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Jim Dover

Idyllwild, CA
59 years old · Male

Member Since
Aug 12, 2010
Last Visit: 13 hours ago
150 Points
Point Rank: #4,548 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 295

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 402
Cryptic
Apr 11, 2018 · Lead / Flash.
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Kansas
Apr 9, 2018
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 24
H.R. Hardman
Mar 9, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
Party in the West
Mar 4, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Only Outlaws Have Guns
Mar 4, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Kit Kat
Mar 1, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cryptic Joshua Tree NP > … > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 402
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Apr 11, 2018 · Lead / Flash.
Kansas Joshua Tree NP > … > Indian Cove Cam… > Indian Palisades Corr…
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Apr 9, 2018
H.R. Hardman Joshua Tree NP > … > Watergate Rock… > Watergate Rock
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Mar 9, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Party in the West Joshua Tree NP > … > Corral Wall > Corral Wall - Left Side
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mar 4, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Only Outlaws Have Guns Joshua Tree NP > … > Corral Wall > Corral Wall - Left Side
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mar 4, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.
Kit Kat Sierra Eastside > … > Candy Store > Rock Candy Tower
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mar 1, 2018 · Lead / Onsight.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 13 15 8
Last Year 75 38 27
5 Years 135 56 44
All Time 484 295 136

Where Jim Climbs