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eric0508


Mar 27, 2008, 8:04 PM
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yeah im new to rock climbing too. i live in fredericksburg, va. i am trying to learn.. i would love to meet up with some people and learn the ropes.... no pun intended... myself if anyone would want to help me out let me know.

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CoolMunky,
I was out at GF last Sunday with a "new to trad" climber, and we did the usual stuff at Aid Box. I plan on being at GF (not sure what areas) this Sunday. If you can make it, maybe we can send some of the more difficult lines. E-mail me here, or on my personal (see profile). I'll probably show up around 10:30-11:00.


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Hey guys quick question for you, just how crowded is Sportrock Alexandria most of the time? During members only hours? Weekends?

Right now me and my girlfriend live in Fairfax and climb at the Sterling Sportrock but in a few months we will be moving to the Springfield/Alexandria area and the Alexandria Sportrock will be alot closer. Our worry is that all we ever hear is that it is always packed and also alot of people says it smells,well, interesting in there.

Would we be better off making the long drive to Sterling still or even to Rockville?


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Hey,

I tend to bounce between the two gyms since one is near work and the other is near home. The Alexandria gym is definitely more crowded but it seems to hold a crowd better than sterling. Im sure some days are worse than others. I also find it's less of the kids climbing team taking over the whole gym and more just people coming to climb. They have crack climbs too which is awesome. As for the smell, it is a bit funky in there. Kind of like one big locker room...


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on_belay_hombre wrote:
Hey,

I tend to bounce between the two gyms since one is near work and the other is near home. The Alexandria gym is definitely more crowded but it seems to hold a crowd better than sterling. Im sure some days are worse than others. I also find it's less of the kids climbing team taking over the whole gym and more just people coming to climb. They have crack climbs too which is awesome. As for the smell, it is a bit funky in there. Kind of like one big locker room...

So the crowd is pretty constent during both regular and members only hours? I was excited to hear they have some routes with cracks, sterling has none that I know of. As for the smell I wonder what the deal is, poor ventilation maybe?


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Well I guess Im just out of the loop there...I didnt know about the members only hours. I expect that other than parties and weekends it might not make all that much difference.

Yeah, big warehouse...i suspect poor ventilation as well. Sterling has those big vents everywhere...i dont recall seeing those in Alex.


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Dunno their site says members only 6-9, guess ill just have to suck it up and go check it out, as long as I can find a route to climber or a little piece of my own to boulder I guess i should be happy. Thanks for the info.Tongue


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The few times I've been to the SR in Alexandria it wasn't too crowded. The bouldering area can fill up but it still never seems like your climbing over people or waiting in line or anything like that. The parking however, can be a bitch.


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Looks like the weather is finally going to cooperate with us for the weekend. Anyone going anywhere exciting?


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pepereer wrote:
Looks like the weather is finally going to cooperate with us for the weekend. Anyone going anywhere exciting?

To work for the fourth Sat. in a row. Mad


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Sorry to hear that you had to work. It was a beautiful weekend. Do you at least get a chance to get out during the week? Sometimes its actually better to work the weekends and get out during the week to avoid the crowds.


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How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend? Any memorable sends, desperate onsights, humorous moments, etc?

Anyone up for a trip to the New this weekend? Weather looks good. I'm fresh off of a 4 day trip to Black Canyon and CO Monument and want to keep the momentum going.


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pepereer wrote:
Sorry to hear that you had to work. It was a beautiful weekend. Do you at least get a chance to get out during the week? Sometimes its actually better to work the weekends and get out during the week to avoid the crowds.


Nope. Unfortunately I'm two months into a project that needed a four month time frame but I only have three weeks left. Last week I worked something like 74 hours and havent had a day off in 13 days.

Thats OK though, when we wrap this thing up I'm headed to Franklin/Seneca/New River, for a solid week. I'll take a week long trip over three weekends anyday, I hate having too high a drive time to climb time ratio.Tongue


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munky wrote:
I'm fresh off of a 4 day trip to Black Canyon and CO Monument and want to keep the momentum going.


Nice. Were the temps still low out that way?


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Yea, weather was great. Snow on the rim of the Black but down in the canyon around 55 degrees. I climbed in a jacket. They had a big snow year this year because all of the passes still had tons of snow. Have fun on your trip. It sounds like you need one after all those hours.


the1esteban


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Hey,
Looking for someone to climb with this Thursday and/or Friday (6/11,6/12).
I just moved to northern Virginia and don't know any climbers in the area. I've never climbed up here but been climbing for 3 years (bouldering, TR, sport, some trad) in Harrisonburg area, Franklin, Seneca, NRG. Worked for my university leading small groups out hiking and climbing.
I have gear and I can teach if needed (used to doing this for work). Just looking to have a good time and climb outside before work starts next Monday and I'll be limited to weekends, which sound like they are crowded.
PM me if interested.
-Esteban


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Hey all, Has anyone climbed at Maryland Heights recently?


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Damn, three months without a post. VA must be some kind of climbers vacuum.

Havn't climbed in Maryland ever actually but was at Old Rag last Thur. and Sat. The weather was amazing and not to crowded...good times.


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Ohh baby I was bound for Mexico.

So I'm interested in climbing in Mexico for the winter and I'm looking to catch a ride with someone at least part of the way.

So is anyone from the DC area or even North Carolina or Tennessee headed to MEXICO, TEXAS, OR COLORADO (or even just out west in general) at the end of OCTOBER or beginning of NOVEMBER? I could definitely throw down on gass money, and for a climber I don't even smell that bad.


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Hey Folks,

Check out this upcoming event at Shenandoah Nat'l Park

http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2104948;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;page=unread#unread


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cadaverchris wrote:
Hey Folks,

Check out this upcoming event at Shenandoah Nat'l Park

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

Clicky


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Hey guys! name's Paul! I'm new to outdoor climbing, because i have not had many opportunities to go outdoors. I'd like to go outdoor climbing on the weekends as much as possible between now and august, when i go back to school. If there is anyone out there who might be willing the help show me how to set up toprope anchors, I'd Really appreciate it! i'd like to start with something close, like great falls (i live in fairfax) and maybe would be willing to adventure out farther as i grew more confident.

happy climbing!


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I'm visiting the NoVA area for labor day weekend, gonna climb Great Falls Area, VA side. I have a full rack, and several ropes. Looking for a belayer / follower, any takers?

Kali


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4th Annual Birdsboro CLimb and Clean

All, please join us for the climb and clean at Birdsboro quarry on September 25th/26th. Camping starts on Friday night. We will be cleaning and climbing all day on Saturday. Followed by a community dinner with entertainment and raffle (lots of great gear) on Saturday night at the Pavillion in Rustic Park. Sunday we will resume climbing and finish up any project work.

For those of you with non climbing friends, we will have equipment, ropes, belayers and we will set up some TRs.

All proceeds from the dinner and raffle go to cliff maintenance.


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Looking for partner(s) for Seneca this weekend Oct 8-9-10th... Any takers?

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