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Taino Grosjean

South Salem, NY
47 years old · Male

Member Since
Dec 13, 2006
Last Visit: Jan 8, 2018
2,340 Points
Point Rank: #309 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.7 5.10a
Sport 5.9 5.10b
Ice WI3 WI5
More Info
I've been climbing since 12/02, originally as a result of keeping a promise to a friend in physical rehab. In that time I've progressed from desperately clinging to big plastic holds and whimpering, to earning my AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Provider certification, a NYS guide's license for rock, ice, hiking, and camping, and working for a highly-regarded guide service at the Gunks. I also work as a facilitator and trainer for ropes courses, and inspect and build them as well.

I've been climbing ice since the 2004/2005 season; the hook has sunk in deep. Anyone looking to climb some ice, feel free to give me a shout... other hobbies include cooking, bicycling (offroad), reading, watching soccer, playing disc golf, and listening to music of all kinds. I also dabble in percussion with laughable attempts at playing the drums, know way too much about Warner Brothers cartoons, take the occasional incredible picture amongst all the ones I delete, have a weakness for the Horatio Hornblower movies on the A&E channel and all of the Pink Panther movies, and have a nearly-photographic memory - if it's convenient for me.

In response to some PMs - yes, I do have a Hispanic name, and I know its etymology. However, I did not grow up Spanish, and my knowledge of speaking Spanish doesn't extent much beyond "Donde esta el bano?" and "Mas cervecas, por favor!"

IRL, I'm extremely patient, (so I'm told) a very good teacher, and great with kids - and am also (occasionally painfully) honest, usually quite direct, and almost always sarcastic. Some people like me, some people don't. *shrug* I can't make everyone happy all the time! Having an open mind, a thick skin, a fast, sharp wit, and a good sense of humor is highly recommended. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock helps, too.


Ticks View All 80

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 350
Laurel
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 418
Rhododendron
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 93
Red Pillar
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 397
Limelight
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Trad 2 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 102
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V)
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 6
Standardized Testing
Sep 17, 2007 · Got through crux on first try, finished the route. Schweet!
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Laurel Gunks > Trapps > a2. The Uberfall - right
 350
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Rhododendron Gunks > Trapps > a2. The Uberfall - right
 418
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Red Pillar Gunks > Trapps > h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
 93
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Limelight Gunks > Trapps > h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
 397
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) Gunks > Trapps > h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
 102
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 3 pitches
Sep 26, 2007 · Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Standardized Testing Gunks > Peterskill > q. Chalkboard Wall
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Sep 17, 2007 · Got through crux on first try, finished the route. Schweet!

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 0 0 0
All Time 125 80 36

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