Male, 57 years old
San Francisco, California, United States
A Few Words: Leads and loves trad climbs into 5.10c/5.10d, seconds into the 11s.
Likes to climb in Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, Needles, Lovers Leap, Joshua Tree, Indian Creek, Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
I especially love backcountry routes and am looking for climbing partners interested in climbing Southwest Face on Mt. Conness, Keeler Needle, North Buttress on Mt. Goode, Blacksmith Peak, Western Front or Star Trekkin on Mt. Russell, North Buttress of Merriam Peak, Direct East Face of Seven Gables, The Citadel, Evolution/Palisades/Sawtooth traverses, Pingora and Wolf's Head in the Wind Rivers.
(Completed Bear Creek Spire, Matterhorn Peak, Red Dihedral on Incredible Hulk, Southeast Face of Clyde Minaret, South Face of Charlotte Dome, North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, Mt. Gayley, U-Notch up to North Palisade, Petzoldt Direct on Grand Teton, East Buttrress/East Face of Mt. Whitney, Mithral Dihedral and Fishhook Arete on Mt. Russell, Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill, Moon Goddess Arete, Sun Ribbon Arete and Dark Star on Temple Crag and Third Pillar of Dana.)
Would also be interested in doing a Yosemite aid route - Nose, Lurking Fear, Salathe, Zodiac. (Completed Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome, West Face of Leaning Tower, Prow and South Face on Washington Column, Lost Arrow Spire tip and Spaceshot in Zion.) Also interested in climbing in the Alps in 2006: Jungfrau, Monch, Fiescherhorn in Bernese Overland and Matterhorn.
Additional climbing history includes alpine climbs on Popocatepetl and Pico de Orizaba in Mexico; alpine climbs on Cerroo Imbabura, Carhuairazo, Tungurahua and Cotopaxi in Ecuador; alpine climbs on Avalanche Gulch and Casaval Ridge on Mt. Shasta in US; alpine climbs on Kongma Tse, Pokalde, and Lobuje East in Nepal; alpine climbs on Gouter Route on Mt. Blanc, Tete Blance, Petit Fourche, Aiguille du Tour, Col du Tour, and The Index in the French Alps; sport climbing in Joshua Tree, Pinnacles, Owens River Gorge, Thailand (Krabi), France (Orpierre and Chamonix), and Spain (Finestrat and Sella).
"If you wish to see the valleys, climb to the mountain top; If you desire to see the mountain top, rise into the cloud; But if you seek to understand the cloud, close your eyes and think."
- Kahlil Gibran
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