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ropeburn


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I've been noticing quite a few threads looking for people to climb with in NOVA lately. I figured we consolidate these random threads and try and get a thread thatís consistent.

I realize dcoutdoorrockclimbing does a darn good job of this, but there's no harm in consolidating threads like these here at rc.com.

So post up!
Going climbing this weekend? Looking for someone to climb with?
Planning an local event? Post up!


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hey ropeburn, long time no chat. how you doin? heading to seneca for teh weekend. if you are free come on out. we can hook up.


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Hey Zap,
When you going down? -- I might be able to swing down there fer a day or two. Who you climbing with? I'll shoot topper an email and see what his plans are fer the weakend.


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I'm in nova, and looking for climbing partners. Back home from school in new england. Havent been to sport rock, thought I'd check it out this week. If anyone wants to climb let me know. Sterling sounds good, because its two miles from the Old Dominion Brewery...


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Hey cantdog,
A couple friends and I usually go to sport rock in Alexandria every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7 to 9. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go tonight. I like Old Dominion being so close to Sterling though...
What are peoples plans for the weekend?


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hey all, seneca, the 17th. i will cook!


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I plan to sit at home and let my elbow tendonitis heal. :cry:


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Hey all, I think I'm hitting the falls on Saturday, so if your there, look for the young guy with the bald head and a red pack. ( I just described 60 % of the fools at the falls didn't I? )

Zap, I'm setting up plans for the weekend of the 17th. I'll be down there this time.

Aikibujin, sorry to hear that man, get better.


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ropeburn, what time you planning on getting there? I've got class until 1 then I'll jet over. Keep an eye out for a tall kid with a pony tail and red/black pack.(The other 40%)

I was at carderock yesterday, so I guess its time to check out the other side of the river!


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Cantdog, I'll be there around noon. Probably around the conice/seclusion area to start.


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Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out for ya.


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hey ropeburn, will look for you next week. i will be staying at princess snowbird as usual. will ge there friday afternoon. call me if you want anytime after 5. 540-336-3935.


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well I definately underestimated how hard it would be to find someone you've never seen there...but it was a real nice day to be out.


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ropeburn, my elbow isn't too bad, just overuse (pulling too hard, need to learn to use feet more I guess). I'm taking a month off from climbing just to be safe. I've seen your name a lot in the route database (namely GF), I wonder if I ever ran into you there.

cantdog (zssager?), sorry you didn't get to climb. GF is much more spread out than CR. Without a guidebook and not knowing the area it's pretty hard to find someone there. At least it was a nice day to be in the park. How did you like the climbs just from looking at them?

A few people from DCOutdoorRockClimbing went to CR on Saturday, I tagged along to practice some self-rescue techniques. We had four ropes set up, stuff between 5.5 and 5.10. I only climbed the easiest slabby route on account of my elbow, but it was good just to get out on a nice day.

Near the end of the day I was a little pressed for time to do one more easy climb (boss was having a BBQ that night). I wanted to swap rope with a nearby party on Sweethog, but they were reluctant... which was totally fine, it's their gear. I just hope I wasn't too pushy and came across as a jerk. Apologize to that party if they ever read this.


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cantdog (zssager?), sorry you didn't get to climb. GF is much more spread out than CR. Without a guidebook and not knowing the area it's pretty hard to find someone there. At least it was a nice day to be in the park. How did you like the climbs just from looking at them?


Yep, cantdog=zssager. Its funny, growing up in this area and this was the first time I've been to great falls. Pretty cool looking area, and some of the climbs looked like a lot of fun. Lots of good spots to hang out too. And the rock looked a hell of a lot different than the stuff I was climbing earlier in the week on the otherside.

I was thinking of heading over to carderock to see if anyone was still around but it sounded like everyone got there pretty early, so I figured no one would be around at 2 or so.


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If you guys want, I can make this thread STICKY like the two other Partner threads.


ropeburn


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Dontfall,
That'd be cool.
Thanks


brianc


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Anyone interested in something relatively local this weekend (7/17-18) (GF, Carderock, Sugarloaf, even Old Rag)?


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Hey, I'd be up for one of those 3 this weekend. I can't head all the way out to Seneca since I need to be at least quasi nearby DC to show my apt during some hours this weekend, but Sugarloaf could be cool. Sunday would probably work easier for me. Let me know. I can drive.

--K


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Hey, I'd be up for one of those 3 this weekend. I can't head all the way out to Seneca since I need to be at least quasi nearby DC to show my apt during some hours this weekend, but Sugarloaf could be cool. Sunday would probably work easier for me. Let me know. I can drive.

--K

sent you a PM re: sunday.


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How far is sugarloaf from the area, and what is the climbing there? sport, tr, trad?


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How far is sugarloaf from the area, and what is the climbing there? sport, tr, trad?

Which "area"? It's up 270 - past Germantown, MD. It's small (in terms of # of routes) and a bit spread out (in terms of areas) but I find it to be a good area. Most TR though there are routes you can lead on trad gear.

