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by Rocky Top
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: More dropped climbers
Replies: 53
Views: 7149

Re: More dropped climbers

The root cause of both of these problems is inexperience and culture that has lost respect for belaying and falling. Steve Hong in a recent interview talked about how he had to work at loosing his trepidation of falling that was instilled early in his career through trad climbing. He contrasted tha...
by Rocky Top
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: had close call recently
Replies: 22
Views: 1732

Re: had close call recently

Man, glad you guys are okay; having a kid should (or did in my case) made me a little tentative to get after it, I'm still not good with a lot of whippers and he's 2 now so I guess it might just be me; but this reminds me of eons ago when we were climbing in a big crew with a new kid (19 in this cas...
by Rocky Top
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Free Big Wall Freeclimbing Slideshow in Cincy
Replies: 30
Views: 1979

Re: Free Big Wall Freeclimbing Slideshow in Cincy

Honnold said that he does not think that the free rider would be the route to solo on el cap because of the Teflon corner or the boulder problem. He thinks that golden gate would be the better solo. I don't know, I think both would be crazy, but if any body can do it I think he is the man. Hmm, I h...
by Rocky Top
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Missing car keys
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Missing car keys

Yeah, there are definitely some bold routes in the Carolinas that seldom get repeated because they are so scary. I pretty much call shenanigans when someone intentionally "bolds it up" after virtually "bolting it up " using A1 tactix i.e. RBs then removes/fills/erases/ said A1 traces. Not saying th...
by Rocky Top
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: How steep is the undertow wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: How steep is the undertow wall?

There's an app for that...on android...not sure about iPhone
by Rocky Top
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8659

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

Get up earlier and you will not have that problem. Do you complain when you go to the grocery store and have to wait to checkout? . Sound advice, tho I do complain when there is not enough checkers, but I also get up early(er) if I am keen on something. Works whether you are alpine, sport, or trad ...
by Rocky Top
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Missing car keys
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Missing car keys

I thought sport climbing was declared illegal by the Carolina Trad Climbers Taliban? Boy Oh Boy, don't get me started on the former removable bolt A1 preview/preinspect/predo-- :roll: :roll: :roll: --but now 5.12 (R/X) shenanigans going on in NC...underhanded and poor form at best imo. Je ne accuse...
by Rocky Top
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?
Replies: 102
Views: 8659

Re: Perma Draws, Blessing or Curse?

A popular route is a popular route, there is always the possibility of a line. If you were at the solarium, you could have walk ten feet in either direction and not waited in line :roll: or did those not have fixed gear? I refuse to wait in lines at the red, mainly because here are thousands of rou...
by Rocky Top
Thu May 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice
Replies: 418
Views: 191761

Re: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice

Then, when you're at a crag, make people feel like a**holes for potentially being a future reason for the closure of a crag. I think we have a right to call people out and 'be that guy', especially if they are risking access. I know that not everyone who ventures to the Red will have taken the time...
by Rocky Top
Thu May 26, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice
Replies: 418
Views: 191761

Re: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice

eat toad shit, or eat shit, toad? lol..... funny how this thing turns into a dog banning, parking fee, and entrance fee thread. none of these appeared in the original complaint. let me spell it out: no fixed gear. no new routes without prior approval. too many people so they are closing it to figur...
by Rocky Top
Thu May 26, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice
Replies: 418
Views: 191761

Re: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice

Not all dogs are horrible. I have a dog and I know that she has her bad dog moments, but as soon as she has those moments I tie her up or leave the crag. I have seen many people do the same and encourage fellow dog owners who's dogs are acting up to follow this model. Generally if you bring it up i...
by Rocky Top
Wed May 25, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice
Replies: 418
Views: 191761

Re: ACCESS TO ROADSIDE - closed unttil further notice

Paying for parking may deter parking at ONE crag... but if you have to pay to park at all crags then it won't matter. I spend $100 on gas every trip down. What is $10 for parking? What would be more effective is making an extended approach... make the entrance at the far end of the Preserve... You ...
by Rocky Top
Mon May 09, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing Accident in Muir
Replies: 72
Views: 14860

Re: Climbing Accident in Muir

Glad you are well. I bolted that route Francesco, and know it intimately. May I ask if you were going straight up the arete or out right to that final bolt? Also, how long did you active rest before starting again. I always say 'climbing" when I start back after a rest, becasue I know my belayer wi...
by Rocky Top
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Fight at the Lode
Replies: 64
Views: 7708

Re: Fight at the Lode

Hmmm, was said young blond protagonist driving a knox co. bluish astro van with bumper rack and "clean coal" cough/cough sticker? He was quite Mr. Grumpypants in the miguel's lot at 8:45am last weekend, bedhead a swirling + whining to us about "people trying to sleep"...we didn't even fire up the xg...