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Bill Olszewski

Colorado Springs, CO

Member Since
Mar 10, 2007
Last Visit: May 3, 2019
11,025 Points
Point Rank: #34 Details

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
Favorite Climbs
most of them
Other Interests
skydiving, 14ers
More Info
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!

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Apr 20, 2019
As of 3/31/2019, there is an active hive of aggressive bees somewhere in Bobcat Boulder. While setting up… View Comment
Apr 20, 2019
As of 3/31/2019, there is an active hive of aggressive bees somewhere in Bobcat Boulder. While setting up… View Comment
Apr 20, 2019
Anyone know the name of the route immediately to the right? Seems about a grade harder; can't find it list… View Comment
Jan 19, 2019
True that. But makes for a good picture ;-) View Comment
Jan 2, 2019
Nice. Thanks Benjamin! View Comment
Jan 2, 2019
Great to see you still smearing it up, Wes! Climb on my friend :-) View Comment

Forum Messages View All 112

Gear > Lost and Found
RRC Colorado Springs - gear found
Jun 30, 2017 Lots of shiny newish gear found at RRC on Tuesday, June 27.  Would like to get it back to the owner.  PM with detailed description of gear and wall where you left it. View Message
Gear > Lost and Found
Helmet found at Boulderado/Animal World
May 23, 2015 Found a Petzel Elia helmet on a rock between the two crags. Describe it so I know it's yours and I'll get it back to you. I will be in Boulder again next Saturday, May 30. View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Blitzo Passes...
Aug 28, 2013 Rest in peace, Blitzo, you and your amazing photography will be missed. View Message
Gear > Lost and Found
Found on Castle Rock - Boulder Canyon
Sep 7, 2012 If you left gear on Cussin' Crack, send me an e-mail, tell me what you're missing. I found a couple pieces of gear on that route last Sunday. Bill View Message
Gear > Lost and Found
Reply: Lost at Tonnere Tower
Jul 7, 2012 Thanks John! View Message
Gear > Lost and Found
Lost at Tonnere Tower
Jul 2, 2012 Climbing at Treasure Wall on Saturday, 6/30. Went over to Sport Land, leaving up a trad line for my friends. They cleaned the gear. When later I racked everything, found out… View Message

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