Sorry I can't give you more in directions but I only know how to get there by sight. More info in the Horst guide.


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Just PM'd you back regarding Sugarloaf for Sunday. I have no idea what the weather forecast is, so I'm going to hop over and check that now.

--K


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Brian--We may have to play it by ear. The forecast looks like thunderstorms for most of Sunday. 60%. How typical. We shall see. I HATE when weather interferes with my climbing. :p

--K


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Any folks want to climb this afternoon?


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Damn you cantdog...
Its a nice day outside and I'm stuck in air conditioned hell.
:evil:


brianc


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As luck would have it, my stuff is in the car. What time?


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You guys gotta really watch Wanderin'. She has been known to attract stalkers, and she is like a turtle on any approach above 7000 ft. Plus she's been climbing alot in CO lately and is likely to scoff at even Seneca as being a chosspile.

Me <- evil


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anywhere, anytime. Dont have to work this afternoon(nor thursday, woot woot). I dont have a rope though, so unless you like living dangerously, you gotta have one.

im at home now, give me a call at 703 2503346.

-zack


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Looking for partners to climb Great Falls/Carder rock.

I am climbing next Tuesday after 500pm!

JB


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Wow! And just like that, the love is gone. Remind me again why I climb with you in CO? Last I heard, you had an unhealthy obsession with spotting for female climbers, and a string of jealous husbands warning their wives away from you. Oh, the shame. The humanity. :nono:

And have you picked a climb for next weekend when I get there? Wasn't there some 11.b that was tormenting you? Or is that old bruise still giving you problems? ...wanna dance?

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If I am feeling strong we can hit the Yellow Spur. You need to get your ass out of bed before 9 though.

So, if I onsight that 11a then you can follow it?


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Hey J,
You moved away from the east coast, remember?

Rat bastard.


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Yeah I know. Just dipping in and screwing with Kim.


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Lack of O2 due to altitude got the sarcasm radar on the fritz?
Feel free to drop in, I was just messing with you.


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WHAT?! Before 9? What kinda sick masochist are you? Just keep in mind. I'll be on east coast time. No biggie for me.

Though as for the Yellow Spur, you are cruel to taunt me. I know you've promised yourself out on that climb to 4 different people. Such a climbing wh*re. I could be so lucky you would save THAT one for me.

And 11a? Like I said; "you lead it, I'll follow it." Bring it on.

(doh.)

--K


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Is this "The Kim" !!! I could tell by the 'sound' of your voice that it's you. I checked your bio and it says that you're leaving on the midnight train to Georgia. Give up this heat and humidity. For what, a couple of 14ers! (I'm talking peaks not inches) And you say there's no "real" climbing in the mid-atlantic. Does Colorado have wake up calls and chauffeur service to the crag....I think not. So I guess this is goodbye. Have fun, Charlie




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WHAT?! Before 9? What kinda sick masochist are you? Just keep in mind. I'll be on east coast time. No biggie for me.

Though as for the Yellow Spur, you are cruel to taunt me. I know you've promised yourself out on that climb to 4 different people. Such a climbing wh*re. I could be so lucky you would save THAT one for me.

And 11a? Like I said; "you lead it, I'll follow it." Bring it on.

(doh.)

--K


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What are people doing for the weekend?
I'll probably be headed out to Shenandoah on Sat. Be down in Richmond on Sun.


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Going to sunny San Diego! :D


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What are people doing for the weekend?
I'll probably be headed out to Shenandoah on Sat. Be down in Richmond on Sun.

Where in the Shenandoah? I've been looking to check out Little Stoney Man.


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Brian, Yeah I was thinking about hitting LSM. Alas, my plans have fell through. Anyone doing anything this weekend? Wanna climb?
Saturdays forecast looks like about a 40% for the local area.
Anyone going to the falls?
Anyone feel like heading out to Shenandoah?


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I'll be looking to do some local afternoon climbing tomorrow(cant climb until 1) and I'm free all day sunday.


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This rain is getting really old...


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This rain is getting really old...

No doubt.
This week doesn't look too promising.
Gonna hafta go pull on some *shudder* plastic tonite.


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And 11a? Like I said; "you lead it, I'll follow it." Bring it on.

(doh.)

--K

Done... 2 11a's ina day! Just a little spray there. Sorry


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I've got the weekend from hell coming up, so I thought I'd try and go climbing at GF tomorrow afternoon/evening, anyone interested?

-zack


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Sunday might be an option, but I am red from the sun so it will be painful. How about the gunks next week?

JB


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No dice, cant get away on weekends. This week I have some free late afternoons though.


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It's a glorious day and I'm going climbing. I'm going to be at Great Falls, VA by 4:00 pm. I'll have two top rope anchors set up at the Dihedrals near the Mather Gorge plaque so if you're interested in climbing there, feel free to join me.


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It's a glorious day and I'm going climbing.

Right on! I'm heading to GF too, should be there around 2. I'm partnerless, so if I can't find anyone to climb with, I may join you at 4.


