Style or Technique:
I prefer to levitate ha ha ha. Really I enjoy climbing in a slow meditative style stopping on ledges to eat and sleep.
General Skill Level:
I like to say that I am a 5.10 climber. With the exception of the older climbs back when 5.10 was the highest grade. I can onsight most new age 5.10 climbs. I can also climb A2.
Years of Experience:
I have been climbing for 8 years.
My highest ascent was 1400'(royal arches 5.7(A0)).
Latest Ascent Date:
Latest Ascent Route:
I forgot that too.
Favorite Climbing Route:
Moby dick center this climb was 200' tall with 150 feet of fist crack and a spetacular campus move through the roof to a mantle and the anchors.
Generator crack 5.10 This climb started with a crack slightly wider than fist and gradually widedned into a squeeze chimney.
It's so tough because it is one of the old classics of the Valley.
Hardest Crux Encountered:
The off width at the top of sacherer cracker. When I reached the anchor I thought that I was going to vomit.
Longest Day Climb:
Royal arches. Al and I started this climb at 8:00AM. We reached 1400' at dark and had to rappel at night. It is a good thing that we had our head lamps!
Longest Multi-Day Climb:
Destination Wish List:
Looking glass, Horsetooth boulders, eldorado canyon, the black canyon, Joe's valley, Indian creek, maple canyon, Zion,the valley again, bishop, British Columbia, morocco, Thailand
Favorite Rock Climbing Knot:
directional figure 8's
Rock Climbing Shoes:
I like stiff shoes for slabs, comfortable shoes for 5.10 and under, and felexable shoes for overhangs.
Yates big wall harness
10.5 or larger single dynamic rope. 60 meters.
I like wire gates, and large screw lock carabieners.
I prefer a yates chalk bag do to its larger size. I do not run out of chalk on longer routes.
Other Favorite Gear: