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7footclimber


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Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks


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Good place to start is with a local guide who can teach you to transition to outdoor climbing safely.

Don't learn from your friend who is "really experienced" because he's been climbing outside for a few years and has somehow managed to not kill himself even though he doesn't understand the physics behind forces, falling and anchor construction.

Check with your local climbing gym and see if they can recommend someone with ACMG certification.


7footclimber


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Thanks for the info!,

I will look into getting a guide.


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Bouldering or climbing?

For bouldering, probably Niagara Glen.

For climbing -- there's a number of places on the Niagara escarpment in/around the Milton/Halton Hills area.

I would second finding someone experienced to go with. Getting a guide is one possibility. Another choice would be looking into joining the Toronto chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) -- they likely run rock climbing trips in your area that you could join. http://www.climbers.org/...tion-and-how-to-join


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7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.


7footclimber


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Any Tips for setting up a TR (Top Rope) Climb?


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7footclimber wrote:
Any Tips for setting up a TR (Top Rope) Climb?

It's not that hard, but not the sort of thing you wnat to screw up. The internet (and especially RC.com) really isn't the place to learn these things. There are a number of good books out there, but going out with experianced people or taking a course on the matter is a better idea.


malinamartis


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Good luck and happy climbing...


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JackRock


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John5 wrote:
7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.

Thanks for this tip! I am also from Ontario and I was looking for some good sites where I could find some info for beginners.


Kartessa


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JackRock wrote:
John5 wrote:
7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.

Thanks for this tip! I am also from Ontario and I was looking for some good sites where I could find some info for beginners.

While you may find someone to show you around. The discussion there's seems to be limited to bolting, chopping, weather, bugs, and whining about said topics.


John5


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Kartessa wrote:
JackRock wrote:
John5 wrote:
7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.

Thanks for this tip! I am also from Ontario and I was looking for some good sites where I could find some info for beginners.

While you may find someone to show you around. The discussion there's seems to be limited to bolting, chopping, weather, bugs, and whining about said topics.

This is mostly true, but dont forget the movies that having nothing to do with climbing!


binrat


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Kartessa wrote:
JackRock wrote:
John5 wrote:
7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.

Thanks for this tip! I am also from Ontario and I was looking for some good sites where I could find some info for beginners.

While you may find someone to show you around. The discussion there's seems to be limited to bolting, chopping, weather, bugs, and whining about said topics.
And this is different than someone complaining about soccer mom's blocking her driveway??


Kartessa


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binrat wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
JackRock wrote:
John5 wrote:
7footclimber wrote:
Hey guys,

I have been climbing indoors for sometime now and I have decided to move outdoors. Can anyone recommend any places near Burlington Ontario to start?

Thanks

Ontarioclimbing.com is a good source for local beta.

Also a good place to source a guide.

Thanks for this tip! I am also from Ontario and I was looking for some good sites where I could find some info for beginners.

While you may find someone to show you around. The discussion there's seems to be limited to bolting, chopping, weather, bugs, and whining about said topics.
And this is different than someone complaining about soccer mom's blocking her driveway??

Yes, Because I post gets banished to scummunity


SylviaSmile


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You guys, it says "Cimbing" on this thread. Am I the only one who notices or cares? Pirate


Kartessa


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SylviaSmile wrote:
You guys, it says "Cimbing" on this thread. Am I the only one who notices or cares? Pirate
Probably


binrat


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Kartessa wrote:
SylviaSmile wrote:
You guys, it says "Cimbing" on this thread. Am I the only one who notices or cares? Pirate
Probably
Have to agree.


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