Tom C.

Location:

Oakland, CA

Member since:

May 15, 2012

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How do you Get Your Climb On?

rock, ice, mountains, lead mojo when tendons allow.

When did you first begin climbing? What is your level? What is your favorite type of climbing? Best place you ever climbed?

Climbed trees as a kid. Occasionally push 5.11 at peak, but enjoy all levels. Most like developing new routes, wilderness climbing. Best place is wherever I am climbing at the moment, this has included Himalaya, Bhutan, SiChuan, Seneca, Gunks, Hai Long Bay, Railay, Phi Phi, Tahoe, Yosemite and most of all Hong Kong & Vicinity where most of my own 60+ rock routes reside.

What does Safe climbing mean to you?

Knowing when to turn around. Climbing within your own limits for the situation at hand, using sound, adaquate anchors placements and gear. Believe sport routes should be bolted to suite climbers at the grade of the climb, not higher (preventing serious injury not only reducing death probability). Be afraid of landing, not necessarily of falling.

By joining GYCO this confirms you accept & assume all responsibility & risks that could occur in climbing that you voluntarily release, forever discharge & agree to not hold harmless GYCO or any of its Organizers from any & all claims while in GYCO.

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Introduction

Hi, I'm Tom, multisport athlete, 10 yrs climbing, most sorts. Moved to bay area not long ago from HK, joining for new rock, ice, mountaineering partners :-)


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