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Climbing Strawberry Fields (5.9+), Old Rag, VA.


Member Since: Mar 14, 2006
Last Visit: 5 days ago
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ttriche is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: weekends mostly, occasional long trip.
Personal: Lives in Altadena, CA, 40 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: mithril dihedral, glass menagerie, endgame
Other Interests: ski mountaineering, mountain running, biking
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Follows 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sport:  Leads 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Follows 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Boulders:   V3 6A  
Aid:  Leads C2  Follows C3
Ice:  Leads WI5  Follows WI6
Mixed:  Leads M3  Follows M5
More information:
My favorite crags are the Needles and Cochise Stronghold. If you're familiar with those areas then you probably already know what I like, or at least what I learned to climb on. Throw in Seneca, Cannon, and the Gunks for rock; Lake Willoughby and the Kancamagus highway for ice; Yosemite, Zion, and Looking Glass for walls; and the Sierra Nevada for alpine. Those are the places that shaped me.

In 2009, I managed to freeze my feet (lost a toe) which impacted my climbing negatively. I'm back to following 5.11 most of the time, and can lead 5.10 on gear if the climb caters to my strengths (cracks, brute force cruxes, etc.) or fall off a 5.9 if it doesn't (delicate face moves, slabby way above pro, etc.).

If things go smoothly, I can knock out 20-25 pitches a day. If not, maybe 5-10. Now that I'm old, there's less motivation to be bold, but I'll still simul-climb if it makes sense. Mostly I'd like to resume getting out there more often.

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Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 39
West Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
  Jun 7 - w/Jordan, long (42h) push
What's My Line? 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A0 R
  Dec 14 - Finished the climb w/Jordan Ramey. Great line, superclassic at the grade.
Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Aug 12 - w/Jordan, simuled, skipped final gendarme (doh)
Witch Doctor 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
  Jul 22 - w/Jordan. Led p2, started p4, kicked the lead over to Jordan when I got stuck above the crux. Fun.
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 44
The Vampire 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
East Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Third Pillar, Regular Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
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South Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Witch Doctor 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Windfall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Broomsticks 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Ghostrider 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fritz luxuriates at the belay.  (We were a bunch of nancy boys and aided the route)  Cutting loose on the Finger of Hercules.  Climbing Strawberry Fields (5.9+), Old Rag, VA.  Scott Bushman on the classic Tyrolean traverse. 
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ghostrider 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Airy Interlude 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Matthes Crest Traverse - South to North 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Absinthe of Mallet 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thin Ice 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mithril Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Airy Interlude 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pinched Rib 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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