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Registered: Apr 4, 2011, 7:15 PM
Last Logon: Aug 21, 2016, 9:45 AM
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Personal Profile

Name: Johnny O'Connell
Occupation: Automotive Instructor
Interests: Climbing, Camping, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Coins, Cars, Native American Artifacts, etc.
More Info:
Climbing is more of a newer pursuit for me. I only started in August of 2009 (had an incorrect date previously), rapelling at that. I started toproping by September at Little Lost Cove and The Chimneys. By late September, I started lead climbing at Table Rock and climbed Dirty Crack at Stone. I continued lead climbing at Table Rock nearly every weekend until late November. From then until March, I climbed the rock quarry at Rocky Face in the Brushies due to the excellent winter climbing. I started climbing heavily at Stone Mountain in March, with the goal of climbing every route. I usually climb with one partner and I always lead. I have not posted most of my climbs because I am not certain of the dates. I really enjoy climbing and do it for my own personal satisfaction, not bragging rights. My partner and I learned everything we know from reading and experimentation. I have found many climbers to be friendly and very helpful, especially at Stone Mountain. However, I have encountered many arrogant, pretentious climbers that almost caused me to quit climbing before I really even started. I think it is important to remember that everyone had to start somewhere and that being ugly and condescending to beginners is not a noble trait. I am always open to helping others, especially those new to the sport. Proper climbing ethics are important to me and I try to always do my climbs properly. I never add additional fixed protection or use devices that could cause damage to the rock. I also never use my gear or other things such as trees to assist with my climbing. I am on the fence when it comes to sport climbing and don't mind it so much as long as it is clean and there is no hanging on the rope. I am still of the mindset that you are not supposed to fall. I have softened a bit over the years on some of my views after witnessing a death, among other things. That, and I am probably only about 50% sane.

Climbing Profile

Lead | Follow


One Step One Step One Step Main Wall Top Rope Buttress - Right Side Top Rope Buttress - Left Side Left Face 2nd Half

Ascent Log Go View Full Log (155) The 5 most recent ascents recorded by a user in our Routes Database are shown on the user Profile.

Date Level Grade Route Rating
2014-10-05 Red Point Red Point 5.7 U Slot 4 out of 5 stars
2014-10-05 Red Point Red Point 5.8 Crystal Lizard 4 out of 5 stars
2014-10-05 Red Point Red Point 5.9 Wahoo Start 4 out of 5 stars
2014-01-11 Red Point Red Point 5.4 Original Route Direct (Version A) 3 out of 5 stars
2013-12-15 Red Point Red Point 5.8 The Pulpit 4 out of 5 stars
2013-12-01 Red Point Red Point 5.9 Taken for Granite 4 out of 5 stars
2013-12-01 Top Rope Top Rope 5.10a PF Flyers 3 out of 5 stars

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