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Doug Benton

Sandy, UT
Male

Member Since
Jan 11, 2008
Last Visit: Dec 12, 2020
365 Points
Point Rank: #2,948 Details

Doug is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Any
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.10a
Sport 5.9 5.10a
Ice WI1 WI5
Favorite Climbs
Anything with friends, and followed by beer!
Other Interests
Friends, beer, food
More Info
UPDATE: Summer/Fall 2012

Living in Sandy, UT and traveling to WY/CO area frequently.

I am open to about any style of climbing. Not a cutting edge climber, just out to suffer a little from time to time, learn some new skills when possible, meet some new folks, and keep climbing.

TRAD/SPORT:
Always open!! Over the years I've climbed in various areas and taken a few courses which means I have just enough knowledge to know better, but I still do. Love climbing with more experienced or less experienced climbers ANYTIME!

Gear:
A couple of dynamic ropes, rack consists of a good range, size and variety of cams, and nuts

ALPINE:
Had several solo ascents including, Borah Peak, ID. Lonesome Peak in MT. Several 14ers in CO and CA.
Put up a ridiculous multi-pitch class IV/scramble 5.0- bushwack on some obscure rock in WY not worth mentioning except that the summit was a pretty neat little endeavor. I have a profile on SummitPost with more info. Tackled Dreamweaver on Mt. Meeker in 2008?. Extended backpacking trip in Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness this past summer. I have a beacon/probe/shovel for winter/spring conditions. Pretty flexible as far as goals, desires, etc.

ICE:
Attended the 2010 Ice Fest in Cody, WY. Will be going again for 2011. Looking to get on the ice in CO/UT/WY. Would like to find an experienced mentor. Willing to travel, and beer. A few pitches under my belt, so just enough of a taste and suffering to want more!!

Gear:
I can contribute one BD ice screw and a little thingy I made from a wire clothes hanger to feed slings through v-threads.

AID:
Looking to expand into aid. I have very little experience at this style of climbing. Willing to belay slave, haul bags to trade for experience and instruction.

Gear: A couple of pitons...willing to contribute to an aid rack anything from my trad/sport rack.

MIXED:
Additionally, I've delved into mixed climbing due to poor route-finding skills, crappy conditions, and a miserable hangover. Yep! I'd probably do it again....

I have found myself on all kinds of interesting adventures or mis-adventures through the years, so hit me up if you feel willing to support an occasionally homeless, partially unemployed, housebroken, down to earth, mid-grade, climbing partner.

Thanks!


Ticks View All 52

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 1,082
Direct Route
Nov 16, 2013 · Free solo on a beautiful day.
Trad 10 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 126
Walt's Wall
Oct 13, 2012 · with Caleb! A great day for it!
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 479
Columbian Crack
Sep 29, 2012 · climbed up with a party from Dreggs, ID. Fun!
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 212
Layback Crack
Sep 24, 2012 · 1 pitch. Nice warm-up!
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 594
Steorts' Ridge
Sep 23, 2012 · Great climb on a beautiful early Fall afternoon!
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 212
Layback Crack
Sep 14, 2012 · 1 pitch. Worked the face as an alternate...
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Direct Route Boulder > … > North > First Flatiron
 1,082
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 10 pitches
Nov 16, 2013 · Free solo on a beautiful day.
Walt's Wall Vedauwoo > Walt's Wall
 126
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Oct 13, 2012 · with Caleb! A great day for it!
Columbian Crack S Idaho > … > Elephant Rock > Elephant Rock - East
 479
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sep 29, 2012 · climbed up with a party from Dreggs, ID. Fun!
Layback Crack Wasatch Range > … > Storm Mtn Picni… > Storm Mtn Island
 212
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Sep 24, 2012 · 1 pitch. Nice warm-up!
Steorts' Ridge Wasatch Range > … > Big Cottonwood… > Dead Snag
 594
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Sep 23, 2012 · Great climb on a beautiful early Fall afternoon!
Layback Crack Wasatch Range > … > Storm Mtn Picni… > Storm Mtn Island
 212
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Sep 14, 2012 · 1 pitch. Worked the face as an alternate...

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Trad Sport Boulder Ice

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 0 0 0
All Time 117 52 37

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