October 5, 2012
Used to climb with an outdoor recreation group in college fairly regularly. I go to the climbing gym occasionally now.
First began climbing: a few times as a kid, but somewhat regularly about 3 years ago Level: 5.10ish. Climbing at Mission Cliffs has given me a false sense of ratings this past year (5.11a top rope there) and haven't been outdoors in a while! Favorite type: Sport and top rope Best place I've ever climbed: Red River Gorge, KY
Safe climbing means having the proper gear and knowledge to set up and trust the system and people you are climbing with. This is a big reason I've only been outdoor climbing a couple of times since I moved here - although I learned the basics of setting up anchors, tying knots, etc, my skills are rusty and I know I should not be the most experienced person on a trip!
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Looking forward to meeting new climbing partners!