Jim Dover is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and sometimes Thursdays
Personal: Lives in Idyllwild, Ca, 55 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Flower of High Rank, Mechanic's Route, Open Book, Angel's Fright, Snake Dike, Graham Crackers
Other Interests: Cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling, the opposite sex
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a ||Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b ||Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Boulders: || V2 5+ |
|Aid: ||Leads C2 ||Follows C2|
I work at Nomad Ventures, a climber's shop with 4 locations.
I started climbing during the summer of 2010.
First climb was Little Murderers at Suicide Rock, July 2010. I stood at the base, belaying my friend John (who taught me how to belay at the base of the route 5 minutes before casting off on lead) hoping he had a good climb because there was no way I was following this insanity. The longer he took the more I changed my mind--"Come on, finish so I can get at this thing" I thought to myself after a while.
At the base of every single climb since then I've thought to myself, "I can't wait to finish this climb today and sell all this shit on eBay with I get home."
First trad lead was on the eve of my 53rd birthday, Left Ski Track.
First really big climb/lead was Snake Dike a few weeks later.
First "I really can't believe I'm leading this" lead was The Open Book, 5.9, pitches 1 (into part of 2) and 3.
First fall on lead, Peer Pressure, 10a. Got sloppy and reached for a bomber hold without getting better feet first. Lesson learned and the fall wasn't that bad.
First climb I bailed off of--Flower of High Rank. Did it on top rope but...it's different on the sharp end! So, still a goal.
Proudest lead--Mechanic's Route. After bailing off of it the week before.
Photo Albums by Jim Dover
|Graham Crackers 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Aug 20 - Free solo before work today. Great way to start the day.
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Feb 5 - 11a my ass. Pretty hard and the rope drag (weight?) was heinous. But I'd do it again. Very cool.
Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sep 4 - Rope solo using a Rock Exotica Soloist.
Surprise 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jul 12 - Lead rope solo today. #2 Offset Mastercam on pitches 2 and 3 as well as a .5 on pitch 3.