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Right on! I'm heading to GF too, should be there around 2. I'm partnerless, so if I can't find anyone to climb with, I may join you at 4.

Won't be able to make it home and there by 2, but where are you planning on setting up?


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Anyone up for after-work climbing at Great Falls this week? Can go Wed 8/11 and Thur 8/12.


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Hmmm, study for impending MCAT doom on saturday...or climb.

I think I can sneak out for two hours or so, dont you?


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Anyone up for after-work climbing at Great Falls this week? Can go Wed 8/11 and Thur 8/12.

I wish I could climb after work. Unfortunately even the "local" stuff is too far away from me. I hope you will find someone to share a rope with!


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Hmmm, study for impending MCAT doom on saturday...or climb.

I think I can sneak out for two hours or so, dont you?

Oh man. Don't make me responsible for you living in a van down by the river. Do what you think is best and let me know.


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Well if the van was down by the Gallatin and I could spend my days at Bridger Bowl in the winter....

I'll let you know tomorrow around noon, if things look good getting a way for a few hours shouldnt be a problem. I can always read over notes while I belay you, right?


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Man, I'm gonna have to bring some scuba gear in order to climb on Saturday.


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sorry been away...

this week looks good for GF or Carder

Let me know


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yo Brian up for some afternoon climbing?

or of course morning!

JB


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Hey is anyone up for something local this weekend? Seems like most people are headed down to Seneca.
-burn


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I don't know how you feel about Crescent Rocks. I just like going there because it only takes twenty minutes instead if 1.5 hours for everywhere else. But I will be up there with my brothers from Utah. Even though you do not know me, anyone who wants to come is welcome. I am kinda new to climbing so I haven't really met a lot of people besides my brothers who climb. So this would be a good opp.
:wink:

daniela


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I was thinking of a Great Falls day due to the forecast.
Crescent might be doable though, what time are you planning on being there?


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I will be there from around 9 am maybe sooner maybe a little later, due to the fact my brothers like to sleep in. As soon as I get there in the morning I will be there all day and into the evening, so if you want come up. I will also be going to the climbing gym in Sterling today around 4 p.m. If you want to climb tonight. I have never been to this gym, hope it is fun :o

p.s. we always park on the road at crescent, so we don't have to walk 3 or 4 miles with heavy packs.

daniela


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I've never been there but thought not parking in the lot was frowned upon?
Aren't there some access issues with regards to the adjacent neighborhood?


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The people that I have talked to that live on the road do not have any problems as long as your respectful. Also, all summer there have been camps up there during the week and the instructors park alongside of the road and the buses park further on down the road. I guess as long as you do not block the road when you park and don't leave trash or make a lot of noise going down the road they don't mind.

Daniela


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Well I am out for the day, I got all my work done and now I am going to that gym in Sterling to check it out. Maybe I will see you tommorrow? If not have fun climbing.

Daniela


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Damn this rain.
Anyone feel like climbing GF tomorrow?


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Just trying to earn some good karma by spreading the words:

Saturday, Sept 18, 2004. 9 am - 2 pm. Adopt-A-Crag Day at Great Falls Park, VA. For details, please see http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=38569 or e-mail adoptacrag@hotmail.com.


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My children and I have climbed the Sandbox and Dihedral sections of Great Falls until we can do most of the routes blindfolded. They want to climb something else at Great Falls. Any recommendations? They're turning into badasses and want something higher (although not harder).

And don't forget the adopt a crag day. I'll be there.


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Bring em over to East Face at the Dr. Needlepoint area. Its a nice face and theres a easy crack climb on the downstream edge called Last Exit thats also good.


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there's this climb called snowflake i think which is a 5.7ish or something. it's before aid box and the belay is right on the water. just upriver from it is romeo's ladder which is a 5.6 i think...there's a couple of other good climbs in this area and they can all be reached from walking along rocks by the river. i remember really liking everything around there when i was younger. also, aid box is easy to get to and there's a good 5.7 there.


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I concur that Snowflake is a good climb, which by the way is located at the Seculsion area, but if Pedro's looking for some longer climbs, Aid Box isn't the place to be.


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Great Falls anyone for Sunday!

I've been deprived big time since i haven't been up in awhile.

How about it Ropeburn you up for some 5.10+ action, doubt i'll be climbing that stuff for the whole day anyways.

JB


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Great Falls anyone for Sunday!

I've been deprived big time since i haven't been up in awhile.

How about it Ropeburn you up for some 5.10+ action, doubt i'll be climbing that stuff for the whole day anyways.

JB


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Anyone want to climb this week let me know. Anywhere on the eastern seaboard is good, I've got some free time. GF also works, indoors blows.


minnie


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Hey Ropeburn, we met at Franklin and Seneca. Topper is out west & Zap will be heading west. Both are unavailable until October. I'm in need of a partner. Let me know if you are coming to Seneca.

