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by DonnyP
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?
Replies: 17
Views: 6476

Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Yeah I have had AT&T for the past year and a half and have never been able to make a call or send a text message from Miguel's or most places in the gorge. I think I'll be going with Verizon unless I hear about some other provider that is good in the area in the next day or so. Thanks for the inform...
by DonnyP
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?
Replies: 17
Views: 6476

Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

I'm going to be spending a lot of time at The Red this year and also need to get a new cell phone plan. I've had AT&T and I never have service at Miguel's or most crags, so I don't want to stay with them since I don't have to. Does anyone have any recommendations for a service provider that provides...
by DonnyP
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Need a new project
Replies: 25
Views: 3171

Re: Need a new project

Man, at first I was interested in recommending some routes, but these criteria are so specific, it makes it difficult to recommend anything. Sure these criteria still leave you with plenty of options, but there are so many great routes that are eliminated by them, and that's a shame because there is...
by DonnyP
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Climbing/bouldering at Land of Arches campgroiund?
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Climbing/bouldering at Land of Arches campgroiund?

I stayed at that campground once last year and we checked out the climbing one day. Hike past that house in the back of the campground, down the hill and to the left. Follow a trail into the woods and take another left and you come upon a little cliffline. This is where the bouldering is located, an...
by DonnyP
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Jobs for a Climber in the Gorge...
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Jobs for a Climber in the Gorge...

Does anyone have any good ideas of ways to make money while spending a few months at The Red? I have plans to spend the Fall in the gorge, and while the climbing bum lifestyle is a modest one, I will be needing some income. Working at Miguel's is an obvious avenue to consider, but does anyone know o...
by DonnyP
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Replacing Steel Biners
Replies: 48
Views: 4307

Re: Replacing Steel Biners

Which bolt are you talking about, and what do you consider the crux on Cell Block 6? I've been on that route a few time in the last couple months and noticed the 'biner on the second bolt is getting a little sharp / worn (probably not sharp enough to be dangerous yet), and there is also that 'biner ...
by DonnyP
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbing partner for September 2011-?
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Climbing partner for September 2011-?

I will be making The Red my home for an indefinite amount of time in September this year (2011) and, unfortunately, do not have any friends in Chicago (my current hometown) who are able to make the same commitment. I will be content to find climbing partners when I can, climbing with them for a few ...
by DonnyP
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch
Replies: 44
Views: 11774

Re: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch

I have been using the original Grigri since I began climbing and am very comfortable using it. I am considering getting a Grigri 2 for someone as a gift, but I want to know one thing from those of you have used it: when belaying the leader (particularly with gloves on) do you find it difficult to ho...
by DonnyP
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six
Replies: 84
Views: 6816

Re: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six

The start of Iniquity does affect the grade. The route is a nice 12a without it. In fact, some people do just skip the boulder problem by starting on Cell Block and walking over to Iniquity via a ledge. Not the most direct way, but definitely the path of least resistance. The question shouldn't be d...
by DonnyP
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six
Replies: 84
Views: 6816

Re: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six

I have only been on Iniquity a hand full of times, and Cell Block Six not at all yet. However, if Cell Block Six is anything like this dude (http://vimeo.com/11560092) makes it look, it' is WAY easier than Iniquity, consider the hard start. Even if there is a sit-down rest before the red-point crux...
by DonnyP
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six
Replies: 84
Views: 6816

Re: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six

I have only been on Iniquity a hand full of times, and Cell Block Six not at all yet. However, if Cell Block Six is anything like this dude (http://vimeo.com/11560092) makes it look, it' is WAY easier than Iniquity, considering the hard start. Even if there is a sit-down rest before the red-point cr...
by DonnyP
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbing Partner AND Significant Other?
Replies: 48
Views: 66167

Re: Climbing Partner AND Significant Other?

DonnyP, haven't heard from you in a while. Hope is all is good. Was that your GF, cause I bet you never heard the end of that... (joke!) Yeah, she doesn't climb as hard...yet. I just take her to the lode and tell her she is weak and to shut up and climb... hah right! Yes, she was my girlfriend at t...
by DonnyP
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Best 12a in Muir
Replies: 19
Views: 1791

Re: Best 12a in Muir

What's the story on Abiyoyo after the hueco? Something tells me it isn't easy 10 climbing after the hueco, ala Banshee, but goddamn I want to get on that rock. Sooo nice looking. The crux on Abiyoyo is after the sit-down rest in the hueco. You climb easy moves to a massive flake where you can prepa...
by DonnyP
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbing Partner AND Significant Other?
Replies: 48
Views: 66167

Re: Climbing Partner AND Significant Other?

Terrible idea... these are worlds that MUST be kept separate. In seriousness, it worked out really well for me and my significant other, for a time. It can be unnerving climbing with someone for whom you care that much though. I found myself feeling responsible for her safety as a new climber, and s...
by DonnyP
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Ground Fall @ Drive-By
Replies: 180
Views: 24383

I have followed this topic for a few days now, and it seems appropriate that I post my account of this event, and a few comments directed toward some conversations that have come about here. It seems that only a few people actually witnessed CLee's fall, and as her belayer, I am almost certainly the...