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Another day at the office: Lion King, 5.11c, Tonsai--photo by Jason Darke


Male, 49 years old

On the road, United States

Power = 105 (Vote Weight = 83.81%)

Occupation: writer

Website: http://www.amazon.com/Washington-Gone-Crazy-McCarran-Communist/dp/B0017HYDCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252773218&sr=8-1

Partner Details: I pretty much travel and climb full time these days, so anyone wanting to do technical routes anywhere in the world, give me a shout.

A Few Words: "The thing we loved about climbing was the sensation of escaping from the laws of gravity, of dancing on space, which comes with technical virtuosity. Like the pilot or the skier, a man then feels freed form the condition of a crawling bug and becomes a chamois, a squirrel, almost a bird." --Lionel Terray My book, Washington Gone Crazy, is out in paperback. I've been told it makes a good belay anchor.

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My Areas & Ranges (1)
My Mountains & Rocks (1)
Rasac (Cordillera Huayhuash)
My Routes (24)
Freeway, 5.11d, 10 pitches (Stawamus Chief)
The Importance of Being Ernest, 5.10D R (Joshua Tree National Park)
Field of Dreams, 75 meters, III, WI5 (Field (Yoho National Park Ice))
Twisted Direct, 120 meters, III, WI5+ (Field (Yoho National Park Ice))
Levitation 29, 5.11c, 9 pitches (Rainbow Mountain)
The Grand Wall (Stawamus Chief)
Dreambed, 5.11b (Yamnuska)
Mean Green, WI5 (South Fork Shoshone, Cody)
Ames Ice Hose WI5 M6R (Southwest Colorado Ice Climbing)
Oz (Yosemite National Park)
Lucky Streaks Flagged as needing updates (Fairview Dome)
SE Ridge (Rasac)
Lion King (Railey)
Humanality (Railey)
Green Spur/Rewritten (Eldorado Canyon Climbing)
Rock Candy (Joshua Tree National Park)
Colorado Crack (Joshua Tree National Park)
Overhang Bypass (Joshua Tree National Park)
My Albums (1)
My Trip Reports (13)
Hell On Liberty Ridge (Mount Rainier)
My Breakup Climb (Round Top)
Busted (Mount Dana)
Challenged (Isosceles Peak)
Off Route (Lovers Leap)
Lead test (Joshua Tree National Park)
Ice climbing school (Vallunaraju)

