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Registered: Oct 31, 2004, 4:01 PM
Last Logon: Mar 29, 2013, 12:56 PM
Posts: 1747 (0.5 per day)
Local Time: Sep 23, 2014, 5:41 PM

Personal Profile

Occupation: Network Consultant
Interests: Climbing, Computer Networking, computational physics. ... "Renormalization prescription dependence of the quantum-chromodynamic coupling constant.
Homepage: http://s676.photobucket.com/albums/vv121/bvxphotos/
Email: skinner[at]rockclimbing[dot]com
More Info:
Crusty old climber with more injuries then I can count, including a back that has been broken in four places. But don't let that deter you, it will be a few years yet before I will be employing porters to carry the haul-bag. Although perspective partners with extraordinarily strong backs are a definite asset ;) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've been climbing since I was 14 years old, worked at various outdoor camps teaching climbing, Outward Bound Mountain School, volunteered with various Search and Rescue groups, founded Upward Youth Mountain Club, introducing kids to the mountains and climbing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At some point over the years I've immersed myself in every aspect of climbing but prefer trad climbing especially long multi-pitch routes that involves aid. These days I am primarily concentrating on new routing, although I still enjoy teaching people to trad climb and am always in the market for belay slaves. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ---------------------------------------------------------------=WANTED=--------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Competent Belayers looking to learn: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Trad ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Aid ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*New Routing ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Must be able and willing to: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Carry Heavy Loads ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Haul loaded haul-bags ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Endure long boring hours at belay - -(preferably without falling asleep) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Clean ridiculous amounts of gear from some pitches ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Jug with a full haul-bag ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Consistently descend in the dark ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Evade would-be rescuers ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*return home in the wee hour of the morning (or possibly the next day) without parents, spouse, girl or boyfriends calling 911 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OR.. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --*Be willing to learn to do all of the above. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Climbing Profile

Skills:
Lead | Follow
Trad: 5.10b 5.11a
Boulder:  
Ice: WI4 WI5
Aid: A4 A4+
Mixed: M5 M6
Snow: ED3 ED3
City: Calgary
State: Alberta
Country: Canada
Hostel: Contact
  Hostel.. errmm.. I'd have to dig down and find the floor, but I assume there must be a spot or two there somewhere :P ----------------------------- Please don't take this "skills"/grade thing too seriously, I manage to get out pretty much every weekend and the climbing generally ends up in the 5.6 - 5.8, or WI3'sh range. I'd much rather go explore new areas then stand around a crowded sport cliff trying to prove my worth. I've been leading trad for a looong time and love to teach others, especially those who want to make the transition from gym/sport. I have no problem leading everything if you want to just get out in the mountains but aren't quite comfortable leading or placing gear, etc. yet. I have enough gear to start my own climbing store, so as long as you have your own personal gear, helmet, harness, & shoes, you're welcome to come join me. If you'd like to meet a small group of like minded locals, check out [url "http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=1656725;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread"][i][b][blue]our thread[/blue][/b][/i][/url], or come join us at Nick Pizza every Wed. evening at 8:00 PM. Message me for details, I'll meet you there and introduce you to everyone!


Photos

Lone Climber Spin Drift Valley of the Sun Spin Drift Mount Lorette S. Ridge Wild Looking Sandstone Canyon You know it's almost the end of Ice Season when..



Ascent Log The 5 most recent ascents recorded by a user in our Routes Database are shown on the user Profile.

Date Level Grade Route Rating
2006-01-06 Red Point Red Point WI2 Coire Dubh 0 out of 5 stars
2005-12-22 Red Point Red Point WI4 -=Solstice=- WI 3-4 II 137m (450') 0 out of 5 stars
2005-10-09 Red Point Red Point 5.9 Raspberry Ramble 0 out of 5 stars
2005-08-01 Red Point Red Point 5.9 Faye 0 out of 5 stars
1976-08-31 Red Point Red Point A1 Das Route - 5.7 A1 0 out of 5 stars



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