Linda


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My children and I have climbed the Sandbox and Dihedral sections of Great Falls until we can do most of the routes blindfolded. They want to climb something else at Great Falls. Any recommendations? They're turning into badasses and want something higher (although not harder).

And don't forget the adopt a crag day. I'll be there.

Like many has already suggested, the Seclusion area is a good place to go, it's comparable to Dihedrals in height. Besides Snowflakes (5.6), Great Beginnings (5.7) is also a nice climb, starting out with some fun layback/underclings, and finish up on a corner/crack. If your kids are feeling really strong, they can try the first half of Strong Finish (5.10) on the same TR setup as Great Beginnings.

There aren't any climbs in GF that are higher than Dihedrals and Seculsion areas, so they'll just have to start climbing harder stuff if they get bored with these two areas.


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Any one from just south of the NOVA area....like Charlottesville?
I am in need of a partner/mentor for climbing outdoors. I climb about 5.9-5.10 in the gym. To this point my out side climbing has consisted of a guided trip to Seneca and a fair amount of top roping in the central virginia area (most of which has not been rated). I have done several "mock leads" while on toprope and I am very interested in taking the next step to leading, but I would really like to follow on some routes before I do (for obvious reasons). Any one interested feel free to drop me a reply or PM (also my email address is at the bottom).

-Shawn

pegasusfp24@mac.com


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I've got a friend of mine that climbs at rocky top a bunch, he's been looking to get into outdoor climbing, want me to send him your email address?


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Hey, climbed with jbroscious today at Great Falls. Good time around the Aid Box and my first time back outside in the DC area since my return from overseas. If you're looking to go in the DC area during the week, he's ready and a good partner. Later!


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Anybody in the DC area need a partner for Sunday the 26th? I'm free all day. Have no idea where anything is and would like to climb.


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If you'd like to go, e-mail me back...

Great Falls Sunday 12-6pm, let me know if the time needs to be different, i'm flexible too!

JB


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I'm going to Great Falls tomorrow (Friday, 9/24) with some folks from the DC Yahoo group, from 9 am to 3ish. If you want to join us, we are meeting at the climber's parking lot at 9 am.


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Wow, this tread is still hanging on in spite of DCOutdoorrockclimbing. I am a little surprised!
Is the weather messing up the plans much?


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Need a GF partner for after work. I can always get to Difficult Run parking lot by 5:30 and a lot of times by 4:30. I know the days are getting shorter and colder but don't care. Hopefully someone else with the same schedule won't either. I expect I'll be getting out there freezing my ass off until mid December or so. TR 5.10 solidly and am easy to get along with. Hit me up if you're down...


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I am a little surprised!

Hey J, go get back in the mud.


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I may be making a trip to the Gunks this fall. If I stay at the multi-abuse area, I will surely be rolling in the mud.


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Hey, looking to get back into climbing after a bit of a coma.. er.. sabatical. I'm into trad stuff mostly (what I've done mostly) and used to be around a 5.9-5.10 lead or follow (I'm kinda stupid that way) I've got most all the gear, if you don't mind long runouts. I'm in the Culpeper area now, but used to do the Great Falls/Carderock thing on a daily basis. If you think you can put up with me, im or e-mail me... I'm actually quite safe 8^) ... no really


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Does anyone have beta on the Rock Creek Park bouldering in DC. I checked out the route listing, but the info seemed dated. Anyone planning on heading there this weekend? Is access still o.k. I've never been there?
Thanks
BB


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I've been TR at Great Falls for a couple of years but am looking for some beta on bouldering spots. Mostly on the Virginia side but Im flexible. I always see stuff along the trails but just wondering if there were any other good spots a little off the beaten path. Thanks.


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Pearl Jam Rock:
For Bouldering, check out Carderock, across the river from Great Falls.
There is a lot of highball/slab climbing there. The rock is slick and polished, bet there are quite a few problems to be found, of varying height and difficulty. There are most always other boulderers around, who will probably show you around. Some of my favorite stuff there is actually away from the main cliffline, closer to the river. If you are at the far upstream end, looking at the cliffs, look for a faint trail into the woods behind you. Explore a bit, and you'll find some more secluded boulders with more "traditional" problems. Also, there are usually large groups at the main clifs, so the wood/river boulders offer some nice seclusion. Have fun,
BB


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My friend and I usually climb at Buzzard or Crescent Rocks. We have climbed there all summer so we want to get introduced to some new areas within 1.5-2 hour drive time. We want to try a new area on Sunday. So I am looking for someone who would be willing to show us some good climbs, etc. I have all the necessary gear. Just tell me the time, place and how to get there.

Thanks ahead of time!

Daniela


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Hey, I live in Orange, VA, I climb at Old Rag, Harrisonburg areas etc.

If anybody is ever interested in climbing anywhere within about a 4 or 5 hour radius (NRG, Carderock, Great Falls, Seneca, McAffee's Knob, Hidden Valley) Shoot me a line!!

