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Climbing General #21

A 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 >>2219562

What's the tallest route that you've ever climbed, anon?
https://youtu.be/XdOzbM_7GMI
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>>2250318
i climb trees
does that count?
t. floridian
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>>2250318
4 pitch
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>>2250318
>What's the tallest route that you've ever climbed, anon?

eight pitches of slab; about 1000ft. it was pretty horrendous.
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>>2250318
Glacier point apron, about 1200ft, easy route but fatigue and sloppiness became a factor on the rappels down, esp. as the sun was going down...
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>>2250430
Maiden voyage & king me in black canyon of the gunnison. Baller face climbing to some gnarly offwidth and roof crack
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>>2250318
No Mountains in my area, only industrial complexes to exercise
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>>2250441
gotta respect the urban climber
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>>2250449
larp
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>>2250430
That'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.
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>>2250318
>Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.

Rock climbing is not a sport
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>>2250464
Hard to argue that after it appeared in the Olympics. It's both a recreational activity and a sport. Like skiing, I guess.
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>>2250581
So 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
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>>2250623
you are a rart
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>>2250666
get rekt lmao
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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
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>>2250772
Don't forget power endurance, better start taking the stairs.
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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"
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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
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>>2250933
Pretty based. You'd probably enjoy getting into multis
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>>2251053
indeed
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>>2251053
>>2251282
No comp climbing is big gay
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I tried out climbing a month ago :D
I 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.
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>>2251392
Are those cowboy boots? If so, points for style.
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>>2251439
cowboy boots but they have a workboot sole. pretty good slip resistance.
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>>2251392
I 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.
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>>2251223
Yeah 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
>>2251342
Agree but
>20 seconds in hnnggg
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>>2250350
Florida 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
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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.
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>>2251638
I 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...
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>>2251778
That’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.
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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
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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.
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>>2251392
haha you got the instinct for it. if you wanna cut the bullshit just use a static line and a prusics
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Anyone know any good guidebooks or info on Palm Springs/Joshua Tree bouldering? I don't want to buy a shit guidebook.
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>>2252726
My 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
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>>2252726
Joshua 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.
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Thoughts on The Alpinist?
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>>2252726
If 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/flo

And 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
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>>2252932
Amazing shots, I think I had sweaty palms the whole movie.
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>>2250458
More people die rappelling than climbing.
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>>2252730
>>2252930
>>2252962
Thanks all. I'll report back in a month and a half.
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>>2252962
>denim jeans and cotton t shirt outdoors
sorry little boy but youre ngmi...
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>>2253123
Doesn'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
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>>2253123
>carefully protects the route
>route falls over
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>>2252932
Just 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]
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>>2254540
Is it on some streaming service? Where can I get it?
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>>2254566
I watched it on Prime video
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>>2254540
Dry 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.
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>>2254540
Did they shop out the rope or is this fucker actually soloing?
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>>2255025
He is actually soloing. Man is totally bonkers.

>>2254861
He 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.
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>>2255036
tense
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>>2250623
>is shooting a sport because its also in the olympics
Yes, it is. Are you an actual spastic?
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>>2255318
Is 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
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>>2255366
I'm not an athlete. Professional competitive climbers are athletes. Please shut the fuck up.
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>>2255389
>Professional competitive climbers are athletes
They 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
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Go troll somewhere else
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>>2255366
According 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.
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>>2256676
pic related is what should be in the dictionary next to athlete not that past his prime manlet you posted
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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.
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>>2256699
>playing vs white boys most of the time
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>>2256735
lmao is that supposed to be a slight against wilt chamberlain? https://youtu.be/1WsCtyLGg1w
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>>2256744
No, Wilt is untouchable, unlike you.
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>>2256729
>live in the Netherlands, flattest country on earth
Sadly, no huge boulders to be found here.
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>>2256748
way 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.
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>>2256729
For 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.
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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
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>>2257225
>My form must be shit
bingo. 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.
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>>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.
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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
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>>2258099
Don't go at peak times or just go outside lmao
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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
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>>2258099
i used to go before work at like 6am
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>>2258099
Get into top rope. At my gym toprope/lead is never busy.
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>>2258169
this 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
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Anyone been outside lately? Did this offwidth a few days ago. I wanna do some more and get rowdy yknow
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>>2258248
I 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 :)
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>>2258248
Have you even got any gear in there? Pretty gnarly, Anon.
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>>2258263
is that stoney point?
>>2258248
I 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
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>>2258248
I'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.
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>>2258264
Probably got one or two pieces that they are bumping up as they climb
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>>2258248
That looks like a grunt and a half.

