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hooligan_dawgs


Apr 15, 2002, 6:36 PM
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i've been climbing for more or less a year now and have hit a plateau in my skill level. i've met about 4-5 "advanced climbers and only one was friendly and helpful, but he's been out of it for a couple of months cause of an ankle injury.
I was just wondering if there is a trend here or what, where "advanced" folks don't like to help out the newbies?


rckfreek


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Well it may be a trend where you are from but out here in Boise Most people are rather freindly. I have not been climbing real long little under a year right now, but most people i have talked to are rather freindly.

As to the platue i haven't been climbing much longer but the key for myself is climb, climb, and climb some more. Then on top of that try new things. Not to long ago i was always a toproper and sticking around on 5.8 5.9's. Now i am leading most up around 5.9 and can get through a modest 5.10 on top rope. My key during the busy times (college) is climb once a week and then work for twice and up to around three times a week. Also keep doing finger and arm work outs. Strengh and style are where it is at.

-Rock Freek-


ryanxsevn


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I've been seriosly climbing for about 8 months and most of the people i've met have been really cool.

Try your local climbing gym. I've found you can meet alot cool people there.


traddaddy


Apr 16, 2002, 7:32 AM
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Don't be discouraged. Like they said, most climbers are friendly and willing to help out, just keep looking.


andy_lemon


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This traddaddy guy picked my butt up and taught me to climb at Red River Gorge!


ponyryan


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The really good climbers at my local gym are always open for questions. If I get stuck on a move and ask them for help, they take the time to explain the move to me and sit there to see if I can get it. Often times a small crowd will develop to watch a person trying a wall if they've asked about it. I think that adds a ton to the climbing experience, and I am glad that my gym is so friendly (college climbing center, so all the climbers are fellow students). I think most climbers that don't have a natural ego the size of a small nation will help you out. If you ask someone and they're a jerk, don't be discouraged. Ask someone else. If you're in a gym, ask the person running the place. They can be a good source of help, because usually they know climbing in general pretty well. If it's a general climbing question though, one of the best things I've found is something you've already found. Rockclimbing.com.

EDIT: Grammar

[ This Message was edited by: ponyryan on 2002-04-17 17:10 ]


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