith Rock, Shelf, Red Rocks, Tahquitz and most of the local Colorado crags. I suppliment my outdoor rock climbs with weekly sessions in the gym. If I could climb outside every week, I'd never go back in the gym again, but it does help my strength and technique.
Photo Albums by Rick Witting    
Rock Climbing Photo: On Kala Patthar with Everest in the background.  A...

3 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: The Needle, Prospect Mtn (not RMNP)Photo by Jay Eg...

2 photos
Rock Climbing Photo: Dragon's Egg RMNP

SW 1030 Pics
6 photos
Out There
Kevin Spies the Line 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Sep 14, 2017
Interface aka Slab Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Sep 14, 2017
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Sep 14, 2017
Sorcerer's Apprentice 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Jul 23, 2017
This Ain't Naturita, Pilgrim 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Perfect 10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
This Bone's For You 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Baby Beeper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stickin' It To The Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat's Meow 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Recent Site Contributions View all 21 Contributions
Jay leading Bridalveil Falls.  The Crypt on 1/17/2009.  The Crypt on 1/17/2009  Rick Witting at the top of the main flow 11/8/2008, a little wet, but fat.  Jay Eggleston getting ready to lead the ice just to the right of the main flow, fat but dinner plating on 11/8/2008. 
Standard Route of Hayden Spire 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Spiral Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Standard Route of Hayden Spire 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Suggests: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

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