:D


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Hello Everyone...
I'm in NOVA for the holidays. I'm looking for a partner to go North and climb some ice. I have all personal gear and 2 screws. I can go pretty much anytime until 1/6. Send me a private message if interested or email me at deschamps1000@hotmail.com
I'm a 25 year old male graduate student.
Eric


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Its super warm out right now, anyone want to climb this afternoon or tomorrow? Give me a ring, 703 819 0781
-zack


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Zack,
Stop rubbing it in.
All us poor saps stuck in florescent hell and you get a perfect day at the end of a cold December.

I hope you got out yesterday.


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i tuned skis, and organized gear, thats almost as cool as climbing yet?

How does great falls feel about dry tooling? Probably not good.


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Probably not good.

Yeah probably something along those lines.

I'm heading up to GF's today, anyone feel like burning off some of the calories they consumed yesterday?


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Leaving for VA and NC in 2 days...how's the climbing conditions? is there any ice or snow? how about stone mtn?


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anyone going to the ABS Competition at the Sterling SportRock on Monday, Feb. 21???
Entry is $35, comp. is 10am-2pm I believe.
Me and my friend will be entering at beginners (cuz we are noobs).

pretty much sums it up...So Anyone who reads this should go :D


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anyone going to the ABS Competition at the Sterling SportRock on Monday, Feb. 21???
Entry is $35, comp. is 10am-2pm I believe.
Me and my friend will be entering at beginners (cuz we are noobs).

pretty much sums it up...So Anyone who reads this should go :D

nope but good luck (i have to work) - was talking to angi at sr, alex - i know she'll be there.

blk


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Anyone up for Franklin tomorrow? Too far? How about GF?


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I'm ducking out for the afternoon, its sunny and warm, never mind the wind and high water, anyone feel like meeting up at GF?


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I'm ducking out for the afternoon, its sunny and warm, never mind the wind and high water, anyone feel like meeting up at GF?


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I'm ducking out for the afternoon, its sunny and warm, never mind the wind and high water, anyone feel like meeting up at GF?


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I'm actually in Bethesda but looking for partners to climb with in the area. I've been out of climbing for a while and looking to get back to my old form. Let me know.


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30 yo guy looking for a woman to climb with. Would love to learn how to me more fluid in my climbing. If anybody is interested, let me know! I usually climb Carderock, but will go to SportRock on occasion!

Chris


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Just wondering if any locals around Great Falls could guess about how busy it will be memorial day weekend. I am from SE PA and plan on staying the weekend. Is it even worth trying to get a spot... or should I try a place further away from the cities. Like Sugarloaf etc. Any recommendations on good camping spots. I am taking my wife so we will be sticking to 5.7 and below, toprope only.

Thanks in advance

Tom


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Get to Great Falls early if you wanna climb. By 8:00 there are usually 4-6 rigs already set up and climbing, by 9:30, the whole place is packed. You could also try Carderock or be adventerous and go some other place at Great Falls. There are more climbing areas than that little 100 yd. section with Juliet's balcony and Romeos Pitch.

Chris


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Anyone heading over to GF this afternoon?


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Any of you folks climb in the mornings at Great falls or Carder RocK? If any does, or is interested, PM me. I can't seem to find any time in the afternoons and weekends these days, so I thought i'd give the mornings a try.


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Anyone going out to Great Falls tomorrow...er later today?

-Danny


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What's up with the dang time stamp? It's 1:51am...


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If anyone wants to head to Seneca this weekend please let me know!

(703) 862-9178

-Danny


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Danny,
I'm interested. What day were you thinking?
-Bruce


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Hey Bruce! There will be a group of Philly-area peeps camping at Snowbird this weekend for the 4th. I believe we're pitching tents in the field behind the Teepees (I think where we all camped last Thanksgiving), you should come over and hang around the fire with us, I haven't seen you since last year!

K.

p.s. I'm actually leading now, how scary is that??

:)


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Hey Kimmy, good to hear you'll be down in the wild, wonderfulness for the long weekend. I'll stop by for a beer and to catch up.

In reply to:
p.s. I'm actually leading now, how scary is that??

Kickass, so Gunsight to SP is going down this weekend, right?


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Woah, how'd you know that was on my ticklist? :) Psychic.

So I figure I'll either a)enjoy ever minute of it or b) piss myself from exposure.

But either way, it'll be funashell eh?


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But either way, it'll be funashell eh?
Without a doubt.


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I found some slings yesterday at Great Falls. Get back to me with
area lost and description if you want them back.


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thinking about going to etreks in timonium this weekend, but am up for anything else. would anybody like to join me or is there anything out there better that i might be able to tag along on? thanks.


In reply to:
I've been noticing quite a few threads looking for people to climb with in NOVA lately. I figured we consolidate these random threads and try and get a thread thatís consistent.

I realize dcoutdoorrockclimbing does a darn good job of this, but there's no harm in consolidating threads like these here at rc.com.

So post up!
Going climbing this weekend? Looking for someone to climb with?
Planning an local event? Post up!


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Check your PM's.


