Redondo Beach, CAUSA
Hometown: Moscow Russia
June 24, 2011
I've climbed for a couple of years in Santa Barbara a few years ago (all TR) but just started back again and have been doing that for a few months now. Recently started to lead as well and excited about doing that and currently working through minimizing the mental fear of falling.
I have shoes, harness, and grigiri and recently acquired a rope, quickdraws, and a few slings for set up, 'cleaning,' repelling, and climbing. Yay!
I live in Redondo Beach so hang out at Hangar 18 in South Bay.
I am very comfortable belaying on TR with either ATC or Grigiri and have recently learned how to belay for lead (both with ATC and Grigiri)
Right now i can do top rope up to 5.10a-10b. But, as they say, practice makes perfect!
Back in college, I have been spoiled when living and climbing in Santa Barbara. It's been a while since then and now its time to get back into climbing! Looking forward to exploring the climbing spots in LA and, of course, meeting new people!