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Todd Cook

Hawthorne, CA
49 years old · Male

Member Since
Nov 26, 2011
Last Visit: Dec 4, 2016
230 Points
Point Rank: #3,597 Details

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Best Times to Meet: Saturday, Sunday, Fridays
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.10a
Sport 5.9 5.10b
Ice WI2 WI4
Boulders V2
Favorite Climbs
Whodunit, Taquitz
Other Interests
scuba, mountaineering, dog walking
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Comments View All 5

Dec 27, 2013
Actually a fun route. Eats pro well. Pros: good quality rock on the zig-zag switching ramps, and above; ta… View Comment
Dec 23, 2012
Be careful about the walk off, if it has rained recently (it's rare in JTree, but it does happen). I led th… View Comment
Sep 24, 2012
Where's Kendall? Amazing camouflage. View Comment
Sep 8, 2012
There are several bolts on this climb, some you'll want short quickdraws, others, alpine draws with the sli… View Comment
Aug 8, 2012
Great photo! Glad you were unscathed. We know that blindly placed protection isn't to be trusted, now ha… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 17

General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Belaying accident and aftermath
Oct 27, 2015 There's a saying: there's two types of motorcycle riders: those how haven't gone down yet, and those who have. It doesn't apply directly to climbing, since "going down on a bik… View Message
General > Mountaineering
Reply: New Alpinism
Jul 2, 2014 I've been doing quite a bit of research and exercise related to the House/Johnston book. The low heart rate training recommended in the book has a long, proven, historical pr… View Message
General > Mountaineering
Reply: Altitude Sickness is a Jerk
Jun 19, 2014 Buy a pulse oximeter, $25. It will tell you how much oxygen is in your blood, and give you a measurement of how acclimatized your are. As you ascend altitude, your body has to… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Dumbest outdoor gear purchase
May 31, 2014 Numerous patagonia shirts (capilene bullshit) they apparently don't block any UV and I've been sunburned every time I've worn one. My hopes are now set on running shirts which… View Message
General > Mountaineering
Reply: New Alpinism
May 20, 2014 I don't think it's necessary to split hairs on trying to avoid going till failure. As long as you're sticking to a max of 3 sets of 5 reps, you should be okay. Elsewhere you c… View Message
General > Mountaineering
Reply: New Alpinism
Apr 8, 2014 beytzim said: "I began the book's workouts a couple of weeks ago in training for Liberty Ridge. Assuming a max elevation gain of 4000' and pack weight of less than 45lbs, I've… View Message

Route Scores View All 27

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 315
Flower of High Rank
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 324
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 495
Matthes Crest Traverse - South t…
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 134
North Face
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,206
Southeast Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 319
Frosty Cone
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flower of High Rank Tahquitz & Suic… > Suicide Rock > (u) Northeast Buttress
Avg:  315
Todd:
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Whodunit Tahquitz & Suic… > Tahquitz Rock > (d) Northwest Recess
Avg:  324
Todd:
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
Avg:  495
Todd:
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
North Face Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Eichorn Pinnacle
Avg:  134
Todd:
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
Avg:  1,206
Todd:
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Frosty Cone Joshua Tree NP > … > Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Ri…
Avg:  319
Todd:
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad