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tankshild


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sport is fun but trad can be versital.
i want to get into trad. any sugestens for me. what does every one else think?

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both

sport is cheap, good to start
scrounge for gear, learn trad



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for me i love to do both i started with the sport climbing because it was easier to learn to basics and cheaper (not as much gear) sport to me is for pushing my physical limits trying to climb the hardest i can do while being relativly safe about it not worrying about falls on bolts in most areas i go to. As for Trad i do it for the love of climbing i can be happy all day long on some 5.5 route because i feel like it all me and pure climbing or really play head games with myself not really pushing my physical limit but still gets my heart pumping like no other thing can do .


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I love sport. It is where I can challenge myself and still be safe, but trad is on another level. It bring a whole nother plate to the table. If I had to chose between S or T I would chosr trad.
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 Ah, the question for the ages...

I like both, but find that I can push my limits more in Sport. Also, getting into trad can be quite an expense with a "small" rack adding up to $1000 quickly.

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Trad all the way and it does not have to be expensive. Go by a set of Wild Country nuts or Black Diamond stoppers and few Hexes in the med range. and some larger hexes 9 thu 11. Find someone to show you the basics of a good nut and hex placement. Then practice on your own, on the ground preferably. And its not even a bad Idea to place gear while on top rope just to practice. Then when you feel comfortable about a route It's time to go out on the sharp end
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Depends what you are looking for:

TR - 99% physical, 1% mental
Sport - 75% physical, 25% mental
Trad - 25% physical, 75% mental
AID - 1% physical, 99% mental

Sport IS cheaper, but you don't look nearly as cool walking around with quick draws and a gri-gri, as you do with a a harness full of nuts, hexs, cams, slings, beiners etc.


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So what do you call yourself if you do sport and trad. A Spradster maybe.


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I like Both. I am just learning trad, placing pro between bolts that are spaced large distastances apart. and I need more gear to before I can really start trad climbing.


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I like trad for the extra challenge, and for the fact that it doesn't alter the natural rock. But, sport is fun, because it's quicker and cheaper for gear. Not as tricky for safety either...

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I like sport more. I just want to climb without help as much as I could climb free solo. And sport climbing comes closest. With trad climbing you can't climb as hard because you have to take much time to place your protection.


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I dunno Bart- I climb just as hard trad as I do sport... and as with every "advice seeking post" on all of these forums- it's all personal taste. There are no absolutes/rules in climbing other than 'the climber must not die'. How we go about "not dying" is up to the individual. I like all styles of climbing, but am most satisfied with trad because of the freedom it allows. For instance- how many 20 pitch 5.8 sport routes do you know of in the US? Climbing Trad allows me to get that far away from the ground. On the other hand I also enjoy the freedom of racin out to the crags with a pack-o-draws and a rope and having the freedom of low time commitment.
blah, blah, blah,
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I started Trad and until a few weeks ago I had led more trad than sport. I have recently started to enjoy sport. I still like the mental game of trad along with fewer climbers which means no waiting on a route. also multipitch.... I enjoy the beauty of the climb which I get when I trad, when I climb sport I find myself pushing harder and a lot of focus on the route v.s. the over all day. Searching for the next placement can make you really love/hate the rock, you at least get to see the rock and not just the next hold.

I am mixed now, because it is so nice to grab the draws and go...... you can still get beauty at the top and the approach.

I guess it depends on the day for me now. 80% of the time I would rather trad.


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