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by SpikySkaKid
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Shame the Whipper
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

Re: Shame the Whipper

I agree with community service. Next Muir Valley Trail day. They should also apologize for making Michigan climbers look bad. We get enough shit as it is.
by SpikySkaKid
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Poverty and Rock Climbing
Replies: 31
Views: 5777

Re: Poverty and Rock Climbing

This conversation is fairly interesting and entertaining. One thing we have to remember is the human brain is designed to use stereotypes. We categorize things so we can process them and understand our world. But they only work to a degree and once we start talking about individuals, all bets are of...
by SpikySkaKid
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Roadside Permits and Zoo Approach
Replies: 5
Views: 560788

Re: Roadside Permits and Zoo Approach

I know it's not fun to say something to other climbers, but when they are clearly breaking the rules for an area we should say something. If we don't police ourselves then places like Roadside will get shut down again. I know I've encountered several people at Roadside with dogs or who definitely di...
by SpikySkaKid
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Agonizingly Close....
Replies: 22
Views: 4771

Re: Agonizingly Close....

Got agonizingly close on Ro Shampo once again. At least my 2 training partners sent. I'll just bask in their glory until I get down there again. Sucks projecting routes from Michigan.
by SpikySkaKid
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Buddy checks, a thing of the past?
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

Re: Buddy checks, a thing of the past?

Everyone I climb with seems to check each other before climbing. Though several of my friends tie a double bowline, so when I check it I just tell them "it's a knot" since it is way harder to verify than the figure 8. I also like to check to make sure my climber is psyched to climb before he/she sta...
by SpikySkaKid
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Gumby Twinkie
Replies: 21
Views: 6249

Re: Gumby Twinkie

Sick grind bro! I love the combination of two awesome sports. Next up, aggressive inline whitewater rafting!
by SpikySkaKid
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: looking for partners and guidance :)!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1821

Re: looking for partners and guidance :)!!

The Red River Gorge is closed :( I hear the New River Gorge in West Virginia is really tolerant of non-English speaking climbers. If you count 5.9 as climbing... Its amazing how douchy some people are here. Anyway, Id be happy to go out with you one day and could probably connect you with some clim...
by SpikySkaKid
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: News re Muir Valley
Replies: 113
Views: 130573

Re: News re Muir Valley

Muir Valley is Great. Stop all the Hate.
by SpikySkaKid
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Camping - Miguel's? Lago Linda? Elsewhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 5637

Re: Camping - Miguel's? Lago Linda? Elsewhere?

Land of the Arches is pretty awesome and very laid back. Has all the facilities you would need. Both of the campgrounds you mentioned are great too. Can't really go wrong either way.
by SpikySkaKid
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: From the gym to the crag: The revenge of the gumby
Replies: 27
Views: 5222

Re: From the gym to the crag: The revenge of the gumby

I would highly suggest the use of helmets, especially for newbies. They will likely not want to wear them because they don't look "cool" and you don't wear them in the gym, but outside is different and all it takes is one fall with a weird spin to knock your noggin on the rock. Save the killing of b...
by SpikySkaKid
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?
Replies: 30
Views: 7919

Re: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?

This fall at the Zoo wall I was belaying my friend who was taking a small rest on a ledge about 20 feet up. A two foot long snake came towards him on the ledge, so he moved a little and it "jumped" off the ledge. From below I heard "Snake!", looked into my belay specs and saw a black snake floating ...
by SpikySkaKid
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: So, how busy was it, really?
Replies: 30
Views: 3878

Re: So, how busy was it, really?

I also had that same conversation as I was trying to get people to go down last weekend. Several people said "it will be too busy." Unfortunately I didn't make it after all. Maybe next year.
by SpikySkaKid
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Rocktoberfest 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 172510

Re: Rocktoberfest 2013

Aha, ye old book of faces. Thanks for the info everyone. Sounds awesome.
by SpikySkaKid
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Rocktoberfest 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 172510

Re: Rocktoberfest 2013

Is there a flyer or something showing a schedule or list of events for Rocktoberfest? There is not much information about the event at RRGCC.org.
by SpikySkaKid
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Left a draw at Choco Factory
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Left a draw at Choco Factory

I was down from Michigan this past weekend for the RRGCC trail day and I left a draw and biner on One Side Makes You Taller at the Chocolate Factory due to the downpour that ensued Friday night. The quickdraw is green/black. I wasn't able to make it back over there. If you happen to have grabbed it,...