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Just moved to 'NOVA' from Boston and itching to climb down here(WV/VA/NC)....any word would be great.....Give a holler if looking for a partner(all mine are still in New England)


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Anyone want to go to Seneca this weekend?

-Danny


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Bruce

wed. twenty first ...Old Rag.

be dare or be square.


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Does anybody want to carpool to Seneca or the New this weekend? I already have partners there, but just want to split the gas cost from NoVa.


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Denny
Damn you, I can't get out on weekdays. I am, therefore, square.
You better have put up some good lines.


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oh ya
did it all. didn't leave till dark thirty.
raped off Strawberry just as it was getting dark. hit the parking lot at 10pm.

nex time my friend
till then
D


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Who is down with a weekend or overnight trip to Seneca this weekend 14-16th? If that is too committing, then how about day or overnight trip to Old Rag? I've got wheels!!


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Hey,

I'm new to the board and have been climbing for about a year. I am 23 year old male and just moved into the Northern Virginia/ DC area and have been trying to go to Great Falls as frequently as possible, but am having trouble finding climbing partners.

I was a 5.10 climber in the gym (whatever that means) when I was climbing 4-5 times a week, but now that I only find a partner once every two weeks or so, I find myself outdoor toproping around 5.8-5.9.

I have all the gear for toprope setup (60m rope, webbing, etc.)

Looking for someone to climb with/ hang out on the rocks/ maybe even learn a few things.

Thanks


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DC
give me a shout once and a while when u would like to get out...I'll let u know where I will be.

Till then
Dennis


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Does anyone whos not going to Seneca this weekend want to go over to Great Falls or Carderock on Saturday or Sunday?

let me know


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DC
if your not getting much love on this forum, hit up the DC outdoor rock climbing forum......I would assume that it is bred out of this and I have had pretty good luck finding partners. I too am a grad student who recently moved here and may be down for climbing at Carder Rock this weekend. Email me reid_olmstead@yahoo.com or shoot a buzz on my cell 315-521-2941.
Best
Reid


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Hey all, I'm looking for climbing partners in the DC area to climb with and hopefully learn from. I have some experiencing top roping. I'm hoping to broaden my horizons into Trad leading, Ice, Aid/Big Wall, Alpine, Everything! My schedule is hectic (School, 2 Jobs, Volunteer Work) but I do find myself with a lot of free time a few times a week. What do I have to offer? 50 m and 60 m of 10+mm rope, an Xterra with a lot of trunk space, and I work at Hudson Trail Outfitters (awesome employee discounts) :D If anyone is looking for a climbing partner or is willing to help me learn, please PM/IM/Email me.

Take care yall
Bevans


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Is this thread dead??????? last post in 05, whats up NOVA?


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I'm moving to NOVA and am looking for climbing partner(s). I'm a beginner with basic gear (harness, shoes, helmet, belay device). I've never climbed in NOVA, but did some climbing last fall in California. Basically, I've never lead climbed but can do a gret job cleaning up. I'm definitely looking to improve my skills. My ability is in the 5.6-5.8 range. Please let me know if you're interested! :D


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Hi everyone.
I'm from Bogota, Colombia. This is my third time at the U.S, last to times I went to a Summer camp up at the Adirondacks and after camp I went to the Gunks for a month each time.
In this trip I'm working here in Philadelphia, I just have Sunday off, but I could do a trip for some days anyway.
I'm a solid 10 trad, but I use to sport 11,12. I also love boudering.
so if somebody want to help me on this, because cultures and everything is so different here that in my country.

check out Suesca, Colombia to find where is my school, 400 routes, 4 pitch long, amazing place.

Thanks, so I'm waiting for your responses and any question about my country and whatever


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PM sent. Check your box. Let me know. Thanks


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Hey, megthis:

I live in WV and would like to talk to you about climbing. I lead in the range you can follow and want to get out as much as possible.

Are you in DC now? Feel free to e-mail me here at home:

morninggloryfarm7@hotmail.com

Hope to hear from you. Cheers,

Tom


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Hey, Bevans:

I'd like to talk to you about climbing as I'm interested and experienced in all types of climbing you listed. Your schedule is just fine with me.

Why don't you e-mail me and lets talk. OK to contact me at home:

morninggloryfarm7@hotmail.com

Cheers,

Tom


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this is not exactly NOVA area, but I saw in the Routes section there's a place called Sugar Hollow near charlottesville. i'd like to know more about it. like where it is. if it's in any guidebook. etc. does anyone know anything about it?

cville is very convenient for me. also, any guides would be welcome to come with us. :wink:


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I was at Buzzard Rocks today and met two hardened Alpinists running up and down the classics. Hey Brian and Bruce, glad we got to run into you and thanks for helping me figure out which routes were which. Give me a call when you want to go climbing.

I'm new here and still looking for a partner for Seneca the weekend of July 8-9th.

Jsands "at" monitorres.com

**edited for correct email**

Later,
Jeff


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In reply to:
two hardened Alpinists running up and down the classics.
Heh.
Good meeting you Jeff, I'll shoot you an email regarding that weekend as it draws nearer.


