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Rick Witting

62 years old · Male

Member Since
Jul 19, 2005
Last Visit: 2 days ago
80 Points
Point Rank: #6,952 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym
Leads Follows
Trad 5.8 5.10a
Sport 5.9 5.11a
Ice WI4 WI5
Mixed M1 M5
Favorite Climbs
RMNP, Eldorado, Flatirons, Wilderness Areas
Other Interests
Mountaineering, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking
Member of
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I'm not the greatest climber, but I sure love to do it. I enjoy moving over rock and ice, but mountaineering is probably my biggest passion. After finishing the Colorado 14ers in 1991, I didn't think I wanted to climb from a list again, but I wasn't getting out as much. I did Rainier, the Grand Teton and Denali, all the named peaks and ranked peaks in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness and now I'm working on the named peaks and the ranked peaks in other Wilderness Areas as well as California 14ers. I was fortunate to climb Lobuche East and some other high peaks in Nepal and at Railay, Thailand in November of 2007 and Mt. Buet in Chomonix near Mt. Blanc in the French Alps in 2010, volcanoes on the North Island, New Zealand. I've been going down to the Ouray Ice Park for the last 18 seasons with a group of friends and I manage to get out on the ice a dozen times a year if I'm lucky. Over the years (about 31), I have been to Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Smith Rock, Shelf, Red Rocks, Tahquitz and most of the local Colorado crags. I suppliment my outdoor rock climbs with weekly sessions in the gym. If I could climb outside every week, I'd never go back in the gym again, but it does help my strength and technique.


Ticks View All 492

Mod. Snow
 4
Standard Route
Nov 26, 2017
Snow, Alpine
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Bolted Route
Oct 28, 2017 · Lead.
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
White Rhino
Oct 21, 2017 · TR. Optional. Swapped leads? Gear used? Etc.
Sport
Golden > … > Safari > Big Five
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Cape Buffalo
Oct 21, 2017 · Lead. Optional. Swapped leads? Gear used? Etc.
Sport
Golden > … > Safari > Big Five
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 10
Rhino Beetle
Oct 21, 2017 · TR. Allan lead, took packs to Sun Tan Ledge.
Sport
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
The Classroom
Oct 21, 2017 · Lead.
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route Ecuador > Cayambe
 4
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Nov 26, 2017
Bolted Route S Platte > … > Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Oct 28, 2017 · Lead.
White Rhino Golden > … > Safari > Big Five
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Oct 21, 2017 · TR. Optional. Swapped leads? Gear used? Etc.
Cape Buffalo Golden > … > Safari > Big Five
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Oct 21, 2017 · Lead. Optional. Swapped leads? Gear used? Etc.
Rhino Beetle Golden > … > Safari > Little Five
 10
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
Oct 21, 2017 · TR. Allan lead, took packs to Sun Tan Ledge.
The Classroom Golden > … > Safari > Little Five
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
Oct 21, 2017 · Lead.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 21 19 7
5 Years 115 94 37
All Time 767 492 243

Where Rick Climbs