Patrik is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Anytime
Personal: Lives in Boulder, CO 80303, Male
Favorite Climbs: Eldo, Lumpy
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b ||Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b ||Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
I have led about 20 different 10a routes in Eldo clean over the last few years. A handful of 10b (Break on Through, Outer Space, Android Tilt, Tagger, Born Under Punches, Over the Hill, Auburn Lane) and two 10c (Zap Snack, Chick on the Side). Even so, I only have a "reasonable" chance of making a 10c clean while following.
Regarding safety, I tend to be a bit obnoxious, but you will likely not notice this while climbing with me. So, here's my take on safety:
Never put your life on a single piece of gear (with a few exceptions, such as harness, helmet, belay device/biner, rope). This means a single-sling 'sliding-X' setup is a no-no as an anchor.
There's at least two pieces of gear between me and a bad landing when I lead hard cruxes. Yeap, I place a bit more gear than most and I'm not embarrased about it at all.
I do not eat, drink, take pictures, play with a phone, or anything else while belaying you. And I require the same of you. No matter what kind of fancy belay device you have.
Safety while climbing can be condensed into two words: "precision" and "discipline". Precision means: Don't get sloppy. Discipline means: Never get sloppy.
Yeah, I know a lot of you "alpine guys" probably laugh at this time consuming "overkill", but as I don't do any alpine, I have plenty of time to keep myself (and whoever I climb with) alive and well. I still get 6-12 pitches done in a day.
I'm very conservative while leading. On average, I might take 2 lead falls in a season.
... and for those of you who want to meet indoors or in a coffee shop to check out my cute legs before climbing: I'm not interested in a date, I look for climbing partners.