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Chris Summit (sporting the styley mullet) on Are You Experienced (V10).

Chris Summit

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Chris Summit Yes it’s his real name. A Northern California native he started climbing and bouldering at his local North Bay crags about 1989. Since then he has authored many first ascents of sport and traditional climbs as well as many new boulder problems all over Nor Cal. He has also authored a total of 7 guidebooks on climbing and bouldering. He self published his first guidebooks for his local crags Mt St Helena and the popular Wine Country Rocks. More recently, for SuperTopo, he authored Bay Area Bouldering, Northern California Bouldering, Tuolumne Bouldering and Bay Area Top Ropes. He also authored, with Tom Slater and Maximus Press, the massive California Road-trip Northern California. Chris has bouldered V10, sport climbed 5.13 and has led multi-pitch traditional style crack climbs but his specialty is finding and climbing new rocks in uncharted areas and establishing first ascents to share with the world. He also loves teaching climbers of all ages and skill levels about the many benefits of indoor climbing and the infinite and priceless rewards of climbing in the great outdoors.

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