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Lou Hibbard

Eagan, MN

Member Since
Mar 12, 2006
Last Visit: 3 days ago
255 Points
Point Rank: #3,759 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.

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Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 36 36 10
Last Year 93 87 22
5 Years 754 523 174
All Time 2,849 1,971 755

Where Lou Climbs

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