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Comments by ClimbSoHigh (40)


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Hey i am moving to Rocky hill after graduating from UConn and am looking for some people down to climb with me in the area. The only listed place close was seven falls and was wondering if you guys would want to show me around the spot sometime over the summer. I max out my outdoor bouldering around v5. I'll be moving into my new apt june 15th and dont know many people and no climbers except my buddies still back at UConn. The Climbs at this place look pretty sick.

Ty

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the tradmasters were my backups to my underdogs I forgot at home. Feet are overrated.

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good to see he is wearing his helmet too...noob

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is this anchor system redundant? Looks like it isnt, might want to throw an x in there at least. (unless there is then no biggie) Doesn't really matter though i would trunst either of those two bolts but if you bother to clip em both, might as well use the sliding x then.

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idk those stairs look kinda shoddy, i'd prolly trust the bolts more than the stairs. I guess there is no gully scambles here.

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found him!

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It sounds like a lot of climbers here are not geting the female attention they want. Not sure if it is a general climbing phenominon but its funny how guy climbers go crazy for any chick climber. Whether it is at the gym, local crag, or even online photo's. Who would think that climbers on the net can cat call a girl via blog. There are better sites online for those types of urges, go check one out, then come back to check out some climbing pics.

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Is that a Rangers Jersey....Boooooo

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Damn... thats borderline freesoloing, 15 feet higher and we are talking death falls. Love how Danny doesnt need spotters.

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very nice, strong first lead.

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hows the blood rush? Screw the beer, just hang upside down in a crack for 10 min.

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is bouldering allowed by any slim chance. Cuz I need to climb that shroom

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I am the greatest climber ever and an even better picture taker. Your pictures do not impress me either because I'm not in it or I did not take it. Only if the whole world was as obsessed with climbing as me, then there would never be any more aweful pictures of peoples backs while climbing. That n00b should have brought an extra friend so he could rig a line next to him and follow on jumars snapping the poses I tell him to.

That is what a lot of you these forums sound like, to the rest of you tho, keep up the good vibes! (wait is my post now bad vibes? Winter needs to wrap up pretty soon)

The best pictures are the ones never taken.

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5 out of 5 stars I'm a keystone guy myself (I prefer my cheap beers to have as little taste as possible) but I will always support an effort to get a climber a beer sponser. Good Luck on your quest.

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you can get a new harness for $40, so ask yourself if $40 is the price to feeling more secure...I would replace it, but that is only an opinion. I know people that climb with more worn b-loops, but then again didn't some pro die from a worn tie in loop? My philosophy is that if I am questioning its integrity then it needs replacing. Otherwise take steve's advice and don't fall cuz if you don't fall/hang on gear, you never have to worry about faulty gear or bad pro.

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looks nice, i need to do some more beach bouldering

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That must have woken you up!!! Any chance for a clearer pic of the axle?

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going to buy a green rope now...

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haha i always had ftw meaning f*ck the world. i also like the ham sandwich in frozen format. unfortunantly the cool picture is now on the back burner to the awesome tagging going on here. Serious WIN!!!!!11!!111!11!!!!!11!!!!oneoneone!!1

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Sickest pic of one of my fav's. A d AltitudeJunkie, you'll get the onsight dude, its a super soft 12. I heard a local call it 5.10 but locals are usually ego filled punks. My non local opinion is that the crux sequence is a couple of 11d moves, and the rest is in the tough 5.10 to easy 5.11 catagory. I think the 5.12 rating comes from how overhung it is. Also if you dont have draws hung on the anchors, or if your shorter, the boulder problem at the very top to gain the final horizontal is little bouldery problem, prolly 5.11ish. Whoops this is beta and in the wrong place.

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HAHA! best picture of my day!

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Nice angle, Nice climb, Nice rename...Better get out the Shampoo for this guy. :P

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Sick are those climbing holds bolted under that bridge?

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RIP GO-V!

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Rot in hell Ken Nichols

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5 out of 5 stars +1 for PBR! Base lining is shit compared to this!

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god i love dws

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This is very close to a new form of the butt shot

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I'd hope there to be a hand crack at some point, cuz I dont see one in the pic.

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Am I seeing this right? He is bolting from a green C4? I can also see that right next to him there is a nice crack too that would suck up gear. Hell you could probably build a bombproof gear anchor there. But before we jump to conclusions like many have, this might be OK in my book.

