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Rock Climbing

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Fueco, Oct 4, 2018.

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    Any other climbers out there?

    I've been at it off and on for 24+ years. These days, I hit the gym more often, but the other day, I did boulder at the most sandbagged place I've been to (Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, CO).
     

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    Me.

    In the gym a couple of times per week. Try to get outside when I can. Mostly to the Red River Gorge or Devil's Lake.

    Hope I can get in 2 weekend trips this fall.
     

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    Sweet! I’ve always wanted to check out the Red, but haven’t made it out there.

    For now, I’m happy to be getting back to where I was at age 25. I’m starting to work back into V6s and leading 5.11c in the gym. I’ve got a few projects in mind outside for when the whether is right. It’s snowing now, so I’m in the gym.
     

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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    well...Red season is just starting :)

    Kinda hard to get to though if you're outside driving distance. It is like 6.5 hours in a car for me or so, but beyond that...what...fly to louisville or cincy and drive 2 hours? I guess you could fly into lexington and shave off an hour.

    I guess that's not really so bad if you think about it. Certainly better than trying to get to some place like Ten Sleep.

    But nothing compared to Red Rocks (or Boulder, or SLC). Book a cheap flight to Vegas, get a nice and cheap AirBNB on the west side of town. Climb all day and go see a Vegas show at night.
     

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    It’s always fun to tick problems near your limits. This was my first outdoor V5 in at least ten years.

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I spent a few hours cragging with a friend up in Boulder Canyon. I led 5.8, 5.9, 5.10d, 5.10a, 5.9 and 5.6 routes, all on sight. I also attempted a .12a on top rope.
     

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    Motivating my son to learn how to walk with the Eldo climbing guidebook. Actually quote from me, “Hey bud, if you can start walking, we can climb Bastille Crack when you’re a bit older!”


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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I climbed most of the Direct Route on the First Flatiron today with a friend. We skipped the last pitch because it was massively windy up there and kind of cold. I took this picture just before rappelling off to the west. The dude in the background just happen to pop up over the high point behind he. He was basically running, free solo, in his approach shoes.

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    I bouldered for a couple of hours up on Flagstaff Mountain yesterday. I mostly did easy problems. My best send was the highball V1 to the right of the tree in this picture of my friend Kevin on the Tree Slab Traverse (V1).

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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    That looks like just enough pads that I might actually be comfortable with outdoor bouldering.
     

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    Fueco Stylish Dinosaur

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    LOL. I think there were six. I have the 5” mondo size pad by Organic. It does make bouldering more plush.
     

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