Climbing

Climbing is the main activity/passion/obsession that I partake in outside of writing manuscripts and doing other scholarly stuff. Here, I’m making a de facto climbing classified ad, written for those oddballs who stumble onto my personal webpage wanting to (1) learn how to implement online respondent driven sampling and (2) find out where the most exciting run-out friction slab multi-pitch climb is located in Joshua Tree (Walk on the Wild Side, 5.8, three pitches).

I’m always looking for competent and safe partners (I swear I’m not confusing this with my Tinder profile). I love all disciplines of climbing besides ice climbing, but I’m currently placing more of my training focus on bouldering and trad. Please visit my Mountain Project profile to gain a sense of what I’ve climbed. Note that I’ve also scaled pebbles, walls, and tufas at many international destinations outside of the United States (Thakhek in Laos, Fontainebleau, Arco in Italy, El Potrero Chico in Mexico, Baihe near Beijing, etc), some of which aren’t well-represented on Mountain Project.

I have a double rack, a masochistic love for friction slab, great belay skills, and a growing addiction towards crack…climbing. Joshua Tree, Bishop, the Eastern Sierras, the Santa Monica crags, Red Rocks, and Yosemite Valley are all crags that I semi-frequent. If you’re able the comprehend the true meaning of the numerous double entendres on this page, hit me up.