My Plans
Annapurna Sanctuary expedition/trek (Annapurna I -- On Apr 04, 2010)
El Potrero Chico (Monterrey -- Dec 15, 2008 - Jan 15, 2009)
Canadian Rockies in Aug. 08 (Canmore -- Aug 01, 2008 - Sep 30, 2008)
Yosemite week of April 30 (Yosemite Village -- Anytime)
Mt. Kenya next winter (Kenya -- Dec 23, 2007 - Jan 31, 2008)
Cassin Ridge in 2008 (Talkeetna -- On Jun 01, 2008)
My Sierra Challenge (Lee Vining -- Anytime)
Boulder/RMNP partner 6/23-25 or 6/27-29 (BOULDER, CO -- Jun 27, 2006 - Jun 29, 2006)
Squamish partner wanted July 10-11 (Squamish -- On Jul 10, 2006)
Tetons in late September (Grand Teton -- Sep 15, 2006 - Oct 01, 2006)
Casaval Ridge in May/Liberty Ridge in June (Mount Shasta -- May 01, 2006 - May 31, 2006)
Dec. or Jan. 06/07 Ecuador climbing (Ecuador -- Dec 01, 2006 - Jan 31, 2007)
Alps/ Mont Blanc Massif partner, July-Aug (Chamonix-Mont-Blanc -- Jul 15, 2006 - Aug 15, 2006)
Climber's Logs I've Signed (102)
Areas & Ranges (1)
Joshua Tree National Park (U.S. National Parks)
Mountains & Rocks (40)
Fairview Dome (Tuolumne Meadows - Logistical Center)
Mount Moran (Teton Range)
Snow Dome (Columbia Icefield)
Washington Column - Yosemite Valley (Yosemite National Park)
Denali (Alaska Range)
Weeping Wall, WI 3- 6 (Cirrus Mountain)
Marble Canyon, II, WI 3-5 (Canadian Rockies Ice Climbs)
Owl Rock (Arches National Park)
North Six Shooter (Canyonlands National Park)
Pigeon Spire (Bugaboo Climbs)
Yerupaja (Andes 6000m Peaks)
Huascarán Sur (Cordillera Blanca)
Artesonraju (Cordillera Blanca)
Matterhorn Peak (SPS Emblem Peaks)
Aiguille de Rochefort (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Petit Capucin (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Dent du Géant (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Mont Blanc du Tacul (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Pomagagnon (Cortina Dolomites)
Matthes Crest (Yosemite National Park)
Petit Grepon (Front Range (CO))
Mount Rainier (Cascade Volcanoes)
Round Top (Mokelumne Wilderness)
Mount Shasta (California County Highpoints)
Vallunaraju (Cordillera Blanca)
Half Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Mount Thompson (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)
Mount Whitney (California County Highpoints)
Temple Crag (John Muir Wilderness)
Mount Sill (California 14ers)
Mount Bromo (Volcanoes of Indonesia)
Stately Pleasure Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Daff Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock) (Peninsular Ranges)
Lembert Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) (California County Highpoints)
Routes (61)
SE Buttress (Cathedral Peak)
CMC Route (Mount Moran)
Direct Exum (Grand Teton)
Hydrophobia (North Ghost)
The Sorcerer (North Ghost)
The North Face Of the Rostrum (Yosemite Valley - Logistical Center)
North Ridge (Mount Stuart)
Red Dihedral (Incredible Hulk)
Thin Ice (The Needles)
Ham and Eggs Couloir (Mooses Tooth)
Bow Falls, III, WI 4 (Wapta Icefield)
Hers, II, WI 4 (Grotto Canyon Rock Climbs)
Polar Circus, V, WI 5 (Weeping Wall, WI 3- 6)
Carlsberg Column, III, WI 5 (Beer Routes, WI 3-6)
Kidd Falls, IV, WI 4 (Mount Kidd)
Experts Choice, III, WI 6 (Waterton Lakes National Park)
The Professor Falls, III, WI 4 (Mount Rundle (west end))
Hobbits Roof (Joshua Tree National Park)
The Grand Wall (Stawamus Chief)
True Grit, 5.10a, 6 Pitches (Mount Rundle (east end))
Forbidden Corner, 5.9, 10 Pitches (Yamnuska Rock Climbs)
Outer Space (Snow Creek Wall)
Southwest Face (The Beckey Route) (Liberty Bell Mountain)
Six Toe Crack (Six Toe Rock)
Cosmic Wall (Mount Hubris (The Ogre))
Stolen Chimney (Ancient Art)
Kor-Ingalls, 5.9+ (Castleton Tower)
High On Boulder (South Fork Shoshone, Cody)
East Buttress (El Capitan)
Oz (Yosemite National Park)
Traveler Buttress (Lovers Leap)
The Line (Lovers Leap)
North Arete (Bear Creek Spire)
Northeast Ridge (Bugaboo Spire)
SE Shoulder (Snowpatch Spire)
West Pillar, Direct Variation (Eichorn Pinnacle)
Lucky Streaks (Fairview Dome)
North Face (Mount Ritter)
South East Face (Banner Peak)
West Ridge (Mount Conness)
SE Ridge (Rasac)
Regular Route (Fairview Dome)
Epinephrine (Black Velvet Wall, 5.9-5.12a)
NW Buttress (Tenaya Peak)
Fishhook Arête (Mount Russell)
Italian Normal Route (Mont Blanc)
Spigolo Giallo / Gelbe Kante (Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen))
South face (Charlotte Dome)

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