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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
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Roof rack recommendation
Apr 20, 2018 Yeah they aren't cheap. If you're only going to use it once or twice then shipping is probably better. I use mine just about every climbing, camping, or canoeing trip so it was… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: When do you say something at the gym/crag?
Apr 20, 2018 This strikes true for me. If I see something. And if I say something. I tend to be more concerned with communicating information than preserving someone's feelings.  View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Roof rack recommendation
Apr 19, 2018 I've seen a few vehicles out there that use bars that are longer than their car is wide. The end result is that they can get 2 skybox 16s up there. I imagine the same principle… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: When do you say something at the gym/crag?
Apr 19, 2018 I can honestly say that I have never seen that. I've seen plenty of the bro tank and basket ball shorts with women in makeup and long nails but this could just be due to the di… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: When do you say something at the gym/crag?
Apr 19, 2018 Let me preface the below statement that I was one of those kids that had to touch the stove to know it was hot.... and my parents let me do it.What/if I say depends on severity… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: How the F are you still on?
Apr 19, 2018 I have never heard of the "Gunks tie off" before now. Thanks for the knowledge. :) View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: Training Philosophy 101...
Apr 5, 2018 I read some stuff by Steve Bechtel (shameless plug I know but his style and mine sync well). and that got me into ordered bouldering based workouts. I'm working on breaking int… View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: Devil's Lake Climbing Incident
Apr 4, 2018 Wisconsin DNR rule I believe. Someone more well versed in the history and law of climbing in Wisconsin could probably give a more clear picture. But as I understand it bolting… View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: Heavyweight Climber
Apr 3, 2018 6'1" 205I mainly like rope climbing. I'm currently working 12a/b and I feel one consequence of being bigger is just that when you go outside moving that mass results in faster… View Message
Regional > International
Reply: Cleaning Ethic for Kalymnos-Greece
Feb 12, 2018 Thanks everyone.I prefer to lower but if chains are rusty or if the anchor placement is weird (as happens annoyingly often in the midwest) I'll just do that rappel in the name… View Message
Regional > International
Cleaning Ethic for Kalymnos-Greece
Feb 8, 2018 Hi Everyone,My wife and I are planning our first trip to Kalymnos and I was just wondering what the cleaning ethic there is? For some places it rappel for others it's lower. Is… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Auto Belay for Lead Climbing
Nov 29, 2017 So I did the survey and while I think this is a cool idea from a practicality standpoint it seems like you're trying to fix something that isn't broken. I can't think of  … View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: Devil's Lake - Avoiding the Flying Death Squads
Sep 27, 2017 I can't say I've seen a large number of bees/wasps/hornets on the bluffs but I will say that when the sun hits sandstone area they come out in force. At least they did last yea… View Message
Regional > Southern States
Reply: RRG - info on phone service
Aug 31, 2017 I have Verizon and I usually have some degree of reception everywhere. Data sucks and my calls will usually drop. That's why I tell people to text me if it's important.  View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Help - Stick Clip Too Long for Cargo Box
Jul 28, 2017 But the money..... lol View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Help - Stick Clip Too Long for Cargo Box
Jul 28, 2017 So I made a bit of a mistake. In my frustration over not being able to get the quick draw into first bolt with my old stick clip I went and bought a 8-16' foot painter's rod to… View Message
General > Sport Climbing
Reply: Newbie: "How do you get started?"
Jun 13, 2017 Make friends with more experienced climbers at the gym and learn anything and everything. When outdoor trips occur try to tag along but bring some kind of gear (draws, rope, ec… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Funny Climbing Gym Stories?
Jan 6, 2017 My fiance and I are warming up in boulder cave at our local climbing gym. A bro struggles and upper body powers his way up a V1. My fiance, who was about half his size, then ge… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: LIKE feature on Forum.
Jan 5, 2017 I honestly hate facebook and do not was MP to become anything like it. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Belay glasses with prescriptions
Nov 22, 2016 I use my belay glasses over my prescription glasses and they work fine. I actually think my brain can get used to them faster when I put them on because I wear prescription gla… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Death rates of rock climbers
Nov 7, 2016 My major issue with this is that it depends on where they get their data. I'll my home crag as an example (Devil's Lake in Wisconsin). Whenever a tourist or hiker falls trying… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Crags are NOT Gyms!
Oct 31, 2016 Next time you're in the red go to Miller Fork. Or if you have to go to Muir go to the Solarium. There isn't much there easier than 5.10 in the whole former and I thin 11a is th… View Message
General > Training Forum
Reply: Eric Horst: Training for Climbing
Oct 21, 2016 I think it all comes down to what works for you. Both books say that repeatedly. Personally I think the training for climbing books give better suggestions on non-climbing stre… View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: Too much anxiety about leading
Oct 20, 2016 I would say try to figure out what it is exactly that is freaking you out while leading. For me my usual belayer is a good deal lighter than me so I'm afraid to fall and hurt… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: First Pieces of Pro to buy, specifically for build…
Oct 18, 2016 I second the set of nuts. Past that it'll kind of depend on the rock formation and quality at your local crag. I set anchors a lot at devil's lake in WI and there BD Hexes an… View Message
Regional > Southern States
Wedding at RRG
Oct 18, 2016 My belay partner in life and I are tying the knot (bad pun I know, not sorry) and we're interested in having the red as the location. Has anyone done this? I've done a little… View Message
Regional > Southern States
Reply: mosquitos at the red
Oct 18, 2016 I was just there for a long weekend and came back with maybe a dozen bites. Didn't use any bug spray. I would say you probably won't get hit too bad. Can't discount the possi… View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: AAC craggin classic 2016 Devil's Lake
Oct 6, 2016 To be fair, there was a lot of food there. So it was probably easy to miss. View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: AAC craggin classic 2016 Devil's Lake
Oct 5, 2016 I was camping with the girl that brought it and she said it was like funfetti cake mix with water and yogurt or something like that. It was amazing spread on cookies as well.… View Message
Regional > Midwest
Reply: AAC craggin classic 2016 Devil's Lake
Oct 5, 2016 I don't know who brought the KFC but that person was a genius. View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: What do you think of this anchor setup?
Oct 4, 2016 The only part of this that makes me REALLY nervous are the quickdraws. If they were used for sport climbing prior to this there could be burs which in turn could cut into the w… View Message