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Dec 30, 2011, 11:46 AM

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Re: [ilikepargo] Im new to the rock climbing game and looking for answers.
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ilikepargo wrote:
The most important "piece of equipment" that you NEED for climbing outside your first few times is an EXPERIENCED PARTNER. You can find information on crags/routes here on this website. You may be able to find a decent guidebook that'll help you. But going to a gym to meet an EXPERIENCED PARTNER is your most important step.

I agree that an experienced partner is super important. I've been really lucky in that respect-- my first climbing experience was outdoors with a really experienced, really safe climber.

You can post under the West Coast forum here to look for partners. It can be tough at first, so meeting people at the gym might be your best bet.

As for gear, I've been sport climbing for 11 months and I only have my own: chalkbag (diy), harness, belay device, personal anchor system (slings + locking carabiners), and shoes. My partners have been kind enough to bring their rope and quickdraws. Once I get more experience and cashmoney, I'll look into getting my own or splitting the cost of new gear with my regular partner.

Okay, enough from me. The article linked above is excellent!

I've attached the San Diego Rock mini-guide I downloaded when I was going to try to climb down there a few months ago. Didn't end up getting out, but someday. Unfortunately I can't find the site I originally downloaded it from. - [Edited to strike this; the file was too big to attach. Oops.]

Good luck, and welcome!

(This post was edited by Andiran17 on Dec 30, 2011, 12:00 PM)

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