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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 10:08 AM
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On a related note: Anyone want to buy a couple complete river kayak packages?!?
If you find someone, ask him, if he's in need for a complete windsurf package too


Might soon visit the indoor too even though I don't like the indoor, but for a start it'll be ok. Haven't been climbing for 5y due to the injury, but the neck improved a lot this summer... still not good enough to belay endelessly, but for short indoor routes it might suffice. Also plan to try a via ferrata this autumn

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Went indoor climbing a few weeks ago. I wish I had started with indoor first, because now that I've been outdoors the indoor just seems kinda lame. I guess it's great for the winter, controlled environment, close to home, blah blah blah. But the whole point of sports for me is to get out in nature more anyway!

So yesterday the fiancee and I bought shoes, harnesses, a grigri and carabiner. We're going to indoor climb for the next month or so, then pick up a rope and some quick draws, and helmets. And head outdoors again.

On a related note: Anyone want to buy a couple complete river kayak packages?!?
I tried my hand at rock climbing this past weekend. I went once with my brother-in-law to the indoor gym and then headed to Red River Gorge with 2 of his buddies from NYC. Talk about going from lame to insane in one weekend. Now everything else is gonna suck, but it will keep me motivated to work at the gym for our return trip next year to RRG and the Gunks in the spring. I was the only newbie there, the other 3 are very experienced climbers.

Here is a pic of my highest climb of the weekend.
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Here is a pic of my highest climb of the weekend.
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That's awesome! Yeah we're hoping to get outdoors a few times before the snow flies. It's starting to get cooler here already, but we still have warm days. I'm thinking late sept early oct we'll get out for a couple days.
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I tried my hand at rock climbing this past weekend. I went once with my brother-in-law to the indoor gym and then headed to Red River Gorge with 2 of his buddies from NYC. Talk about going from lame to insane in one weekend. Now everything else is gonna suck, but it will keep me motivated to work at the gym for our return trip next year to RRG and the Gunks in the spring. I was the only newbie there, the other 3 are very experienced climbers.

Here is a pic of my highest climb of the weekend.
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Yes, once you try outdoor, indoor is kind of boring... but I think of indoor as a training ground for the outdoor~
Have fun climbing~
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How far is the Red from you? That place looks amazing. Haven't been climbing at all for about four years now. Got kind of burnt on the scene. Starting to feel that itch again. Starting to miss Devil's Head quite a bit.
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How far is the Red from you? That place looks amazing. Haven't been climbing at all for about four years now. Got kind of burnt on the scene. Starting to feel that itch again. Starting to miss Devil's Head quite a bit.
I'm about 3 hours NW of RRG. Definitely gonna make a few trips back down there. I didn't realize it was one of the premier places until recently. I've never been into climbing so I guess I was oblivious to an awesome place.

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Oh yeah the Red is world class no doubt. A few of my hard men (and women) friends make a trip to climb there for about a month or two every year in the fall. They'll probably be headed that way in the next week or two.

Definitely use that resource. It is a great one for sure.
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I'm about 3 hours NW of RRG. Definitely gonna make a few trips back down there. I didn't realize it was one of the premier places until recently. I've never been into climbing so I guess I was oblivious to an awesome place.

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That's pretty close to an awesome climbing area.
If I was 3 hrs away, I'd be at RRG couple of weekends a month... (and still be doing new routes most of the time as there are so many~!)
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Great to see others trying a hand at rock climbing. There wasn't another activity that gave me as much fun and as much joy as rock climbing. Having a great partner while climbing certainly helps. Nice pictures.


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