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Jim Dover

Idyllwild, CA
60 years old · Male

Member Since
Aug 12, 2010
Last Visit: Dec 24, 2018
150 Points
Point Rank: #4,819 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.10b 5.11a
Sport 5.11a 5.11b
Aid C2 C2
Boulders V2
Favorite Climbs
Flower of High Rank, Mechanic's Route, Open Book, Angel's Fright, Snake Dike, Graham Crackers
Other Interests
Cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling, rock climbing
More Info
I am a certified AMGA single pitch instructor--as of November 2015--and I guide for several different outfits.

I started climbing during the summer of 2010.

First climb was Little Murderers at Suicide Rock, July 2010. I stood at the base, belaying my friend John (who taught me how to belay at the base of the route 5 minutes before casting off on lead) hoping he had a good climb because there was no way I was following this insanity. The longer he took the more I changed my mind--"Come on, finish so I can get at this thing." For the first 3 years I would get to the base of EVERY climb and think to myself, "I can't wait until we finish today so I can sell all this shit on eBay with I get home." I got over it.

First trad lead was on the eve of my 53rd birthday, Left Ski Track.

First really big climb/lead was Snake Dike a few weeks later.

First "I really can't believe I'm leading this" lead was The Open Book, 5.9, pitches 1 and 3.

First fall on lead, Peer Pressure, 10a. Got sloppy and reached for a bomber hold without getting better feet first. Lesson learned and the fall wasn't that bad.

First climb I bailed off of--Flower of High Rank. Did it on top rope but...it's different on the sharp end!

Proudest lead--Winter Solstice, 11c. TR'd it several times before I led it in 2012.

Route I'm glad I led so I don't ever have to lead it again--Guillotine, Suicide Rock.

Best Trip Report, supertopo.com/tr/Half-Dome-…


Ticks View All 326

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Poon
Feb 16, 2019 · Lead / Onsight.
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Tim's Valentine
Dec 15, 2018 · Lead / Redpoint.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 430
Sexy Grandma
Nov 28, 2018 · Lead / Redpoint.
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Mammoth…
Jul 26, 2018
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
IEPA!
Jul 26, 2018
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Too Many Princesses
Jul 26, 2018
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Poon Joshua Tree NP > Lost Horse Area > Poon Tang Rock
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Feb 16, 2019 · Lead / Onsight.
Tim's Valentine Joshua Tree NP > … > Little Hunk - S… > SW Face Center (The S…
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Dec 15, 2018 · Lead / Redpoint.
Sexy Grandma Joshua Tree NP > … > Old Woman > Old Woman - W Face
 430
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nov 28, 2018 · Lead / Redpoint.
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Ma… Sierra Eastside > … > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jul 26, 2018
IEPA! Sierra Eastside > … > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jul 26, 2018
Too Many Princesses Sierra Eastside > … > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jul 26, 2018

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 3 3 3
Last Year 22 22 13
5 Years 165 84 63
All Time 526 326 166

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