Climbing General #21A place to talk about climbing in any aspect (trad, sport, bouldering, aid, alpine, etc).Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.Off-belay >>2219562What's the tallest route that you've ever climbed, anon?https://youtu.be/XdOzbM_7GMI
>>2250318i climb treesdoes that count? t. floridian
>>2250318>What's the tallest route that you've ever climbed, anon?eight pitches of slab; about 1000ft. it was pretty horrendous.
>>2250318Glacier point apron, about 1200ft, easy route but fatigue and sloppiness became a factor on the rappels down, esp. as the sun was going down...
>>2250430Maiden voyage & king me in black canyon of the gunnison. Baller face climbing to some gnarly offwidth and roof crack
>>2250318No Mountains in my area, only industrial complexes to exercise
>>2250441gotta respect the urban climber
>>2250430That's terrifying. I guess if I had no choice and it was life or death I might rappel down something like that, but I'd never try to ascend.
>>2250318>Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.Rock climbing is not a sport
>>2250464Hard to argue that after it appeared in the Olympics. It's both a recreational activity and a sport. Like skiing, I guess.
>>2250581So is shooting a sport because its also in the Olympics? Or what about breakdancing? I've never brought a picnic to a race, but I have to the crag. https://youtu.be/e0FKOjkOnPc
>>2250623you are a rart
>>2250666get rekt lmao
I’ve been renting some clown shoes and sending 5.4 dynos in my underground bunker home jim, then I’ll head to McDonald’s for a post workout meal. I like to get 4 filet of fish and add extra mayo when I get home. How long till I’m leading 5.14? Thanks guys
>>2250772Don't forget power endurance, better start taking the stairs.
Well anons, my season ended with a fizzle and not a bang, but it was a great one. Going to go to the gym once in a while just to keep my fitness and really focus on snowboarding.>What's the tallest route that you've ever climbed, anon?Last route I climbed this season was the tallest. I'm a single pitch fag, but I got to the top to clean, it was sunset and blowing wind and absolutely a serene beautiful moment. I thought "if I fuck up this cleaning and die, I'll die happy"
Anyone else watch US championships yesterday? The way they ramped up the dumb ads sickens me deeply. But the climbing setting and commentating was quality
>>2250933Pretty based. You'd probably enjoy getting into multis
>>2251053>>2251282No comp climbing is big gay
I tried out climbing a month ago :DI got about this far and then realized that I would need a rope or something to continue.It was mostly Bouldering or small climbs up this steep canyon thing, then it ended in either a 60ft straight up climb or this which was a 20ft and a 30ft.
>>2251392Are those cowboy boots? If so, points for style.
>>2251439cowboy boots but they have a workboot sole. pretty good slip resistance.
>>2251392I did something like this when I was bored one time staying at my dad's house in Arizona, I just hiked to the nearest bluffs and decided to climb them. They weren't as high and I managed to get up despite the bushes and choss. There was another bluff further on that was more intimidating and I noped out. I get my most enjoyment looking for possible FAs, to me that's the heart of climbing.
>>2251223Yeah this season was my first lead season. Can't wait to trad next season. Not a lot of multipitch in my area but really looking forward to it in the future and travelling. Maybe even moving to the mountains finally. >>2251282>>2251342Agree but >20 seconds in hnnggg
>>2250350Florida bro, it hurts the climber in me when I visit Utah>the only thing gator climbers climb is down the depths of their agony and torment of living at sea level in all directions
Did Saddle Up (5.9 4p T) -> Armatron (5.9- 6p T) today. That’s about 1270’ of climbing. I think the tallest route I’ve ever done is Epinephrine by sheer amount of rock from the ground, but the most climbing I’ve done in one day is the Tuolumne Triple.
>>2251638I would go out and explorer the mangrove forests. When high tide comes, or when it's too muddy to walk on land, I'd start traveling on the mangrove roots. Aside from climbing trees, that's the closest feeling I get to mountain climbing. Gotta make due with what you have...
>>2251778That’s kinda cool though. I think the best way to get a head start in climbing with no way to climb outside is just get into some shit. If you have a confident head on your shoulders and can suffer a little bit you’ll go far a bit quicker.
for finger strength training at home, if i don't want to nail anything anywhere, why can't i just use a door? shim it underneath so most of the weight goes straight to theh floor, not to the door hinges
I just use the trim above the door near the corners, I would think it's a hassle to shim the door well every time I want to hang. I also have a non screw-in pull up bar and hang off it with finger tips.
>>2251392haha you got the instinct for it. if you wanna cut the bullshit just use a static line and a prusics
Anyone know any good guidebooks or info on Palm Springs/Joshua Tree bouldering? I don't want to buy a shit guidebook.
>>2252726My advice would be to go to climbing gyms around that area and see what books they have in stock and talk to the employees. If there is one thing climbers love its talking about climbing
>>2252726Joshua Tree Bouldering by Miramontes, don't know if there's one for Palm Springs but you can find some on the Mountain Project site which also has tons of JT problems.
Thoughts on The Alpinist?
>>2252726If you go to JTree you might want to hit the Mels Diner area on the way in it has lots of easy warm ups and this one which is a current project of mine -- https://www.mountainproject.com/route/116558561/floAnd this rock which has "v-easy" problems which I would like your opinion about esp. this one --https://www.mountainproject.com/route/106661381/squirrel-nut-zippers
>>2252932Amazing shots, I think I had sweaty palms the whole movie.
>>2250458More people die rappelling than climbing.
>>2252730>>2252930>>2252962Thanks all. I'll report back in a month and a half.
>>2252962>denim jeans and cotton t shirt outdoorssorry little boy but youre ngmi...
