Hometown: cedar springs ,mi
October 25, 2012
Do i have to pick just one?
I like it all. It depends on the day and who I am climbing with. I can have the same amazinng day climbing a 5.6 trad route with my fiance' and her kids or climbing a pumpy 5.11 sport route or or an afternoon bouldering session. Its all good!
My first introduction into cliboming was in San Diego CA. I have no idea where we went but started the day with a quick rap to get aquainted with equipment. Then we climbed a moderate face route. Next we climbed a route with a roof start that led to a vertical crack. Important side note, On the drive to the craig, the other guy going out with me and our friend taking us says "I sure hope I don't fall" I was thinking the same thing but didn't say anything. Then the guy taking us says " If I anything to do with it I will make you fall" I thought oh boy what have I gotten myself into. So now I am starting this rroof route. I must have fallen 15 times, on top rope but still it didn't matter. The climb had taken over. Nothing mattered just the present moment. I was hooked. Two wekks later I had a harness, belay device, shoes chaulk bag, backpack and a climbing gym membership and climbed everyday.
I have been climbing for 12 years, I spent ten years as a top rope guide in West Virginia. i have introduced the sport to my fiance' and her two wonderful children Ages 5 and 8. We are looking for more folks to share in climbing adventures.