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post #1 of 6 Old 09-26-2005, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Rock Climbing

Anybody here into rock climbing (by hand, not by jeep)?

I'd be interested in any links you have for good information on technique, safety, etc as my wife and I are getting into this stuff. I am hoping to get in better shape, spend more time outdoors (and do indoor gyms too), and just develop some skill and proficiency.


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post #2 of 6 Old 09-26-2005, 04:13 PM
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Rock climbing is my other hobby. Check out www.rockclimbing.com. It is a great place to get good answers to your questions. If you are totally new to the sport, seriously consider a trip with a giude. It is a good way to get safe hands-on experience. Also (probably obvious) You can never be to safe always double check your equipment, anchors, situation, ect. Enjoy your new experience for a long time to come.

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i've been doing it for 5 years now (you'd never guess by my screename if you're in alabama consider horsepins 40. i've been many times and it has great outdoor bouldering. also there is rocktown in north-western georgia that is pretty good, but the camping isn't as good. as far a technique, i would just go to the local gym and watch or ask for help. many gyms also offer technique and ropes classes to get you familiar with things. where exactly are you located in AL?
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-27-2005, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in Huntsville and yes, I'm very much a beginner. I do have a Petzl harness, grigri, and carbiner, so I have a few of the basic tools of the trade.

I just realized this thread is in the Pic Requests. Can a mod move it to General discussion please?

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-29-2005, 07:18 PM
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I started climbing about five years ago. It has evolved into technical mountaineering which I love. In fact, I bought a Jeep Rubicon so I could use 4wd roads in Colorado to get to the high trailheads. www.SummitPost.org is a good website if you are interested in climbing mountains. Good luck in your new hobby.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-29-2005, 07:34 PM
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I've recently gotten in to bouldering, and have had a blast so far. It started with a friend and I making fun of that french/english sport called parquor/freerunning. Before I knew it I was a hard core gap jumping, roof climbing idiot. Thats when I started checking out some of the local mountains here in NC such as kings, crouters(spelling?) grandfather etc.. Im more into freeclimbing without any ropes or harnesses, which of course keeps me on the easier courses and rock faces, but I still have a blast. there isnt a bigger rush then knowing that one wrong move or foot placement could mean a fall to certain death
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