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Aug 23, 2010, 7:54 AM
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Ottawa: advice/buddy for few days?
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hey so i've been climbing about 10months, only really indoors, leading 6a+ clean and i'm returning to ottawa for 5 days from the UK. i'm not bringing my rope cause its just impractical for such a short visit.

anyone wanna climb in the daytime?
and can anyone recommend a decent indoor gym in ottawa with bouldering? (so that if i don't find a buddy to lead/top with i can at least work some boulder probs)

also is there anywhere nearby to go boulder outdoors?

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When, exactly, will you be in Ottawa? I have rope and gear, but am pretty busy.

Gym: Coyote Rock Gym: www.coyoterockgym.ca has a fair bit of bouldering and top-rope, limited lead climbing.

Outdoor bouldering: there's bit around, but most of the close stuff has just recently been closed by the park administration of the park it lies in.


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oops forgot to mention i'd be here 24-29th august...planning on going sometime on sat
i heard vert reality is decent for indoor bouldering so im also heading there today to check it out.
thanks dude for the info so i wont bother trying to find somewhere close and outdoors cause looks like it'll be a waste of my short remaining amount of time
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For bouldering and TR, I think Coyote is better than VR. For lead, VR is far better.

If you change your mind about heading outside, Val-David is a couple hours away and has pretty good bouldering (mostly V5+).

If you're looking to hook up with someone to climb, a better bet would be to try www.ottawaclimbing.com


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I'm available to climb on the 29th, and would be happy to meet up and go climbing with you. I've got rope and gear (and even a spare harness if you need it). I'd be interested in climbing, though, rather than bouldering. (I'm currently in California on business, and don't fly home until Saturday.)


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headchop wrote:
For bouldering and TR, I think Coyote is better than VR. For lead, VR is far better.

If you change your mind about heading outside, Val-David is a couple hours away and has pretty good bouldering (mostly V5+).

If you're looking to hook up with someone to climb, a better bet would be to try www.ottawaclimbing.com

What he said about VR vs Coyote.

Also, on ottawa climbing you'd mostly find people to boulder with, rather than climb with.


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hey guys thanks for the advice/info...
dagibbs i'd climb if i could but as i leave the 29th i'm tying up loose ends (visiting my grandma, sorting out last minute stuff) so thanks for the offer but i'll have to pass this time....if i figure i can work it i'll let you know sat but just gonna try and squeeze in a couple boulder sessions today and tomo...

guess i'll try and check out coyote too then :)
spike


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Yeah, I thought that leaving on the 29th might make it not work for you.


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