Terri Lesher

I started climbing in 1989 (trad and boulders), then did a lot of sport climbing, but focus solely on bouldering now. I live in Boulder, Colorado and have been visiting Fontainebleau every chance I get since 1999. I’m 60+ but still having fun and improving so why stop?
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Height: 166cm
Ape: 0cm

Terri Lesher, November 11 on Ambidextre (droite)

We decided to try this yesterday. It seemed sturdy, but as my (tall but slim) husband made his way up the big slopers out right the boulder definitely moved. It was so slight that he didn’t feel it, but I was standing on that side and saw it rocking back and forth each time he moved his right hand. He could also rock it by leaning into the boulder from the backside. It’s been rainy lately, so maybe it’s worse when the ground is soft??? Either way, I’d skip this one. Disappointing because it seemed like fun.

Terri Lesher, October 31 on Le Bivouac de Pilou

Another version. I traversed low and did a dyno-mantle onto the slab. Super fun!

Terri Lesher, October 31 on Pulpfriction (gauche)

I did this at the Betty meet up in October. We all used different holds to top it out- some went straight up, I moved left because I like those layback moves. I don’t think it changes the grade but thought I should mention it.

Terri Lesher, May 4, 2022 on Ambidextre (droite)

Good to know! It looks like a fun climb and you did a great job on it. Just shared what’s on bleau.info for informational purposes :)

Terri Lesher, May 1, 2022 on Ambidextre (droite)

Please be aware of the following warning about this boulder on bleau.info: “Caution (April 2019) : some climbers have reported that the boulder is slightly moving. Be very careful if you try it and tell us any evolution of the problem.”

Terri Lesher, June 18, 2019 on Black Hole Sun

That’s the same as the videos on bleau.info. It is the description there that is confusing (“sitstart in the little pit”). Traversing in from the left is definitely better. But I can’t claim a FA for skipping a few moves 😉.

Terri Lesher, June 7, 2019 on What is the minor Crash Pad Equipment you take for bouldering?

I want a Blubber! They’re awesome. I have one in my shopping cart on Organic’s website, I’m just waiting to be home long enough to have it delivered.

Terri Lesher, June 1, 2019 on What is the minor Crash Pad Equipment you take for bouldering?

We always bring three: a small half-pad for sit starts, one medium size pad, and one large pad. If the boulder is very high or involves a traverse, we may bring additional pads. But the basic three cover most situations.

Terri Lesher, May 26, 2019 on Black Hole Sun

I did the same line as shown in both videos posted on bleau.info for Black Hole Sun, but they started further left and traversed right (two moves) to my start point. That version is probably better. I'd have done it that way if I saw the videos first. But I just had the bleau.info description- "Sitstart in a little pit and exit directly"- which I interpreted as seen in my video. Maybe the videos on bleau.info are actually a different problem. Either way, I can't claim a FA :) But we can take my video down to avoid confusion.

Terri Lesher, May 22, 2019 on Weather

When we stayed at Maison Bleau years ago, our host Neil Hart recommended https://www.yr.no/. He lived there year round and thought it was the most accurate. It has worked well for us when we visit!