sagitarrius. a native of atlanta, georgia (right in the middle of hicks-ville, usa) jeff first lived in fort collins in the early eighties. after a humourless twelve year stint in the hot, humid, sticky underbelly of the southeastern united states, jeff and his wife angela (she much better looking than he) are back in northern colorado. most of his climbing resume is from the crags of north georgia (hell), tennessee (worse than hell), and north carolina (only slightly better). if you need beta on any of these areas, feel free to contact jeff. after three shoulder dislocations in just over a year, jeff was forced to go under the knife to repair all the damage. since then, his main interest lies in alpine-style and multi-pitch moderates. he will probably never again climb 9's or above, and he is okay with that. better to climb 5.7 than never to have climbed at all. jeff's first trad lead was at lost wall, georgia, near the town of lafayette. the route, black pig 5.9***, is a beautiful right facing corner system with great pro. about fifteen feet up, he placed his first piece, a small tri-cam. another twenty feet and he was under the roof looking for a bomber placement before pulling the crux move and heading for the top (about 100' total). he heard his belayer call out, "um, jeff?" "yes?" "you might want to stick something in pretty soon...." "yeah, i know. just trying to get a really good placement or two before i head up." "actually," she said, "you might want to put a piece in right now." dumbfounded, he looked down and saw that my only piece, the aforementioned tri-cam, had popped. oops. he jammed a .5 camalot into the first crack he saw. a few seconds later, two climbers walked by and saw that he had placed no gear until the roof. they were impressed. what they don't know won't hurt them. since then, he's quite the stickler for double-checking his placements. a lesson learned and no one hurt. for the record, he lead the route several times over the next year, with no problems. as far as colorado climbing goes, his experience is quite limited. he has done a few routes at combat rock, lumpy ridge, the keyhole route on longs, and that's about it. now that he's back, though, he is anxious to start really checking a lot of climbs off his list. he also plays guitar, enjoys photography and golf, and really misses his golden retriever (arthur) who died last year of cancer.