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Ryan Day Thompson is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Whenever. My schedule is weird..
Personal: Lives in Big Sky, Montana, 30 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: Sparerib, Beehive Peak, Overhang Bypass, Reggae, Wind Ridge
Other Interests: Skiing
Personal/Favorite web site:
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Boulders:   V0 4  
More information:
Ryan Day Thompson (BS, Emmaus Bible College; Certificate of Professional Studies in Photography, Rocky Mountain School of Photography; Member - Big Sky Chamber of Commerce) is a husband, father, photographer, and adventurer.

His fifteen years of photographic practice have taken him throughout the world and have resulted in multiple publications and representations.

Clients: National Geographic Books / Montana Office of Tourism / Icelantic Skis / Sotheby's International Realty / Fay Ranches / The House Boardshop / Powderhorn Outerwear / RAB Climbing / SWANY America / Leki / First Degree Boots / Moonlight Basin Resort / Centre Sky Architecture / Montana Living Big Sky Real Estate / L&K Real Estate / Black Diamond Vacation Rental / Big Sky Resort / Emmaus Bible College / Roca Buda Art Gallery / The High Five Collective / Live the Dream Realty / SK Realty / Vail Valley Foundation / Cavan Images / iStockphoto

Publications: The Wall Street Journal / Big Sky Journal / POWDER Magazine / SKI Magazine / Backcountry Magazine / Financial Times / Rock and Ice / Alpinist / Urban Climber / Bozeman Magazine / Bible Study Magazine / Big Sky Weekly / The Mountain Outlaw

He is currently and eclectically obsessed with big mountain skiing, not sleeping, holding hands with his beloved wife, romps in the woods with his beautiful son, consuming multiple Aeropresses of coffee a day, studying classic works of photography, toiling days away in a darkroom, and pursuing his new found interest in architecture and interior design.

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Proboscis 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Oct 17 - Mellower than expected.
Shoshone South Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
  Oct 17 - Old school 5.8 but I surely never felt 5.9. Excellent route.
The Mutt and Jeff 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Oct 10 - This is my go to newbie route now. Third pitch is actually really fun...
Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Swanson Arete 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Crynoid Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trad Intent 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lover's Leap 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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The flake that I highlight in my inset is super hollow.  There were definitely some loose blocks on this but this scared me the most by far.  Every time you kick it, tap it, or bump it it has a deep ring all the way through.  Tread carefully.  Photo © Becca Skinner, 2014 | <a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' ></a>  Scott Bennett powering through The Evictor.  <a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' ></a> | <a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' ></a>  David rapping off of the still-questionable cable after doing the West Crack (which was his first climb out of a gym).  Note the tops of his Converse shoes.  He didn't even slip.  The climbing is easy-breezy here.  The opening sequence.  Follow the chalk :-) 
Mountaineer's Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Heidi Hi 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Osiris 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shoshone South Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Heidi Hi 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Osiris 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

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