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by Gothmog
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:49 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Wolfpen Wilderness
Replies: 15
Views: 9039

The FS doesn't maintain a lot of things they should. Except when it comes to climbing.
by Gothmog
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:47 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Southern layout
Replies: 13
Views: 7622

Oh yeah, I can drive my '86 Honda Accord right up to Oil Crack. What's your excuse?
by Gothmog
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Southern layout
Replies: 13
Views: 7622

OK, this has been nagging me for years now. Why don't we start calling the area what it really is geographically? It's actually the Big Sinking Creek Valley. The southern region is so impersonal. Big Sinking Creek or just Big Sinking sounds so much more like a real climbing area. And the whole area ...
by Gothmog
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: ?new route at roadside?
Replies: 19
Views: 10358

Boone Elias, he was born on April 9th, 2003 at 2:11am and weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. He was 21.5". Mandy and the baby are both doing well. He's a little more needy than some babies. Last night was one of the few nights he's slept all night long. But he's a good baby all the same. I think we've decided to ...
by Gothmog
Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:35 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: The Arena - your input, feedback, criticism wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 24515

Just got back from the Arena. We did Exacta. It felt like 5.8 and it looked like some big holds had broken. Also, I wasn't too happy about the bolting job. Seems like someone with longer arms than mine placed those bolts. With traffic it may be a two star climb. Got some choss and iffy rock right no...
by Gothmog
Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: The Arena - your input, feedback, criticism wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 24515

#30 is called Through the Turnstile and I thought it was 5.7, #31 is called Penalty Box and I thought it was 5.7 too. My family members that climb think its harder than Blue Plate Special.
by Gothmog
Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Wolfpen Wilderness
Replies: 15
Views: 9039

Don't get me wrong, I greatly enjoy thumping around the Gorge and never seeing anyone. I've hiked all over Gladie Creek, both sides, valley and ridge and about four miles up the creek bed scouting whitewater potential. It's as close to what I want as I can get in my own backyard. I just laugh at it ...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Guide for Venture Scout group at RRG
Replies: 4
Views: 3744

Also, for future reference you can contact Chris Chaney at Red River Outdoors-606-663-9701
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Easy Fingers
Replies: 15
Views: 8534

Finger Lickin' Good is the third most sustained finger crack in the Red?! Heck-far! I almost ONSIGHTED that thing.! Truly, I used to think I sucked at fingercracks. Then I started nibbling at five-ten and before I knew it I had climbed six .10s, all fingercracks. Cruising Lane, Social Butterfly, Fin...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:11 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Self-Belay Devices....A Questionaire
Replies: 17
Views: 10483

Petzl will probably kill me for this. You would be better off buying a Soloist than to modify the gri-gri but to my best understanding they work in almost the exact same way. Just keep in mind that all of this is inherently more difficult and dangerous than conventionally belayed climbing. I try to ...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Self-Belay Devices....A Questionaire
Replies: 17
Views: 10483

Here's a little tutorial I whipped up. If you get killed it's your own fault. The only reason I put this on here is because it took me so long to develop a system for myself that I missed out on many fine climbing days because I hadn't figured it all out. This is copywrited and all that stuff, yeah ...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Self-Belay Devices....A Questionaire
Replies: 17
Views: 10483

I've rope soled TR, aid and lead. One good approach is to aid routes that you can and then TR them to get your climbing fix. Also, some routes just don't lend themselves to roped soloing. I use a modified gri-gri and it works ok as long as I am consistent in setting it up. I've roped soloed a multip...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4th of July week NC trip...anyone???
Replies: 6
Views: 3627

4th of July week NC trip...anyone???

I'm trying to find a partner for sometime between June 29-July 6 for 2-3 days of climbing at Moore's Wall, NC. Preferrably male so my wife will still cook for me when I get back. Routes I'd like to get on: Sentinel Buttress, Zoo View, Wailing Wall, Golden Earring and some others. I will lead all or ...
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: ?new route at roadside?
Replies: 19
Views: 10358

Fadda FFA 9/6/02, Chris Chaney, Kenny Simms and Brian Rogers.

I bolted just after I found out I was gonna be a daddy. He's about 8 weeks old now.
by Gothmog
Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Arena route beta
Replies: 1
Views: 2381

Arena route beta

Anyone out there willing to share route names and grades for the Arena? I know some of the routes already-Southern Comfort wall and the trad.

I am particularly interested in the Arena proper.

Thanks in advance.