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Partner devkrev


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what about ice in CT?
Yeah, I forgot, there is none
oh well
The gym is fun though


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Informative post.

Many of the climbers in CT are involved with CCM, which is a spin-off from the AMC climbing group. The CCM climbs every wednesday from about 4pm on, mostly in central CT, with wallingford (Prime Climb) as a central winter climbing gym. Check out their website:

www.ctclimbers.com

Also, if any of you live near the YMCA in Granby, a few adults meet Tues/Thurs at the wall there. There are about 15 routes set up so far, a couple of them are leadable, most in the 5.8+ range. Please come join us!

-percious
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Climbing tomorrow, december 28th, it's supposed to be nice so if anyone wants to get out send me and email and i'll be ready to go. i have a rack and transportation. i'd prefer pinnacle or ragged, but i'd be happy to get out anywhere.



-Trainor


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Hey out there. I've just moved to Danielson, CT and am looking for anyone in the area who is familiar with Ross Rock, or anywhere else in Eastern CT. I usually climb in Lincoln Woods and regularly go to RI Rock Gym. If you live in around here and want to carpool, email me.

Also, I'm going to build a bouldering area in my garage and would appreciate any expertise anyone has for this project. It is a big garage and has lots of potential for features. Hit me up if you're interested. Peace.


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Hello all,

I am relatively new to climbing, and have been climbing with AMC and CCM tue/wed at PC.

However, I am looking for a climbing partner for indoors at Prime Climb (atleast until spring), for mondays for a few hours in the evening.

Please email me at zibir@hotmail.com.

Thanks.


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I would offer to be your partner as i tend to go on mondays when i go.

The only problem is that i don't go very often, (too expensive) and also when i go to PC i find that the bouldering is a lot better quality than the routes.. Their routes always feel the same to me, too compensated for height (which means no reachy or dynamic moves) too crimpy, and too awkward.

I really feel like they need some new setters to make the toprope worthwhile.

Do you have any desire to climb outdoors? Not now per se, but once it gets warmer?


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The guy who started this thread hasn't been online since august. What a gumbie.


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Hey guys...LTNS. Sorry I haven't been around, but still not in a position to put the time that is needed into this sport at this time. Not sure if I ever will, but I still have the bug, so we'll just have to wait and see. Glad to see the CT thread has been made sticky.

looks like he basically quit... hence the absence


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H I usually climb in Lincoln Woods and regularly go to RI Rock Gym.

i just moved and now live like 10/15 minutes from the woods now... and I've been to RIRG a time or two. There routes are infinitly better then prime climbs. the issue with prime climb is they dont pay route setters and a lot of there route setters arnt the best... they just do it for the member ship (not to say the all suck because some of them are okay) the reason the boldering routes are so much better right now is because burg is setting again


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I haven't ever been to PC, but it sounds mediocre. RIRG has great bouldering and lead climbing. I also used to work there, so I guess I'm bias.

Living 10 minutes away from the Woods, that's awesome. My partner and I usually go to RIRG tuesdays and whenever else we can go. But when weather permits, Lincoln is the place to be. If you want to meet up to boulder or climb at RIRG, hit me up via email. Late.


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i spent most of my high school days at prime climb, the earlier of which were before they had the back room and the cubby holes and couch where up front and there was a tv where they had climbing videos going (or south park on some days) and it was much more homey and the routes where better... i think they grew to fast and are more concerened with making money then the quality of there routes and stuff.


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I'd say that's a pretty accurate description of how PC has changed. They've also gotten rid of the bouldering only pass, which sucks, because i'd rather boulder there beacause most of the routes suck so bad.


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On Friday
Dudemanbu and I climbed at the gunks.
It was terrible, a complete waste of time.
Don't bother going during the winter even if the temperatures are warm.
Hell, don't bother going at all. The routes at Prime Climb are better :D
Took a few falls on my red alien too.
you all should get out there and climb
Especially when its 25 degrees and icy
later
dev


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hey now... since january of 2005 I have been in a gym less then 10 times (only 3 or 4 times that i can think of) and since march/april I have probobly averaged climbing once a week. Not to mention the febuary rumney trip and the awsome ice boldering of doom.

