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majid_sabet


Jul 18, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I spend a week in Austin ,TX last week and I had a chance to climb in the Green belt area. The area was great for short sport top roping with multiple routes ranging from 5.7 to 11+.The local climbers were very friendly and kind and I was very surprise to see them climbing at 100f temp . Anyways, I had a chance to do a few problems but no crack.

The downtown Austin is where everything happens at night and I never seen so many beautiful girls and ladies in one place. Talk about models walking down the 6th st.

So god created Yosemite for crack climbing and Austin TX to have fun and honestly, this town is the wildest town I have ever seen so far.

now who is that long hair dude in that south Austin gym who said I can't pass the belay test cause I had to have both hands under my ATC to stop the leader fall ?.

He is on my watch list

Austin the best place in America

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Jul 19, 2011, 5:05 AM
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I spent a couple of weeks in Austin after an extended stay in Heuco one winter. I have to agree, Austin is a cool place with good and easy tor each climbing.


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Jul 19, 2011, 7:39 PM
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I've climbed in the Austin area, too, and also found the people very friendly.


Bats


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What didn't you go to Enchanted Rock (Erock) for the finest granite in all of Texas? Now there are some great cracks out there, but you chose to climb on limestone instead. Did you know you were only an hour and half away? If it goes below 60F then thats freezing weather. I am glad you had fun Majid.


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I could kick myself for not going out to the Greenbelt this week. What a terrible time to start a new jorb...


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I grew up in Austin couldn't make it into UT so I had to go elsewhere, but it's a pretty amazing place and will be even better when I'm 21. I'm glad you had fun come back again!


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Jul 20, 2011, 6:17 AM
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Very surprised you didn't find crack in Austin, Majid. Glad you had a good time though. There's also no choice with climbing in 100 degree weather. This year has also been above average temps. We would like to see your representative diagram of 6th Street.


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Jul 20, 2011, 6:45 PM
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He might have passed out on Guadalupe...Wink


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Austin rules!


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potreroed wrote:
Austin rules!

My first vision of Austin proper was when my girlfriend and I drove into town in our Uhaul with all our stuff. We pulled off I-35 onto sixth street around 2:30 am on a Sunday night, and this girl steps off the curb in front of our giant truck and barfs all over the street.

I would never dream of leaving all that behind.


timstich


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That's awesome, Majid! So who did you climb with down there? I lived in Austin for more than 17 years. The Guide Wall has some cracks on the far right, but they are easier to climb on the face. You can find cracks at Enchanted Rock 100 miles west.

Glad you liked Austin. It's one of my favorite towns for sure.


majid_sabet


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timstich wrote:
That's awesome, Majid! So who did you climb with down there? I lived in Austin for more than 17 years. The Guide Wall has some cracks on the far right, but they are easier to climb on the face. You can find cracks at Enchanted Rock 100 miles west.

Glad you liked Austin. It's one of my favorite towns for sure.
I climbed with a local guy named Brandon Bargo who runs a semi guiding company in the Austin and I meet him a year ago in Tetons during AAC climber exchange program. He travel to Iran a month ago and we climbed there but then I came to Austin for a training and met him there and he took me to local climbing area. What I loved about Austin was the good attitude of climbers . Very friendly, cooperative and like a family. Never seen that in the west. I feel California is full asshole climbers with so much attitude problem.

I am going to book my next flight to Austin in Aug and want to pass out on the 6th st. may be I meet a nice girl from Austin, get marry and never go back to fuc*ing california.


Yes, I will convert and follow the bible as long as I meet a nice Austin girl


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majid_sabet wrote:

I am going to book my next flight to Austin in Aug and want to pass out on the 6th st. may be I meet a nice girl from Austin, get marry and never go back to fuc*ing california.


Yes, I will convert and follow the bible as long as I meet a nice Austin girl


Ha ha ha! That's not a half bad idea you have there, Majid. I can hook you up with some great cavers, too. It's going to be mighty hot in August, but you might try going to Reimer's this time or just hit Pace Bend park and do some deep water soloing from a float. Whatever you do, head out early!

Try catching a show at Stubb BBQ on Red River, too. It intersects 6th street. Also grab a meal at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road. The fried queso catfish is awesome.


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justroberto


Jul 29, 2011, 5:49 AM
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timstich wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:

I am going to book my next flight to Austin in Aug and want to pass out on the 6th st. may be I meet a nice girl from Austin, get marry and never go back to fuc*ing california.


Yes, I will convert and follow the bible as long as I meet a nice Austin girl


... just hit Pace Bend park and do some deep water soloing from a float. Whatever you do, head out early!

This year it would just be called soloing. It seems like the drought is going to be worse this summer than it was in 2009.


Bats


Jul 29, 2011, 10:09 AM
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The Pederanales is almost wipe out. Very sad. How low is Lake Travis?


justroberto


Jul 29, 2011, 5:47 PM
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40 feet below average, which makes it about 15 or 20 feet too low to climb any of the stuff at Pace Bend. I'm sure people with boats are finding good stuff elsewhere.


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