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Jan 1, 2002
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I started climbing in 1971 in the Southeast/North Carolina. After going to school at Western Carolina and living in Cashiers, I moved around every couple of years to different climbing areas. North Conway/New Hampshire, SLC/Utah, Boulder/Colorado, Southern California, and finally setting down roots in Colorado in 1987. I have lived here since then and can't believe how much fun I have had and how fast the past 20+ years have gone by. What a great place to live if your a climber.

I've been climbing for 45+ years now total and still love climbing as much today as I did when I first started. I really enjoy all types of climbing. I enjoy trad as well as sport, and I have done & I am relatively proficient in all forms of climbing from cragging to big wall climbing, as well as waterfall ice and alpine climbing. In those 45 yrs I have been fortunate enough to be able to climb all over the US and many places internationally.

I have climbed up to 5.13 back in the 80's when it was at the top of the grades, but now climbing into into my 60's, I don't seem to be able to pull down nearly as hard as I use to. Maybe I have reached the stage in life where it is better to focus on the joy of climbing instead of athletic performance. At least that's what I tell myself when I get smacked down on routes I used to be able to do without too much effort.

I do still have the passion to try & climb hard and can "on sight" climbs up to about 5.12- on a good day, when I'm feeling very fresh and saucy, the rock is crisp, I have good beta, the moves are obvious and not very strenuous, and gravity index for the day is very low. Or the climb is very soft for the grade. LOL \;o)

I really enjoy meeting & getting out with motivated people who share the same passion I have for climbing & adventure. Those people help motivate me to continue to climb as much & as hard as I can. It is a joy to get out & climb with people that are doing some of the climbs I did years ago for their first time. I guess I find it a way of vicariously re living many of my past experiences. It has been interesting to live long enough now, to be able to watch climbing evolve and I am impressed and amazed by the achievements and abilities of the previous and the new generation of climbers.

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Sep 12, 2021
I thought this was a great route with some great climbing. I thought moving up and through the first overla… View Comment
Aug 29, 2021
I thought this was a great route. I found the crack sections a bit awkward. The top of the crack and face a… View Comment
Aug 1, 2021
One can get down in one rap with 2 60’s and I believe you could make it in 2 raps with one 70. But not tota… View Comment
Jul 30, 2021
Awesome route and incredible exposure while climbing!! The standup moves on some of those micro crystals re… View Comment
Jul 28, 2021
We were able to get off this route with one 70 rope by rapping off right down into the gully. Climbers righ… View Comment
Jul 28, 2021
Enjoyed the climbing on this one. But the noise and scene at the location is difficult to handle. View Comment

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Partners > Utah Partners
Reply: St. George Friday 4/2
Apr 1, 2021 Marissa, I am from Colorado but I am in St george climbing. My partner left today Thursday. I could climb all day tomorrow Friday. Give me a call or text. Bob Rotert 720-260-29… View Message
Lightly used Scarpa hiking, approach or aid wall boot siz…
Feb 11, 2021 These are very little used suede leather boots. I live in Broomfield Colorado and want to sell locally without having to ship.  Asking $40.00 for these. Call or text… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Climber falls in Eldorado Canyon
Aug 13, 2014 Just heard about this tragedy and saw these posts. Along with many others who's lives you have touched I am pulling for you Wayne !! View Message
Gear > Lost and Found
Climbing gear found at base of Green Spur today. Saturday…
Apr 19, 2014 Climbing gear found at base of Green Spur today. Saturday 4/19. Describe for return. View Message
Regional > Nevada
lost Nikon Camera descending from Jet Stream wall thru Pi…
Mar 22, 2009 I lost my Camera climbing Drifting on the Jet Stream Wall on 3/20. Its a nikon digital camera in a black case. You can contact me via email from this web site. Thanks!! View Message

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