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ttriche

Grand Rapids, MI
43 years old · Male

Member Since
Mar 14, 2006
Last Visit: Jan 21, 2018
150 Points
Point Rank: #4,515 Details

ttriche is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: weekends mostly, occasional long trip
Likes Trad, Sport, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10a 5.10c
Sport 5.10c 5.11a
Aid C2 C3
Ice WI5 WI5
Mixed M3 M5
Boulders V3
Favorite Climbs
mithril dihedral, glass menagerie, endgame
Other Interests
ski mountaineering, trail running, biking
More Info
My favorite crags are the Needles and Cochise Stronghold. If you're familiar with those areas then you probably already know what I like, or at least what I learned to climb on. Throw in Seneca, Cannon, and the Gunks for rock; Lake Willoughby and the Kancamagus highway for ice; Yosemite, Zion, and Looking Glass for walls; and the Sierra Nevada for alpine. Those are the places that shaped me.

In 2009, I managed to freeze my feet (lost a toe) which impacted my climbing negatively. I'm back to following 5.11 most of the time, and can lead 5.10 on gear if the climb caters to my strengths (cracks, brute force cruxes, etc.) or fall off a 5.9 if it doesn't (delicate face moves, slabby way above pro, etc.).

If things go smoothly, I can knock out 20-25 pitches a day. If not, maybe 5-10. Now that I'm old, there's less motivation to be bold, but I'll still simul-climb if it makes sense. Mostly I'd like to resume getting out there more often.

In 2017 I moved to Michigan. For the time being it looks like ice is the thing. Road trips to North Carolina, the New, or the Red are not out of the question.


5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 140
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 285
East Buttress
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 251
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 238
Third Pillar, Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 224
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil")
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
 188
The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid)
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Vampire Tahquitz & Suic… > … > (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 140
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
East Buttress Yosemite NP > … > El Capitan > Southeast Face
 285
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 9 pitches
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > Yosemite Valley > Half Dome
 251
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches
Third Pillar, Regular Route Sierra Eastside > Lee Vining Cany… > Dana Plateau
 238
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtoo… > Incredible Hulk
 224
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
The Moonlight Buttress (Cle… Zion NP > Moonlight Buttress
 188
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid 10 pitches

Ticks View All 39

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 150
West Face
Jun 7, 2008 · w/Jordan, long (42h) push
Trad, Aid 11 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R
 169
What's My Line?
Dec 14, 2007 · Finished the climb w/Jordan Ramey. Great line, superclassic at the grade.
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 425
Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North
Aug 12, 2007 · w/Jordan, simuled, skipped final gendarme (doh)
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Witch Doctor
Jul 22, 2007 · w/Jordan. Led p2, started p4, kicked the lead over to Jordan when I got stuck above the crux. Fun.
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 100
Right Baskerville Crack
Feb 10, 2007 · Flashed this a long time ago, yet it remained thought provoking... good climbing and lots of it.
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 140
Ace of Spades
Feb 10, 2007 · Jordan led this too. A little more interesting than Popular Mechanics, I thought.
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Face Yosemite NP > … > Leaning Tower Area > Leaning Tower
 150
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 11 pitches
Jun 7, 2008 · w/Jordan, long (42h) push
What's My Line? Southern Arizona > … > E Stronghold > Cochise Dome (What's…
 169
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Dec 14, 2007 · Finished the climb w/Jordan Ramey. Great line, superclassic at the grade.
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
 425
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Aug 12, 2007 · w/Jordan, simuled, skipped final gendarme (doh)
Witch Doctor Southern Sierra > … > Needles > Witch
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Jul 22, 2007 · w/Jordan. Led p2, started p4, kicked the lead over to Jordan when I got stuck above the crux. Fun.
Right Baskerville Crack Joshua Tree NP > Quail Springs Area > Baskerville Rock
 100
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Feb 10, 2007 · Flashed this a long time ago, yet it remained thought provoking... good climbing and lots of it.
Ace of Spades Joshua Tree NP > … > White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Feb 10, 2007 · Jordan led this too. A little more interesting than Popular Mechanics, I thought.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 0 0 0
All Time 119 39 27

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