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Anyone up for an evening at Buzzard Rocks? Thursday, June 29th, around 6:00 until dark?

Thanks,
Jeff


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I've got some questions about the local ethic...

I've gone out to Buzzard Rocks a couple times recently and am new to the area. Is the local ethic to rap off of trees? Or walk around? I saw slings once but they were cut off a few days later. It seems that rap bolts up top would cause less damage to the trees and bushes. That being said, the place is over-bolted to my tastes. If it were my cliff, I'd chop a bunch and install some more up top. But it's not, so you tell me...

I encourage serious answers or flames - at least it will keep this post vibrant.

When you're up for some climbing out there, let me know.
Jeff


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Jeff,
Every time I've been out there, aside from the day we met, I've walked off.
Doing two raps to get off m brotherhood is pointless, you beat us walking down.
eh, shrug. I'm gonna go grab a beer.


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Anyone up for 3 hours of climbing mid-week? Evenings 5-dark or Mornings dawn-9? E-Furnace or Harper's?

Jeff


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I'm heading to Linville Gorge in NC this weekend for some trad climbing. There are three of us so far, but we need a fourth. I'd welcome along anyone that wants to second me or switch off leads. We're leaving on Thursday night and returning Sunday afternoon. Anybody interested in joining?


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Hey folks! I'm making a road trip down to NC end of the month and am pretty sure I drive through Virginia to get there. Would love to get a day or 2 of climbing on my way down and/or back up to break up the drive a bit. Anyone who knows the area interested in meeting up? Same goes for any folks who live in NC! :)


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Hey, anyone up for some weekday evening climbing at sportrock alexandria or somewhere else in the area? Smile


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I'm up for weekday evenings in Rockville if you haven't found anyone in NOVA.


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Hey all, just wondering if there's anyone out there who climbs at sport rock alexandria or earth treks and would be willing to show me the ropes :) I'm a newbie, just been in gyms about 10 times...TR 5.7-5.8 and I was hoping to try out a gym at home while I'm on break from school De. 15-mid jan.


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Hey,
Just started reading these message boards again the other day....my usual climbing partner just moved to CO so I'm looking for some new people to climb with. Wouldn't mind hitting the gym occasionaly, or rocking great falls/carderock as the weather allows on the weekends. Been climbing for a while, but wouldn't mind showing someone the ropes and such...


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So all you folks in NOVA were looking for partners while i was climbing the falls all day (every day i had a belay!) home for winter break.

I think in the interest of meeting some of you casually I might try to start a tradition... right here and right now. I climb at the falls alot, and from now on, I'll sign in with my RC.com name added. If a bunch of people do this we might found out more people are there, when we are, then we knew...
and to those of you wondering about sterling sportrock, it's pretty sweet, great bouldering section.

Bad news (kinda) about old dominion brewing co. they were bought by anheiser busch. They probably wont fool around with them tho.


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My brother and I have just started climbing (~4 months) and just love it. We have spent most of our time at the gym given the poor weather conditions as of late, however I can't wait to get outside! Hope to see some of you guys here out there.

Cheers,
Andy


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Hey I recognize your picture! I've seen you at Sportrock in Sterling. I'm the ugly guy who has no game, especially when you're as attractive as you are. Anyways, I would love to climb with you sometime. Once we get that extra hour in the evenings I will try to get outside to Great Falls for a couple of hours on the weekdays. Also, the weather is getting good enough to justify weekend trips. The gym is fun but nothing beats being outside. I would love to partner up if our schedules match. Hopefully I'll see ya at Sterling soon.

Joe


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joe are you hitting on a dude. and you say you have no game.


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Ha ha! Supposedly that girl is a complete pyscho. I have friend who knows her and she has been through 3 husbands and has cheated on everyone of them. She is currently married and is cheating on him. Too bad for me. I would of have felt her slopers and inserted my big cam. Wink


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well then it is a good thing you got a when you did. although keep in mind she does know where you live and your dog is not as mean as mine.


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When are we going to make out!Smile


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when you start crack climbing with me again.Wink


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In the words of Jim Carrey, "So your telling me I have a chance."


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sure joe. by the way they moved my surgery back to march 30th so i have until the end of the month to climb so you think you can squeeze in a few climbing (not bouldering) days with me before i get cut up and can't walk for six weeks?


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Sorry, you're absolutely right. I shouldn't have posted that. I don't even know you. Next time I see you in the gym Ill tell you sorry in person.


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I just recently moved to DC area about a month ago and am looking for someone to climb with. I'm a solid 5.8, 5.9 climber, been climbing for 2+ years, and am looking to improve my skills. Have some leading experience, as well.

Prefer to climb indoor at Earthtrek in Rockville, MD, to start - have not climbed on rope in a few weeks. I did go boulder, but don't enjoy that as much. I need to get back in shape for outdoor climbing. Sunday afternoons and/or Mon through Wed are ideal times for me.

