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Braden Downey

Bellingham, WA
32 years old · Male

Member Since
Feb 4, 2007
Last Visit: 12 hours ago
105 Points
Point Rank: #6,208 Details

Braden is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: varies.
Likes Trad, Sport
Leads Follows
Trad 5.12b 5.13a
Sport 5.12d 5.13a
Aid C4 C5
Ice WI6 WI7
Mixed M8 M9
Boulders V7
Favorite Climbs
Harvard Route on Huntington, N Buttress of Hunter, Wild Game on Buck Mountain, Cryophobia (Canadian Rockies), SW Face of Conness (Sierras), Lightning Bolt Cracks on N Six Shooter, Fine Jade in Castle Valley, and Blowin Loads at the Red River Gorge, among
Other Interests
Currently pursuing PTA school
Member of
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Seeking NW-based alpine and rock partners with ambitions for technical routes in the greater ranges. Ideal partners could lead: 5.11, A2, WI5, M6 on gear. Of course, grades are subjective and varies depending on area. I'm solid with self rescue, wilderness medicine, build bomber belays (including body, snow, ice, terrain), am pretty ambitious, level headed, laid back, and always open to new and better ways of doing things.


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Apr 28, 2017
The protection bolt and one anchor bolt were a bit wobbly. If I was qualified to replace them, I would. Any… View Comment
Feb 12, 2016
any idea what condition the bolts are in? View Comment
Oct 23, 2015
At first I thought this was a shot of an enormous lead fall lol. View Comment
Jul 10, 2015
Place a large hex at the lip end to end (not camming mode).. the rope will run smoothly over the hex and pr… View Comment
Mar 30, 2015
Absolute BAMF right there View Comment
Mar 10, 2015
The golden age of climbing is definitely gone now. View Comment

Forum Messages View All 174

General > Trad Climbing
Reply: Alpine climbing when you're not a morning person
Apr 2, 2019 Tips for getting to sleep earlier:Buff over your eyes, ear plugs, and possibly melatoninBig lunch, small dinnerWake up early the day before and only 1 cup of coffee! Tips… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Headlamps for alpine climbing 2019
Mar 6, 2019 I've used countless princeton tech, black diamond, and Petzl healdlamps over the years, and now the Olight - the Olight H2r is the best lamp I've used so far. Prior to that, I… View Message
Partners > Pacific Northwest Partners
Reply: PNW ice/mixed/alpine 2019
Jan 26, 2019 Seeking partners who can share the sharp end on relatively big, technical routes in the greater ranges, Pac NW, and Canadian Rockies. I'm not opposed to climbing in a 3-person… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Dear crag-music lovers, drone pilots, and videogra…
Jan 26, 2019 I’ve gained some insight on demographics from reading everyone’s posts here: crag music advocates usually climb routes that require less $ and technical experi… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Dear crag-music lovers, drone pilots, and videogra…
Jan 25, 2019 We should all call out and public condone drone footage, like this mediocre drone video of Ondra at the creek, posted by Rock and Ice:  https://rockandice.com/videos/climb… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Dear crag-music lovers, drone pilots, and videogra…
Jan 25, 2019 Regardless whether they are oblivious, inconsiderate, or just don't give a f**k about other climbers, I'm certain we will see less of this behavior if it becomes a more talked… View Message

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