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Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby gwave47 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:51 am

Where are some good places to get experience free soloing 5.1 to 5.5 in NC. I need some training for a climb I'm planning next summer. I don't plan on using any gear except to rap.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby nartreb » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:04 am

I just hope your judgement of what you can climb is better than your Internet search skills.

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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby norco17 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:59 pm

I don't know your climbing experience but you may want to rope up on these first. One persons 5.easy is another persons 5. time to clean the underwear.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby mtnbnd » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:39 pm

How about you act like a responsible climber and find yourself a belay. Your selfish climbing style puts rescue and recovery members at risk.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby Hotoven » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:22 pm

mtnbnd wrote:How about you act like a responsible climber and find yourself a belay. Your selfish climbing style puts rescue and recovery members at risk.


I don't understand how peeling a body off the ground is putting rescue members at risk. Unless your assuming rescue people do not know how to hike to the bottom of crags without putting themselves in a substantial amount of risk.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby mtnbnd » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:26 pm

Hotoven wrote:
mtnbnd wrote:How about you act like a responsible climber and find yourself a belay. Your selfish climbing style puts rescue and recovery members at risk.


I don't understand how peeling a body off the ground is putting rescue members at risk. Unless your assuming rescue people do not know how to hike to the bottom of crags without putting themselves in a substantial amount of risk.



Body recovery can be just as dangerous as a rescue. Not to mention all the resources, time and emotion involved in recovery efforts.

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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby gwave47 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:50 am

Spare me the lecture Mtnbnd.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby bird » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:43 pm

I had the misfortune of watching a 5.10+ climber fall and die on 5.4. It could not possibly have been worth it.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby Autoxfil » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:19 pm

gwave47 wrote:Spare me the lecture Mtnbnd.


Spare us the dick-swinging.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby gwave47 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:15 am

Autoxfil, you have no idea what I'm training for or what kind of practice I'm looking for. You simply saw a post, interpreted how you wanted to, and chose to be an ass about it. Never did I say I want to climb a 5.4 free solo, just asked where some good places are to get some practice at it. What I will actually be climbing is a few very small moves about 10 feet is the biggest of 5.1 to 5.4. I was looking to practice at the base of some routes no more than 10 to 15 feet up to get some ideas of different moves I would face and how I would tackle them. People come in these forums for guidance and advice, not to hear you be an opinionated ass. Nobody's swinging, but if I were at least I'd have something to swing.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby soad » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:09 pm

I don't come to these forums much, but every time I do I'm amazed at the douches on this site. The guy wanted to discuss climbing in North Carolina on a CLIMBING site and got jumped.
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Re: Class 5.1 to 5.5 in NC

Postby Wastral » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:30 pm

gwave47 wrote:Where are some good places to get experience free soloing 5.1 to 5.5 in NC. I need some training for a climb I'm planning next summer. I don't plan on using any gear except to rap.


You only want to go up 10 feet? Uh climbing gym... Finger Board. Build your own wall. Local Climbing Rock.

http://www.indoorclimbing.com/northcarolina.html Deouche bag simplest thing in the world to type into google and find. You can learn more and faster in a climbing gym than "free soloing" sand bush filled crap.

That being said. All stuff east coast I have run across in my limited time back there visiting college friends is either dead vertical or overhanging due to a thing called Vegetation. Meaning unless its a Very well used site its gonna be covered in crap and that coming from a guy in Washington. Also dead vertical or overhanging stuff is NEVER under 5.5.
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