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Simulating routes in the gym


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Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 549
David Kerkeslager · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 55

That's super cool. I'd love to see gyms do this with classic climbs--I'm always slightly frustrated by the differences between indoor and outdoor, since I can't get outside as often as I would like. This might go some of the way toward fixing that.

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,053
David Kerkeslager wrote:

That's super cool. I'd love to see gyms do this with classic climbs--I'm always slightly frustrated by the differences between indoor and outdoor, since I can't get outside as often as I would like. This might go some of the way toward fixing that.

Nope, still like kissing a mannequin............. ;)

Pnelson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 160

This is nothing new, despite someone doing it as postdoc research.  I think a holds company used to even sell sets that were intended to replicate classics like Midnight Lightning and Black Lung; can't remember who it was.  

Rob T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 10

Pretty sure that was Franklin holds around 2005. 

The concept is nothing new, you can always tell it's almost spring when you start seeing mock ups of LCC classics at the local gyms. Copperhead seems to be a perennial favorite. 

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