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Brandon Gottung

currently Las Cruces, NM
34 years old · Male

Member Since
Dec 23, 2010
Last Visit: 5 hours ago
1,497 Points
Point Rank: #564 Details

Brandon is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: when we plan for it
Likes Trad, Sport
Leads Follows
Trad 5.11b 5.12b
Sport 5.11c 5.11c
Favorite Climbs
Astrolizard (Kolob Canyon), Direct Beckey (Elephant's Perch), Original Route (Rainbow Wall), East Ridge (Wolf's Head), North Face (Castleton tower)
Other Interests
International travel, packrafting, trail running, skiing. Plants, birds, rocks and fungus. Good food and drink. Russian.
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Comments View All 46

Oct 2, 2018
Gary's description is great, but we were able to link P3&4 by extending the first two pitches as long as po… View Comment
Oct 2, 2018
I climbed this spring 2018. It is good, but the unfortunate mid-pitch ledge detracts from the quality. View Comment
Sep 27, 2018
This pitch is a great resource for the area as an easily accessible, difficult, pure crack. Pairs well with… View Comment
May 1, 2018
Karl and I went back to the Pain Chamber climbing the Nightlight variation that avoids the brutal "May The… View Comment
Mar 20, 2018
While I thought we had climbed this today, looking at the photo here, I think we climbed a completely indep… View Comment
Mar 6, 2018
Great route with enough variety to demand a well-rounded skill set. P1 is good and dead vertical but a litt… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 154

General > Training Forum
Reply: How to train knee bar strength / endurance?
Nov 30, 2018 I disagree. I knee bar my way out 5.10 roofs, up 5.8 squeeze chimneys, 5.12 sport and all over on steep corners. My beta for the crux of one of my proudest sends was double bar… View Message
General > Training Forum
How to train knee bar strength / endurance?
Nov 30, 2018 I shattered my dominant thumb recently, so it's a couple months off of all activities that keep me fit, especially climbing. Well, one week out after surgery I did TR a 5.7 cor… View Message
Partners > Arizona & New Mexico Partners
Reply: Road Trip To WARMER Crags
Nov 29, 2018 Unfortunately I shattered my thumb recently so I can't climb, but I should be able to meet up in the Organ Mountains and share some local beta. You'd definitely want to stop to… View Message
Partners > Arizona & New Mexico Partners
Reply: Southern New Mexico partners
Sep 26, 2018 I would be happy for more partners in the Organs! View Message
Partners > Arizona & New Mexico Partners
Partners in southern and central NM and southern AZ
Sep 7, 2018 I'm currently based out of Las Cruces NM, with a generous schedule where I have 6 days off in a row every two weeks (Thursday-Tuesday). I'm looking for more partners for areas… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Tiny green metolius tcu?
Aug 3, 2018 I have one in perfect condition if you are looking to buy one. View Message