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Yeah, it was a good time. Went sporting at Wild Iowa for a few days. Got on some nice routes. Then I flashed Soul Ignition on TR (back leading). Couldn't freaking believe it. Decided a nice lead would complete the day. So I redpointed the sport lead on it. Feeling good. Too bad the weather went downhill from there. We still had two days left in the trip. GRRRRRRR


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That sucks geting rained out when you still had two days left to climb!!!!!!!!!


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That is pretty awsome! Labor day weekend a freind took me out to Trappers Camp in Missouri. and I did my first out door leading. I've been top ropping outdoor for 9 or so years. Sport Climbed indoors a few times. But this last weekend was great. First I lead a 5.9 no problem, then lead a 5.10a. Then I was all warmed up I lead a 5.10d fell one (rock broke under my foot).
It was anwsome day!! (i hope to have many more days like that in the future.)


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i can still remember my first 12 lead after climbing soild 11's for a long time its a big breakthrough a it gives you the chance to start looking at routes that you thought you would never be able to do
great job on you climbing and you'll get the sunny day again.


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com on,no big deal,where do you live,go to the sout of france and you can watch kids warming up un 13a ,later flashing a few 14 on a good day.


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Ardbeg why do you have to put him down for his 5.12 send. I applaud him on this. I am at the same point. I am a 5.11c/d climber and I am trying raise the bar to 5.12.


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ardbeg, how about I knock you upside the head with a few rocks?

You're a moron coming in here acting like a snob and a prick. If it were up to me your ass would be banned from this site.

You offer nothing to this community. I wish you to leave.


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Good job on your 5.12 sport route Now go out and do a Trad 5.11 roof crack.


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I don't climb cracks. I boulder and play with tiny crimpers and teenie tiny pockets.


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Hammock: that's MY current project.

Congrats man, just remember, have fun doing it


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Hey good climbin' piano. My hardest is still around 5.11b. Hey hammock - roof cracks are some of my favorite climbs. They're crazy! If you want some good routes, go to Arkansas, there are tons of roof cracks at Sam's Throne... (Of course, if you don't live anywhere near there, then there's lots of other places to go)

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Huu,looks like you want to tear me down.How can somebody not understand the ironic in my words - Hey climbing should be fun ,no competition,not counting big numbers.
I dont know how long you climb,but people take themself to sirius - calm down and believe me that 5.13 5.14 5.15 are no big things for the few who can realy do them.
Only big things in the dreams of the ones who will never be able to climb that hard. Itīs not important how hard you climb,more how much you love it.
In the last 15 jears I saw a lot of "5.12 "climbers falling or failing on 5.10s, and when they do they blame the route the rock,the protection,the belayer...never themself.
So it`s not a big deal climbing and advertising his first 5.12 unless he write us next week,that he could not get of this 5.10,or find that 5.11 so much harder than the 12 he did,but this he will not do.
Go out,go climbing, go traveling,climb in Asia,Afrika,Europe,Australia and everywhere in world were you can find a good piece of rock,come home and talk again.


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so ardbeg tell me you weren't excited when u climbed your first 5.12


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As stated by ardbeg; "com on,no big deal,where do you live,go to the sout of france and you can watch kids warming up un 13a ,later flashing a few 14 on a good day."

You're extreme disrepsect and elitest response is why I don't like you.

I don't play the numbers game, and place almost no emphasis on them, but when I finally push to a new grade, I am content with myself and enjoy the fact that I've gotten better.

I really hope you understand the error of your response, and why I responded to it the way I did. If you don't, there really is no hope for you.


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For me, at least, the 11 to 12 jump is a tough one. I started in a gym, got up to 11s in like six months, and have been stuck there for a year! I TR'd some 12s, but I am millenia off of any sort of redpoint beyond 11c.
True though, it is a bigger rush to lead a 10 crack with natural pro thatn to redpoint an 11, but that's just me. We should all just forget about numbers and CLIMB.


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Like pianomahnn said, I am not a big numbers freak, but the thought (or success) of pushing your level up a notch, improving, and challenging yourself is a good part of what the climbing world is all about, whether it is your first 5.14 lead on gear or your first toprope ever! Don't you think?


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Like many of the others Said before me "it is not a numbers thing" the other day i had some kid ask me what I climb. I simple told Him "I climb Rock." He looked at me like i was being cocky I explained to him that i don't care what grade i can climb I climb balls out 100% all the time to the best of my ability. Since i started looking at things this way i have improved my skills and technique far more than when i worried about grades. this is why i dislike the gyms they revolve around too much numbers with every route posted 5.11, 5.12 ect. i think having the routes rated is a good thing to keep the sport progressing, and so some jackoff who cant climb out of bed doesn"t think he is better then a dedicated climber. But for the most part climb cause you love to not to impress every one else. but thats my opinoin. Oh yeh congrats on your 5.12 that rocks
climb on


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Ummm... Yeah!

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Nothing more satisfying than a good days climb! I can't wait to join the elite group of 5.12'ers Until then I'll continue my apprenticeship in the 5.11 catagory.


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props piano, i was there and it kicked ass. i've seen some realy sick things go down but this took the cake for you went through the hardest most back-ass-ward sequence possable! props again!


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Good work, pianodude. now go out and get some more of the same grade.
I say ardbeg and kam-el-eon had a hard time with their potty training. Penile brains. So be nice, or uncle granite will forceably take you on an Alaska range "vacation". Three went out, but only ONE came back...Bwah-hahahahah!!!


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Um... What? Shut yo' mouth boy. I think it's cool to be pushing it up a notch. Whether you're a beginner climber making the jump from 5.9 to 5.10, or an experienced climber bangin' out the 5.14's, it's always a good feeling to bump that grade up.

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Hey ardberg. Shut yer mouth. I cant even climb a 5.9 yet. (probably due to the fact Im only 4'9") Oh yeah 1 more thing. I know a guy who had a cousin who had a brother who had a room mate that had a step brother that has a dog that could kick your dogs butt. Guess what. No one cares


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Steady,

How about I drop kick your f---ing head asshole? How does that sound?

Real climbers don't put other climbers down, and that's a fact.

Get the hell out of the sport forum you f---ing poser.


talons05


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Easy, Piano. His profile says he's only 14. Maybe he thinks that's an excuse. "Trad climbers like him..." Right.

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