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Jon O'Brien

40 years old · Male

Member Since
Apr 21, 2009
Last Visit: May 23, 2017
405 Points
Point Rank: #2,193 Details

Jon is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: after 2 m-f and all day sat,sun
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.11a 5.11d
Sport 5.11c 5.11d
Favorite Climbs
Wholesome Fullback, adventure punks, gin ricky, enterprise, Reed's Pinnacle Direct, Balrog, Bullwinkle Craters, The Black Orpheus, Star Action, Triassic Sands, Cro-Magnon, He-She, C'mon Knucko, Hair Raiser Buttress, Bloody Mary, Left Out, Stick Left, Godz
Other Interests
Skiing bumps
More Info
hello potential partners! ignore the nonsense below, i use this page for personal notes too...

synopsis: i'm jon, i climb wednesdays and saturdays every week and i'm down to add a day or two too... sport mid week, trad on the weekends, lets climb! details below:

hi! i'm jon, i've been in vegas 3 years now. i sorta got divorced this past year and my girl was my climbing partner... i've had trouble finding reliable and happy trad partners so far so i'm going to whore myself on the internet!

i like to do a trad multi-pitch route just about every sat. or sun... the last routes i've done have been entreprise, velveeta, nightcrawler, and adventure punks to give you an idea where i'm at... i don't care what route, as long as i get to lead a pitch or two of 5.10 trad climbing...(all 3 climbs were tough for me but i got em clean swinging leads)

i also like to sport climb or crag once a week, usually wednesdays at 2 p.m... i usually climb w/ my buddy mike wednesdays but we are open. i get out of work at 2 the latest (sometimes earlier) during the week. i'm always down to get in an extra day or two during the week as well...

i've got a brand new rack w/ doubles to 3'', brassies, chocks, offsets... set of c 3's, set of master aliens,a few real aliens, and a couple link cams on top of it all...

i also love going to p. forks for weekends to train...

i'm a former sierra eastsider and i have that area dialed: love revisiting toulemne, patricia bowl, owen's river gorge, etc..

i'm a former scientist(biology and biological bases of behavior in psychology) current h.s. teacher. i'm pretty open about just about anything, 420 ok, gay people are cool, etc... s'long as you're a good belayer i don't care what you do or think! LOL...

i'd really prefer an auto locking belay device, if you're an atc guy i'll assume you're adamant about it and that's ok but i'll still need time to trust you... i can trust an auto locking device a lot faster! as soon as i trust my belayer the sky's the limit! (it really matters, i'm very heavy!)

in terms of climbing philosophy i'm in it for the personal growth, i'm not climbing to prove anything to anyone except for me.. i truly feel that the best climber is the one that tries the hardest, grade is irrelevant, if you're pushing your limits good for you! grade is irrelevant...

i would LOVE to find some real partners out there, i think we can get better as individuals if we can count on each other as partners. i love planning things more than a day ahead of time and actually doing what we planned! i've climbed with all abilities and can accomodate almost anyone that is safe and excited to climb.

if we really get along i love new routing trad and sport... i've got a ton of projects scattered across a few states and i could use help on them if we jive...

hope that all helps! lemme know if you wanna climb!


p.s. my personal goal is to send the warrior on my birthday (nov. 23rd) would LOVE to meet someone that wants to commit to it w/ me!

p.p.s. east buttress and west face of el cap are on the list for the next year too! any takers?!

ignore all this nonsense below, just keeping notes for myself...

over the rainbow: arrow canyon. FA: charlie, jon o'brien. 5.8 pg13 trad: single rack to 4 inches. no fixed anchor, climb up, traverse right, belay, down climb. 150 yards past the 5.7/5.8 on the right side starting at a lightning bolt crack, crux off the ground.

thankful for texas: secret. FA: jon o'brien, brannon gerling, mike moore, mike bond. 5.8, 4 bolts.

jersey greenhorns: secret. FA jon o'brien, brannon gerling, mike moore, mike bond. 5.9, 4 bolts.

icabod's poop shoot: secret. FA jon o'brien, mike moore. 5.9 14 bolts, 30 meters.

saxicalous: secret. FA: closed project. 9 bolts, likely 12b.Saloni gets one season to attempt the FA.

