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Aug 8, 2012, 9:22 AM
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Why is this posted in the General forum?

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sungam wrote:
[I don't use UKC, I prefer to use websites that aren't terrible Wink

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So I am from the UK and although I live over here now I still look at UKC quite a bit. Just curious - why do you consider it to be a bad site? I quite like some of their articles and there is much less "flaming" on their forums. Even the lady toproping with the baby in her backpack got a couple of positive comments. If a nOOb asks a question people genrally try to answer it on UKC. Whereas here.....

Just wondered. I enjoy both sites, mostly as a reader rather than a poster.


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Aug 8, 2012, 9:29 AM
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Amorino wrote:
Have you been climbing long?.
A wee while yeah. I know my way around most of the clippy things and whatnot.


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smallclimber wrote:
sungam wrote:
[I don't use UKC, I prefer to use websites that aren't terrible Wink

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So I am from the UK and although I live over here now I still look at UKC quite a bit. Just curious - why do you consider it to be a bad site? I quite like some of their articles and there is much less "flaming" on their forums. Even the lady toproping with the baby in her backpack got a couple of positive comments. If a nOOb asks a question people genrally try to answer it on UKC. Whereas here.....

Just wondered. I enjoy both sites, mostly as a reader rather than a poster.
I don't like how strict/boring the mods make the forums.

I stayed there for a while but all the fun/conversational threads got shitcanned, they get pissy if you use naughty words or make dirty jokes (I was actually banned for linking a photo I was first linked to by a mod on this site*).


It's much more a site for posting your opinions and less about having a conversation with climbers. It comes across as terribly for-profit and circle-jerky.

Whereas here or other similar sites things are kept on topic/in line not by the mods banzing everyone for stupid shit but by the other users (via flaming, recommendations, or ignoring). Much more of a community feel then a business feeling.


*Here is the image, except it was just the pic with the names of some users photochopped in:



Either way there is some great information and debate on UKC, I just don't like the atmosphere over there. Maybe I'm pissy because they deleted my threads/banzed me. Another example of a site with a similar feel to it is the sports section of SA. The threads tend to come across as a string of individual posts (usually stating an opinion) rather then a conversation.


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Welp, that came across as the most butthurt post ever Cool


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Amorino wrote:
Maybe you can take some pics when your outdoors send me your story. Would love to have it on the website.

Sure we'll take some pics, not sure how good a story it will be, a few ill equipped noobs trying to figure shit out way above their grade, but i'll take some anyways and write up a field trip and either you want to use it or not, but it'll be good practise for me i suppose. :)


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sungam wrote:
Welp, that came across as the most butthurt post ever Cool

must.... resist.... sly... dig.... at.... the.... scottish....

DEEP BREATHS.

the moment has passed.


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Hi guys. I'm from UK also noobish. All my climbings been indoors, mainly bouldering but have top-roped twice also belayed. Good to see some other UK peeps wanting to get out. I am keen to get outside and wanna go to the peak district but need people of similiar leve to myself if anyone is interested.


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Howdy Nappy Snack welcome to these forums! Where abouts are you in UK?

Peak District isn't too far from me but I'm way too inexperienced. If we are still around these forums this time next year maybe we can arrange something


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NikNak wrote:
sungam wrote:
Welp, that came across as the most butthurt post ever Cool

must.... resist.... sly... dig.... at.... the.... scottish....

DEEP BREATHS.

the moment has passed.
If you're talking about the sheep that's only Aberdeen really Wink


NikNak


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sungam wrote:
NikNak wrote:
sungam wrote:
Welp, that came across as the most butthurt post ever Cool

must.... resist.... sly... dig.... at.... the.... scottish....

DEEP BREATHS.

the moment has passed.
If you're talking about the sheep that's only Aberdeen really Wink

If thats what happens to the sheep in Aberdeen i dread to think what makes Aberdeen Angus beef so good!!!!!

Lol i lived/worked in glasgow for a year. My views on the scottish are quite warped :x Lovely country though and being a scouser on Sauchie Hall street.... yeah.. it was fun :D


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sungam wrote:
Amorino wrote:
sungam do you use the ukc web forums much I'm sure I've seen your name on there?
I don't use UKC, I can only use sites where the other users don't think I'm so prefer to use websites that aren't terrible that they kicked me off for trolling, and by kicked off I mean they know my IP addresses (yes, all of them) and won't let me breath on those letters on the keyboard. Wink

Well - if you know how to belay without deathing me and you can drive - if you find yourself north of the border check if I am free, maybe I can show you some cool routes.