If you're a beginner, I'd be happy to give you some pointers. If you're experienced, I'd be happy to <i>get</i> some pointers.
Email if interested.

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i am going to stick up for my boy joe. he does know her. she is a pyscho. so they are not rumours. maybe he shouldn't have posted the other stuff up here but he did not name drop so you don't know who we are talking about so there is no harm done. it is the internet after all and there has been worse said on this site.

daniela


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A little immature to be talking about someone on an online forum don't ya think? Even if it is true or not....


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maybe. must have put this conversation in the wrong thread...maybe i should move it over to scummunity where it won't be cried over. get over it. if i want to talk about someone i will do it over in community from now on. in all fairness i did post up to joe about climbing this weekend. to bad it rained/snowed.

daniela


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jenclimbs wrote:
I just recently moved to DC area about a month ago and am looking for someone to climb with. I'm a solid 5.8, 5.9 climber, been climbing for 2+ years, and am looking to improve my skills. Have some leading experience, as well.

Prefer to climb indoor at Earthtrek in Rockville, MD, to start - have not climbed on rope in a few weeks. I did go boulder, but don't enjoy that as much. I need to get back in shape for outdoor climbing. Sunday afternoons and/or Mon through Wed are ideal times for me.

If you're a beginner, I'd be happy to give you some pointers. If you're experienced, I'd be happy to <i>get</i> some pointers.
Email if interested.

sorry this got lost in the mix i will repost for you so people can see it.


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To be sincerely honest with you, I really don't care nor am I crying over anything...it just sorta deviated from the point of the thread. Haha, you did post looking for climbing partners so I can't fault you for that...


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a little last minute request -

anyone have easter weekend and week off? 4/6-4/12
i'd love to get down to the NRG or some such...

-chris


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I am new in little old centreville and belong to lifetime fitness where there is a small but decent wall to mess around on. I am looking for a partner! I have climbed for about a year and am also desperately looking to get outside if there are any takers.


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So yeah I posted back in January and forgot all about it, but now that it's staying light and warmer later, would anyone be interested in trying to climb any weeknights at Great Falls or Carderock? Maybe trying to organize a weekly night or something like that could be fun.....


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Anyone interested in heading to Great Falls this weekend (May 5th or 6th). I'm looking for a partner, and would love to get a small group together. PM me if interested.


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New to the area with beg/int climbing experience, looking for a partner. Have lead a 5.8 sport climb, followed a 5.10c. Followed a 5.9 trad climb, but haven't placed gear other than anchors for top-roping. Have done some indoor climbing, but prefer real rock. Enjoy climbing but am not snobby about it. Fresh from Colorado, but don't fell sorry for me - send me a line!


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i'm looking for somebody to climb with this weekend in theD.C. area: Seneca, Sugarloaf, Rocks MD, etc. I have a rack and lead low moderates; 4's/5's but can follow 7's fine; and an 8 a day is cool too.
Ideally i'm looking for a reg partner to go out with on the weekends, but right now i'm mostly concerned with getting out this weekend. PM me if interested


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Just moved to the Gaithersburg area and looking to climb...outdoor and indoors when the weather gets colder. I don't have much outdoor experience though following at Rumney last weekend was incredible! Looking for some more experienced climbers to help me get comfortable being outside, as I have climbed mostly in the gym for many years. I have lots of availability too.....


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This NOVA section is lame. I've lived in this area for nearly 3 years and have occasionaly checked this sight for anything worth a damn and have found basically shit. Nobody seems to climb at Great Falls regularly unless you are a highschool kid who is just getting into it and doesn't know about gyms yet. They rule. Hopefully you'll run into one of them and they can teach you a thing or two. Or you are an old fart who has every route wired and "trains" there. Or you are a noob who is having fun outside and will either decide that Great Falls is too hard, after all you climb 2 grades harder in the gym, or have an epiphany and begin climbing there all the time to later progress into sport leading at Franklin, then the NRG, then plugging gear at Seneca, and everywhere else. Or, you're like me and have climbed just about everything there and is already pluggin gear and climbing at a certain level and is looking for a community in this region. WELL, this brings me to my point that I can't seem to find one. Where the hell are the climbers in NOVA. Yea, this might seem like a rant, and yea I"m 5 beers in on a Wed. (workweek) but damn, does NOVA really suck this bad. Shit, we have world class single pitch cracks at Old Rag up two 13.b (damn, fucking hard, who wants to rally up and work it w/ me) and there is great bouldering on toprope at Great Falls if you free your mind from that ridiculous guide book and seek out hard lines. I have one right now that is kicking my ass. I need help solving this one. Who wants to step up. Its harder than the Strain, I know that much. Somebody for god sake post to this pathetic rant.


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Sly

I'm so used to not even checking this tread that I had to do a double take when I saw the date of the last post. Nice rant man. If our redpoint levels were a little closer I would suggest we hit up Old Rag some time but as it is, I think we might bore one another.

Rant on crazy man rant on.


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