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Rick Witting

63 years old · Male

Member Since
Jul 19, 2005
Last Visit: 5 days ago
80 Points
Point Rank: #7,109 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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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.

Tick Breakdown

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 5 5 1
Last Year 21 16 6
5 Years 108 84 32
All Time 778 498 245

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