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I'm from down Milton Keynes way. Wanna get outside try some outdoor bouldering or top roping but prob would need someone with some experience for top roping outside setting the gear up, etc. Do get a bit bored of climbing inside though I've only been doing it a few months. Climbing is surely an outdoor sport right!!!


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You need to go to Wirksworth. It's cheap, and the routes are great fun. Much more interesting than most indoor walls, although why you would be climbing indoors when there is so much real rock around I'm not sure.


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On this forum, most of the advice is poor, if not downright dangerous!
I live in Rotherham (I know, it was a mistake but now I'm stuck here) and have climbed for a total of about 25 years, there was a big gap in the middle. Find some experienced outdoor climbers and tag along. Be prepared, tr 6c indoors, lead 6a indoors, trad lead HVD outdoors tends to be the norm.
And in response to others, there seems to be less BS and more humour on UKC than one here!


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Hi Nappy-Sack

I went to the climbing wall in Milton Keynes where the snow dome is. first time I've ever seen climbing walls in a shoe shop!

I love climbing outdoors but i work 12hour day so indoor climbing keeps me fit. If your ever around Wiltshire you should give me a shout if you fancy a clamber.


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Amorino wrote:
Hi Nappy-Sack

I went to the climbing wall in Milton Keynes where the snow dome is. first time I've ever seen climbing walls in a shoe shop!

I love climbing outdoors but i work 12hour day so indoor climbing keeps me fit. If your ever around Wiltshire you should give me a shout if you fancy a clamber.

Hey man, I ain't been to xcscape only to big rock. Where do u climb outside, what level r u?


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sungam wrote:
if you know how to belay without deathing me

Amorino wrote:
im up to 6c top roping did my first 6 lead which was fun.

That answers that question :)


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cracklover wrote:
Why is this posted in the General forum?

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Because the instructions on posting to the Regional forum were too complex for them to follow?

Because they're from the UK and can't decide whether they belong in the Eurofreaks forum?


Nappy-Sack


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Yes we are British and proud of it.


NikNak


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theguy wrote:
cracklover wrote:
Why is this posted in the General forum?

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Because the instructions on posting to the Regional forum were too complex for them to follow?

Because they're from the UK and can't decide whether they belong in the Eurofreaks forum?

funny how this thread gets this kind of response in this general forum, yet the multiple US specific threads in this general forum do not illicit the same response.

Meh. I really don't want to pick a fight over this its so insignificant it isn't worth anybodys time. If the mods feel its out of place i'm sure they will do their duty.

Back on topic Amorino - we didn't end up going on Friday one of the lads got some freelance work. Went the climbing hangar saturday instead and did some damage to my shoulder speed climbing (there was a kids ninja warrior session starting on the traverse so i stupidly skipped my usual stretching and warm up). Some ibuprofen and a cold/hot bath kept it minimal though... planning on hitting the climbing gym twice this week and weather permitting going to check out helsby, frodsham and pex hill this friday. will let ya know how it goes :)


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Sound great! The weather seems a bit hit and miss at the moment so i really hope it turns out good for you.

Is it bad that i don't really do warm up stretches? I generally just start off with a really easy route to get me going.

I'm off to Gloucester tonight but i only get 2hrs climbing so i tend to power climb and do the same wall 2/3 times in a row.


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Amorino wrote:
Is it bad that i don't really do warm up stretches? I generally just start off with a really easy route to get me going.
Dynamic stretching (IE warming up thourughly on big easy jugs and 'limbering up') is much more effective for injury prevention then standard static stretching. have a look around, there are some decent threads about the place on the topic. Wink


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Just starting out with climbing as well and also use Big Rock. I've only been a few times and at first my arms would kill me for a few days then settle down. Poor technique not using my legs was causing it but I've always had pain in my arms when trying something new. I'm still recovering from spending seven hours there the other Sunday then going again on the Tuesday night! I smacked my ankle on the way down on the auto-belay - not fun... Unsure

I've been looking around for where else to go and most places seem a bit pants in comparison. The general consensus for doing it outdoors appears to be to head a couple of hours further north as there's nowt around here worth trying.


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u r right. I'm bored of my local wall now (Cambridge). Compared to Big Rock it sux lol. Really its either peak district or tunbridge wells ain't it nearest. Wish there were some real big rocks round here.

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