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Bob Rotert


Member Since: Jan 1, 2002
Last Visit: 3 days ago
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Point Rank: # 2,243
Total Points: 225
Last Year: 24
Last 30 Days: 1
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Areas are worth 15
Routes are worth 10
Photos are worth 5
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I started climbing in 1971 in the Southeast/North Carolina. After going to school at Western Carolina and living in Cashiers, I moved around every couple of years to different climbing areas. North Conway/New Hampshire, SLC/Utah, Boulder/Colorado, Southern California, and finally setting down roots in Colorado in 1987. I have lived here since then and can't believe how much fun I have had and how fast the past 20+ years have gone by. What a great place to live if your a climber.

I've been climbing for 40 + years now total and still love climbing as much today as I did when I first started. I really enjoy all types of climbing. I enjoy trad as well as sport, and I have done & I am relatively proficient in all forms of climbing from cragging to big wall climbing, as well as waterfall ice and alpine climbing. In those 35 yrs I have been fortunate enough to be able to climb all over the US and many places internationally.

I have climbed up to 5.13 back in the 80's when it was at the top of the grades, but now climbing well into my 50's, I don't seem to be able to pull down nearly as hard as I use to. Maybe I have reached the stage in life where it is better to focus on the joy of climbing instead of athletic performance. At least that's what I tell myself when I get smacked down on routes I used to be able to do without too much effort.

I do still have the passion to try & climb hard and can "on sight" climbs up to about 5.12- on a good day, when I'm feeling very fresh and saucy, the rock is crisp, I have good beta, the moves are obvious and not very strenuous, and gravity index for the day is very low. Or the climb is soft for the grade. LOL \;o)

I really enjoy meeting & getting out with motivated people who share the same passion I have for climbing & adventure. Those people help motivate me to continue to climb as much & as hard as I can. It is a joy to get out & climb with people that are doing some of the climbs I did years ago for their first time. I guess I find it a way of vicariously re living many of my past experiences. It has been interesting to live long enough now, to be able to watch climbing evolve and I am impressed and amazed by the achievements and abilities of the previous and the new generation of climbers.

Photo Albums by Bob Rotert    
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Leviathan 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
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Labia 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a
Rap Descent from Top of Lower East Face 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c
Endless Summer 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R
Titties & Beer (aka "World's Hardest 5.8") 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Hyperbola 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R
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Massive icefall coming off Dickey and rocking the Ruth. Awesome!!  Lower rock section getting into to the couloir April  2007  Bob Rotert loving it !!  Ferg on Skin Walker  Ribbon Ouray 
Windows On the World 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b
Get A Life 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
Jolt Cola 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
Predator 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b
Drifting 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13
Wasabe 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
Scary Canary 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b R  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b R
The Untouchables 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
The Campaigner 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
Predator 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b  Suggests: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
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