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Avery N

Boulder, CO
42 years old · Male

Member Since
Apr 10, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 15, 2015
650 Points
Point Rank: #1,330 Details

Avery is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Weekends, Some weekdays
Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.10a
Aid C2 C3
Ice WI4 WI5
Mixed M3 M5
Favorite Climbs
Cassin Ridge, Denali; East Ridge, Mt. Logan; Liberty Ridge, Ranier; Regular Route on Fairview; NE Ridge Bugaboo; Professor Falls
Other Interests
Mountaineering, Mountain Biking (and some road, too), Tele Skiing, SCUBA, High Altitude, Environment, Cooking, Growing Food, Beer & Wine, Ethnic Foods
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Last Updated 4/20/2006

I really enjoy almost all aspects of climbing – alpine, ice, trad, aid, and both local and high-altitude mountaineering. For the next 1-2 years I'm taking a sabbatical from the ice/mountaineering/cold-weather/high-altitude climbing, so I can have a change of pace (I’ve consistently had mountaineering in my diet for the past 16 years). During my cold-weather sabbatical, I’m going to focus on rock climbing – both local and alpine.

I have a handful of local climbing partners, but four have moved out of state in the past two years. So… I’m always looking for climbing partners with similar interests!

While I have a pretty broad and experienced skillset, the area I could stand to improve the most is my rock climbing technique. I lead 5.8 or so on gear when I’m warmed up. I’m pretty chill about just enjoying what I’m climbing and not worrying about the difficulty of the grade. That being said, I would like to work into leading more regularly in the 9 range and following more consistently in the 10 range this summer.

I’m working part-time towards a graduate degree at CU while also working my real job part-time which can be from home or involving travel. So… my schedule changes a bit from season to season, but in general I can have some time on the weekend, and possibly one weekday. Road trips are great, too.

I place strong emphasis on safety and solid gear/anchors whenever possible – I guess it just seems that I’ve been in enough risky situations in some of my colder climbing that I can’t find reason to overlook it at the crags. Though it’s been a few years, I’ve also had a fair bit of WFR and avalanche training and I do believe in self-sufficiency in the mountains. I’m glad to climb with guys or girls of higher or lower skills within a few grades, and I am motivated to get out. I appreciate these types of outlooks and a diverse skillset in my climbing partners – as well as those who are more focused on enjoying the climbing and less-so on just getting to the next grade.

My real goals are the serious mountains and classic walls – Alaska, Yosemite, Himalaya, Bugaboos, Patagonia, Pakistan, Alps, Peru, Canadian Rockies, and so on… you get the idea. Everything else is good training for those routes. For the near-term, I’ll stick to the local and alpine rock.

Drop me a line using the contact link at the left if you have similar interests and would like to get out for a climb and a local brew.

Cheers!
Avery


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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 668
Animation
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead with Erik. Draws were forgotten... lots of leapfrogging! (1)
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 358
Unfamiliar Strangers
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead with Erik (1)
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 523
Free Willie
Jul 3, 2009 · With Erik (1)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 173
Cannabis Sportiva
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead/onsighted, with Erik. Forgot rack... carried rocks and placed two chockstones on first half (1)
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Spuds in Space
Jun 28, 2009 · Lead (1)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Hot Potato
Jun 28, 2009 · Lead w/ a hang, after finding traverse (1)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Animation Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
 668
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead with Erik. Draws were forgotten... lots of leapfrogging! (1)
Unfamiliar Strangers Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
 358
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead with Erik (1)
Free Willie Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
 523
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jul 3, 2009 · With Erik (1)
Cannabis Sportiva Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Animal World
 173
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Jul 3, 2009 · Lead/onsighted, with Erik. Forgot rack... carried rocks and placed two chockstones on first half (1)
Spuds in Space Rifle > … > Ice Cave Walls > Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 82
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jun 28, 2009 · Lead (1)
Hot Potato Rifle > … > Ice Cave Walls > Middle Ice Caves (Pot…
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jun 28, 2009 · Lead w/ a hang, after finding traverse (1)

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