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WRX03bugeye


Jan 12, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Hey there everyone, I'm new to the boards and new-ish to climbing (much time spent in gyms, just recently been climbing outdoors). I'm interested in big wall and multi-pitch climbs, but as of now I'm pretty limited to sport considering my college-kid budget and newbie climbing ability. Can you all offer input as to what sort of climbs I should focus on or what sort of technique I should try to develop so as to make the road to big wall less daunting? I live in Lexington, KY, so the Red is the most convenient place for me to learn, if such technique can be learned there. Prost!


rschap


Jan 12, 2010, 6:12 PM
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Welcome to the board, learn to ignore and youíll last longer (sorry but best advice I can give you around here). Money is going to be the big killer, Iíve spent thousands of dollars on gear and I still donít have enough to do a big wall on my rack alone. Your best bet is to find someone that has gear that you can trust and is willing to work with you and/or slowly build your rack and climb with someone that you can split a rack with. Lead as often as you can.


climbingaz


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Sell your WRX. You'll have plenty of money to buy gear and an old van to live in. Tongue


scottydo


Jan 16, 2010, 8:39 AM
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start crack climbing and leading at the lower level (5.6 or so) and once you get comfortable start increasing the difficulty. Make sure you get familiar with how the gear is placed and placed WELL. that is probably most key.

then, just climb a lot. (and climbing with guys or gals that are a little better than you and push your limits, helps later)

i haven't done any big walls yet, but i'm heading to Zion in march and Yosemite in May and feel confident that I'll be able to get some of the easier walls done.


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WRX03bugeye


Jan 16, 2010, 12:17 PM
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I've contemplated it haaha

^in response to climbingaz^


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johnwesely


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There are tons of pure cracks in the Red. You could learn crack and clean aid technique on them.


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