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Registered: Jan 2, 2003, 3:10 PM
Last Logon: Aug 6, 2012, 6:47 AM
Posts: 5371 (1.3 per day)
Local Time: Aug 1, 2014, 10:01 AM

Personal Profile

Name: Taino Grosjean
Occupation: Full time climbing instructor. Yes, I'm poor.
Interests: Avoiding the pitfalls of public opinion.
Email: No email entered.
More Info:
I've been climbing since 12/02, originally as a result of keeping a promise to a friend in physical rehab. In that time I've progressed from desperately clinging to big plastic holds and whimpering, to earning my AMGA SPI and CWI certification, NYS Tier 1 Rock Guide license, Tier II Ice Guide license, and working for a highly-regarded guide service at the Gunks as well as a youth day camp in Connecticut. ~~~~~~ Other hobbies include cooking, bicycling (offroad), reading, playing real football (soccer to you Yanks), and listening to music of almost all kinds. I also know way too much about Warner Brothers cartoons, take the occasional incredible picture amongst all the ones I delete, have a weakness for the Horatio Hornblower movies on the A&E channel and all of the Pink Panther movies, and have a nearly-photographic memory - if it's convenient for me. ~~~~~~ In response to some PMs - yes, I do have a Hispanic name, and I know its etymology. However, I did not grow up Spanish, and my knowledge of speaking Spanish doesn't extent much beyond stuff that would get my mouth washed out with soap. ~~~~~~ IRL, I'm extremely patient, (so I'm told) a very good teacher, and great with kids. That said, I'm also (occasionally very) honest, nearly always quite direct, and frequently sarcastic. Some people like me, some people don't. *shrug* I can't make everyone happy all the time, and I'm not going to try. Having an open mind, a thick skin, a fast, sharp wit, and a good sense of humor is highly recommended. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock helps, too.

Climbing Profile

Skills:
Lead | Follow
Trad: 5.8 5.10a
Sport: 5.9 5.10a
Boulder: V2  
Ice: WI3 WI4
Mixed: M3
City: South Salem
State: New York
Country: United States
Hostel: Tour
  Feel free to contact me for area information on potential places to stay, climbing info, etc. If I have time, perhaps I can partner up as well.


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Avatar - me, myself, and I



Ascent Log Go View Full Log (126) The 5 most recent ascents recorded by a user in our Routes Database are shown on the user Profile.

Date Level Grade Route Rating
2006-09-09 Top Rope Top Rope 5.6 Cool Hand Luke 0 out of 5 stars
2006-09-09 Top Rope Top Rope 5.1 Popcoprn 0 out of 5 stars
2006-09-03 Onsight Onsight 5.6 Blustery Day 0 out of 5 stars
2006-09-03 Onsight Onsight 5.4 Pee Wee 0 out of 5 stars
2006-08-05 Onsight Onsight 5.7 V-3 0 out of 5 stars
2006-07-01 Onsight Onsight 5.4 Belly Roll 0 out of 5 stars
2006-07-01 Onsight Onsight 5.5 Ursula 0 out of 5 stars



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