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Adrien Gaidon

San Jose, CA
37 years old · Male

Member Since
Jun 11, 2018
Last Visit: Oct 24, 2022
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Adrien is in the Partner Finder
Best Times to Meet: Fridays, Weekends
Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym, Boulders
Leads Follows
Trad 5.9 5.10c
Sport 5.10b 5.11c
Boulders V4
Favorite Climbs
Royal Arches, The Grack, Les délices de notre Dame
Other Interests
Camping, Snowboarding, Science
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Mostly enjoy long multi-pitch adventures!


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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,380
The Nutcracker Suite (aka Nutcra…
Sep 16, 2022 · Lead / Onsight. 3h30 w/ Michele. Led 1+2 (linked w/ 60m), then 5. P1 is strenuous lieback with some rests but powerful end on tips (rf in crack sometimes but end is pure lb). P3 lb is slick and techie, just power through quickly! P4 bulge has good hand jams + rf edge and lf jam. P5 crux mantel needs lh in side pull pocket (after green friend), rf on leftmost edge on the right side of the corner, then lateral up rh to jug, then lf high on small left facing edge under hands, then mantel with rf up and rh palm! Good pro overall. What a classic!
Trad 5 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 970
Serenity Crack
Sep 15, 2022 · Follow. W/ Jake-sensei. P1 awesome pin(ch) scars (start left on rock, then lf on edge, rf below, reach rh to side crack and lb), mostly feet in pods (ouch towards the end). P2 is awesome hands to cruxy slab traverse (rf far right on black knob, switch to lf, flag rf FAR on right crack to grab and reach crack with rf for easy lb). P3 is as advertised: flakes, hands, and tips: bomber jams but strenuous. Feet are key: smear left, random jam right. What an amazing sustained climb!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 751
Sons of Yesterday
Sep 15, 2022 · Follow. W Jake doing the Serenity-Sons combo (5h car2car). P4 is just junction from Serenity (thin hands end). P5 is potentially crux (sustained hands). P6 is sustained crack with tricky small roof with wide start (power on meathooks with smeary feat). P7 is crack till the "cat walk" on the diagonal crack (walk on it, undercling and edging, tough on right ankle + a bit balancy). P8 is no-gimme with heady friction slab. Did the 13 rappels in 1h (!) thanks to Jake's awesome pre-rigged rappel (both on rappel, clean anchor, 1st has one end tied then goes down, clips pre-made mini-quad double girth hitch anchor, feeds end through then ties back to him, 2nd comes down in parallel, pull rope then let other end fall)! Amazingly varied crack climbing, from fists, to thin hands, to fingers (incl. stacks!), and tips. Really beautiful technically and physically continuous. "Best 5.10 in the valley" indeed!
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Cave route
Jul 21, 2022 · TR. The end is fun!
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 33
Krokus
Jul 20, 2022 · Follow. Awesome challenging route! Bouldery start with high heel hook, then delicate right hand-foot match (more like thumb-toe) into pocket while left thumb pressing. Crux is def the smeary lieback at the top (hard not to barndoor...)
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 148
Viscious Circles
Jul 20, 2022 · TR. With Rares. Tried to find other beta than the lieback dyno, but this is the beta. Just place fingers carefully (lh above), then bump lf back step, engage core and booyah to sloper. Good workout (ran a couple laps)
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Nutcracker Suite (aka N… Yosemite NP > … > C. El Cap Picni… > 5. Manure Pile Buttre…
 1,380
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Sep 16, 2022 · Lead / Onsight. 3h30 w/ Michele. Led 1+2 (linked w/ 60m), then 5. P1 is strenuous lieback with some rests but powerful end on tips (rf in crack sometimes but end is pure lb). P3 lb is slick and techie, just power through quickly! P4 bulge has good hand jams + rf edge and lf jam. P5 crux mantel needs lh in side pull pocket (after green friend), rf on leftmost edge on the right side of the corner, then lateral up rh to jug, then lf high on small left facing edge under hands, then mantel with rf up and rh palm! Good pro overall. What a classic!
Serenity Crack Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 970
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Sep 15, 2022 · Follow. W/ Jake-sensei. P1 awesome pin(ch) scars (start left on rock, then lf on edge, rf below, reach rh to side crack and lb), mostly feet in pods (ouch towards the end). P2 is awesome hands to cruxy slab traverse (rf far right on black knob, switch to lf, flag rf FAR on right crack to grab and reach crack with rf for easy lb). P3 is as advertised: flakes, hands, and tips: bomber jams but strenuous. Feet are key: smear left, random jam right. What an amazing sustained climb!
Sons of Yesterday Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 751
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Sep 15, 2022 · Follow. W Jake doing the Serenity-Sons combo (5h car2car). P4 is just junction from Serenity (thin hands end). P5 is potentially crux (sustained hands). P6 is sustained crack with tricky small roof with wide start (power on meathooks with smeary feat). P7 is crack till the "cat walk" on the diagonal crack (walk on it, undercling and edging, tough on right ankle + a bit balancy). P8 is no-gimme with heady friction slab. Did the 13 rappels in 1h (!) thanks to Jake's awesome pre-rigged rappel (both on rappel, clean anchor, 1st has one end tied then goes down, clips pre-made mini-quad double girth hitch anchor, feeds end through then ties back to him, 2nd comes down in parallel, pull rope then let other end fall)! Amazingly varied crack climbing, from fists, to thin hands, to fingers (incl. stacks!), and tips. Really beautiful technically and physically continuous. "Best 5.10 in the valley" indeed!
Cave route San Francisco B… > Castle Rock Area > Indian Rock
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Jul 21, 2022 · TR. The end is fun!
Krokus San Francisco B… > Castle Rock Area > Indian Rock
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, TR
Jul 20, 2022 · Follow. Awesome challenging route! Bouldery start with high heel hook, then delicate right hand-foot match (more like thumb-toe) into pocket while left thumb pressing. Crux is def the smeary lieback at the top (hard not to barndoor...)
Viscious Circles San Francisco B… > Castle Rock Area > Indian Rock
 148
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Jul 20, 2022 · TR. With Rares. Tried to find other beta than the lieback dyno, but this is the beta. Just place fingers carefully (lh above), then bump lf back step, engage core and booyah to sloper. Good workout (ran a couple laps)

Tick Breakdown
Trad Sport Boulder Ice

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 14 3 2
Last Year 79 38 17
5 Years 208 111 49
All Time 211 114 52

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