Palo Alto, CAUSA
Hometown: Palo Alto
April 24, 2013
Rock climbing (trad and sport), mountaineering, canyoneering, scrambling, backcountry skiing, front-country skiing.
I first tried climbing at summer camp in middle school (late 80's). I'm a 5.9 trad leader and a 5.10ab sport leader. I know how to use ice axe and crampons and how to self-arrest.
Know your ability and be able to judge the difficulty and danger of a situation. Know your gear and how to use it before attempting anything near your limit or far from rescue. Always wear helmets on vertical climbs.
Temporary man of leisure who loves the outdoors.