Icabod's Icicles:secret. FA: jon o'brien may 22nd. 9 bolts, 5.9

Red Rock:
"los lebistes aventureros", FA jon o'brien May 6, 2010. 5.8. 14 bolts 145' with midway rappel anchor. intended to be led as one pitch and rapped in two but this could also be a nice intro to multi pitch sport climbing, each pitch is approximately 75 feet long. location TBA. please do not disturb the tree on the belay ledge, its his house and we're intruding, not the other way around:)

don't forget the line left of the one w/ saloni...bring green/purple cam and a bolt kit...

Secret alcove: unfinished. sandstone quarry.

Dog wall: FA's: tenuousity, 10c w/ katie. We met ouimet, 8 w/ jeffrey. Ok balto hike!, 10b w/ katie/ scotty. two routes undone inbetween: need 6-7 bolts, anchors done!. moonah luna, trad 10a, scotty and katie. top rope area in black unfinished, worth it?!. finally lucy's flappin lips, 9+ w/ scotty/chilly dog.

remaining? basalt columns on the approach to the sherwins. the climbs next to tenuousity.

the mother's crag. installed on mother's day, 2011 by jon o'brien and mike trono when they probably should have been hanging with their mothers. I suppose naming a cliff after them is the next best thing. This cliff is a fantastic gem hidden in plain sight a few hundred yards past the children's crag in willow springs. If you enjoy routes like "peaches" or "tonto" i believe that the classics of the mother's crag are actually far superior. the crag reminds me of home (the gunks) in that the quality and excitement of the climbing are high despite the difficulty being low.

1. dream girl. 120' of working the same crack! start on a great platform in the mini-right facing corner. a few cool jams/lieback moves take you to the roof. traverse under the roof as it curves into a perfect vertical hand crack that continues to the top of the cliff. at the top work your way up and right to belay off a dead tree and a huge boulder. 5.4. single rack to 3'', double .75-3''. at least 10 2 ft. runners. 5 stars!

2. motorcycle mama. 90'. beautiful, unlikely left facing corner. follow the corner using jams, liebacks, and face climbing. very imaginative despite the grade. single rack to 3''. optional 5. include smallest c3 or rp's in your rack. 5 stars!

3. mike's route to the left.

4. the corner to the right of mm remains.

5. at least two cracks to the left and the next buttress with the tree on top.

6. continuation of karate crack all the way to the overhung fist crack! maybe 4 pitches!

Ticks View All 328

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nov 2, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. great route!
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arrow Place
Mar 28, 2016
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Monkey Rhythm
Sep 14, 2015 · 4 years ago w j.t.. lil' crunchy but exciting
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Baseboy (Bolted Variation)
Mar 8, 2013 · led, very thin for ME
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Mar 8, 2013 · led
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Reign of Swain
Feb 27, 2013 · i liked this alot, scary but awesome route/ awesome rock
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snagglepuss Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Coco Crag
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nov 2, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. great route!
Arrow Place Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Burlap Buttress
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mar 28, 2016
Monkey Rhythm Southern Nevada > … > 05-Sandstone Qu… > Wake-Up Wall
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sep 14, 2015 · 4 years ago w j.t.. lil' crunchy but exciting
Baseboy (Bolted Variation) Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Cannibal Crag
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mar 8, 2013 · led, very thin for ME
Baseboy Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Cannibal Crag
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Mar 8, 2013 · led
The Reign of Swain Southern Nevada > … > Kraft Mtn Area > Winter Heat Wall
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Feb 27, 2013 · i liked this alot, scary but awesome route/ awesome rock

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 0 0 0
5 Years 4 3 3
All Time 563 328 99

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