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Member Since: Mar 12, 2006
Last Visit: 1 day ago
Contact Lou Hibbard

Point Rank: # 3,124
Total Points: 170
Last Year: 33
Last 30 Days: 0
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1

Where has Lou Hibbard been climbing?

Lou Hibbard is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Weekends.
Personal: Lives in Eagan, MN, Male
Favorite Climbs: A new climb, although I've climbed the most in Yosemite or Jtree
Other Interests: Helping my kids with school or sports
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Follows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sport:  Leads 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Follows 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Boulders:   V3 6A  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C3
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI5
More information:
After a late 2006 injury and then 2007 shoulder surgery - still climbing after two layoffs but it hurts afterwards and I'm at a much lower onsight level (above ratings currently about right). Also doing lots of mountain hikes now.

I used to be really into all types of climbing (crack, slab, sport, ice, snow) - had a little bit of a fetish for offwidths but hurt my shoulder before I had a chance to get really good on them.
Always gave the onsight my all- never hung on or grabbed gear unless I had already fallen or was doing an aid pitch.
Never really found my trad lead limits before I got hurt - I was working my way up through the classics in every area, getting everything clean, usually first try.
The last few years prior to injury I was working my way up to Astroman as a main goal - but focusing on the journey and waiting until I felt I could do it in good style. I was about one year away. Had done first three pitches clean on a quick scope out.

Photo Albums by Lou Hibbard    
Out There
Angel's Fright 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  May 11 - With Jon N. Onsighted all pitches. Led P2, P4. Wet rock in places from recent snow.
Left Ski Track 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  May 10 - With Jon N. All pitches clean. Led P2.
Chimney Sweep 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
  May 9 - With Jon N. Onsight lead
Diagnostics 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  May 9 - With Jon N. Flash follow followed by RP lead later.
Recent Site Contributions View all 44 Contributions
The Right Stuff WI3+
Hidden Gully WI2
Sisyphus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Horner's Corner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Apathy Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Amy R on the left and The Right Stuff on the right  Hidden Gully  
The Right Stuff WI3+
Flight Attendant 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ramer 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crashline 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stupid Pet Tricks 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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