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Gonna go hiking/camping/climbing at linville over New years, anyone know of a good source for routes in that area? Mostly interested in boulders and saw that pic last page.

[Edited on December 9, 2011 at 6:04 AM. Reason : newpage]

12/9/2011 6:03:46 AM

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^
For bouldering go by Footsloggers in Boone. They sell an awesome map of Linville Gorge with something like 500 boulder problems listed on it. Done by Joey Henson, a local legend.

12/9/2011 8:02:38 AM

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17th anniversary at vertical edge was fun

also bttt with this thread

2/9/2012 10:15:18 PM

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This is where I'll be hanging out all day on a cold Saturday:


http://www.centralrockgym.com/hadley/

[Edited on February 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM. Reason : ]

2/11/2012 10:24:37 AM

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i'm starting to get incredibly frustrated with trc. there is really no good time to go, unless you don't have to work and can go in the middle of the day. we drive 30 minutes out there and there are no open routes/ropes to use. you have to line up behind people who roll 4 deep and stay in the same section for like 30 minutes. you're literally darting across the gym anytime you see an open section only to find you've been beaten there by some 12 year old or some fat ass who just took a class and wants to get their free 2 weeks of climbing in asap.


grrrrrrr

2/11/2012 11:05:43 AM

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i must confess: constantly seeing alex honnold in that citibank commercial kinda breaks my heart. i feel like i really never knew him after all.

2/17/2012 10:23:15 PM

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Quote :
"i must confess: constantly seeing alex honnold in that citibank commercial kinda breaks my heart. i feel like i really never knew him after all. "


In what way? You thought he'd never want to use his skills to make money and would rather just live in a van by the river?

2/17/2012 11:41:55 PM

Meg
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yep

i guess even a guy living in a van has to pay some bills

2/18/2012 9:15:48 AM

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i'm going to try to get some climbing in tomorrow after lunch time. anyone else interested in going up there tomorrow during the day? i'll probably be there 1-3ish

[Edited on April 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM. Reason : ]

4/3/2012 7:59:01 PM

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4/29/2012 5:18:14 PM

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^ wow

Just started climbing about 3 months ago at TRC and I don't remember the last time I've been this into anything! I've been going 3-4 times a week and would go more if I could. So freaking fun. I'm pissed I'm just now getting into this!

5/28/2012 11:32:56 PM

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I'm there every other day bouldering for the last 3 hours they are open for the day; 8-11pm mon-thurs, 7-10pm sat, 4-7pm sun etc. Love it

5/29/2012 4:47:27 AM

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Anyone climb who lives in Charlotte? Just recently started climbing and I've been going to Inner Peaks with some friends. We also started going out to Crowders mountain for some close-to-home climbs.

Anyone recommend a place to pick up a harness/atc and some shoes? I dropped by REI and Great Outdoor. I know they both stock based upon the area and Charlotte isn't exactly close to a lot of climbing. Inner Peaks probably has the best selection I've seen. I might just end up picking up a pair of shoes there.

In terms of brand what would everyone suggest? I have wide big feet. About 10.5-11. I've been looking at Five Tens and La Sportivas.

I also do a fair amount of backpacking so we're trying to plan some combined trips in the future.

Also if this hasn't already been posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcU255XBlcI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Someone embed?

[Edited on July 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM. Reason : s]

7/23/2012 5:42:44 PM

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I set at Inner Peaks. I'll be setting tomorrow from 11-5 and I climb there a few times a week. I'm the skinny dude with brown hair, usually wearing black board shorts that say Aloha on the back.

Jesse Brown's carries climbing equipment as well. If you have wide feet, I'd recommend Evolv, but it really depends on the shoe. Just go try a bunch on and see what fits you best. Tight, but uncomfortable. Misty Mountain is based out of NC and makes nice harnesses.



[Edited on July 23, 2012 at 7:31 PM. Reason : .]

7/23/2012 7:30:39 PM

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^awesome thanks! Were you at the last members party? I was out there with a couple friends.

7/23/2012 7:48:49 PM

adultswim
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Ya man. Just sent you a PM.

7/23/2012 8:49:04 PM

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Hey does anyone climb at Stone Summit in Atlanta? I'm in Atlanta for a week and wouldn't mind checking it out. If so PM me!

8/6/2012 11:52:39 AM

adultswim
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Colorado tomorrow for a week. So psyched.

8/10/2012 8:50:03 PM

neodata686
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Hey me too! For work though.

8/11/2012 9:22:09 AM

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New River Gorge was AWESOME.

We went down to some of the routes on the river and the water level was so high we just had to swim and boulder with no belay. Next time we may rent a pontoon boat and belay from that.







Also finally got myself a hammock:



We did a bunch of the tattoo wall climbs.



-also did my first 2 5.10a's at Inner Peaks last night! (still fell a couple times).

[Edited on August 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM. Reason : s]

8/17/2012 1:28:37 PM

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this weekend at the Red an 11 year old girl climbed two 14c's and adam ondra flashed 14d

god damn son

^
i love the new. i've been there at least 10 times this year

[Edited on October 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM. Reason : .]

10/29/2012 8:31:49 PM

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Haha wtf. Yeah I always see little kids at Inner Peaks climbing way more advanced stuff than I. I give them the weight advantage. Hehe.

10/29/2012 9:39:18 PM

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Given the lame weather this weekend, it's indoor climbing time. Still mourning the loss of Vertical Edge.

Some folks are looking into starting up another gym in the triangle area to replace it, and we'd love it if some area climbers could take a minute to check out or market research survey.
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1120935/Climbing-Survey

1/17/2013 2:49:14 PM

adultswim
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^
do you know the people who are opening that gym? i'm curious. pm if you want

1/17/2013 4:42:32 PM

Meg
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i was under the impression it was some people associated with vertical edge. but i could be way off base.

1/17/2013 4:46:34 PM

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The co-op idea is interesting,

I subscribed. . . .

1/17/2013 5:42:40 PM

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BUMP!!!

You may remember me complaining how I thought my fat ass was my biggest obstacle to improving. It still probably is, but my weight is finally headed in the right direction (down) while my climbing volume and difficulty are both headed up.

I've only been averaging about one climbing day per week + one day of hangboarding or a chin/pullup focused workout each week. Other work during the week is more focused on other stuff (mobility, presses, conditioning for weight loss).

The need to bump up to 2 climbing days per week is obvious. So while I'm surfing Ido Portal's facebook page he makes a pretty random recommendation to rock climbers:

Quote :
"1. Drop all your upper body pulling movements from your schedule for 30 days.

2. Drop all forearm and grip work from your schedule as well.

3. Schedule two indoor climbing sessions a week, it can either be just Bouldering or Top Rope or Lead if you are more advanced.

4. After 60-90 min of climbing, (depending on your capacity) and if feeling the need, add up some extra Pulling work on the rings, bar or Finger-Board for no more then 5 sets. The intention is to concentrate more on full ROM and quality.

5. Add a shoulder stabilizing prehab movement in the end of your session for 3-5 sets. Think retraction, depression, external rotation.

6. Continue with the rest of your schedule as usual, working your mobility, pushing work, lower body strength, movement practice, etc...
"



I'm probably gonna give it a try for a month, but does anyone else have thoughts??? Other program suggestions are welcome, I'm just looking to buckle down before the weather gets proper for climbing

The kinda iffy part to me is focusing all your upper body pull work after your climbing session. I realize the emphasis is more on ROM rather than strength building but its just hard for me to imagine being fresh enough or ,god forbid, my pull numbers starting to slip (they ain't that great to start with)

2/18/2013 2:36:44 PM

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I'm taking a climbing break...which is hilarious since I live in Boulder. Prior to the break I mainly climbed indoors either top roping or bouldering at Movement Climbing and Fitness. I've done a bit of top roping in Boulder Canyon and Estes Park.

The other half climbs nearly everyday either inside or out. He's into sport, trad, alpine, big mountains, and soloing. Soloing does make me nervous but he's fairly well trained and knows his limits.

Someday I plan to climb the Flatirons here in Boulder...some day...

2/18/2013 4:39:56 PM

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^^
what grade are you climbing and how long have you been stuck there?

and what are your weakest points? (types of holds, types of problems/routes, moves, etc.)

^
i'm jealous. i hope i can move to boulder next year. have you climbed at clear creek? that place is gorgeous

[Edited on February 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM. Reason : .]

2/18/2013 8:59:46 PM

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I love Boulder, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else at the moment. Never climbed in Clear Creek Canyon, the other half has.

2/18/2013 9:05:38 PM

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Who all seen the leprechaun in Raleigh still into this?


Trying to scratch that TRC itch.

4/23/2013 7:22:14 PM

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^^^ok

Right now I'm climbing 5.9+ which is a full grade harder than what I was climbing as of that last post. My weight is still going down, I think I'm about 12 lbs down (will likely need to lose some more lol). I'm still only climbing once a week but my sessions and other workouts have been going well - I've actually improved stability in a shoulder that was kinda wack, and nursed back a wonky right middle finger. So I'm def. feeling optimistic about it all.

I'd still like to improve faster. The obvious problem is I need climb more often (duh). So my new goal is to work in a session at the NC State boulder wall once per week + my usual session at the rock gym. And kind of a volume focus in both workouts.

Weaknesses: Really steep overhanging stuff and pulling through roofs/smaller overhangs. Too often attempt moves statically instead of using a more fluid motion (These first two are related). Also slopers and tenuous footholds.

4/23/2013 8:49:02 PM

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Let's go climb, k?

4/24/2013 10:58:07 PM

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some friends and I have been into indoor climbing lately. We've gone six times now, the last 3 have been on a saturday/wednesday schedule that we're trying to keep.

I felt like my best time was the first time. I did a couple 5.7s and a 5.8 cheating a little. Ever since though i've really been getting nervous up there. Like crazy sweaty and heart racing and i'm now like afraid to be aggressive enough to pull of moves. I've never thougth i was afraid of heights or anythign but it seems like i am. so now i'm just doing 5.7s and trying to overcome this. If i could lose 20lbs (i'm 6'4 220 now) and get more hand strenght i bet i'd be a lot better off. I just get so sweaty i freeze and then i hang out there until my hands die and i'm toast.

Meanwhile my gf is already doing 5.10s on her 5th trip. Jebus.

4/26/2013 4:27:16 PM

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^^K!!!

^it happens. I still notice myself griping a little too tightly when I start to move out of my comfort zone (taller walls than I'm used to, obvious situations where I'm going to swing if I fall)

Here is what helped me:

-take practice falls. Climb up to where you feel uncomfortable and slowly let yourself off the wall. Hang there for a couple seconds and just relax in your harness, stare at the ground and really soak it all in. Then get back on the wall, tell your belayer not to take in any slack, climb up a few holds and then just jump off the wall so that you have a bit of a fall before the rope catches you.

Make that a part of your training each time you go. If you do it twice a week I'm sure you will get a lot more comfortable very quickly.

-If you are really trying to send something (so a practice fall isn't an option) and you start to get uncomfortable, you need to just slow down, breath deeply and really be cognizant of how hard you are gripping. Find a rest (if you can), take a bunch of deep breaths, and then I usually look straight down at the ground. It usually psyches me up to give it one more go (well sometimes it does)

4/26/2013 4:56:51 PM

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OK, well i finally went back after not climbing for about 3 months. climbing is definitely one of those things you need to do as much as possible because i feel like i'm starting all over again, except i still know how to put on my harness.

4/29/2013 2:29:48 PM

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Anyone at Inner Peaks in Charlotte yesterday? Some girl fell bouldering and missed the crash pad. Her foot was like hanging off with the bone sticking out. My girlfriend was right next to her when it happened and almost passed out.

Staff said it was the worst accident they've seen at the gym.

[Edited on August 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM. Reason : s]

8/6/2013 10:48:28 AM

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that's awful


not as bad, but we saw a guy with a broken leg bouldering at TRC and he fell and broke the other leg.

8/6/2013 1:18:42 PM

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A kid I knew in college fell off Mount Olympus and died over a week ago. Really really good kid...it's been extra depressing reading everybody talking about him and post pictures and videos on facebook.

He went to Sanderson...so I'm sure there are some t-dub acquaintances.

8/6/2013 1:32:34 PM

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So I'm moving to Denver. Anyone live in the area? Looking for suggestions on a gym and locations to climb. I have some friends in the area who are going to help out. I need to learn to sport climb still. Wondering if there's a good place for a class in the area. I've only top roped outside.

8/6/2013 1:49:05 PM

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god damn i love the new river gorge

ritz cracker at fern, awesome climb. not my pic.

8/18/2013 11:12:15 PM

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anyone climbing this weekend? i'll be at the Red

8/29/2013 10:07:16 AM

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I'm pretty sure there were some other Ammon McNeely videos ITT, so I'll put this one in here too.

Apparently this video was taken right after his recent BASE jumping accident, guy is so effing calm.

**warning** the guy's leg is pretty graphic

http://www.climbing.com/video/watch-ammon-mcneely-right-after-his-base-jumping-accident-graphic/

10/31/2013 2:28:41 PM

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i am not watching that. sucks for that dude though

going to this this weekend:

http://triplecrownbouldering.org/comp-details/horse-pens-40

also flying to the gunks in 2 weeks aw yeah

[Edited on October 31, 2013 at 2:43 PM. Reason : .]

10/31/2013 2:36:44 PM

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^dang, getting around!!!!

10/31/2013 2:56:30 PM

adultswim
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it's an addiction

how's your training going?

10/31/2013 3:00:24 PM

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shitty, work has got me by the balls.

C'est la vie . . . . .

I am headed to the rock gym tonight though, and I did end up losing the weight I wanted, so its not all bad.

10/31/2013 3:16:39 PM

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nice job

10/31/2013 3:54:36 PM

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Does anybody still do this? My wife and I started at TRC this past week. It's kinda fun but I still get a little freaked out by the height aspect if I actually think about it for any period of time

11/20/2015 2:37:38 PM

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I still try to make it out to TRC at least once a week. I'd like to get in twice a week, but... life.

11/21/2015 5:37:38 PM

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