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kaylotus


Mar 10, 2006, 3:11 PM
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First time outdoors  (North_America: United_States: Utah: St__George: Snow_Canyon)
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I'm a begining climber, but have been practicing hard the last few months at the indoor wall. I have the opportuniy to go to Snow Canyon for a week over spring break to climb and am hoping for some advice. What type of climbs are out there?? I've never climbed a crack, is that going to be okay? Can routes be top-roped, and are their some pretty easy sport climbs? How much gear is necessary? Camping???
I was told by one friend that its completely stupid of me to go somewhere like this for my first outdoor experience...that I won't be able to climb anything and I'm going to get myself hurt. I was told by another to go out, have a wonderful time, I'll find routes I can climb, and be safe.
I really do want to go climbing for break. Is this a good place for the Utah area???
Thanks much


highlife87


Mar 10, 2006, 3:51 PM
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since your new to RC.com, it might be a good idea for you to figure out how to use the 'routs link' on the left side of the page. YOu can find out the difficulty of the routs, as well as wheather they are trad, sport, or top-ropeable (sp?), and wheather there's camping nearby. As long as you are goin with someone who knows what they are doing, you should definately go. About crack climbing, there is a lot of specific tecnique required for it, especially if there are no face features you can use in combination w/the crack, but the only way to learn is to climb.
~B
oh.. if you are planning on goin out alone to set up a top rope, don't assume you know the correct way to set up an anchor. I suggust you go w/someone who's been there-done that. Any other questions about outdoor climbing, feel free to pm me - i remember being a noob.
My biggest advice is to go talk to people at your gym - you'll meet someone to teach you some stuff. Best of luck bro, (or sis)


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Mar 26, 2006, 9:18 PM
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I'm a begining climber, but have been practicing hard the last few months at the indoor wall. I have the opportuniy to go to Snow Canyon for a week over spring break to climb and am hoping for some advice. What type of climbs are out there?? I've never climbed a crack, is that going to be okay? Can routes be top-roped, and are their some pretty easy sport climbs? How much gear is necessary? Camping???
I was told by one friend that its completely stupid of me to go somewhere like this for my first outdoor experience...that I won't be able to climb anything and I'm going to get myself hurt. I was told by another to go out, have a wonderful time, I'll find routes I can climb, and be safe.
I really do want to go climbing for break. Is this a good place for the Utah area???
Thanks much

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Need to find some easy sport routes at wall street. I don't have any trad gear, and have never placed any anyway. I have a guide book but it keeps refering to the rack I'll need for most climbs. I was wondering if anyone knows some good 5.7-5.10 sport climbs with lots of bolts. thank you thank you!

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I have a 60m rope...whats the highest route I can climb and still be able to rap off just the one rope? All the guides are in feet...so I guess I could guess I could climb up to an 80' route???? Silly question, but would love some opinions, thanks much

Sounds like you still have a lot to learn and we are happy to help. Finding another, more experienced climber to show you more tricks is good. Wall Street is frequented by many, very experienced climbers who may have suggestions for learning and making your self more safe.

It sounds like you want to learn, and help is out there. Courses or a day with a guide can move you ahead on the learning curve, but that is not the only way.

You can flame me now if you like ... taking a total Newbie out is a lot of responsibility. Make sure you are ready to watch out for her as well as yourself.

Brian


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