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Marylandclimber


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I'm thinking about buying a crash pad. I do top rope and some trad but I think i wan't to do some bouldering. I'm deciding what pad i should get. I understand the Organic climbing pads are best but I also saw a "Mad Rock Crash Pad." My problem is, I need the cheapest one I can find. Any suggestions?


BTW, how does one redpoint a boulder? when red pointing means leading atleast a 5.12 I think.


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Marylandclimber wrote:
I'm thinking about buying a crash pad. I do top rope and some trad but I think i wan't to do some bouldering. I'm deciding what pad i should get. I understand the Organic climbing pads are best but I also saw a "Mad Rock Crash Pad." My problem is, I need the cheapest one I can find. Any suggestions?


BTW, how does one redpoint a boulder? when red pointing means leading atleast a 5.12 I think.

I understand wanting a cheaper pad. I've used a couple of mad pads before and while they are still crash pads, they aren't quality built internally. The ones that I have used is ones that our outdoor rec program uses and they were bought new last fall. Been used maybe 6-8 times. I thought that they were pretty good pads until my last trip to hp40 when a friend bought his organic. I could tell a difference in the foam by landing on them side by side. I will also be using a mad pad with a metolius stomp of another friends this weekend so I can let you know after the weekend how the stomp goes compared to the mad pad. Feel free to do what ever you want but my advice is to save up, work an extra day, whatever and order you a good pad. Personally I am ordering a full/half pad combo from organic in January.

As far as red pointing a boulder problem. I guess the terminology would still apply as it would to a route. Personally I say send or sent instead of redpoint when I'm bouldering but as I understand they both mean to successfully climb a problem/route clean after previously working on the climb.


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Marylandclimber wrote:

BTW, how does one redpoint a boulder? when red pointing means leading atleast a 5.12 I think.

Redpointing has nothing to do with the grade of a climb. If you've fallen on a route before and then send it (no falls on lead) then you've redpointed the route. I've redpointed 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12...


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oh boy more noobs dropping lingo they dont understand. Knowing the terminology doesnt make you a better or cooler climber. If you got to the top just say you climbed it. As for the crash pad. Cheaper is NOT better.


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Hey i was in the same position when i was looking for a pad. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on an organic which i would of loved to so i started to look around. I ended up with a black diamond pad which was under $200. I agree that cheaper isn't better but for the price of the pad i have and how many times i have fallen on it I'm not complaining. The pad is a 4foot by 3 foot so its a little small but works great and i would recommend it for anyone.


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