Wei-Li is in the Partner Finder
and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Personal: Lives in Los Angeles, CA, 38 years old, Female
Favorite Climbs: Echo Cliffs, Sespe Gorge, The Fortress, El Cajon
Other Interests: Aerial Silk
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport climbs
|Trad: ||Leads 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a ||Follows 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sport: ||Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a ||Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
I work for myself so I schedule my work around climbing. I'm married and my husband is not a climber, so I prefer to climb during the weekday when my absence is not as noticeable. Since I have to schedule work around climbing, I plan my calendar a week to two weeks ahead of time; no spontaneous climbing trips.
Safety is my top priority and I ask that my climbing partners be safety oriented and be respectful when I raise safety concerns or back off from a climb when conditions may be unsafe. Helmet is a must and a hand should always be on the brake end of the rope regardless of the belay device used. I completed the SCMA Rock Climbing Safety Skills Course (safety and self-rescue training) in April 2014 and I'm Wilderness First Aid certified until February 2015.
I began bouldering indoors regularly since 2008, top roping pretty consistently since 2011 both indoors and out, and leading sport outdoors since June 2012 (about two to three days a week, four to six months per year). I took a series of sport lead classes at the Upland Hangar 18 in January 2012. I usually belay with a Cinch but I am also familiar with using the ATC Guide. I started to second some trad routes since June 2013.
For sport, I lead confidently in the 5.9 range and I can usually finish a 5.10a lead with a few tries at the crux. I can follow up to 5.10c; up to 5.10d (maybe even 5.11a) with assistance from my belayer. I'm always happy to belay a partner on harder routes.
For trad I can follow up to about 5.7, although a purist crack climber would be horrified by how I manage to climb most finger and hand cracks as liebacks, and I love chimneys.