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Reply: How do you stay at Red river?
May 16, 2019 We'd gotten to LotA eary and set up our stuff then went out climbing. We we came back in the evening 5 tents had sprouted up around us and one of sed groups of people were usin… View Message
Regional > Southern States
Reply: How do you stay at Red river?
May 16, 2019 If you want to climb at Muir Valley a lot stay at Land of the Arches. If you want to climb at PMRP or MFRP a lot stay at Lago Linda. I personally always do LL ever since I lear… View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: Training with Inconsistent Gym Grading
May 15, 2019 Lena,For example every 2 or 3 months I do an endurance evaluation which is basically just me bouldering for an hour straight. I keep track of the number of problems that I do a… View Message
General > Training Forum
Training with Inconsistent Gym Grading
May 15, 2019 Hi Internet Hive Mind,My local gym has a bit of an issue with inconsistent grading. A V1 can be between a V0 and V3. That trend seems to be true as you go though the grades. I'… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Cleaning poison ivy sap off a rope
May 8, 2019 I have never tried using it like sunscreen but I'm heading down to the red in 2 weeks and I intend to try this then. Thanks.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Who buys this crap?
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General > Bouldering
Reply: Started late - Could I ever compete?
Mar 13, 2019 Nope, not a chance in hell..... Now go and prove me wrong :) View Message
General > Sport Climbing
Reply: What do you do at the crag when a class "reserves"…
Mar 12, 2019 I take about 30 seconds to go though the seven stages of dealing with loss and then I find somewhere else to climb.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Organic. Does it matter?
Mar 7, 2019 Man, I HATE Dihydrogen monoxide. Did you know that we're all hopelessly addicted to it and that farmers spray it on crops EVERY DAY? Sometimes twice. View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Organic. Does it matter?
Mar 7, 2019 "Organic" means next to nothing. From a chemical stand point if it isn't a salt. It's organic. I like Clif bar to the level that if they come out with a new flavor I'll try it.… View Message
Regional > International
Reply: Greece feedback
Feb 21, 2019 Spend the entire time on Kalymnos. There's A LOT of climbing there. Bring an 80m rope (not joking). The spinach pies at Super Market Hibiscus are amazing after a day of climbin… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Sport Climbing Kit - Am I missing anything?
Feb 20, 2019 I would do a 9.8 rope (60m). Maybe even a 10.1. Depends how many falls you plan to take on it. The larger diameter the rope has the more falls it can take... but the heavier it… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: whats the deal w 80m ropes
Dec 6, 2018 That's actually what we did. Bought a 200m spool. Cut off 2 60m ropes and the 80m. Sold the 60m for like $100 each or something like that. Also I went back to the guidebook and… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: whats the deal w 80m ropes
Dec 4, 2018 I climbed at Kalymnos and the book recommended an 80 or 90m rope if you want to be able to get on anything. A 70m would get you most routes and a 60m would get you half to 60%… View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: Bouldering Near MKE
Oct 22, 2018 Jake's Rock in Hales Corners is somewhere between bouldering and buildering.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Wart Remover to thin out calluses
Oct 17, 2018 Hi Internet Hive MindI was surfing around yesterday and I had a bit of an A Ha moment. The active ingredient in wart remover is salicylic acid. One of it's properties is to bre… View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: Wisconsin SS after all this rain
Oct 16, 2018 I was at the Boulder Bash a few weeks ago and I was not the only person to rip off a hold.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: What’s your favorite chalk?
Oct 10, 2018 Bison designs like 80% of the time. Friction labs the remainder of the time. I've found that on humid days FL works better.  View Message
General > Community Forum
Reply: Climbers political survey
Sep 26, 2018 Is there some kind of free t-shirt involved with this survey? View Message
Regional > Southern States
Reply: RRG Guidebook, Ray Ellington 2nd vs 3rd edition?
Sep 18, 2018 I think I've seen them on Amazon but they're like 200 bucks (some dumb rare book algorithm). And if the amount added from the 3rd to the 4th is the same as the amount added fro… View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: How fast should I be progressing?
Jul 27, 2018 I feel this should somehow include the variables I and J where I = average number of beers drunk per day and J = average number of tacos eaten per day.  View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: Gym climbing mishaps. Belay mistakes.
Jul 19, 2018 This doesn't sound like that serious of a sin. I'd say beat yourself up if you want to but safety checks are a two-person system. Your partner shares just as much blame as you.… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Presentation for Transitioning from Indoor to Outd…
Jun 29, 2018 Group size is probably another big one. This is one of those true at the red, but also true everywhere, things. My personal feeling is that the largest reasonable group is 4-6… View Message
Partners > Midwest Partners
Reply: Devils lake 28th 29th or 30th
Jun 27, 2018 Just a heads up that it's supposed to start getting REALLY hot and humid up here over the next few days. Not saying don't enjoy climbing at the lake, just saying get early star… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Need help?
Jun 27, 2018 The general rule I try to live by is if I ask myself "Should I replace piece of gear X?" I replace piece of gear X.  View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Best beginner PAS/ rappel setup?
Jun 20, 2018 Maybe slightly off topic but I'd recommend lowering over rappelling. You can find tutorial online but the basic premise is that you pass a bite of rope though the anchor (assum… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Tie in knots
Jun 6, 2018 Ah, okay. No need for a photo. I know the Yosemite finish. I'd just never heard it referred to as a figure 9 before.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Tie in knots
Jun 6, 2018 Dumb question. What's a figure 9? I've never heard of that.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Open letter to whoever is insuring Movement Denver
Jun 6, 2018 This is actually what I do all the time for gym climbing. The way it was explained to me is that if you clip into the anchor and fall with only the Ohm to absorb the force (fir… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Open letter to whoever is insuring Movement Denver
Jun 6, 2018 I'm about 60lbs heavier than my primary climbing partner (and wife) and we got the Ohm right when it came out. We tested it out by me climbing to the anchors and falling withou… View Message
Regional > Southern States
Reply: RRG Chains for Cleaning Practice
May 22, 2018 There are chains at the main pavilion in the Muir Valley Parking Lot.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: What is the sponsored beer climbers
May 22, 2018 I have no loyalty to a particular beer... however it being in a can is non-negotiable.  View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: The Devils Lake top rope cluster Fu&k thread...
May 10, 2018 On the gear front I agree with previous posts that 1 looks "good" and 4 might be good. I feel like I would need to see it before commenting more. Also did all the lines just go… View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: How well does indoor climbing translate to outdoor?
May 9, 2018 That's true, though the gym I go to in Madison (WI) makes pretty good use of small, painful crimps. But, upon reflection, you are spot on about them being a different kind of p… View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: How well does indoor climbing translate to outdoor?
May 9, 2018 I feel that brand spanking new holds mimic this somewhat.... or maybe my skin is too tender :-P View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: How well does indoor climbing translate to outdoor?
May 8, 2018 In my general experience indoor climbing is a good place to encounter new moves and sequences and develop muscle memory for the moves and positions. That I feel translates at l… View Message