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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