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jamming_man


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Hey...Im planing on climbing the side of Mervins accross the street from me cuz it haz an AWESOME off with crack...Purrrfection...Are there laws against it?


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Yeah, tresspassing. You can either risk it or get permission from the owner. Also, scroll to the bottom of this page and there's a ton of other topics just like this one to review and see a bunch of people's answers. :)


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what does urban trad climbing entail?

:roll:

on side note
urban climbing is fun (risks: trespassing, injury ...)


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I am a junior at UCF in orlando Fl. I am known as the rock climber around here becasue I just drag my hands along the walls of where ever we are to see if there is a good route to climb. Also I climb the brick wall into my 3rd story dorm room all the time. I have a problem with loosing my keys!


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Theres no fence around the building ot anything...is it still tresspassing ?


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check out the Getty art museum in LA. perfect for small pieces and the rock is ancient. havent climbed it, but spent an afternoon fantacizing.


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Theres no fence around the building ot anything...is it still tresspassing ?
you're kidding, right?


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http://eyecannon.com/...ng/bunchecrunche.jpg

We got busted recently, but not even given official warnings. Therefore, we have at least one more chance before anything really bad happens ;)


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We got busted recently, but not even given official warnings. Therefore, we have at least one more chance before anything really bad happens ;)
and we still wonder why there are access issues?


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Well there´s a pharmaceuticals office building (secret government bio-weapon devolopment lab???? No, probably not... :( ). They have a volcanic rock exterior wall that I have been eyeing for literally years, even before I took up rockclimbing again. Since I pass by there at least once a day I´ve managed to scope out where and how many cameras they´ve got installed (4 of ´em, with a golden spot between #2 and 3). I´m not really sure why I haven´t climbed it yet... you know what, gimme 10 minutes, I´ll be right back.....


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To say one thing..acess has nothing to do with climbing shit in the city...climbing at a local crag and leaving your condom in one of the caves might be a problem but getting a warning for crimping on the side of the subway entrance will just make you feel like an idiot ... so... climb whatever you want...always pick up your trash ...be nice to the locals and if you do find a nice line on the side of your office...don't get caught...anymore advice or did i summ it up well enough? now that i got everyone nice and pissed what do you have to say? :shock: (even if it is off topic)



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How about advice.... The wall is constructed of brics with room for fingertips till you hit the cement between... There are Two vertical columns next to eachother connected to a wall. I got two choices. Saddle one of the columns and ride it that way or squeeze between them and climb up that way. Q FOR U ...can i place pro somewhere ...cuz...its pretty high...oh about 25-30 ft...all in all my question is this...Can i trust the brics or are they too fragile to hold any weight at all?


P.S.S. With all the time i spent looking at that stupid colored grey wall i could have walked to my local crag and climbed something...


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Scrach all previously written blabber... i apologize for intruding on your time...im gonna go biking ...


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I have made it onto the roof of a certain college in my hometown a few times. There is a door on the roof that is locked from the inside but open from the outside, so that makes downclimbing much easier.

There have been a few other buildings as well.


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Buffalo State College--the Bulger Communications Building. Its a large round brick building. Built in the sixties or seventies and had a strange theme of broken masonry protruding out next to the regular masonry. Most make for great foot chips and pinches. The building makes for a great traverse.

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eyecannon!! OMG that just might be the coolest thing i have ever seen EVER..

so did you get the onsight..?


jer


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buildering story from kansas city...funny stuff....yes, it's me.

http://www.pitch.com/...13/news/feature.html


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well, I once climbed the stairs of an apartment complex from the underside. This is texas after all.


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Oh..that was you wingnut..i read your post about it a couple of minths ago or smth...you were asking whether or not to preplace pro...sooooo...did you?


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eyecannon!! OMG that just might be the coolest thing i have ever seen EVER..

so did you get the onsight..?

No, in fact that is my Bulgarian buddy leading it (he onsighted it). I have yet to lead it, but plan to soon.


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As far as I know there are no specific laws against urban climbing, but beware of angry landowners and trespassing charges! I've traversed around a couple corners of the basketball fieldhouse on my campus at night one time, it's made of limestone rock, so there are lots of good holds to choose from.


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[quote="sumo"]what does urban trad climbing entail?

:roll:

on side note
urban climbing is fun (risks: trespassing, injury ...)


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Oh, dear.


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The people who built my high school must have been climbers. All last year every morning I and my best friend would go climb are favorite walls around the school. One day right after the bell rang Ranger steps on one of the fire alarm on the wall. I said take the foot off that. But he waited it and it went off. He jumped down and we went out side with the rest of the school. Till the fire department came. In my 3 hour math class I got the pass to the principles office. He said hello spider man. They got us both on camera. But we said it was an accident so we did not get a fine just a 3 day climbing vacation. We spent in Boulder Canyon.

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Buck :D


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well, I once climbed the stairs of an apartment complex from the underside. This is texas after all.

I did the same on the 1" steel lip on the back side of a solid 35' high stairs that wrapped a tall basement corner at the Naval brig in Great Lakes. It ended at a [cold] water pipe on the ceiling - very nice. They never could figure out how the foot prints got up the underside of the thing...


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Eyecannon that pic is great!


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Doug Drewes circa 1976 on "Student Center South By The Column" which, as the name implies, goes up the brick column with a very strenuous transition into double knee jams in the roof; and then the transition to the 1/2" ledge and uncurling your legs down as it is difficult to keep the edge if your feet cut.

Doug first saw that 1/2" ledge going into the Student Center between classes and went for it midstep - unfortunately it is impossible to stick from anywhere but directly underneath it and Doug was a few feet out when he dropped his books and hit it. It was also at the noon class break and so he was in the middle of a crowd when he went for it, stuck it, feet slamming under the roof and his hands cutting, he took out about a half dozen other people in the crowd in front of him like bowling pins. The entire crowd turns on him and starts screaming and runs him off - classic Doug.

We worked on just sticking the 1/2" ledge direct from the ground at first and then later, being roofers, spent some weeks sorting out doing it via the column which is pds (pretty damn stout). Same move on the East entrance portico is at about 20'+ or so off the deck and was done in the same timeframe.

Location: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (but you didn't hear it from me...)

P.S. This has broken one pair of wrists at least over the years and is not to be trifled with...

[Edit: Cleaned up photo a bit - single roof alcove move, not two - one transition into full double knee hang, then the transition to the edge, both burly...]

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/...99Doug_on_SSSBC1.jpg

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