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Kartessa


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Gutte Morgen Amigos!

Heading to Joshua Tree next week, and was going to bring the hefty 10.5mm 50m rope.

I'll be sticking to easy stuff with short approaches. I dont care to link pitches.

Considering most of the routes were put up a long, long time ago, I'm guessing I should be fine with a 50m.

Anyone know something I don't?


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Kartessa wrote:

Anyone know something I don't?

I open mouth kissed a horse once.


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edge wrote:
Kartessa wrote:

Anyone know something I don't?

I open mouth kissed a horse once.

Get your eyes checked... it wasn't his mouth.


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edge wrote:
Kartessa wrote:

Anyone know something I don't?

I open mouth kissed a horse once.


Ewwwwwww!!!!!


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Kartessa wrote:
edge wrote:
Kartessa wrote:

Anyone know something I don't?

I open mouth kissed a horse once.

Get your eyes checked... it wasn't his mouth.


Ewwwwwww!


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Kartessa wrote:
Gutte Morgen Amigos!

Heading to Joshua Tree next week, and was going to bring the hefty 10.5mm 50m rope.

I'll be sticking to easy stuff with short approaches. I dont care to link pitches.

Considering most of the routes were put up a long, long time ago, I'm guessing I should be fine with a 50m.

Anyone know something I don't?

You'll be fine with a 50. An old thick rope is good in josh because of the rough rock.

There might be a few things you won't be able to slingshot toprope but that will be rare.

I wouldn't worry about linking pitches in josh. har.


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Kartessa wrote:
Gutte Morgen Amigos!

Heading to Joshua Tree next week, and was going to bring the hefty 10.5mm 50m rope.

I'll be sticking to easy stuff with short approaches. I dont care to link pitches.

Considering most of the routes were put up a long, long time ago, I'm guessing I should be fine with a 50m.

Anyone know something I don't?

I first climbed there with a 40meter and don't recall any issues. You should be fine -especially sticking to the older or easier routes. A lot of the formations aren't even close to 40M tall. I'd make sure you keep a knot or knots in the ends so that you don't get dirted out lowering off a new route. Take a warm (Canadian style) sleeping bag, have fun!


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caughtinside wrote:
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Gutte Morgen Amigos!

Heading to Joshua Tree next week, and was going to bring the hefty 10.5mm 50m rope.

I'll be sticking to easy stuff with short approaches. I dont care to link pitches.

Considering most of the routes were put up a long, long time ago, I'm guessing I should be fine with a 50m.

Anyone know something I don't?

You'll be fine with a 50. An old thick rope is good in josh because of the rough rock.

There might be a few things you won't be able to slingshot toprope but that will be rare.

I wouldn't worry about linking pitches in josh. har.

Thanks! I don't particularly like my 10.5, thats why I hope to beat the shit out of it next week.

I only mentioned linking pitches because I know there are a few "2-Pitch" climbs that can be done in one go with a 60m - Last Angry Arab comes to mind.


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50 Meter is fine for out here. Considering a huge majority of the routes were originally done with 50's, you shouldn't have any problems.

Josh is a great place to trash a rope. I can't even begin to count how many I've gone through. If you stop by Nomad's, in the back where the ropes are, there's an old "cord" with a sign that sez "Need a new rope"? That's one of mine!


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I was there in December, much of the stuff should be ok with a 50m rope, though some of the rappels off may be close -- Intersection Rock, for example, has 80' rappels that are going to be...close... on a 50m rope. I also hit a couple climbs on The Blob that were easy, but long enough that I had to simul-climb a bit on either my 60m or 70m rope (forget which one we were using that day).


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Kartessa wrote:
Gutte Morgen Amigos!

Heading to Joshua Tree next week, and was going to bring the hefty 10.5mm 50m rope.

I'll be sticking to easy stuff with short approaches. I dont care to link pitches.

Considering most of the routes were put up a long, long time ago, I'm guessing I should be fine with a 50m.

Anyone know something I don't?

You'll be fine. You have to go out of your way to seek out something requiring a rope longer than 50m at JT.

Curt


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*Checks imaginary watch*

Um, this is twothousandandthirteen. Buy a real rope.


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notapplicable wrote:
*Checks imaginary watch*

Um, this is twothousandandthirteen. Buy a real rope.

I don't "Buy" ropes, I'm a sponsored climber! Recognize!


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Kartessa wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
*Checks imaginary watch*

Um, this is twothousandandthirteen. Buy a real rope.

I don't "Buy" ropes, I'm a sponsored climber! Recognize!


http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.
Oh yes a 50M rope will do in J tree. I had to check my guide book out to see if there many that claimed otheriwse. I used a 70M and had way too much rope.


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Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.

Yes, I want to spend up to $200 on a rope because I dont have a rope I like.

I wasn't bitching about finding the right one... I found one I want and will pay for, BUT it's not in stock and I prefer immediate gratification, so I was asking for suggestions to satisfy my impatience.

But since most of you (especially you) are incapable of being helpful, I'll wait.

For now I'll beat the shit out of the fat, stiff, heavy and ugly 10.5mm/50m rope that I got for free, cuz I'm an awesome climber*





*Disclaimer: I'm an awesome person who happens to climb. I am in no way insinuating that I am strong, fit or capable of anything higher than 5.2


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Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.

Yes, I want to spend up to $200 on a rope because I dont have a rope I like.

I wasn't bitching about finding the right one... I found one I want and will pay for, BUT it's not in stock and I prefer immediate gratification, so I was asking for suggestions to satisfy my impatience.

