Rock Climbers

Discussion in 'Sports' started by GoGoGavin41, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Mike.Gail

    Mike.Gail Intentionally Blank

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    I've got what I need to do it.
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  2. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    I wasn't very trusting of the self belay methods years ago.
    How often do you climb indoors?
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  3. Mike.Gail

    Mike.Gail Intentionally Blank

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    Not as often as I used to and my trip to a climbing gym today proved that. It... Wasn't pretty.

    Between a reduced income due to being in college and... being in college... I just don't have the resources necessary to be able to go as often as I'd like.
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  4. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Friend took some pics last weekend and I learned that if you climb wearing gray pants and a gray shirt you are so camouflaged it is hard to see you.
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    My Route on Table Rock, NC

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    The Mummy, The Ampitheater, Linville Gorge, NC
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  5. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Good looking piece of rock. Man, I need to get outside...
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  6. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I climbed a bit years ago. Collected a bit of trad and a bit of aid gear.

    Buddy of mine is a great trad climber and starting to get into aid. Great mountaineer, also. He simmited Everest a few years ago.

    An old coworker of mine gave me some Chouinard chocks and wedges back in 2000 or so. He picked them up from a yard sale for a dollar each. The lady didn't know what they were.

    I'll get some pics up.
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  7. Emmett

    Emmett Adventurer

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    [​IMG]. CCK, Gunks


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  8. Emmett

    Emmett Adventurer

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  9. Emmett

    Emmett Adventurer

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    [​IMG] Starting up Wolf's Head, Cirque of Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming.


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  10. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Looks like another Gunks weekend coming up. Meeting someone I climbed with over the summer who is dirtbagging in her tear drop around North America. Her first time there, so should be fun.
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  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Organizing my gear for the weekend and thinking about my summer. Last summer I roadtripped the entire summer half in my van and half on my motorcycle. Wasn't always the easiest to find a partner and got tiring always traveling and looking for partners.
    This summer I plan on a lot of small trips (my definition of small might be different than yours) but no more than 2-3 weeks a trip. When I was on my bike a DR650 I only brought enough stuff to follow, and my camping gear, clothes etc.
    Thinking if I could carry my trad rack, rope, and climbing gear, as well as my camping and cooking gear and I guess some clothes. Anyone ever take an extended road trip camping with trad gear on their bike?
    Thinking NYC>>Devils Lake>>South Dakota (Maybe Devils Tower)>>>NY.
    Also who are the northeast climbers here? We should get together. I will be in the Gunks often (Sunday), Rumney, Conway and I have a place in the Dacks so there as well and always looking to climb. But you just need to be happy to climb easy stuff.
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  12. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Qapla'!

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    We've camped for ~2 weeks off the bike with sport gear (including a 60m). It was pretty tight with two people, especially carrying water like you have to out west. I would say it's much more feasible without a passenger. I don't think we'd be able to carry enough for us to ***comfortably*** camp and climb for very long. I guess you'd have to choose which side to compromise - take less camping stuff or run it out for lack of protection :lol3
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  13. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I could meet you for some NH climbing. Just need a little notice to plan things out. Gunks are a possibility as well.
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  14. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Hmm comfort versus safety? Safety third!
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  15. CarpeLiam

    CarpeLiam Adventurer

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    I've done a few extended trips (less riding, more climbing) with all the gear and then some. It works well on a GS but then again tractors are meant to carry heavy loads... Almost everyone has a set of draws and a rope so I usually only bring an appropriate rack and personal gear. I live in North Conway. I'd love to meet up for a ride and climb and am always down for finding partners. Anything in Northern new hampshire would be convenient... Let me know if you're thinking of going to the Dacks, I could definitely head west for a friday/saturday window. I'm also considering a cross country climbing trip in August or September. Nothing is final but I'm putting it out there as it'd be cool to link up.
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  16. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Qapla'!

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    Just to be clear, we did not climb on the pinnacle.
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  17. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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  18. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    So I finally bit, and got a set of real climbing shoes instead of continuing to kill my Vans when I see a rock face I need to clear. I researched sizing, but did not expect them to fit this tight. I normally wear a 10.5-11, but have a wide foot, so I stayed with 11 in these. It would seem my right foot is slightly bigger than my left, judging from the way these "fit" on my toes.

    5.10 Coyote
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  19. Emmett

    Emmett Adventurer

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    For most people one foot is always larger, mine it's the left foot. Your foot should fill up the entire shoe to be a good fit for a climbing shoe, unlike any other shoe where you have about a thumb width of dead space between the end of your toes and the shoe, in a climbing shoe there should not be any unfilled space. The 5.10s that you have lace-to-toe which gives you a good fit as to width as the shoes can be tightened to each foot. Also in the shoes you bought your foot should fill the shoe while flat, your shoe does not have a reverse camber which I would not recommend for your first pair of climbing shoes. If your climbing shoes are unlined they will stretch a bit more than lined shoes, but they won't really stretch in length lined or unlined. From the photos it looks like you got a good fit in the forefoot and the heel, and length. Have fun.
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  20. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Qapla'!

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    NO PAIN NO GAIN!

    Just kidding, they shouldn't really hurt...
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