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johnhump


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Hey guys im new to bouldering OUTSIDE ive always bouldered inside gyms and one day i realized that climbing wasnt about being inside gyms but outside in nature. so now i have the task of getting a crash pad. I want to boulder at Boat rock which is in atlanta so if anyone knows what crash pads they use there that would be great but the main point of this thread is for me to get an idea of what i should be paying and some names of quality crash pads if anyone has a favorite or knows of good one please share


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Using the search function, you would have discovered the name "Organic" many, many times over.


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so if anyone knows what crash pads they use there that would be great

Boat rock is going to require what is called a 'southern' crash pad. It is sized to be used on a porch, with you and your hound, the better models also have cup holders and a waterproof cover for accidents or for when your first cousin gets frisky with you in the woods.


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They are all pretty good. Check your wallet. I have a mad rock pad it works for me.


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Dunno what mats they use at Boat rock (is that a bouldering area or a gym?), but I hear a lot of good things about Organic on this forum. Personally I use Alpkit, but you can't get those outside of Europe. Devil


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johnhump wrote:
Hey guys im new to bouldering OUTSIDE ive always bouldered inside gyms and one day i realized that climbing wasnt about being inside gyms but outside in nature. so now i have the task of getting a crash pad. I want to boulder at Boat rock which is in atlanta so if anyone knows what crash pads they use there that would be great but the main point of this thread is for me to get an idea of what i should be paying and some names of quality crash pads if anyone has a favorite or knows of good one please share

I haven't been to Boat Rock, but among southern boulderers in general the Organic Big Pad seem to be the consensus choice.


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I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.


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I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.


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I am assuming that you are in or close to Atlanta.

Go to Unique Outfitters at Stone Summit on Presidential Parkway. They are all climbers and can help you figure out what the best pad for you is. I believe they carry Asana, Metolius and Organic but I could be wrong.

90% of the time, you are going to hear that Organic is the best. Anything will be fine for you starting out, but if you think you will be sticking with it, get one that is going to last you.

Expect to pay between $100 and $300.

There are many world-class bouldering spots within 2 hours of Atlanta. Check our Rock Town, Horsepens, Stone Fort (formerly Little Rock City).


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kaizen wrote:
styndall wrote:
I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.

That sucks. How'd you shred it?

Maybe the quality fell off when bouldering pad production started ramping up? I got mine back when they only made two models, called Regular and Large.


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There are many world-class bouldering spots within 2 hours of Atlanta. Check our Rock Town, Horsepens, Stone Fort (formerly Little Rock City).


When'd LRC get renamed? And why?


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Stone summit as in the Gym? and ive been to rock town once and loved it never heard of stone fort ill be sure to check it out


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kaizen wrote:
styndall wrote:
I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.
What did you expect from a "ripstop" nylon covered pad that can usually be had for ~$100 new? Another +1 for Organic


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styndall wrote:
kaizen wrote:
styndall wrote:
I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.

That sucks. How'd you shred it?

Maybe the quality fell off when bouldering pad production started ramping up? I got mine back when they only made two models, called Regular and Large..



Just humping it around through forest undergrowth and on lots of crappy landings. I think I got in 2009.

Edit: I suck at quoting.


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redlude97 wrote:
kaizen wrote:
styndall wrote:
I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.
What did you expect from a "ripstop" nylon covered pad that can usually be had for ~$100 new? Another +1 for Organic

Exactly what I got when I bought it for $50 brand new from an EMS discount.

I've since acquired a Full Pad and Briefcase from Organic, which I will plug whenever I can. Awesome pads


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johnhump wrote:
Stone summit as in the Gym? and ive been to rock town once and loved it never heard of stone fort ill be sure to check it out

Yep


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styndall wrote:
kaizen wrote:
styndall wrote:
I broke my Metolius large pad in at Boat Rock in 2001, and the cover is still serviceable. Metolius makes pretty solid stuff.

My covered in duct-tape Metolious Stomp pad begs to differ. At least it's good for protecting sit-starts.

That sucks. How'd you shred it?

Maybe the quality fell off when bouldering pad production started ramping up? I got mine back when they only made two models, called Regular and Large.


gte921n wrote:
There are many world-class bouldering spots within 2 hours of Atlanta. Check our Rock Town, Horsepens, Stone Fort (formerly Little Rock City).


When'd LRC get renamed? And why?

It was back when the owner of Montlake Golf started allowing climbers on the boulders. He changed the name because he didn't want any issues with the owners of Rock City.


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organic is legit but if you have the money get a flashed.


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
organic is legit but if you have the money get a flashed.

Not having fallen on flashed pads, I'm curious to hear what you think the added value is.


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