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Josh Giblin

Philadelphia, PA
45 years old · Male

Member Since
Jan 20, 2008
Last Visit: Sep 3, 2009
20 Points
Point Rank: #15,323 Details

Josh is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Weekends - Spring Summer Fall
Likes Trad
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.9
Favorite Climbs
Long trad climbs
Other Interests
Woodworking, Cooking, Ultimate, Child Rearing
Personal / Fav Site
More Info
I learned to climb at the Gunks over five years ago. From my partners, I have learned to lead responsibly and climb clean, but I don't mind pushing my boundaries. Onsight? Flash? Redpoint? Not my language. Think quiet, but supportive, leader and follower. Joy comes from the feel of the rock and the partnership, not the tick mark.

My favorite climbs at the Gunks have taken me above the first pitch where the crowds thin and one's connection to the environment become stronger. I have been fortunate to make it to Vegas a couple times (Purblind Pillar, Tunnel Vision, Geronimo), Boulder (Kor's Flake, Rewritten) and the Dacks, but only 3 hrs separates me from the Gunks, so that is where I tend to end up most.

Some of my Gunks favorites include CCK, Westward Ha!, Miss Bailey, Alley Oop, Morning After, Bloody Bush, Grease Gun Groove, Three Doves...followed by Coxing Kill dip & Egg's Nest dine!


Ticks View All 1

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 267
Kor's Flake
Apr 14, 2009
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kor's Flake Estes Park Valley > Lumpy Ridge > Sundance Buttress
 267
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Apr 14, 2009

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 0 0 0
All Time 6 1 1

Where Josh Climbs