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Max McKinnon

San Jose, CA
29 years old · Male

Member Since
Nov 8, 2014
Last Visit: Nov 16, 2018
115 Points
Point Rank: #5,691 Details

Max is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Weekends for outdoor, lunch for inside
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.9 5.10d
Sport 5.12b 5.13a
Boulders V5
Favorite Climbs
Stupendous Man (Pinnacles), Bates Arete (Castle Rock), Pirate's Chest (North Bay Coast)
Other Interests
Guitar, Music, Programming, Tinkering, Skiing/snowboarding, Surfing, Used to be BIG into mountain biking - am still willing to go out but climbing has mostly taken my heart
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Not a member of any climbing funds, but I donated $50 to AccessFund this year. Planning on becoming a member and/or donating again in the future. Really love climbing, seeing and preserving the beautiful environments, and camping out for a climb :D


Ticks View All 30

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 440
The Young and the Rackless
Nov 16, 2018 · Follow. Super fun! I had to french free the end of the third pitch - the undercling was too hard for me.
Sport 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,199
Southeast Buttress
Aug 2, 2016 · 1 pitch. Awesome epic climb. I found an atc and lost a quickdraw haha.
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 48
Towering Inferno
May 30, 2016 · 1 pitch. Absolutely amazing. I led pitch 2. That first overhung was pretty intense. I missed the bigger hold right above the right hand crimp near 1st roof. 11b section further up was damn near impossible. What is the beta at the 2-3 bolt?
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
Heart of the Sun
May 30, 2016 · Someone ran off with my yellow grigri and magneto carabiner after i let them borrow my top rope setup. I was up on another pitch and found out later when it was missing. Please pm me if you were in the party involved. I'm sure it was an accidental mistake
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Fortune Cookie
May 28, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. Start harder than 5.9 due to slickness of rock I think.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
Heart of the Sun
May 28, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. Good!! I lent my yellow grigri + magneto to someone to top rope, and it went missing. Please return.
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Young and the Rackless Boulder > … > E Blob > Upper E Face
 440
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 4 pitches
Nov 16, 2018 · Follow. Super fun! I had to french free the end of the third pitch - the undercling was too hard for me.
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
 1,199
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Aug 2, 2016 · 1 pitch. Awesome epic climb. I found an atc and lost a quickdraw haha.
Towering Inferno Sierra Eastside > … > Inner Gorge > Eldorado Roof
 48
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
May 30, 2016 · 1 pitch. Absolutely amazing. I led pitch 2. That first overhung was pretty intense. I missed the bigger hold right above the right hand crimp near 1st roof. 11b section further up was damn near impossible. What is the beta at the 2-3 bolt?
Heart of the Sun Sierra Eastside > … > Central Gorge > Great Wall of China
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
May 30, 2016 · Someone ran off with my yellow grigri and magneto carabiner after i let them borrow my top rope setup. I was up on another pitch and found out later when it was missing. Please pm me if you were in the party involved. I'm sure it was an accidental mistake
Fortune Cookie Sierra Eastside > … > Central Gorge > Great Wall of China
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
May 28, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. Start harder than 5.9 due to slickness of rock I think.
Heart of the Sun Sierra Eastside > … > Central Gorge > Great Wall of China
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
May 28, 2016 · Lead / Onsight. Good!! I lent my yellow grigri + magneto to someone to top rope, and it went missing. Please return.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 4 1 1
Last Year 4 1 1
5 Years 36 30 14
All Time 36 30 14

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