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zillnasty


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Hi, my name is daniel and im from vancouver. I was wondering if you have to rock climb with a partner or if you could go by yourself and just always be tied off. Thanks


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zillnasty wrote:
Hi, my name is daniel and im from vancouver. I was wondering if you have to rock climb with a partner or if you could go by yourself and just always be tied off. Thanks


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zillnasty wrote:
Hi, my name is daniel and im from vancouver. I was wondering if you have to rock climb with a partner or if you could go by yourself and just always be tied off. Thanks

Neither. You should take a class and learn how it works before you kill yourself or a partner. :)


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If you're going to use ropes you really need to arrange to have someone (either paid or as a mentor) teach you what you are doing.

If you are just bouldering then drive north to Squamish, bouldering guidebook in hand, and meet people that are out on the boulders (the WILL be people there, Squamish is a very popular destination). You'll have a blast, meet some cool people, and learn how to climb. Unless you are a dickhead, in which case fuck you.


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Jun 25, 2012, 9:30 AM
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We have something for everybody

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shockabuku


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No, yes, yes but - you better know what you're doing and not everything is at all obvious. Do it wrong and you'll probably hurt yourself pretty bad or die. Solo climbing is generally best left to those with a lot of experience.

However, most real climbers are more friendly than cyber climbers so go find some and get involved.Smile


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Climbers are cool people. You should make friends with some of them.


Supaman1976


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 Im new to climbing and have only climbed indoor rock walls. I live in Lancaster, South Carolina and need some climbing friends. Ive got the info on gear and shoes just ready to get started. Im currently sticking to indoor rock walls for practice at Inner Peaks in Charlotte NC, but love the mountains.
So feel free to give advice or talk
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Supaman1976 wrote:
Im new to climbing and have only climbed indoor rock walls. I live in Lancaster, South Carolina and need some climbing friends. Ive got the info on gear and shoes just ready to get started. Im currently sticking to indoor rock walls for practice at Inner Peaks in Charlotte NC, but love the mountains.
So feel free to give advice or talk
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Hey brah,

Welcome. The best way to meet partners and build skills is to keep climbing in the gym and be friendly/social, youll meet people who are also interested in rock climbing. If they're experienced, go out climbing with them. If if they're just getting into it too, you can split on a guide or a course and learn together


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Is it a full moon?

Curt


jt512


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Kartessa wrote:
Supaman1976 wrote:
Im new to climbing and have only climbed indoor rock walls. I live in Lancaster, South Carolina and need some climbing friends. Ive got the info on gear and shoes just ready to get started. Im currently sticking to indoor rock walls for practice at Inner Peaks in Charlotte NC, but love the mountains.
So feel free to give advice or talk
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Hey brah,

Welcome. The best way to meet partners and build skills is to keep climbing in the gym and be friendly/social, youll meet people who are also interested in rock climbing. If they're experienced, go out climbing with them. If if they're just getting into it too, you can split on a guide or a course and learn together

This post is enough to give a person diabetes. I liked mean Kartessa better.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
Supaman1976 wrote:
Im new to climbing and have only climbed indoor rock walls. I live in Lancaster, South Carolina and need some climbing friends. Ive got the info on gear and shoes just ready to get started. Im currently sticking to indoor rock walls for practice at Inner Peaks in Charlotte NC, but love the mountains.
So feel free to give advice or talk
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Hey brah,

Welcome. The best way to meet partners and build skills is to keep climbing in the gym and be friendly/social, youll meet people who are also interested in rock climbing. If they're experienced, go out climbing with them. If if they're just getting into it too, you can split on a guide or a course and learn together

This post is enough to give a person diabetes. I liked mean Kartessa better.

Jay
Maybe someone else is on her computer?Tongue


Supaman1976


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Thanks alot i see your getting harrassed but its ok lol.
and while im here whats your advice on shoes???
I have my harness chalk bag and belay device
Its all black diamond.


sungam


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Supaman1976 wrote:
Thanks alot i see your getting harrassed but its ok lol.
and while im here whats your advice on shoes???
I have my harness chalk bag and belay device
Its all black diamond.
Almost all the climbing shoes on the market are of "you get what you pay for" except at the top end where you really needn't look at this point.

The most important thing is the fit. You want a snug, comfortable fit that is close/tight enough so that you feel you could stand on a very poor hold and not have your foot move about inside the show, but not so tight that it becomes painful to put your full weight on such a hold. Personally I use 5.10 Anasazis.

If you are able to it is nice to try the shoes on at a gym that allows you to try them out on the wall a bit.

Be aware that some shoes stretch rather a lot with use.


Edit: Nice Kartessa is best kartessa.


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Kartessa


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Supaman1976 wrote:
Thanks alot i see your getting harrassed but its ok lol.
and while im here whats your advice on shoes???
I have my harness chalk bag and belay device
Its all black diamond.

A first pair of shoes are really just an introduction. Don't expect them to be perfect, and on that note, don't pay a ton of money for them.

The things you should be looking for are fit.
Fitting a climbing shoe is an art. You want it to feel every square inch of your foot, every square millimetre of your foot making contact with the shoe. You especially don't want large gaps in the toes or the heel.

Toes curling happens, a little discomfort is natural but you absolutely can't have any pain in your shoes.

If you can test your shoes on some hold, have at 'er. It will give you an idea of how they feel on the wall, and if they make you feel confident and secure, they're winners. If you cant test them out, there's no amount of walking around that's going to make you know how they feel when you're climbing. They're not walking shoes. In this case, I would recommend you kinda "roll" onto your tiptoes and back down at least a half dozen times, try to hold it on the up, to simulate pressure on the toes.

Be sure to try all the brands that your local store carries, some brands have larger toes boxes or heel cups, higher volume through the feet, shape, arch.

Pick what feels best (so subjective) and learn from there. Assuming you climb at least 3x a week, you can expect your first pair of shoes to last 3-6 months depending on how clean your footwork is.


Kartessa


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*puke*

I'm done being nice now.


sungam


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Kartessa wrote:
I'm done being nice now.



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Kartessa


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curt wrote:
Is it a full moon?

Curt

I smoked waaaay too much weed Wednesday night... and when I get too high I get all hippie love and shit.


Supaman1976


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awww that sucks i like the sweet kartessa!!!!
ThanxWink
Im lucky to get 1x a wk but i love it..


sungam


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K, I made that .gif specially for you. It was a pain in the ass. I want a response of some kind.


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mikebarter387 wrote:
We have something for everybody

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Mike, usually enjoy your vids, but I think you're a little off the mark here. Only the last 1:49 is really applicable to the original post.

OP - you can always just be tied off, no matter who or where you are, whether or not you are rock climbing. Just google "tied off" for a wealth of information, dude.


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Traches wrote:
Climbers are cool people. You should make friends with some of them.

How to make friends.Smile


moose_droppings


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climbingtrash wrote:
Traches wrote:
Climbers are cool people. You should make friends with some of them.

How to make friends.Smile

Or this, How to make friends


Kartessa


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sungam wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
I'm done being nice now.

So talented


Supaman1976


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FrownUnsure i like nice¡!!!!¡!!!SmileSmile

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