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About 6 months of no climbing due to back and shoulder surgery (climbing can be dangerous)--start back slow and see what happens.

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Oct 19, 2020
4 stars may be a little over the top for a short climb (and I'm prob biased, because this was a tough climb… View Comment
Oct 15, 2020
I've been to the Dome a number of times and seem to get lost high on the trail, before cutting off to reach… View Comment
Oct 15, 2020
For the first pitch, it's a long but easy runout to a crack that takes one or more medium size (would not c… View Comment
Oct 9, 2020
To harmonize or somewhat agree with both comments above: it is possible to make the clips on lead on AITUK… View Comment
Sep 29, 2020
As to the rating, this is distinctly easier than AITUK and Anarchy Rules (both 12b), perhaps more than one… View Comment
Sep 13, 2020
Regarding the above comments about the roof: I laybacked, seemed like the easier way to do it for me at 5'7… View Comment

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Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: First quickdraw set recommendations.
Nov 17, 2020 You'd be fine with any of the standard choices (and prob the less common choices), but one thing to think about, and experiment if you're not sure:Some people prefer bent (soli… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Caught in the Act of Death.
Nov 16, 2020 Old lady H wrote: Sheesh...There are always outliers. Two stories.A good friend died in September. His brother was rappelling, had an issue with the rope. My friend (not te… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Golfer's Elbow (climber's elbow, really) - Triceps…
Nov 15, 2020 This is not what you're looking for, but I would resist the use of "climber's elbow," instead of golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis.  Climbers frequently get medial ep… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Caught in the Act of Death.
Nov 13, 2020 Not Hobo Greg wrote: So on a multi pitch rappel, do you pull up the end that flies past you as you’re pulling the rope from the top anchor? Most people don’t,… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Caught in the Act of Death.
Nov 11, 2020 JoshuaTreeRunner _ wrote: . . . Recall that rappelling is the number one reason for climbing accidents. Having personally climbed with multiple people involved in rapp… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Can't teach belaying in the gym?!
Nov 9, 2020 Seriously Moderate Climber wrote: My 2 cents as someone in the industry, attempting to address your points in the order in which they appear: -Yes, gym employees will say… View Message