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Re: Climbing in the gym is hard!

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:48 am

LithiumMetalman wrote:Whinefest rant:

Climbing in the gym is HARD!!!

Damn!!!


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Postby ksolem » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:59 pm

There are two gyms within reasonable driving distance of my home. One requires the use of a grigri for belaying. The other forbids it. Go figure.
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Postby Guyzo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:08 pm

ksolem wrote:There are two gyms within reasonable driving distance of my home. One requires the use of a grigri for belaying. The other forbids it. Go figure.



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Postby CClaude » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:24 pm

ksolem wrote:There are two gyms within reasonable driving distance of my home. One requires the use of a grigri for belaying. The other forbids it. Go figure.


Go figure. I don't care if my partner uses one or not, as long as they are attentive and good. A shitty belayer is a shitty belayer no matter the device.
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Postby Jimmie » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:50 pm

The Chief wrote:I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about...... The Gym?

Is there ice there that you can climb?

Hmmm....

There's a gear store in central London that has an indoor ice-wall. No kidding. The wall is two stories high and has space for one person climbing at a time. KInda surreal experience.
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Postby xDoogiex » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:12 pm

I wish mine had ice :( I also go to a special boulder co-op
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Postby klk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:30 pm

i consistently climb three v grades lower in the gym
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Postby mconnell » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:34 pm

ksolem wrote:There are two gyms within reasonable driving distance of my home. One requires the use of a grigri for belaying. The other forbids it. Go figure.


The gym in Santa Cruz used to prohibit grigri's. The two I've been to in Colorado Springs don't care either way (or I just ignored the rules and didn't know it!).
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Postby Dave Daly » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:20 am

CClaude wrote:
welle wrote:Tell me about it! How do you keep your midriff-baring tanktops from sliding up, your harness from blocking your bellybutton and your beanie from falling off from your perfectly coiffed long locks?


How do you not have your ego smashed to thousands of tiny pieces by the 16 yr old who started last year; just sent your project, (yup, the black and yellow route up the middle lead wall) , in his (her) flip flops as their warm up.

And Welle, obviously that midriff-baring tank top was designed by a guy....


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Postby lisae » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:39 pm

mconnell wrote:
ksolem wrote:There are two gyms within reasonable driving distance of my home. One requires the use of a grigri for belaying. The other forbids it. Go figure.


The gym in Santa Cruz used to prohibit grigri's. The two I've been to in Colorado Springs don't care either way (or I just ignored the rules and didn't know it!).


Pacific Edge in Santa Cruz allows people to use grigri's.

At least they don't require you to use grigri's that are fixed on the ropes, like Planet Granite. The only time I've ever seen a belayer drop a climber involved a grigri.
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