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Rick Witting

63 years old · Male

Member Since
Jul 19, 2005
Last Visit: Nov 19, 2018
80 Points
Point Rank: #7,337 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
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More Info
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 499

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 11
Southeast Gully
Sep 29, 2018 · Lead. did the double crack on the south side of the summit block
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Berga
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 331
Beasto
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 337
Holiday Road
Jul 12, 2018 · Lead.
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 226
Bear's Choice
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 333
Box of Rain
Jul 12, 2018 · Lead.
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Gully S Platte > Buffalo Creek > Castle
 11
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 5 pitches
Sep 29, 2018 · Lead. did the double crack on the south side of the summit block
Berga Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Canal Zone
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Beasto Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Canal Zone
 331
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Holiday Road Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Canal Zone
 337
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jul 12, 2018 · Lead.
Bear's Choice Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Canal Zone
 226
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Jul 12, 2018 · TR.
Box of Rain Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > Canal Zone
 333
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jul 12, 2018 · Lead.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 5 1 1
Last Year 16 7 3
5 Years 110 82 32
All Time 783 499 246

Where Rick Climbs