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pollux


Nov 20, 2001, 6:45 PM
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I am looking to do my first outdoor climb other than bouldering. What are the neccesities? How many ropes, quickdraws? Should i get pre made quick draws or get the slings and biners seperate? Thanks


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Since your talking about getting draws, it sounds like your interested in sport climbing. Necessaties would be 1 rope, and some draws. I have 12, and have only used all of them on a route a handful of times in three years. and basicaly for sport climbing, thats all you need. To rig a TR, you will need rope, webbing, slings, and some biners (locking and non locking). And of course for trad you will need all the sport gear plus cams, hexes, nuts, etc. good luck, have fun, and most importantly, especialy for those just getting into it, be safe. Learn about the gear and how to use it properly before you trust your life to it.


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Howie has it exactly right, listen to him, have fun,

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Have you tried leading in a gym yet? If not try that first, then move to the real rock after you learn the basics. nothing too tricky just a safty precaution.


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Yeah if its your first climb you may want to think about top roping, unless you are pretty confident in your sport abilities. This will allow you to get a good idea of what outdoor climbing is all about without a bunch of painful sport falls. You would need:

1 harness
1 Belayer
4-5 locking biners
two or more slings or some webbing
1 ATC
1 Rope
1 pair shoes


kman


Dec 15, 2001, 4:19 PM
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I hope no one takes steady_sloblin seriously


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I hope he starts seriously posting, because so far, all of his posts are like that. Anyways - first outdoor climb - I would definitely suggest that you use a toprope setup and get used to the differences in rock and gym (which are greater than you think!) After you're comfortable on the rock, and good at setting up the system, THEN move on to some lead.

AW


talons05


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That's a good point. Being shown is way better than being told or reading how to do it.

AW


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howie said it the best, other than that hook up with a group of friend or people you know to go with you who have experence outdoors


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