May 14, 2014
I used to live a few blocks from Island Rock but rarely made it over there. Recently a hiking friend and member of Climb On told me about the meetup. I just did a rock climbing trip in the Gunks and that rekindled my interest in the sport.
I have always climbed with and relied on experienced climbers or guides. I'd say I'm a beginner intermediate. Hardest climbs were in Arizona 5.3 and 5.7 many years ago. I've climbed a few times in various climbing gyms in the tri-state area. My last trip was to the gunks guided by High Exposure about a month ago. Hardest we did was a 5.5.
Just having fun and learning new skills and improving the ones I have. Meeting like minded outdoor enthusiasts.
I love outdoor adventure and pursue it with much of my free time. Hiking, camping, rock scrambling, white water, caving, skiing, climbing, and bicycling cover the majority of my outdoor interests. I also love board games, music, travel, etc.