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by whatahutch
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lost Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Lost Ring

I found my ring, y'all! Somehow, it made it into my chalkbag, and I found it when I went to the gym last night.
by whatahutch
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lost Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Lost Ring

I lost my wedding ring at Military Wall on Sunday. It is a simple band fashioned out of white gold and has no jewels. It isn't worth much at a pawn shop, but it is worth a lot to me. I spent most of the day under the 12 wall, but I also walked over to Another Doug Reed Route and climbed it. My wife ...
by whatahutch
Thu May 31, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Kentucky's Tallest Cliff?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Kentucky's Tallest Cliff?

The Palisades = beautiful. One of the prettiest parts of Kentucky I have ever seen. I canoed up the Dix River to the damn from High Bridge a couple weeks ago. The cliffs are crazy tall there, but I don't like the idea of climbing on loose chossy limestone.
by whatahutch
Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Kentucky's Tallest Cliff?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Kentucky's Tallest Cliff?

Anyone know where/what the tallest cliff is in Kentucky?
by whatahutch
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Is this going to be in the online guidebook anytime soon?
Replies: 16
Views: 2540

Re: Is this going to be in the online guidebook anytime soon

I've been there before for climbing. Rock is everywhere and of the same general quality as any other place in the Red. It is well worth it for development purposes and/or climbing. As for the concerns about religion... this is an episcopal church camp. Episcopal is like Catholic Light. Episcopals pr...
by whatahutch
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Poverty and Rock Climbing
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: Poverty and Rock Climbing

Also, a good comparison chart might be the investment amount it takes to make a high volume meth lab and compare that to the cost it takes to get into climbing. I bet the return for the investment is greater to the redneck meth dealer than it is to the new climber. I know. I know. The fun you get fr...
by whatahutch
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Poverty and Rock Climbing
Replies: 31
Views: 5913

Re: Poverty and Rock Climbing

It's a preachy opinion piece against generalizations and assumptions that makes a huge assumption about poor rural people. I did not grow up in an Eastern Kentucky hollow, but I did grow up in a rural Kentucky hollow. Not everybody from a economically poor area wants to leave that area. "Unlike many...
by whatahutch
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Crag recommendations with shade and short hike
Replies: 20
Views: 5457

Re: Crag recommendations with shade and short hike

The Sore Heel parking lot area has a lot of short hikes to shaded Walls. The Shire is the coolest. It has the cave below the easy wall that helps the area stay cool a little more than most walls in the summer. Areas of the Gallery and Volunteer will be in shade depending on time of day. Bronaugh and...
by whatahutch
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Gym to Crag Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Re: Gym to Crag Suggestions

Yeah, maybe two years is too long. A season or two is probably more reasonable for sport climbing.
by whatahutch
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Gym to Crag Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Re: Gym to Crag Suggestions

Like milspecmark suggested, make friends with an experienced outdoor climber (which is not the same as a strong climber) and go with them a bunch before you ever go out leading on your own. Before the days of gyms, most new climbers got into the sport by "apprenticing" with other experienced climber...
by whatahutch
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Crag with easy and hard stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Crag with easy and hard stuff

Military Wall and Left Flank. Solid stuff at both areas for everyone in your climbing party. Same parking lot, easy access, good classic climbs for all.

http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuid ... =wall&id=6

http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuid ... =wall&id=4
by whatahutch
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing in KY State Parks
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Re: Climbing in KY State Parks

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/C ... fault.aspx

They have it up on the internet, so this must be true. I think it is a great. Maybe other state parks will follow in their steps. There is A LOT of rock on our state. A LOT.

This looks like a great place for a family vacation.
by whatahutch
Sun May 17, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Driving from Motherload/Sore Heel to Solar/Gold Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 3018

Re: Driving from Motherload/Sore Heel to Solar/Gold Coast

I worked with a guy for about three years that had worked for Ashland Oil back in the 70s/80s. he worked the hollows around the PMRP, and he knew every hollow that the climbers use. He was from Lee/Owsley Counties.He told me all kinds of history of the hollows, lore, and stories.things like how Fixe...
by whatahutch
Tue May 12, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Driving from Motherload/Sore Heel to Solar/Gold Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 3018

Re: Driving from Motherload/Sore Heel to Solar/Gold Coast

I did it a bunch of times in a two-wheel drive Explorer. (It had a little more clearance than your average Subaru). You drive through sections of the creek, which, you know, means you could be washing oil off your vehicle and killing all the fish in the stream, but it is damn fun if you have never d...
by whatahutch
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Good area for beginner top roping?
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: Good area for beginner top roping?

I sent you a message, acrosteve. Enjoy the climbing and be safe.