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Partner russman


Jul 13, 2001, 6:20 PM
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sport refers to not having to set your own protection (answer to yoru second ?) sropt is where you go to a rock and it is already bolted. all you have to do is climb and clip in...climb and clip in. If you go to a rock wall and it looks like nobody has ever climbied it before and you don't bolt it...but you climb it and you cams and friends and webbing and the like...you are climbing trad(itional).

someone let me know if i explaned that wrong...

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case22


Jul 26, 2001, 2:59 PM
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My frieds do trad climbing. What it is, there are two to three people on the same climb. One is belaying. When the first person gets to a ledge where he/she can set up a place to belay, the next person climbs up and so on. Sport climbing is exactly what you said. There are already bolts on the wall or the rock. You just have to lead up and hook into the bolt or you can top rope it. However, you can do trad and sport climbing on some of the same climbs. There aren't too many of them like that, but there are a few.


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I wouldn't agree that sport climbs are never very long. I've been on five pitch sport, and I'm fairly sure there's longer.


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when I first started out, nobody could explain it the way I understood. so. Sport climbing is lead climbing,(one belays while one climbs, then they switch off when they meet each other). As you go up the rock there are bolts drilled into the wall, as you aproach them take a quickdraw (2 carabiners connected by a piece of nylon) and clip one of the carabiners into the bolt, and then clip the rope into the other carabiner on the quick draw. keep doing this untill you get to a spot where you can belay. then you belay from the top till your partner gets to where you are. As your partner comes up to you, he/she removes the quickdraws as he/she ascends. Pro is like what the above people said. Cams, nuts, hexes. You places these in cracks, they act like bolts, only they can be removed, (most of the time ) Just keep reading all the posts all over the site and things will just start to click.


treyr


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Sport climbing is climbing using quickdraws and bolts. For some they feel safer and others they cannot afford a rack.


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Do trad climbing it's way more fun instead of clipping bolts. though trad climbing requires a lot more gear which cost alot more than sport climbing.


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