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Durham, NC
45 years old · Male

Member Since
Jan 5, 2015
Last Visit: 56 mins ago
146 Points
Point Rank: #4,933 Details

DaveBaker is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Evenings or weekends.
Likes Trad, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.6 5.9
Sport 5.8 5.10a
Favorite Climbs
Three Pines, Playing Hookey, Ecstasy, Toe Jam, Grand Funk Railroad, Physical Graffiti.
Other Interests
Looking to spend more time on rock. Let's climb!
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Comments View All 11

Apr 8, 2019
Direct variation felt more like 5.9. View Comment
Nov 4, 2018
This is very far left of the line I know, and described on the page. You have a direct start to the "V",… View Comment
Nov 4, 2018
Oh my God! The thorns!! I submitted some page corrections. P2 and P3 are just over 35m (120 feet) each.… View Comment
Oct 1, 2018
Can confirm. 60m rope reached the ground with about 2 feet spare before rope stretch. Your rope may vary.… View Comment
Sep 22, 2018
I couldn't pull the opening move. If you're on top rope (as I was), or the gear permits, come in to the "th… View Comment
Sep 22, 2018
From the trees at the top of the route, I hiked another 30 feet up the gradual slope to the right to make a… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 173

General > General Climbing
Reply: How many different kinds of approaches y’all done?
Apr 13, 2019 I've hiked uphill, and I've hiked downhill. View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Working in Yosemite for the Summer?
Apr 12, 2019 My friend's son worked at Yosemite for many years. Don't miss it. View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: Talk me out of taking a trad lead class, please.
Apr 2, 2019 Have you followed trad? Have you followed multi pitch?My suggestion - head to Seneca, hire a guide, and follow them around the rock.  Seneca, not the gunks, for the differ… View Message
Reply: WTB: Non-locking Racking Biners
Mar 26, 2019 Chapel Hill, NC?  I'm in Durham and have a bunch of spare biners in various colours, but doubt it's worthwhile to ship.I think I can put together a "rack pack" of lightly… View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: "You may climb on my gear..."
Mar 25, 2019 "You may climb on my gear".  Sure, it's a nice offer, but unless I know you - or am comfortable making a decision in the moment - I would very much prefer not to.I don't u… View Message
Partners > South Eastern States Partners
Reply: Table Rock (Linville) Water Source?
Mar 23, 2019 If you hop on that Linville gorge fb page you'll see a recent post discussing it.Pipe spring, straight from mountain, flows well. Plus a pointer on how to find the trail I miss… View Message