I don't know the area, or the rest of the climb. If this is the only protectable section on the whole climb I can see bolting the whole thing as OK, and depending on the area, required. I hate it when I'm at a sport crag I dont know, see a cool line, get half way up and realize that there is a bolt missing because there was a bomber placement that works instead. When sport climbing at a sport crag, I don't bring my rack and one time at the Red, I ended up having to run out a ankle breaker to finish and get my draws and for the record, I don't like run outs that can result in decking (thankfully it was an easy climb). The cam placement would have been bomber but I had a harness full of draws only since everything else there was a sport climb. Should I start bringing a full rack to every sport crag in the slight chance I might need a #2 cam to protect a single section? (can you guess this climb?)

Also, there is a chance that this is a developed sport crag. I can see even bolting a 100% protectable crack if it is in a developed sport area. (this view I know gets people bent out of shape) It makes sense to me as trad climbs at sport crags are RARELY climbed. Sport climbers will only bring draws to those crags because they want to climb sport, and trad climbers dont like to climb at sport crags so they go elsewhere. Most trad climbers hate to be in the presence of sport climbers. How many trad climbers do you know that would want to go to a developed sport crag to climb the 1 or 2 trad lines with those evil hang doggin sporties? I personally can think of numerous crags that have 99% sport climbs and the 1% of trad lines rarely/never get climbed for th more...

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I love the two handed clipping while "lounging" in that rest. Very cool!

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I think this is a prime example of someone getting hooked on the gear drug, which is a different addiction than the climbing drug. One of my buddies is the same way where if he doesn't have it, he needs it. I too love to aquire gear, and have at times bought stuff I didn't really need. Its addictive, and hard to stop once you start. But in 8 years of climbing, I have a smaller rack than that pictured (only 20 cams here, but I killed you with my 38 nuts!). I also like to bring a ton of gear too since early in climbing I led a pitch at the gunks and thinking there was probably a bolted anchor I used most of my gear on the climb (8 cams and 11 nuts for this climb). When I got the belay ledge, I had 1 cam (.3 cammalot), 3 nuts, 3 lockers, 1 sport draw, 1 wire gate and a cordalette. Plenty of great spots but not for the gear I had on me. Took me half an hour with some creative building to get my anchor built having to use my gear sling and chalk bag biner to get the job done. Since then, I carry too much gear every time and I love it. It makes me stronger and I love my clanking metal as I go!

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Tilt that cam a little more Trainor? I forgot the slabs were vertical with a roof halfway.

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It's crazy how some people climb so well without rock shoes. This old timer climbs 5.10 sport bare foot, and makes it look way easy. But then again I got pretty good at flip flop bouldering when I was a gym rat so i guess it all comes with practice.

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I am def doing this one on sat, can't wait to check out GB. Heard good things as long as you leave your rope at home. Love the flat landing.

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U met a lizard, I met 6 hornets. I said bye...

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Actually I think this is Old man Ragged... Whoops! I don't even remember uploadig this or tagging it, is that a bad sign?

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Using a girth hitch like in any anchor has its ups and down. Your right that girth hitching the trees would make it directional if set up correctly, but the strength is cut in half. Oh no!! Only 10,000 lbs instead of 20,000 lbs! (2 strands of webbing in a girth hitch compared to 4 strands by looping). Just make sure if you loop, you tie an overhand reason being that your biner would be tri loaded without. You have tied a figure 8 into the webbing which will prevent tri loading, but is not recomended in webbing, just overhand it like the begining of tieing your shoes. Also I agree that having a second fig 8 at the master point helps increase redundancy, but would take a considerable amount the 7mm perlon to tie the extra 8 which might not be available or mgiht make the angle of the 2 arms larger than desirable. Since the master point is over the edge, I would not be too concerned about having a separate master point for the other biner, but it is ture it would be more redundant. You could also add a third, fourth, or tenth tree too. Due to the double biners at the master point I can assume this is a TR anchor, which means you can make this a whole lot simpler but it helps to try new things and discuss it, which it looks like you are doing. (This whole rig I would do with 1 piece of webbing, and 4 lockers, but would only be strong to 5000 lbs)

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Oh yeah? My balls are biggest, I hike 5.13 in flip flops. I call 30 foot runouts PG. What is up with blowing out people's candles on RC.com. Looks sick that you found something, and climbed it, and had the balls to post a new sport line in CT with the Nazi's around. If it wasn't so far I'd PM you to check it out, but I'll stick to firewall for now.

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after the 20th time seeing this on the front page, I have to ask, who did this sh00p? This can't b real.