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Bill Olszewski

Colorado Springs, CO
Male

Member Since
Mar 10, 2007
Last Visit: 7 days ago
11,277 Points
Point Rank: #42 DetailsDrop down

Bill is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: weekdays, weekends
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.10a
Sport 5.10b 5.10d
Other Interests
skydiving, 14ers
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Returned to CO from a long stint in paradise (San Diego) but loving all the great climbing and other outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.

"If your circle stays unbroken, then you're a lucky man 'cause it never, never, never has for me.
In the palace of the virgin lies the chalice of the soul and it's likely you might find the answer there."
- Ronnie James Dio "Invisible"

"With a nickel or a million I was searching all the time
for something that I never lost or left behind.
I've traded love for pennies, sold my soul for less, lost my ideals in that long tunnel of time.
I've turned inside out and around about and back and then, found myself right back where I started again."
- Jim Croce "Age"

"I never wanted to know, never wanted to see, I wasted my time 'til time wasted me,
I never wanted to go, always wanted to stay 'cause the person I am are the parts that I play.
So I ploy and I plan, and hope and I scheme to the lure of a night filled with unfinished dreams.
I'm holding on tight to a world gone astray as they charge me for years I can no longer pay."
- Savatage "When the Crowds are Gone"

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."
- Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

I thank the good Lord for the ability to climb, and this amazing, beautiful world we live in!


5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
 1,254
Royal Arches (5.10- or 5.7 A0)
Trad, Aid 15 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,048
Crimson Chrysalis
Trad 9 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 778
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Trad 10 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 161
Black Dagger
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 947
Solar Slab
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 960
Johnny Vegas
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Royal Arches (5.10- or 5.7 A0) Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Central Royal Arches
 1,254
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Trad, Aid 15 pitches
Crimson Chrysalis Southern Nevada > … > (11) Juniper Ca… > Cloud Tower
 1,048
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Dream of Wild Turkeys Southern Nevada > … > (16) Black Velv… > Black Velvet Wall
 778
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 10 pitches
Black Dagger Southern Nevada > … > (11) Juniper Ca… > Brownstone Wall
 161
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Solar Slab Southern Nevada > … > (12) Oak Creek… > Solar Slab - Upper Tier
 947
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 9 pitches
Johnny Vegas Southern Nevada > … > (12) Oak Creek… > Solar Slab - Lower Tier
 960
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches

Ticks View All 953

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 105
Schooldaze
Apr 3, 2024 · Lead / Redpoint. Led P2, with Dolan B, Upper Lip exit
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
The Photo Route
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. Really hard start for the grade
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Laura's Arete
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. Hung; had to figure out the crux
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Death Star Compactor
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. One of the best moderate sport routes I've ever climbed
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 304
Black Gold
Apr 3, 2023 · Lead. Led P1, 3, 5 - w/ Patrick T
Sport 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
E of East Slab East
Feb 21, 2023 · Lead.
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Schooldaze S Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Turret Dome
 105
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Apr 3, 2024 · Lead / Redpoint. Led P2, with Dolan B, Upper Lip exit
The Photo Route S Platte > … > Heaven's Gate > Emerald Isle
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. Really hard start for the grade
Laura's Arete S Platte > … > Heaven's Gate > Emerald Isle
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. Hung; had to figure out the crux
Death Star Compactor S Platte > … > Heaven's Gate > Emerald Isle
 45
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jul 12, 2023 · Lead. One of the best moderate sport routes I've ever climbed
Black Gold Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Creek Side
 304
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 5 pitches
Apr 3, 2023 · Lead. Led P1, 3, 5 - w/ Patrick T
E of East Slab East Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Dome
 56
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Feb 21, 2023 · Lead.

Tick Breakdown
Trad Sport Boulder Ice

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 3 1 1
Last Year 6 4 2
5 Years 66 49 27
All Time 1,373 953 442

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