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Posted: 6/3/2018 8:35:05 PM EDT
Any chance we could get a separate forum for rock climbing/mountaineering/canyoneering? Some of us want to go head to head with Darwin...
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 8:49:51 PM EDT
Maybe just "climbing"?
But at any rate, I'd be in on that, even tho I'm too old & too busted up to climb anymore.
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 9:11:54 PM EDT
The outdoor forum is low volume enough where you can probably post as much climbing threads as you want without much complaint from everyone else.

On that note, I finally lead my first outdoor 5.10c today. I take a freaking 4 grade hit climbing indoors vs out...
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 9:14:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WhatsGnu:
Maybe just "climbing"?
But at any rate, I'd be in on that, even tho I'm too old & too busted up to climb anymore.
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And Fred Beckey wasn't?
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 9:21:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NightHawkIX:
The outdoor forum is low volume enough where you can probably post as much climbing threads as you want without much complaint from everyone else.

On that note, I finally lead my first outdoor 5.10c today. I take a freaking 4 grade hit climbing indoors vs out...
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"5.10 off the couch" was the motto for me and my long time climbing partner.

The idea being that we just had to be solid at 5.10, rock solid, and we could get up anything in the world, albeit by aid if it was harder than 5.10. And it was mostly true. Mostly.

Ok, and I've got to ask, if you are taking a 4 grade hit outdoors, just how hard are you climbing indoors?
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 9:47:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By L_JE:
"5.10 off the couch" was the motto for me and my long time climbing partner.

The idea being that we just had to be solid at 5.10, rock solid, and we could get up anything in the world, albeit by aid if it was harder than 5.10. And it was mostly true. Mostly.

Ok, and I've got to ask, if you are taking a 4 grade hit outdoors, just how hard are you climbing indoors?
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Ok, maybe not an entirely fair comparison- I'm a fledgling 5.11b climber on top rope indoors.
5.10c lead inside with the ability to send routes. Apparently a 5.10c hangdog outdoor.

My major issue is dynamic moves outdoors- I'm happy to make large moves inside when the next hold is bright pink and labelled. But outside, when I'm not sure what the next hold is, or how good it is, I'm much more hesitant to commit to the big move; especially during lead.
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 9:49:50 PM EDT
It's usefulness would fall off quickly.
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 10:13:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BIgDAM:
It's usefulness would fall off quickly.
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Oh, you.
Link Posted: 6/3/2018 10:23:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NightHawkIX:
Ok, maybe not an entirely fair comparison- I'm a fledgling 5.11b climber on top rope indoors.
5.10c lead inside with the ability to send routes. Apparently a 5.10c hangdog outdoor.

My major issue is dynamic moves outdoors- I'm happy to make large moves inside when the next hold is bright pink and labelled. But outside, when I'm not sure what the next hold is, or how good it is, I'm much more hesitant to commit to the big move; especially during lead.
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Originally Posted By NightHawkIX:
Originally Posted By L_JE:
"5.10 off the couch" was the motto for me and my long time climbing partner.

The idea being that we just had to be solid at 5.10, rock solid, and we could get up anything in the world, albeit by aid if it was harder than 5.10. And it was mostly true. Mostly.

Ok, and I've got to ask, if you are taking a 4 grade hit outdoors, just how hard are you climbing indoors?
Ok, maybe not an entirely fair comparison- I'm a fledgling 5.11b climber on top rope indoors.
5.10c lead inside with the ability to send routes. Apparently a 5.10c hangdog outdoor.

My major issue is dynamic moves outdoors- I'm happy to make large moves inside when the next hold is bright pink and labelled. But outside, when I'm not sure what the next hold is, or how good it is, I'm much more hesitant to commit to the big move; especially during lead.
Dude, 5.11b indoors is … hard.

Let me bring you over to the dark side of outdoor climbing. Finger locks, hand jams, that's where it's at. I'm talking jams so solid that if your other hand and both feet skate, you're still hanging there without falling, and rather comfortably.
Link Posted: 6/4/2018 11:57:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By L_JE:

Dude, 5.11b indoors is hard.

Let me bring you over to the dark side of outdoor climbing. Finger locks, hand jams, that's where it's at. I'm talking jams so solid that if your other hand and both feet skate, you're still hanging there without falling, and rather comfortably.
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Yep. I'm starting to really like crack climbs- nothing like a good layback to take a break. Slabs. Slabs are the devil.
Link Posted: 6/8/2018 5:04:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NightHawkIX:
Yep. I'm starting to really like crack climbs- nothing like a good layback to take a break. Slabs. Slabs are the devil.
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Satan's Slab 5.8R, Boulder, CO



http://www.13ergirl.com/SatansSlab/
Link Posted: 6/8/2018 6:09:32 PM EDT
Mixed ice climbing is the true dark side....
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