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Point Rank: # 3,836
Total Points: 97
Last Year: 19
Last 30 Days: 3
|Areas are worth 15|
|Routes are worth 10|
|Photos are worth 5|
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Where has Ben Hicks been climbing?
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|Ben Hicks is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Variable. I travel a lot..
|Personal: Lives in Black Hawk, CO, 55 years old, Male|
|Favorite Climbs: LOTS! Want to climb more regularly around the Boulder Denver area, and travel to other areas like South Platte vedawoo, road trips to the Creek etc.|
|Other Interests: Skiing, music, aboriginal culture, travel|
|Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.hickssticks.com/bio.html
|Likes to climb: Trad climbs |
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a ||Follows 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b|
|More information:|Climbing since 1979, trad background, experienced, safe, still alive, want to stay that way!
I worked as a climbing/mountaineering instructor for NOLS for close to 20 years, was a ski instructor and patroller and ambulance EMT in the 90's. In the last 15 years I've been teaching emergency medical skills for WMI and making didgeridoos for a living.
Had a sabbatical from climbing during parnethood until my daughter wanted to climb around 5 years ago. I had a couple physical setbacks in recent years, but now healthy and enjoying climbing as much as ever. Wanting to work less, reduce stress, travel and climb more. Grateful for every good day of rock climbing.
Generally lead easy 5.10 off the couch give or take, and some 5.11 when climbing regularly. Single pitch, multi pitch, trad, sport all good. No longer interested in ice, mountaineering or high altitude.
-Primarily looking for safe experienced partners with similar knowledge/skills/ability, able to take care of themselves, with some basic rescue skills. -Secondarily, partners with solid basic skills in the outdoors, belaying a leader, able to follow/clean trad gear, good attitude, and desire to learn/improve skills. -not looking for noobs or gym climbers wanting to start climbing outside.
Safety is #1: I don't like defensive or cavalier attitudes towards safety. I'll be watching out for you. I want you to do the same for me. I'd rather be down for a beer than an epic!
Not into: egos, spray, whining, rude behavior.
Into: Positive vibes, watching out for each other, learning, improving, having a good time outdoors!
Photo Albums by Ben Hicks