Climbing in the gym is hard!

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Re: Climbing in the gym is hard!

by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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by klk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:30 pm

i consistently climb three v grades lower in the gym

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by 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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by 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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by 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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