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Member Since
Apr 22, 2006
Last Visit: Jul 30, 2018
210 Points
Point Rank: #3,631 Details

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I am a guide with Alpine Endeavors. I live on the west side of the Shawangunk Ridge, just a few miles from the West Trapps parking area.

I started climbing in CT in 1984. My folk's house is close to Pinnacle Rock, Ragged Mt. and a number of other small crags. CT was a great place to get turned on to climbing because there is such a long history of climbing there and even then had a well developed community with lots of experienced climbers around. The routes in CT tend to be hard for their grades and tough to protect on lead and the group I came up around had a clear ethic about leading things on sight as always being the goal. Every time I toprope one of these 5.10's that we were leading when we were kids I am blown away at the difficult and daring nature of the climbs.

I moved to New York four years ago after living in Boulder, CO for ten years. We live in a great spot with some of the sweetest rock anywhere but I miss Boulder.


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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 350
Sour Mash
Nov 2, 2017 · Lead / Onsight. This is a fine route. Lot’s quality climbing and pitch 6 is a real gem.
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 210
Beulah's Book
Nov 1, 2017 · Lead / Onsight.
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 461
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Apr 1, 2015 · 8 pitches. Lead / Onsight. I’ve guided this climb twice and totally impressed with the climbing. What an amazing wall!
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 92
Refried Brains
Apr 1, 2014 · Lead / Onsight. Climbed this route with Tom Hargis during AMGA rock guide exam. Great day and a real honor to share the rope with TH.
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 816
Epinephrine
Nov 1, 2010 · Lead / Onsight. Guided Amy on this route culminating a ten year infatuation she had with the climb. Went great and we got to car just as darkness fell.
Trad 13 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 299
Black Magic
Apr 13, 2009 · With my great friend Michael Kodas.
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sour Mash Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 350
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Nov 2, 2017 · Lead / Onsight. This is a fine route. Lot’s quality climbing and pitch 6 is a real gem.
Beulah's Book Southern Nevada > … > 12-Oak Creek Ca… > Solar Slab - Lower Tier
 210
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Nov 1, 2017 · Lead / Onsight.
Dream of Wild Turkeys Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 461
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Apr 1, 2015 · 8 pitches. Lead / Onsight. I’ve guided this climb twice and totally impressed with the climbing. What an amazing wall!
Refried Brains Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Apr 1, 2014 · Lead / Onsight. Climbed this route with Tom Hargis during AMGA rock guide exam. Great day and a real honor to share the rope with TH.
Epinephrine Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 816
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 13 pitches
Nov 1, 2010 · Lead / Onsight. Guided Amy on this route culminating a ten year infatuation she had with the climb. Went great and we got to car just as darkness fell.
Black Magic Southern Nevada > … > 14-First Creek… > Lotta Balls Wall
 299
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Apr 13, 2009 · With my great friend Michael Kodas.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 9 2 2
5 Years 21 4 4
All Time 58 8 8

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