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Favorite Climbs: none specified
Other Interests: Lounging around
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b ||Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a ||Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
Joshua Tree Administrator since October 2007
Forum Administrator since August 2010
San Diego County and San Bernardino Mtns Administrator since January 2013
California Administrator June 2014
Climbed alot in the early 90s, but I was never really a natural.
I mostly climbed at Joshua Tree, Suicide/Tahquitz, Woodson, with the occasional trip to Red Rocks and/or Owens. I earned my stripes through the use and understanding of stoppers and hexes. Cams made me cooler but not necessarily a better climber. I admit, I didn't understand the incredible value of TCUs until much too late....
These days I still love finding areas of JTree that I didn't visit back then. When I see a bolt or crack, I have am stirred by the insatiable desire to find out what it is.............................
..... and working on the Joshua Tree page of Mountain Project...
"Most of the routes were established in the 80's in bold style by an assortment of talented climbers including J. Bachar, A. Bartlett, C. Cole, M. Cranor, D. Evans, T. Gilje, M. Gingery, T. Gordon, D. Hensel, V. Kodas, M. Lechlinski, D. Nakahira, A. Nelson, R. Raffa, R. Raker, R. Vogel, J. Woodward, J. Yablonski, & T. Yaniro."