Richard B.

Assistant Organizer


San Francisco, CA
Hometown: San Francisco

Member since:

January 2, 2012

How do you Get Your Climb On?

I climb almost entirely outdoors since I moved to Tahoe.

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

I've been climbing since the mid 90s. My level depends a lot on how much climbing I've been doing and how distracted I've been by other things, like backcountry snowboarding/skiing. I enjoy alpine climbing the most, but I'm happy any time I put my hands on rock.

What does Safe climbing mean to you?

Safe climbing is being self-reliant. When I started climbing I climbed with people who were more experienced than me. Pretty quickly I realized that if I was going to be an outdoor climber I needed to have the skills to deal with tough situations if my partner got in trouble, so I learned good anchoring techniques and self rescue skills, then I practiced. And practiced. Then once I thought I had a clue, I kept learning. New techniques and tricks are coming out all the time.

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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I've been climbing and guiding for 18 years. I run the Outdoor Adventure Club,split time between SF and Truckee. I have an AMGA SPI, a WFR, a level3 cert from AIARE, I'm an AIARE 1 and 2 avalanche instructor, as well as backcountry snowboard guide

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