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I work 8-3 weekdays. Available to to climb at gym after work or even make the trip out to Powerlinez with the longer daylight hours. I'm usually available weekends in the summer depending as I do mountain bike and surf too in the warmer months! Winters I'm usually not around on weekends. Now that the Cliffs are open at 6am I'm keen for early morning gym sessions before work.
I first was exposed to climbing outdoors in Tasmania 20+. Years ago as a teenager. I hated it due to fear of heights. I since returned to the sport (firstly indoors) about 3 years ago and it's been a really great challenge for me. I have climbed outdoors with my male friends who are more experienced in the gunks and in the Bow valley in Canada in the last year following and having my first outdoor lead climbs.
Indoors I can lead 5:9 and breaking into 5:10s. Top rope I can climb 5:10s and working on 5:11. I don't boulder as much: V2-3s. Bouldering I get scared more on harder climbs and often chicken out near the top.
Outdoors: depending on the climb and exposure 🙂. I need to practice falling way more often than i do. I lead mostly 5.7/5.8. With the occasional 5.9. I can follow up to 10c usually at Rumney.
Trad: can follow up to 5.9 ish. Just starting to mock lead and have lead one 5.5 after mock leading the climb multiple times. Hoping to get out much more and do a ton more mock leading!
I'm looking to expand and improve my sport lead climbing skills outdoors and learn trad.
Goals: to be able to lead trad climbing. Long multi pitch climbs: sport and trad. Alpine climbing. Getting more efficient in sport climbing multi pitch transitions and getting better at rope management.
My big interest is ski mountaineering and backcountry skiing. Just entered this world the last year and I'm hooked and want to expand my skills. (I'm a very strong Skiier and expanding these skills to the backcountry) Climbing in the warmer months support my winter goals by getting more comfortable with exposure when I don't have my skis on my feet, and learning more rope and belay techniques.
I like working for my climbing so I'm that person who will hike one hour further to get away from the crowds or have an adventure. Which is why I've started to get interested in learning to trad climb.
60m rope. 70m rope. Basic Trad rack that i'm building as I go. Missing micro cams at the moment. Sport rack. TR stuff (static rope etc)
The Cliffs membership (lead certified), belay devices (atc guide and grigri) and a 10 pack for BKB.
And an important fact/dangling carrot for New Yorkers: I have a car 😉 (2014 Subaru outback.. so room for gear and friends )