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hey now... since january of 2005 I have been in a gym less then 10 times (only 3 or 4 times that i can think of) and since march/april I have probobly averaged climbing once a week. Not to mention the febuary rumney trip and the awsome ice boldering of doom.

http://img.photobucket.com/...rape/lj/IMG_1760.jpg

hey thats hardcore.

I dunno if I could mixed climb with my bare hands.
I use picks.

Since November, I have been to the gym probably twice a week, every week. :oops:

primeclymr4eva
later
dev


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the ice was only at the bottom. IF you saw the ice above the lake that I could have been playing on instead you'd probobly cry.


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Maybe this will drum up more activity that myself, Grape and Chris...


CLIMBING IN CT IN WINTER:

Does anyone know any good areas in CT to go rock climbing during the Winter. I know Ragged is pretty miserable in the cold, dunno about Pinnacle though.

Two big ones that stick out in my mind are Whitecliffs in Plymouth, and Wolf Rock in Storrs. I don't know about the exposure of the other cliffs in Storrs, cause I have never been there.

The whites are nice, cause the sun shines, but water pours out of the cliff if it has rained recently. Alot of good easy leads, and some harder stuff in the woods.

Wolf Rock probably has the best concentration of easy leadable terrain that I know of it CT, the problem being that that is all it has. The hardest climb checks in at 5.9 I think and its pretty much a V0- boulder problem, topped with 30 of 5.3 climbing, but at least the gear is good.

What about Rattlesnake? I remember the sun shining pretty good on the rock in the summer. I betcha could boulder in the winter there too.

Anyone?
hey, its something different to talk about then the sucky routes at PC.

later
dev


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you gotta boulder this time of year. rattlesnake is suposed to have some good bouldering tho i've never tried. Everywhere else is rather illegal. On the upshot im climbing at lincoln woods tommorow.


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Went to Pinnacle Yesterday
Definitely not a winter climbing spot
oh well


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I would have thought the slabs to the far left would have been okay.


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I dunno if pinnacle is in some sort of zone. But there is still ice and snow at the base. I think most of the cliff never sees sun during the winter, and when it does, its probably for 45 minutes in the afternoon. The rock was dry in some spots. We were able to climb a bunch of stuff, it was just really cold. and icy and wet in spots. Thats all.


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Anyone interested in climbing indoors in Westchester tomorrow morning (Sunday) http://www.thecliffsclimbing.com/hours.shtml? I know it's not Connecticut, and obviously it's not outdoors... but I just thought I'd post up the request.

:) Wendy


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bouldering outside on friday was darned cold.

dev you can check out the new england bouldering page here to try and find some place to boulder in the winter. I havn't been to cat hole recently but it has almost no hike in so there might be some potential there. also you could try and find the bush wack route into will warren's den at rattlesnake and check that out.


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Dev, myself, and nick are probably going to boulder at the seven falls area in middletown sometime in the afternoon next week. Anyone else who wants to come should give one of us a shout.

Grape, if you still have my #1 tech friend, cordolette, and biners, i'd come to RI any friday, saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday evening, thursday evening to come get it. With my luck you'll only be free on wednesdays though.


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st johns can be fine in the cold if you dont mind slab
whitestone would be a good choice as it can get alot of sun
as for the other cliffs in storrs, wolf rock sucks, 50ft is in the shade, so that probably wouldnt be a good choice.

anyone ever heard of a place called judds bridge in new milf/ roxbury?
i had done some crag scouting over xmas break, found a few places, dont know if anyone had been to one of them, but the judds bridge has been chalked up, so we arent the first, anyone here know of the place or ever been there yourself?

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