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Jun 9, 2016
Hello all.......

I am looking for a climbing partner in the Cincinnati area to train with. I currently climb with my kids and even though it's fun I'm always at all all time high of safety and security. Not that I don't want to be safe lol. It's great pushing the kids but I'm unable to push myself. I have 3 kids that cling with me so rope time for me becomes minimal.

I have plenty of gear but limited on trad climbing experience. I have a full rack and plenty of rope. I'm hoping to find someone else that is interested in building experience with. I also have the gear to aid climb with which I need to work on as well. I climb in yellow springs Ohio at John Bryan state and red river gorge Ky with the kids. Honestly not a huge fan of the gym but totally willing to go to do some training if I get with the right individual.

I started rapelling when I was 14 and have had rope rescue training (years ago). So I'm not a rookie just lacking wall time I need. My goal is to climb El Capitan next year (2017).

I'm 37, 6,2", 235lbs, and very active outdoors.

Anyone interested?
BigRockJim
Joined Feb 6, 2016
30 points
Jun 10, 2016
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you posted in the "southern states" section of the forum, you will likely have more success if you post this in the correct area. good luck with el cap! Kyle Cobbler
From Asheville NC
Joined Jun 3, 2014
422 points
Jun 11, 2016
Only reason I posted here is because ky is in the southern states and I climb there. Ohio doesn't have its own place that I seen. Where would you suggest I post this? BigRockJim
Joined Feb 6, 2016
30 points
Jun 12, 2016
I was going to say keep my info as I move to Cincinnati in January, but you're out my safe weight range for belaying. My first climbing partner weighed 205lbs and that is the max for my safe belaying. Ana Tine
Joined Dec 7, 2012
60 points
Jun 12, 2016
Totally understandable. My son is 165 but we just find means to tie him down. Big rock, tree root, etc. sometimes limits me on clmbs but we've done pretty well with it so far. BigRockJim
Joined Feb 6, 2016
30 points
Jun 13, 2016
No wonder they call you BigRockJim lol.

I can toprope belay your weight, no problem, I belayed my Ex who was 265 on toprope, but that means gym. Leading I don't want to give a hard catch which could be jolting on your back, preferring to get stopped by the first bolt, but that means long falls, and not safe for you to fall prior to clipping Bolt 4. I do have male/heavier friends in Cincinnati and will ask around for you.
Ana Tine
Joined Dec 7, 2012
60 points
Jun 18, 2016
I just sent you an email. I live in northern Cincinnati and am too looking for a climbing partner around my size. I have the gear too but just need some more Rock time. Let me know. Myron Hamedi
From West Chester, OH
Joined Jun 18, 2016
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