Climbing and Diversity of Profession (6 Month Retrospective)


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2013 - 01:47am PT
In the last 6 months I have climbed with:

A retired Rocket Scientist
An employed Rocket Scientist
A Librarian
An engineer for the big LA power plants
Several part-time-working dirt-bags
A Geologist for the state of CA
A Fisheries Biologist for the state of CA
A Big Cat biologist for the state of CA
An optical scientist
An independently wealthy person
A stained-glass artist
A tree-trimming construction architect
A self-employed design shop owner
Several professional photographers
A non-profit cancer researcher
Several web designers
A professional session musician
Two medical doctors
A physical therapist
Edit: A window washer and a Gear representative

Celebrate the diversity, what do your partners do?

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:54am PT
Are those all single partner/party experiences? Or do we get to count cragging with a big crew?

My peeps in 2012:

Law School student- who crushes
Post Doc at UCSF (optigenetics is super tits)
Teacher and farmer at successful organic farm
General Counsel for a county in CA
Electrical Engineer- firmware specialist
Paramedic and sar
Manager at Geological survey firm
Don't really know about one guy- something he could do remotely
Female Chem and Mech Engineer in solar- I learned the industry is 90% male

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Often times we are not known by who we are and what we do, but rather by the company we keep.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:41am PT
You don't wanna know....


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 09:57am PT
These are both various single partners and crews.


Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Good one Mr E ...

Lets see....

Film Maker -
unemployed Financial Adviser
Mad Chemist
Student/part-time chef
Unemployed UMGA guide/retail store worker
Rigger/painter/route setter

I could go on and on....

But in the end what really matters most is this....

Who flashed the most climbs!!!!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Does everyone mentioned in this thread hang at ST? SuperTopo that is - haha!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
This is yet another reason why I like to hang out here with climbers.

We are all different and have this thing in common.

I especially enjoy climbing with you.

Jan 23, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
No nurses, Mr. E? (I'm an R.N.)

Anyhoo . . . my main partners last few years have been a computer programmer and an ER MD.

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 23, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
my main knot squeeze is
some structural sheet metal
whom specializes in rotational inertia.

my occasional partners

a math prof,
a p.a.
a tree removal guru,
a hardworkin fella running the oakland docks,
what the hell does clance do for work?

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jan 23, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
A whisper on the wind
A slightly larger than myself stone
Cobbles, just a few
Summits, the nice ones, about this tall.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Friends....of the Highest Quality. :D Cheers, lynnie

Edit: Sometimes being a good friend is a great profession.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
Laser (optics) physicist research scientist (ret)
Chemist (ret)
English Teacher
High Tech Marketing manager
Econ professor
Fisheries biologist
College student
Respiratory therapist
Men's hair stylist (female)
IT manager
"In between jobs"
Naturopath doctor

I think that's it...


Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
True story - and I'm sorry I didn't think of this sooner. It's been so long.

I did Cathedral Peak in 1980 or 81 with a woman who smashed and irradiated boobs for a living. It was her first roped climb.

True story, that's the God's truth.

It's not a 6 month retrospective but the urge to forcefully insert BOOBS into this thread was just too overwhelming to resist. Like a fairy tale in it's arc of perfection really.

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Guy! I'm not unemployed!! I'm SELF employed...

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Since I only recently got off the disabled list, I was a little surprised by how diverse a group I've climbed with in the last six months:

one grad student in music composition.

one math teacher.

One MIT-trained engineer who is self-employed as a bus trip organizer.

One photographer.

one radiologist.

One physics lecturer

One dentist.

No other lawyers or economists

No R.N.'s during that time, but I'm married to one and we do much outdoors together.


Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Guy! I'm not unemployed!! I'm SELF employed...

OK, Cole I edited for you.

Let me know when you fire yourself, than i will re-edit ;>)

OK ... I will add a few more:

Dominos chef/ self employed- chalk bag mfg.

Substitue Teacher

Paint Technician



El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 23, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Super Secret Missile Guy
Frog Biologist
Apt. Maintenance Guy
Climbing Guide
Evolutionary Biologist/Outdoor Leader
Professional Organizer
Outdoor retailer/Photo Editor

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
When I was young, we were all dirtbag climbers.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
LOL, Cole!

Great lists everyone - thanks.

This is actually just a troll for interesting jobs that might suit me, but I realized at "Pizza Chef/Chalk Bag Manufacturer" I am wayyy out of my league.
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