But since most of you (especially you) are incapable of being helpful, I'll wait.

For now I'll beat the shit out of the fat, stiff, heavy and ugly 10.5mm/50m rope that I got for free, cuz I'm an awesome climber*





*Disclaimer: I'm an awesome person who happens to climb. I am in no way insinuating that I am strong, fit or capable of anything higher than 5.2


Remember this is RC.com. we have to maintain a certain standard here Cool. Besides this is the iinterweb, half the point is to argue points with total strangers.
and BTW I was helpful, I stated that a 50 M rope would do for most any of the routes in JT.

dont worry about climbing harder than 5.2 remember what Alex Lowe said "the best climber is the one having the most fun."
Enjoy your trip and thrash that fatty rope.


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.

Yes, I want to spend up to $200 on a rope because I dont have a rope I like.

I wasn't bitching about finding the right one... I found one I want and will pay for, BUT it's not in stock and I prefer immediate gratification, so I was asking for suggestions to satisfy my impatience.

But since most of you (especially you) are incapable of being helpful, I'll wait.

For now I'll beat the shit out of the fat, stiff, heavy and ugly 10.5mm/50m rope that I got for free, cuz I'm an awesome climber*





*Disclaimer: I'm an awesome person who happens to climb. I am in no way insinuating that I am strong, fit or capable of anything higher than 5.2


Remember this is RC.com. we have to maintain a certain standard here Cool. Besides this is the iinterweb, half the point is to argue points with total strangers.
and BTW I was helpful, I stated that a 50 M rope would do for most any of the routes in JT.

dont worry about climbing harder than 5.2 remember what Alex Lowe said "the best climber is the one having the most fun."
Enjoy your trip and thrash that fatty rope.

Thank brah, I'm hoping to tick off my first 5.3+ next week.


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Well, not to presume you don't know what's what, but I want to add that the crystals on the JT rock is very sharp. Very. The first time I climbed there despite taping my hands the pads on my fingertips became worn down below the skin and were painfully bloody in 1 week. 1 week!

So I have a better feel for it now, I try and get lots of climbing in before hand to build up callous's. Next, I take benzoin and use it both as a "pre-tape" on the hands so the tape comes off easier, and I get each fingertip pad slathered in it to get a start on the day. Unless your squeeze chimney technical is dialed, take care on that if you are on sight leading, the temptation I've fallen too more than once is to do a head jam to keep from being spit out. Very bloody noses, temples, foreheads have resulted. No way to tape it up, now I've learned to not onsight OW or chimneys unless they are well below my limit till I get dialed in.


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Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.

Yes, I want to spend up to $200 on a rope because I dont have a rope I like.

I wasn't bitching about finding the right one... I found one I want and will pay for, BUT it's not in stock and I prefer immediate gratification, so I was asking for suggestions to satisfy my impatience.

But since most of you (especially you) are incapable of being helpful, I'll wait.

For now I'll beat the shit out of the fat, stiff, heavy and ugly 10.5mm/50m rope that I got for free, cuz I'm an awesome climber*





*Disclaimer: I'm an awesome person who happens to climb. I am in no way insinuating that I am strong, fit or capable of anything higher than 5.2


Remember this is RC.com. we have to maintain a certain standard here Cool. Besides this is the iinterweb, half the point is to argue points with total strangers.
and BTW I was helpful, I stated that a 50 M rope would do for most any of the routes in JT.

dont worry about climbing harder than 5.2 remember what Alex Lowe said "the best climber is the one having the most fun."
Enjoy your trip and thrash that fatty rope.

Thank brah, I'm hoping to tick off my first 5.3+ next week.

WARNING: Most of those are sandbags and would be 5.4 anywhere else.

Curt


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curt wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Were you not just bitchn' about finding the right rope and that you had a budget of $200. Does not sound like a sponsered climber to me. Sorry will not Recognize yet.

Yes, I want to spend up to $200 on a rope because I dont have a rope I like.

I wasn't bitching about finding the right one... I found one I want and will pay for, BUT it's not in stock and I prefer immediate gratification, so I was asking for suggestions to satisfy my impatience.

But since most of you (especially you) are incapable of being helpful, I'll wait.

For now I'll beat the shit out of the fat, stiff, heavy and ugly 10.5mm/50m rope that I got for free, cuz I'm an awesome climber*





*Disclaimer: I'm an awesome person who happens to climb. I am in no way insinuating that I am strong, fit or capable of anything higher than 5.2


Remember this is RC.com. we have to maintain a certain standard here Cool. Besides this is the iinterweb, half the point is to argue points with total strangers.
and BTW I was helpful, I stated that a 50 M rope would do for most any of the routes in JT.

dont worry about climbing harder than 5.2 remember what Alex Lowe said "the best climber is the one having the most fun."
Enjoy your trip and thrash that fatty rope.

Thank brah, I'm hoping to tick off my first 5.3+ next week.

WARNING: Most of those are sandbags and would be 5.4 anywhere else.

Curt

Then I'll hang dog 'em with pride


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Classic routes that you cannot slingshot TR(or rap) with a 50...

The one that comes to mind for me is Stichter Quits, but you would be in some trouble even with a 60.

Maybe others can add, just to be helpful.


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Give me a call when you get into town. If my schedule isn't completely screwed up, I think we might be able to get some fun easy routes in.


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socalclimber wrote:
Give me a call when you get into town. If my schedule isn't completely screwed up, I think we might be able to get some fun easy routes in.

You can rope-gun me a 5.4?


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Yup. That's cause I'm bad ass! Wink


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fun and easy ... thats what i tell gurls Wink

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