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Jan 29, 2012, 4:38 PM

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Re: [WOLF_Larsen85] bouldering outdoors for the first time
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WOLF_Larsen85 wrote:
Recently got back into bouldering but never made it outdoors. I'm going to Bishop area in May to visit my gf's family, and want to take advantage of the Buttermilks. Any advice on transitioning to outdoors?

Also, I live in AK, so getting a few practice runs in is kind of out of the question right now, in this frosty ass -6 degree weather.

The 'milks are likely to be pretty warm in May. If you're in the Bishop area, you might think of looking at the higher elevation areas in the latest guide.

As far as prepping for bouldering at the Buttermilks go, be prepared to suffer a bit at first. The stone is very abrasive and will shred your finger tips fairly quickly, especially with soft gym skin on them. Take it easy as you start out and try to build up some thick skin. This will be even tougher in warmer May weather.

Finally, learn how to spot and fall with and without a spot. Though not all of the bouldering at the Buttermilks is super tall, a lot of it is tall enough to ruin your day. Being prepared for this is crucial.

(This post was edited by shotwell on Jan 29, 2012, 4:39 PM)

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