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romeosdead


Apr 30, 2002, 6:55 PM
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In your opinions, which of these spots is best for a beginner borderline amateur:

Lion's Head
Rattlesnake Point
Crag X
Mt. Nemo
Luskville
Bon Echo
Thunder Bay
Killarney Prov Park (is that even open to climbing?)
Sturgeon Falls

any and all comments on these places welcome, i just wanted to get an idea of which is the best to go to!
Thanks all!!


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Well I was at nemo and bon echo as well as metcalf last summer when I was greener than I am now. I learned stuff at each, like at bon echo I learned if your just going out to boulder make sure not to get to high . It probobly would have helped to have someone more experienced with me when I went. Hell I could still use someone more experienced with me when I go climbing, you learn more and make less dumb mistakes.
I'm most likely going to bon echo second weeeknd of June. Nemo, rattlesnake etc I should be able to go almmost any weekend. My hand is almost healed, I'm testing it out tommorow. Drop me PM, downshift, Jarek and C_plante and I plan to spend a lot of time at the local crags this summer.


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yup, i learned at metcalfe, and bon echo.

i'd advise against newbies/amateurs going to lion's head right away. i mean, i went after climbing only a couple months, and it sure did teach me a lesson about exposure, but that's about it....

but hey, that's just me. try out kelso, nemo, metcalfe, at the beginning of the summer. get a good trad partner and hit bon echo... i'm there a lot in the summer


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For me it was nemo and twiss rock, as well as the occassional niagra glen road trip. The trick is to get on the rock and keep getting back on. Quit your job, move into a tent, boulder all year long. You'll get there!

christian


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Yes Kilarney is open to climbing. All the areas offer some good routes for beginners and intermediates with the exception of Crag X it tends to have some more difficult climbs.


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Now that I know where crag x is I think I may check it out to see if I can develope some easier routes.

No point in wasting my time going to a place where I can't handle the lowest grade right?

Christian


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Hey, you left out Elora Gorge too .

BTW Romeo, what happened to that climbing trip you were "putting together" a month ago? Posted to two forums, and I responded privately, but no response?...


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I posted to romeo as well, no response

I'd like to try and free climb the elora quarry one of these days... Should be fun! I'll just have to pick a part of the quarry that's over a deep end.

Christian


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The Elora Quary definity has rules against climbing. Anyway it's a better place to swim... And have a few drink !


c_plante


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Nuts I didn't know about the climbing, well we could always get reeeeaallly drunk there again and just try and climb. Swimming, climbing and drinking... Well I haven't seen a commerical about it yet so it must be AOK.

Christian


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Drinking while climb = bad. Your just going to dehydrate yourself.

Drinking after climbing = good. It helps you relax and unwind.

As for climbing and swiming at the Elora quary that implies climbing barefoot and my feet are way to tender... Count me out.


c_plante


May 6, 2002, 12:21 AM
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Tender feet? Wow you are white

You could just take your old pair of shoes and climb/swim with those. They'll tighten up a bit too since they'd be getting wet. But I can't promise how great they'd be as swimming shoes, or how great they'd be when you started climbing, but you never know.

Christian


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Yeah I could do that. Bear in mind climbing is still prohibited there. We shouldn't abuse that all access pass to the joint that we have.


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hmmm... yeah I guess not. Well we could get prior permission or something...


spike_in_milton


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Elora Quarry? Or the gorge itself? I'm only passingly familiar with the area, but it sounds like different spots... or aren't those routes in the Escarpment Guide legally cliimbable anymore?


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The gorge there is no issue for climbing the quary has always been closed to climbing and jumping etc.


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Yeah the gorge is technically the entire area, and within it is the quarry and some nice waterfalls and some good canoeing as well. The part that I'd like to try out is the quarry.

Christian


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