North State Rock Climbing and Mountaineering 20111101
Grass Valley, CA 95949


Oakland, CAUSA 94606
Hometown: Metropolis

Member since:

March 5, 2013


Howdy. Looking for more safe trad climbing buddies.

What experience do you have and what is your ability level? Rock climbing/Mountaineering

Lead trad up to around 10b/c, sport a bit higher. Comfortable on face & crack, slowly gaining skill on offwidths. Been climbing maybe 15 years, on and off. Have a Wilderness First Responder cert, and practice climbing self-rescue periodically. Used to teach outdoor ed, leading groups backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and the like, so I have a decent sense of risk management, weather, backcountry navigation, etc.

How far are you willing to travel for a meet-up?

12 hour drive? Depends on the meetup. With the exception of cragging, I don't usually just come to group events and climb with whoever is available -- I like to know my partners a little first, and have partners somewhat lined up. So, if I have a partner I know lined up, I'll go pretty far. If I don't have a partner lined up, I may drive a few hours but end up just using that trip to get to know people and not climb.

What outdoor areas, if any, do you frequent? This could be rock climbing locations, mountain ranges, trails, etc.

Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne, Lovers Leap, Donner, other areas around Tahoe, Joshua Tree, Red Rock (not "frequently", but it's one of the faves).

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  • Helen Chao

    Hey! I know you sent me an email but have noooo idea how to respond to it. In fact, I can't even find it on my Meetup wall for crying out loud. Will you email me at [masked]? Thanks!

    Feb 13, 2012 9:30 PM
  • Trish Ang

    Hi Kent! Mostly at Bridges, although at IW once in awhile. I've only taken a lead class once, but haven't had much practice yet!

    Nov 07, 2011 1:42 AM
  • Kerby

    Bay Area Mountain Biking

    Welcome to Bay Area Mountain Biking. Look forward to seeing you out on the trails.

    Jul 09, 2011 5:50 PM
  • Kent s

    Bay Area Outdoor Rock Climbing

    You have the best name in the world.

    Kent S

    Nov 16, 2010 9:19 PM
  • A Larkin

    Hey Kent, I would love to ride in that area. i did a 9 mi run there last weekend and saw a couple bikers on the way. Let me know if you would like to ride this weekend or next. Annie

    Oct 23, 2008 12:59 PM

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