April 23, 2012
I get my climb on almost exclusively outdoors now, but I have been a gym climber and gym program director at certain phases of my life.
I began climbing with my family as a kid and have kept at it off and on for all the years since. I am pretty good at dome and face climbing, which few other people seem to enjoy, but I like many types of climbing. Not very much into bouldering or aid climbing, traditional multipitch is my main form of amusement, but I have a real soft spot for family and beginner level outdoor top roping (since that's how I got into climbing).
Safe climbing means doing things well and very safely- tell others where I am going, have a first aid kit with me, make wise choices, and after climbing long enough, accrue some stories of climbs I have backed down off of because it just didn't feel right. Good judgement must me learned in this sport, and I only get through lots of guidance and experience.
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While not from the Bay Area, I really enjoy the people in this group and really enjoy climbing a lot! Glad to be involved, connected, and represent those of us living in the Sierras!
Good bunch of climbers, safe and honorable and mostly devoid of people who flake out. They like to get out everywhere!