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My first experience climbing outside was in the Garden of the Gods on Silver Spoon in 1992. For the next 6 years I climbed and bouldered all over Colorado and I competed indoors a few times. Then...I quit climbing for several reasons, none good. Fast forward to the end of 2003, and for the last 7ish years I've been climbing when not injured. I'm currently leading 9s & 10s (bolted) outside, and following up to hard 10/easy 11. Inside I'm onsighting 10c/d and hangdogging 10d/11a. I just started leading trad again and so far I've only been on super easy routes, e.g., Eldo/Vedauwoo 5.6, Boulder Canyon 5.7.

I'd like to get better at crack climbing and gain more confidence to lead harder trad routes. I love to travel internationally and try to climb everywhere I go - so far I have climbed in the Philippines, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and Peru.

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Oct 8, 2008
Such a cute photo!! View Comment
Sep 12, 2006
Referred to as just "Love Pump" in the Shelf Road Rock guidebook (2005). View Comment

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Regional > International
Reply: Philippines late Nov/Early Dec
Aug 4, 2014 John makes an excellent point...and after reading that thread I have to admit that there definitely is elevated risk to climb in these areas. You could be the unlucky one.… View Message
Regional > International
Reply: Philippines late Nov/Early Dec
Aug 2, 2014 Hi Michael, My friend Ele and I went to the Philippines in Feb 2006 and met up with a group of locals who took us to climb in Cantabaco. It was hot (~90*) and humid (~95%) wh… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Acromioplasty (Subacromial decompression)
Mar 21, 2014 Dr. Stephen Paul in Boulder performed my my subacromial decompression in Jan 2009, and 5 years later it continues to be great decision to get it fixed, one I should have made s… View Message
Regional > International
Reply: Climbing in Puerto Rico
Mar 1, 2012 PM me and I'll email you some info. Check out my profile for a couple of pics. View Message
Regional > Colorado
Reply: HERA Climb4Life Colorado - June 24 & 25, 2011 - Vo…
Feb 29, 2012 Click here for the 2012 volunteer thread. View Message
Regional > Colorado
Reply: HERA Climb for Life Colorado 2012 vounteers needed.
Feb 29, 2012 I'm psyched to volunteer again this year!! :-) View Message