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Hey i was wondering how many of you are about the same age as me or younger (im 15), and if so what type of climbing are you into? whether it be indoor or sport climbing etc..

Also how long have you been climbing for and what grades are you climbing ?


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Hi, Iīm 17. I climb sport, trad and alpine. Right now iīm doing an exchagne in northern chile and donīt get to climb as much as i used to, but i surf twice a day. I use to climb almost everyday. I was climb 5.12 then, now i wouldnīt lead above 5.10.


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I am 16, I have been climbing fro about 8 months. I climb hardest in indoor bouldering; around V5 :roll: I climb mid 5.10 outdoors. I am trying to make up my mind right now but currently I like trad, bouldering and sport. I kind of want to specialize but I dont know which :( . I like bouldering cause you can really just throw everything you got onto a rock, I like sport because it is fun, and I like trad because it is more fulfilling.


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I am younger than 15. ( if I say my age, Phil will edit it, but I dont mind that he does). Anyway, I mostly sport climb indoors. I have no one to belay me :cry:. I climb 10's. Been outside 3 times.


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Been climbing a little over a year.


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i just turned 16, and ive been climbing since january. im probably a solid 10 outside(yeah yeah i shud b better after climbing 4 a year but high school is time consuming...i dont get to climb a lot)i also boulder around V3.


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Hey im 17 just a bit older. I climb gym mostly as of Now i make trips as often as possible im learning alot as of now and am always learning more. I really enjoying knowing that there is more of a young population to the climbing circle b.c. we are next generation of great climbers....enjoy.


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I was gonna say this thread is pathetic. But 1) the internet police would have admonished me for pissing in the kiddy pool, and 2) this line was worth it:

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im probably a solid 10 outside(yeah yeah i shud b better after climbing 4 a year but high school is time consuming

High school is time consuming... heheh. Right on.


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I'm sixteen, my grades suck! To much ditching to drink coffee and read climbing books...
I like outdoors, cracks are great (Vedauwoo), but my parents don't climb so it's hard... owell, :?


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I thought only old farts were on this site. I'm seventeen and i don't know what I climb outside because I've been stuck in the gym the last two months. Probably about mid 12's sport. I'm hoping to get into trad more because it's such a rush.


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:roll:
yeah, trads definately my fav besides bouldering. I'm getting tired of the gym as well, but there's too much snow on the ground here for the local crags anyway... I'm hoping to do some trad around Moab over spring break.


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I am younger than 15. ( if I say my age, Phil will edit it, but I dont mind that he does). Anyway, I mostly sport climb indoors. I have no one to belay me :cry:. I climb 10's. Been outside 3 times.

Hmm, you wouldn't happen to be 13, huh? Just a guess... :roll:


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I'm 14, and I've been climbing on and off for about a year. I do lead, sport and bouldering. Indoors and outdoors for all o' them.

Bouldering wise, I climb V1s and V2s, and I'm sure I'd to a tad bit better if I was taller(currently 5'2" I think). In sport I climb 5.9s and 5.10s(at best) and at lead I can do 5.9s, and not much more because I'm still just starting out.


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I'm 17 used to be able to toprope a 12a but I fractured my talus in a bouldering accident and am currently leading 10's.......boulder about V5

I go ice climbing alot now that its winter and Im going down to ourey, colorado for a week(oh yeah :P ) Going to climb Rainer next summer.


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Thanks guys, it's cool to see there are some climbers here that are around the same age group as me.

im not too sure of the grading though because i am in New Zealand and we have different grading.

I have been climbing mostly indoors because i havn't got all the gear for outdoors yet, but i will most deffinitly be going outdoors alot these holidays!

I am mostly into sport climbing and lead 19s (nzl) so im not too sure how that compares with your guys grades. Does anyone know a conversion table or sumthing between grades ??


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im 15. 16 in january an ill climb damn near anything... or die tryin at least. i've been climbing for about 7 months. its been slow here for the past month an im gettin fat. i need someone to climb with though.


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Ok, I'll enter into the spray...

I'm 16 and have been climbing for 2 years. Was a gym rat for the first year and a half and now have shifted my sights to trad climbing. I lead 5.8-5.9 gear routes pretty comfortably-- I've never really pushed myself too far on lead. I haven't sport climbed in 6 months or so, but earlier in the summer when I was onsighting 5.10+ pretty consistently. I now have been spending more time at the local toprope crags and have been climbing 5.10, occaisionall 5.11 there.

Traditional climbing is definately what I find most enticing in climbing, and would like to start pushing myself harder in the trad arena. I've gotton comfortable enough with leading that I'd like to try more physically demanding routes, and hope to be climbing Seneca 5.10 in the spring.

Also, in terms of long term goals, I'd like to branch out further with my climbing and get experiance in aid climbing in particular. I've set the goal of attempting a Yosemite Grade VI after I finish my Senior year (in a year and a half- May 2006).


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If I say my age phil will edit it (I am younger than 14). I have climbed a 5.11a. my average level is about 5.9+.
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Am 14 years old been climbing over a year off an on. I top rope and climb a 5.9 last time I climbed


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http://www.danskbjergklub.dk/toolbox/gradering/chart.htm.
That is an address of a conversion table. Conversions vary from chart to chart and many people disagree on the grades.

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I'm fifteen, and i've been climbing for almost two years and boulder V8ish (most recently Caveman and Alexandria's crimp start). Unfortunately i'm scared of heights... :roll: . As such the hardest i've actually led is a 5.11 sport and i've never completed a trad route...

*note* the fact that my rope is a twenty year old relic doesn't exactly help the fear factor.


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*note* the fact that my rope is a twenty year old relic doesn't exactly help the fear factor.

If this is true, you may never make it to 'C 22' dude! Bwah ha ha!


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I just turned 14 and i've been climbing for about 2 years. I climb 5.11b/c's on tr and lead 5.10's (still have to get over my fear of falling)

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