Stephen Becker's user page. I was a grad student in ACM, and president of the club from 2006 to 2011. In 2009, I married my sweetheart. To contact me, send an email to srbecker@ugcs. There is also a link in "toolbox" under "E-mail this user"
See the discussion tab too.
I also have a few assorted photos on my summitpost page (I'm user lavaka). On summitpost, I have a few trip reports, like Palisade traverse from 2006, a winter Whitney Basin traverse attempt from 2007, and a Minaret traverse from 2008.
It's easy for me to pick out my favorite routes, because they are the ones that I've climbed multiple times. Here are a few
- Anything on Longs Peak in Colorado. I think I've climbed it 9 times, via 7 different routes. One summer I climbed it 3 times. Haven't been there since 2006 though. My first serious mountain (1997), my first serious long rock climb (2001).
- Frendo Spur on Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix. My first big route, from 2005.
- Like Hamik, I am partial to the N Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, having climbed it 3 times, and once in winter.
- The small Palisade Traverse, which I've climbed three times. The rock is fantastic.
- The routes on Mt Stuart in the Cascades. I've climbed it three times, twice via the Ice Cliff Glacier Route and once via the classic N Ridge. It's the place to go with the weather elsewhere is bad.
- The Torment Forbidden traverse in the North Cascades. Only climbed once, but a lot of fun (and other good peaks in the area on the same trip)
- No immediate plans for this one, but someday I will do the moderate and beautiful Lone Eagle Peak which is in what used to be my "backyard" range (the Indian Peaks of Colorado).
In addition to the summitpost entries mentioned above, here are trip reports and events on this wiki that I'm involved in:
- Baldy Mountaineering 2006
- Shasta Trip 2006
- Winter Mountaineering Trip 2007
- Winter Mountaineering Trip 2008
- Winter Mountaineering Trip 2009
- Club Ice Climbing 2009 (need to add this)
- Winter Mountaineering Trip 2010
- Denali 2010
Favorite trip reports by other people
This trip report about the Fisher Towers in Utah makes me want to climb. Look at the grins of the climbers in the photo.