sharperblue wrote:Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:There is NOTHING better than alpine rock climbing.
precisely! thank you!
fatdad wrote: IMHO gyms are pretty close to being worthless.
fatdad wrote:You need to learn to climb rock, however, No big plastic holds in the mountains. Lots of good cragging in the UK. Take a lesson and learn on the real thing. The gym is just a place to get fit. Unless you have an underlying skill set on the real thing, IMHO gyms are pretty close to being worthless.
emmieuk wrote:So I am thinking of trying some indoor rock climbing and build up some upper body strength to help when climbing mountains...
who here does the two?? do you feel they benefit the other?
Discuss please...Im kind of in two minds...
Dingus Milktoast wrote:I don't understand the dichotomy of your view. Rock climbing IS mountaineering. Yes of course it benefits - increased skills. I have never understood this notion very well of incomplete mountaineers.
Skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, bouldering, aid climbing, free climbing, hiking up a slag heap - its ALL mountaineering.
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