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climberyogi


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I'm super psyched on that new bouldering film Western Gold (heres the trailer: http://vimeo.com/39651458 and heres where you can download it: http://savagefilms.net/store/)

But i'm more of the moderate boulderer. Can any of you suggest which of these destinations is the best for a moderate boulderer? Which is your fav? Why?

Thanks!!


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I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.


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Kartessa wrote:
I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.
Wow, how did I miss he was spamming so hard? I totally fell for this and gave advice. PONY-FREE advice!


USnavy


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sungam wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.
Wow, how did I miss he was spamming so hard? I totally fell for this and gave advice. PONY-FREE advice!
That's what happens when you get old. You start missing things. When are you going to come to YOS and do El Cap man? Come on, climbing is way more important than school stuff.


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USnavy wrote:
sungam wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.
Wow, how did I miss he was spamming so hard? I totally fell for this and gave advice. PONY-FREE advice!
That's what happens when you get old. You start missing things. When are you going to come to YOS and do El Cap man? Come on, climbing is way more important than school stuff.
We'll see. School isn't the only thing stopping me from taking a $1k trip.


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sungam wrote:
USnavy wrote:
sungam wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.
Wow, how did I miss he was spamming so hard? I totally fell for this and gave advice. PONY-FREE advice!
That's what happens when you get old. You start missing things. When are you going to come to YOS and do El Cap man? Come on, climbing is way more important than school stuff.
We'll see. School isn't the only thing stopping me from taking a $1k trip.
$1k? haha yea right, $1k for the airline ticket. It's going to cost you a bit more than that. Wink


Kartessa


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sungam wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
I'm not sure I follow.

You should post another thread about Western Gold and bouldering moderates.
Wow, how did I miss he was spamming so hard? I totally fell for this and gave advice. PONY-FREE advice!

Fucking weak, Sungam, fucking weak.


climberyogi


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spamming? sorry dude... really didn't mean for it to come off that way. i just watched that movie and got psyched last night. never posted in here before so i didn't know where i'd get the best answers...


climberyogi


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dude - i totally didn't mean to be spamming! ugh! i thought boulderers would be psyched...

and yes, i climb moderates and am admitting that... didn't realize this forum was just for V13 climbers.


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climberyogi wrote:
dude - i totally didn't mean to be spamming! ugh! i thought boulderers would be psyched...

and yes, i climb moderates and am admitting that... didn't realize this forum was just for V13 climbers.
Hey, don't worry about it man. I don't really care if you're spamming or not because my slightly disturbing "I love everybody" sensation from yesterday is still kinda going. We often get people around here who make threads pretending to be talking but are really just spam advertising for their film/clothes/blog/whatever. People are assuming that was what you were doing, it has nothing to do with ability or anything. I don't think anyone who has posted in this thread has sent V13.


climberyogi


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cheers - thanks.

guess i learned the hard way, but at least i know 'the rules' now...


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climberyogi wrote:
cheers - thanks.

guess i learned the hard way, but at least i know 'the rules' now...
They're more like guidelines, but you'll pick 'em up as time goes on.




jp_sucks


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Most of the "regulars" in here won't give you a real piece of advice if their lives depended on it.

As for your actual question about bouldering - head to Bishop, CA. There is a lifetime of routes there and a variety of rock to get you started. Squamish and leavenworth are both great places but the bouldering can be tough to start out on (it's all granite). Only bouldered in red rocks a few days so don't know a ton about what it has to offer.


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I thought Bishop was granite as well? Not calling you out or anything. I've never been to Bishop (though I had a blast at squish and leavenworth).


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Buttermilks in Bishop are granite. I think the druid stones are too (been many years since I was last there)

The happy and sad boulder areas are all some kind of sandstone with tons of V0-V4 routes (and soft sand landings). It's a great place to learn to boulder!


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Bishop - on the list. :) thanks JP

From what I'm gathering maybe squamish/leavenworth/cody should be left aside until i'm a bit stronger.

appreciate the help fellas!

btw - you called squamish 'squish'? lol typo or is there a funny story to that nickname?


jp_sucks


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Squish is a pretty well known nickname.

Yeah, I'd definitely hit up Bishop for a first bouldering road trip. Start at the Happy Boulders.

Owens has good sport climbing too if you're into it.


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There is more than enough stuff in the v2-v6 range in both leavenworth and squamish. Your tips will fail before you ever run out of problems. Don't sleep on goldbar either if you have a car with ground clearance.


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Buttermilks in Bishop are granite. I think the druid stones are too (been many years since I was last there)

The happy and sad boulder areas are all some kind of sandstone with tons of V0-V4 routes (and soft sand landings). It's a great place to learn to boulder!
Cool, I hadn't realized there were different rock types around the place. I really want to go there some time.

Don't knock leavenworth, though. There are plenty of moderates there (I am fat and weak and I had a blast!).


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I was just in Leavenworth for the Easter long weekend, had a great time.

I love the multi-pitch gear lines there too, can't wait to go back.

Most of the climbers there these days seem to be bouldering which is ok by me as it keeps the other routes open.


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