Trad/ice/alpine partner in NY/NJ
Posted by kheegster on May 18, 2009
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Location: New York, United States
City or Place: New Paltz
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Partner Status: Want Partners
I'm looking for a regular partner for trad, ice and mountaineering in the tri-state. I go out to the Gunks 2-3 times a month during spring, summer and fall, and do ice climbing in the Catskills during winter, with the occasional long weekend in the Daks or NH.
My true love is alpine climbing, and I try to do a couple of extended trips every year out West. Over the past year I have climbed the 'standard' routes on Rainier and Orizaba, and I'm hoping to move towards technical alpine-style climbing. I'm working towards being able to lead some alpine Grade IV climbs by summer 2010, e.g. Liberty Ridge on Rainier
Ideally, I'm looking for someone with similar interests in the NY/NJ area so that we can grow into a regular partnership that can be carried over to alpine climbing further afield.
I currently lead 5.6/5.7 in the Gunks, and just started on WI3 leads at the end of last winter. I have rock and ice racks and camping/mountaineering gear.
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