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Lou Hibbard

Eagan, MN
Male

Member Since
Mar 12, 2006
Last Visit: 4 hours ago
225 Points
Point Rank: #3,666 Details

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Best Times to Meet: Weekends
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10c 5.11b
Sport 5.11a 5.11c
Aid C2 C3
Ice WI3 WI5
Boulders V3
Favorite Climbs
A new climb, although I've climbed the most in Yosemite or Jtree
Other Interests
Helping my kids with school or sports
More Info
After a late 2006 injury and then 2007 shoulder surgery - I can still climb "hard" all day for 2-3 days in a row but it hurts afterwards and I'm at a much lower onsight level (above ratings currently about right). Also doing lots of mountain hikes now.

I used to be really into all types of climbing (crack, slab, sport, ice, snow) - had a little bit of a fetish for offwidths but hurt my shoulder before I had a chance to get really good on them.
Always gave the onsight my all- never hung on or grabbed gear unless I had already fallen or was doing an aid pitch.
Never really found my trad lead limits before I got hurt - I was working my way up through the classics in every area, getting everything clean, usually first try.
The last few years prior to injury I was working my way up to Astroman as a main goal - but focusing on the journey and waiting until I felt I could do it in good style. I was about one year away. Had done first three pitches clean on a quick scope out.


To-Do List

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M7
 2
The Seam
Feb 23, 2019 · With Nate T. TR redpoint + farmed ice
Mixed
M6
 2
Exit Stage Left
Feb 3, 2019 · With Travis S. TR onsight plus repeat and lots of farmed ice.
Trad, TR, Mixed
M7
 4
Reservoir Dogs
Jan 6, 2019 · With Travis S. TR redpoint second tie-in
TR, Mixed
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 3
Roasting Affair
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. TR onsight. Great TR after leading Spiderline.
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 62
Spiderline
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. Onsight lead. Cool climb.
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Bad Hair Day
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. TR onsight.
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Seam Sandstone > Robinson Park I… > Reservoir Dogs
 2
M7 Mixed
Feb 23, 2019 · With Nate T. TR redpoint + farmed ice
Exit Stage Left Sandstone > Robinson Park I… > Light Wall
 2
M6 Trad, TR, Mixed
Feb 3, 2019 · With Travis S. TR onsight plus repeat and lots of farmed ice.
Reservoir Dogs Sandstone > Robinson Park I… > Reservoir Dogs
 4
M7 TR, Mixed
Jan 6, 2019 · With Travis S. TR redpoint second tie-in
Roasting Affair Southern Nevada > … > 07-Willow Spring > Outhouse Wall
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. TR onsight. Great TR after leading Spiderline.
Spiderline Southern Nevada > … > 07-Willow Spring > Outhouse Wall
 62
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. Onsight lead. Cool climb.
Bad Hair Day Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Cowlick Crag
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Dec 10, 2018 · With Travis S. TR onsight.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 3 3 3
Last Year 166 89 36
5 Years 785 566 189
All Time 2,667 1,816 711

Where Lou Climbs

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