>>2258299
Yikes that does look scary
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>>2258248
Currently it's -14°C outside, been like that for a while. Not much snow though. I got a pair of bigger climbing shoes that I'm able to fit a pair of thicker socks inside so I was thinking of going bouldering in some of the local crags during weekend. Don't mind cold but when you go below "I got icicles hanging from my beard" it gets a bit hardcore for me.
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>>2258263
Nice!!! Glad they all had a blast!! :D

>>2258264
This anon >>2258323
is right on the money - I had the new BD #7 & #8

>>2258332
The ledger is awesome I love the old joe Herbst routes out here. I remember chuffing a little on the 5.9 finish haha. Real thin fingers!

>>2258556
The bitter cold sucks ass I agree. But it does make you tougher and the best benefit is warm, cozy beds and warm liquor afterwards. Just think of those while you freeze your nuts off - that’s what I do
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>>2258322
Pinnacles looks fucking rad man. From a geological perspective it’s crazy too — a volcano that shifted from the San Andreas fault to inland California wHoAaAaA!!!!!!!

Pic is some cool aeolian ripples formed by iron oxides in the sandstone (I think)
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>>2258299
>is that stoney point?

Adit Rock, at Smith Rock state park. Nice little spot that avoids traffic and has a few short & easy routes.
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>>2250318
Has anyone here climbed frozen waterfalls before?
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>>2258263
Your dad has nice calves, anon
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new to climbing, not really doing anything hardcore and maybe some of what im climbing would be more accurately called a very steep hill as opposed to a mountain. regardless, whats the opinion on wearing gloves? the majority of the rocks I grabbed didnt look jagged, but when I grabbed them i could feel like, little tiny sharp shit from the rocks and my fingers all got inflamed afterwords. Are my hands just uncalloused? I live in the american southwest if it matters
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>>2259402
Some rocks are sharper than others, but yeah, you just have softer hands than people who climb regularly. They toughen up fast if you get into the sport so it's not really a big deal. Nobody climbs roped shit with full gloves, you need bare fingers. Some climbers do use fingerless gloves, especially if they're doing crack/hand-jam stuff
>>2258659
It really does feel out of place in it's environment, with some imagination it's like a slice of Australia or Africa got warped into central coast California. And it's full of long approaches and crumbly rock so it's not gummed up by too many climbers. Always nice to enjoy something that most people don't bother with
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Any anons in here with Alpine/Glacial mountain experience? I'm gonna apply for a rock and ice class and hopefully get in, its an 8 week course but just want to know how others have learned.
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Finally pushed into the 5.11s and was extremely excited, only to immediately catch Covid and now I'm stuck inside for 10 days desperately hangboarding to try and hold onto my strength. Fuck man
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Found this interesting section of a wall in a semi-secluded forest with a slopy top and smoothed-out horizontal crack in the middle. Might make for some short but cool problems so into the catalog it goes.
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>>2260158
Might be a good traverse and it looks like you have your own ice fall too.
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>>2260305
Was thinking about that. Also it doesn't show in the picture but the crack closes up in the middle to the extent that it isn't as easy as it looks.
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>>2260414
Yeah probably harder than it looks which reminds me of this possible route I looked at a while back. The start of the crack is about 6ft up. Almost nothing for feet but the top out looks even harder. I haven't been able to try it because my knee is still fucked up, but at least I'm getting stronger arms and core.
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>>2260563
that would be a burl fest. JTree, Mojave Natl Forest, or the Moon? those are the only granite monz spots I know. Love the Flintstones aesthetic of those places!
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>>2260767
>Love the Flintstones aesthetic
Lol yeah JTree definitely has that. This is in the hills outside the park where the granite isn't as good and it's often frustratingly smooth, still there are some gems.
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>>2260767
More monozonite spots for your list: Alabama Hills, entire Apple Valley region, Buttermilk Country
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Is it gay if I only like bouldering? To me I feel it's more technical and more powerful, which I find more fun and also I excel at. I'm coming from powerlifting, so I have a few extra pounds and don't have the endurance to do longer routes.
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>>2261904
Get those lungs up fatty
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>>2261904
totally cool. roped stuff can be pretty fun outdoors though you're missing out if you don't try it.
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>>2261921
kek the lungs aren't the issue, it's usually my forearms and tendons that start to give out about 3/4 of the way up the wall. I can run a few miles and do do cardio, I think I will diet down a bit for climbing.
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>>2262015
>usually my forearms and tendons that start to give out
Sounds like you are relying more on you hands than your feet, maybe work getting solid footholds so your arms can rest.
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>>2262030
also, are you scared on the wall? Some people stay way more tense than they need to be and you end up getting the shakes and exhausted from constant tension.
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>>2262015
Research ARC training if you want to improve your continuous endurance. Or just do traverses in your local bouldering gym.
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>>2262030
>>2262055
I probably am using my arms too much, as I just started 2 months ago. I will try to work on footwork and using my arms less, good advice.





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