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Any rock climbers on here?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by ty.s07, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    ty.s07

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    Just wondering if there are any fellow climbing enthusiasts on TW?
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Yup, try to get out at least twice per week. Mostly bolts these days. Was gonna do a trip to New River Gorge next week with my climbing buddy but work has other plans.

    What type of climbing do you do most often?
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    Yeah man! Mostly gym right now, unfortunately. I go roughly 3 days a week. All the outdoor climbing is over an hour away, and with school I can't really do that. Can't wait to get back home (SD) for the summer for some awesome SoCal outdoor granite! The best spot is only accessibly by a 4 mile medium difficulty 4WD trail, too, which makes it even better (My main picture is from that area). When I'm outdoors, I only have the gear for sport or tr, but my friend has trad gear, so when he goes we do trad.
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    trad, bigwall and ice. Love it! Nice thing about so cal, i can be ice climbing in the morning and enjoying a corona on the beach in the evening. haha
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Would love any tips that y'all can send my way!
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    It's easier to be shown, I guess. Just do climbs over and over again until you build up the forearm strength, then you can do crimpers and go just about anywhere. "Use your legs" is the biggest piece of advice for a new climber. Hands can pull up if need be, but you'll get tired. try to use them for balance more, which takes practice. Hope that helps and isn't the same stuff you've heard before.

    Oh, and if you don't have a crash pad, definitely look into one if you continue bouldering. They can be a bit expensive, but REI usually puts on good sales come the holidays.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    sorry I never followed up on this thread guys, got discouraged after a few days with no replies lol. I mostly lead climb and boulder, still top rope on occasion. I live about 30 minutes from 3 or 4 decent spots, actually planning on camping and climbing this weekend. Post up action shots if you guys have any!
     
  8. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    I see your from Alabama. I like to climb some, I boulder some at Horse Pens 40 in Steele, AL.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Dude, you're lucky! The closest good top-roping from me is over an hour away. May post some pics later
     
  10. Jun 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    oh man, ever been to Cherokee rock village (aka sand rock)? It's headed towards ft payne and pretty close to little river canyon. It's an awesome spot, actually headed there tomorrow. I'll snap some pics for you guys.


    That does suck.. you could always..
    [​IMG]
     
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    Dude I know what I want to do with my basement stairway now! You guys are lucky to have places to climb. Did a lot of top roping in college, now pretty much nada...
     
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    I've seen stuff like that before. I wish I had a place to do that, instead of an apartment.
    My campus has an indoor wall that I go to regularly, though, so I can at least keep in shape. Definitely not the same as outdoors, though.
     
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    I used to do it all the time, but now live in flat ass kansas... I'm hoping to move to someplace with some good climbing within the next year or so.
     
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    Used to do quite a bit of bouldering back in college
     
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    Boulderer here. I do sport climb but good boulderers make better climbers. :p
     
  17. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    bouldering is easier in a sense that you don't have to setup your rope or have someone belay you. Crash pad is my next investment for sure lol. I'm heading out to do a little climbing today, charging my camera as we speak, also rounding all my gear up.. here's a little teaser, hopefully the local spot won't be crowded.

    [​IMG]
     
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    http://www.bigupproductions.com/
     
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    Those clips are awesome! thank you for sharing
     
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    Im new to the sport and have been going to the local climbing gym twice a week. I have been sticking to top rope climbing, but have slowly working in the bouldering area. Looking forward to getting past a 5.9! I have been projecting a 5.10a this week.
     
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