>>2253123Doesn't mean an especially runout route is safer to climb than rappel. That said the slab looks fun and I have no clue how dangerous it actually is
>>2253123>carefully protects the route>route falls over
>>2252932Just watched it. I was inspired. [spoiler]The guy really just got out and climbed whatever he wanted to climb, the way he wanted to climb it. He lived his entire life totally unswayed by fear or the expectations of others. A true man of action. It was a beautiful life.[/spoiler]
>>2254540Is it on some streaming service? Where can I get it?
>>2254566I watched it on Prime video
>>2254540Dry tooling - the struggle of ice climbing with the sketchiness of sky hooking. I guess it's better than grabbing cold rock and stepping with cold climbing shoes.
>>2254540Did they shop out the rope or is this fucker actually soloing?
>>2255025He is actually soloing. Man is totally bonkers.>>2254861He does sometimes climb with his hands too--just stows the tool for a moment and pulls with his hands for a few moves, then takes the tool back out. Makes it look natural even.
>>2250623>is shooting a sport because its also in the olympicsYes, it is. Are you an actual spastic?
>>2255318Is pic related your idea of an athlete? Have you ever actually competed in a sport that requires you to be physically fit? Being a slob that crushes V2s maybe fine for you and that fatfuck from LaSportiva but it doesn't make you an athlete
>>2255366I'm not an athlete. Professional competitive climbers are athletes. Please shut the fuck up.
>>2255389>Professional competitive climbers are athletesThey are all spergs who couldn't make it in an actual sport and they all talk about being a round peg in a square hole and that climbing was the only place they fit in lmao go run a mile without stopping
Go troll somewhere else
>>2255366According to you picrel isnt an athlete. I'd love to know what your idea of an athlete is. Maybe it's some skinny twink who's only distinct from the shooter you've pictured in cardio capability because you are either baiting to derail the thread or are just cripplingly retarded and dont understand that fine motor skills make for just as much competition as raw endurance or power does.
>>2256676pic related is what should be in the dictionary next to athlete not that past his prime manlet you posted
Anyone else developed a habit of scouring the local forests for potential new climbing spots? It's like a treasure hunt and when you come by something that's not marked in the topography map it's oddly rewarding. We got pretty good maps/satellite images from around where I live but there's always something that is missing/not visible. Like these slopy big boys I discovered the other day. No indication that they exists in any material, I'm sure there's couple font-style problems in them.
>>2256699>playing vs white boys most of the time
>>2256735lmao is that supposed to be a slight against wilt chamberlain? https://youtu.be/1WsCtyLGg1w
>>2256744No, Wilt is untouchable, unlike you.
>>2256729>live in the Netherlands, flattest country on earthSadly, no huge boulders to be found here.
>>2256748way to waste bandwidth just to say no u but still agree, "wilt is untouchable", with my argument lol. At least play devils advocate for climbers and say wilt's tendons couldn't take climbing on his frame.
>>2256729For sure, I love scouting. I have found several boulder problems and my own private crag that I'm sure nobody fucks with. I'll share some pics when I'm able to get out there again.
Who's this mean guy in the thread? he should go climb some rocks.I've been getting BACK into rock climbing after being out of it for awhile. I live really close to a decent gym and it really makes my day brighter to climb. So naturally I go a lot. But I've already injured one tendon and another is sore. Any tips for healing and avoiding this silliness? My form must be shit if I injure, but also I've notice when I get out of something and then try to get back in I go waaaaay too hard and I think that is what is happening. picrel, my pointer finger is sore in a bad way
>>2257225>My form must be shitbingo. I'm in a similar boat myself and my whole approach is going to change when I get back to it, to heavy footwork and technique and less grade oriented.
>>2257225>when I get out of something and then try to get back in I go waaaaay too hard and I think that is what is happening.It's probably this, and not your form. It's hard to avoid pulling hard with your fingers if you're climbing hard. If you haven't climbed in a long time then you need to increase your intensity very gradually, rather than jumping back in where you left off. Look up some videos on how to heal from a finger injury. I'm not an expert but I can guarantee they'll tell you to stop climbing for at least a couple of weeks. If you don't let it heal it will continue to deteriorate.
what do if there's only gym close to where i live and there's not a single day when it's not very fucking annoying because it's so full of people
>>2258099Don't go at peak times or just go outside lmao
Well anons, gym season has started for me, last night's report: >boulder sections: busy, people yelling like monkeys, chicks in lululemon and bros in shoes they don't need>easy top ropes: some kids and oldheads climbing easy routes >hard top ropes/lead: Just me and some other climbers Get gud >>2258099
>>2258099i used to go before work at like 6am
>>2258099Get into top rope. At my gym toprope/lead is never busy.
>>2258169this one opens at 10 AM but closes at 10 PM, i might try going late but i know at least at 8 there's still tons of people. I usually go after work like everyone else i guess
Anyone been outside lately? Did this offwidth a few days ago. I wanna do some more and get rowdy yknow
>>2258248I convinced my family to come out and try climbing last Friday. It was a blast, actually. Set them up on a 5.5 and everyone sent. My brother's first lead as well :)
>>2258248Have you even got any gear in there? Pretty gnarly, Anon.
>>2258263is that stoney point?>>2258248I was in red rocks for thanksgiving weekend with everyone else in the world. Best thing I did was the 5.9 variation of the ledger (https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105733136/the-ledger). Surprisingly thrilling and exposed feeling
>>2258248I've been hitting Pinnacles Nat'l Park a lot over the past months. Sweet place if you like adventurous climbing on oddly shaped rocks and don't mind a little choss.
>>2258264Probably got one or two pieces that they are bumping up as they climb
>>2258248That looks like a grunt and a half.>>2258299Yikes that does look scary