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drulints


Oct 26, 2001, 2:42 PM
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I'm a huge rock fan. Nothing can substitute for the real thing. I recently went to the nearest rock gym and almost went into depression. Does anyone else feel this way. Who in their right mind could choose plastic over rock. Agree? Disagree?


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In arizona during the summer plastic is a must. If you tried climbing outside during the summer you would scorch you hands.


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Not up in Mt. Lemmon, climbing is good ther in the summer. Also some good stuff around Flagstaff, from what I hear.


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for me:

Rock or Plastic = Climbing or Training.



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To me climbing is about peace, nature and bonding with frieds. In a gym I can really only get one of these. And most of the time that just isn't enough. I have only gone to a gym a half dozen times so I don't know if that counts for giving it a chance or not. But the gym just doesn't hold the appeal of natural rock. For me anyway.


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The more I go outside the more the gym frustrates me. I can't stand grabbing a hold only to start slipping off of it because of the plastic.
The positive side of gym climbing:
It is a great strength builder!


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I take different expectations to the different destinations. Both can give me the pleasure of climbing movement, and sometimes, especially in winter, I have to answer that craving.

No question, the gym provides a great way to develop climbing strength that would be harder to come by outdoors, by virtue of being able, indoors, to keep climbing with very little rest between climbs. The exercise aspect of the experience is much more intense indoors (more climbing in less time).

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