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Plungestep


Jul 29, 2011, 7:55 AM
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About five months ago, I was able to sign up with RMI to climb Mt. Rainier. I trained hard, and even went to Vertical Endeavors (indoor climbing in Minnesota) to learn to belay, tie knots, etc. I had tried climbing a few times before, but do not have a lot of experience.

The Mt. Rainier climb was incredible, to say the least. It was not as hard as I expected (or trained for). We got close to the summit (~12,000 feet), but were turned around due to the weather. I'll sign up to try again next year, but in the meantime, I need something to do.

I live in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. I enjoy mountaineering more than local rock climbing, but am willing to try and learn anything until I can get back on the mountain next year.

What do people recommend I try? Ice climbing this winter? Any good fall ideas? Where?

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If you are interested in mountaineering, ice is a natural choice. You also want to know your way around gear really well, so you are going to need to get good at trad climbing. A strong foundation of multipitch ice and trad will give you the base you need to move onto some more technically interesting mountaineering routes.


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Recommend going to a good multi-day avalanche course. Fun and critical knowledge for mountaineers.


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And in between: http://www.rockclimbing.com/...nesota&Submit=Go


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