First gear was a hemp waistlength, cable laid rope (120 ft), a couple of tape runners, a Moac (still got that!) and Red Flash gym shoes. Graduated to a pair of EBs when I could lead S.
Damn, I was skinny in those days!
Generally prefer multi-pitch trad, never quite understood bouldering, mainly because I always climb at the same (modest) grade regardless of the situation. So 3 feet of exposure == 300 feet of exposure.
Most of my recent experience has been in N. Carolina (12 hour one-way drive) and I completely missed the bonanza in new routes when I used to live there (late 70s).
Now in Florida, for my sins.
Best Climbing Experience
Anything in the Alps (the good food, cheap wine and uphill transports are a help here!), anything on cloggy, anything in the cascades, depending on the mozzies
Interests Outside Climbing
About My Photography
Always carry way too much photographic gear. Or none and regret it.
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