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Member Since: Sep 27, 2006
Last Visit: Dec 21, 2014
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Point Rank: # 8,262
Total Points: 36
Last Year: 7
Last 30 Days: 0
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Where has Dan S. been climbing?

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Dan S. is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Evenings and Weekends.
Personal: Lives in Lakewood, CO, 33 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Where am I now?
Other Interests: My motorcycle, cycling, backpacking, and snowboarding.
Personal/Favorite web site: http://picasaweb.google.com/dan.sosalla/
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Follows 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sport:  Leads 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Follows 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Boulders:   V4 6B  
More information:
From boulder sessions to alpine rock... I'm ready when you are.

As of 4/30/12:
Wow, it's been a while. Yellow Spur was ticked in August. No 12a redpoint yet mostly because I haven't been trying too hard. I'm feeling lucky this season, though. The Neptune Hitlist is slowly diminishing, and there are many routes to be ticked. Just got back from Red Rock Canyon last week with my girlfriend which made a great start to the season. I hope to get back there in the fall for some 6+ pitch routes (namely Frogland, Epinephrine, and Crimson Crysalis to start). Unfortunately my old trad partner lost his mental game in 2010 and is taking a break. On the bright side I'm climbing steadily with my girlfriend now and a couple other regulars. I'm still open to climbing with new folks if you're interested.

As of 10/20/09:
So, why is it hard to find a steady climbing partner with similar goals as me? Hm. Well, my 12a goal fell to the wayside. July and August were a bust for various reasons. Regardless I still hit some targets. V5 at Morrison and multiple onsites near my "limit." The latest was three 11a onsites in one weekend. The season is not over yet. Yellow Spur will be mine! I also want an 11c redpoint. That 13a is looking really far away though.

As of 2/4/09:
I should just start a blog. Back on track. The wind farm has been ticked. Now, I just have 2 weeks left in MN and I'll be back in CO. I've been training diligently according to Eric Horst's "Conditioning for Climbing" book. I've added V6 to the list of goals for this season, too. AND by the end of 2010 I want 5.13a ticked as well.

As of 10/24/08:
Well, so much for goals. I had a knee injury which benched me for a few months. July and August were fun with some moderate tics from the Neptune Hit List, though I do not think I reached my halfway point. And now, I'm grounded. Work has landed me in Minnesota building wind farms for the rest of the year. At least I have a gym nearby. Oh well. I still have my goals.

As of 3/20/08:
Goals this season: redpoint a 12a sport, onsite Yellow Spur in Eldo, and complete at least half of Neptune Mountaineering's 100 Hit List.

Photo Albums by Dan S.    
Dan - 1st Flatiron

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RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 11
Five-Eight Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
  Jun 16
Five-Ten Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Jun 16
Ghetto Cruiser 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Jun 16
Hair City 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
  May 26
The Yellow Spur 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
North Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Northwest Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Face Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Recent Site Contributions View all 21 Contributions
Rufus' Roof Variation in yellow and new anchors x'ed.  Live to Climb.  Climb to Live.  My first home wall.  More to come.  I was reminded by a fallen dead tree that most climbing accidents occur on the descent.  El Rito NM 1105 
The Yellow Spur 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ghetto Cruiser 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Five-Ten Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Five-Eight Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Five-Ten Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hair City 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
West Buttress 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Five-Eight Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Ghetto Cruiser 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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