Burchey wrote:My advice is to find some nice strong climbing women to show you the ropes.
ROL wrote:My only regret about my 3 years of graduate school at UCDavis is that I did not take advantage of their vital Outdoor Adventures program until after graduation (though already a climber).
Burchey wrote:Hey Brianna,
Welcome to the climb. I've not been in the mountains long, but I can share some advice that I wish I knew from the start.
1. Gear - don't rush out and start buying a bunch of gear, especially new, and especially not full retail. Borrow what you can from the start. Read a lot and talk to the people you meet to discover what works and what doesn't. None of this is really cheap, and I wish I could reverse several purchases I made.
3. This is not something I wish I knew, but good advice regardless: Online forums are full of a bunch of pervy older guys that may/may not climb that much. My advice is to find some nice strong climbing women to show you the ropes. Steer clear of the bros - if you've spent any amount of time on climbing forums, you already know this. It's sad, but if you look at their profile pictures (or the very telling lack of them) I guess it makes sense.
WyomingSummits wrote:Def find some strong female climbers. I know women just as strong in the mountains as men, if not stronger. The outdoor club is your best avenue. I started my gear stash/rack by getting hand me downs from more experienced climbers I met and climbed with over the years. Now, I've been doing the same thing with people I mentor. Watch a lot of advice you get on this forum......if you're on here longer than a week, you'll see what I mean.
Jesus Malverde wrote:Brianna,
These folks are just down the road in Sacramento. They seem to have events/trips going every week:
BriannaNicole wrote:I will DEFINITELY be joining Outdoor Adventures
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