Colorado Springs, COUSA 80901
January 31, 2013
Call me: Chewie
I am a serious climber who cares about safety and thoroughly enjoying the experience. I used to climb with groups of 8-15 and I miss those days, so I heard about Meetup from a trainer at CityRock and he said this group is reputable. I can bring a lot to a group including rope gun for those who want to T/R, helping those who want to climb better, and generally bringing good spirits to the crowd. I do not force people to do anything they are not ready or willing for and I do not put people in unsafe conditions. I had a few bad experiences where someone was invited to our group and they took me off belay or were a jerk/too impatient and so I am careful with who I trust. I believe climbing is far more than a sport and I appreciate all aspects of what it provides. I have been back in Colorado for 4 months after a 1.5 year stay in Afghanistan so I am rebuilding my climbing ability. This has offered me a chance to focus on technique over strength.
Sport climbing. Leading. Bouldering. 3 years experience. Can lead 5.11. Will attempt up to 5.12b. Member of CityRock, climb 2 nights a week there, member of adult movement team. My goal is to climb 5.13. I also have all of the gear to climb trad, 2-person ledge, haul bag, etc to someday climb El Capitan. I have even done some highlining in Clear Creek.
Shelf, Clear Creek, Turkey Rock, Boulder, RMNP, Penitente, surprise me. Camp and climb. I can introduce the group to highlining on the longest/highest highline slackline in Colorado.