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by Alpinestar18
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Where is a good place for instruction?
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Where is a good place for instruction?

I live near the red and finally have some time during the week to go climbing but where it's been so long I'd like to get some professional help to oversee that I'm getting back into it the safe way. Is there any instruction you can get private for 2hrs? or is it strictly 4/8hrs and groups preferred?
by Alpinestar18
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbers looking to learn March 9-15
Replies: 33
Views: 5357

Re: Climbers looking to learn March 9-15

I could possible this weekend, pm me.
by Alpinestar18
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: How cold is too cold for you guys?
Replies: 23
Views: 5079

Re: How cold is too cold for you guys?

I'd say it really depends on how well your hands function in the cold since everyone is different, I've worked outside this nasty winter and noticed that without gloves I couldn't move my fingers while noticing some of my co-workers not having that problem and warming your hands up is a very short f...
by Alpinestar18
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbers looking to learn March 9-15
Replies: 33
Views: 5357

Re: Climbers looking to learn March 9-15

I'm also new so I've noticed myself bouldering a lot in Rowan County, I know there has to be all kinds of spots but just opening up my RRG book I see somewhere called "friction slap" from miguel's, drive south on KY 11 toward roadside crag for 2.5 miles until you see a large boulder close to the roa...
by Alpinestar18
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Re: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner

Alpinestar - take the $40 you saved on rope and commit to doing this event if you can still get in. This is a steal to have a professional guide give you instruction. http://www.meetup.com/lexington-climbing-meetup/events/166966292/ That's my weekend to work but I called today and paid for my wife ...
by Alpinestar18
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Can any GPS users give me some advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Can any GPS users give me some advice?

I purchased the RRG climbing guide book and noticed that most the spots listed has handheld GPS coordinates so I figured a purchasing a GPS wouldn't be a bad investment since I only get weekends off and don't want to spend them lost/confused, cell phone signal drops too often and that I can also use...
by Alpinestar18
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Re: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner

I thought my wife and her friend was experienced with there talk about rock climbing so I started checking into it as a new hobby for the spring and found that they know absolutely nothing, of course I'm clueless too so it makes for a very frustrating situation. I'm basically youtubing, googling and...
by Alpinestar18
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Re: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner

I'm sadly being serious, I'm not planning to throw myself on a side of a cliff anytime soon so constructive criticism would be helpful. The question about quick draws was how many do you need and is it possible to get to the top of some of the climbs and not have to lead climb? About the length of t...
by Alpinestar18
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 4532

Is a 142ft rope too short for climbing? - beginner

A buddy got me into rappelling and I got excited and got a 200ft rope which is much longer than what I need which has been a little bit of headache to pack around so when I found out that climbing was where it was at I found myself needing a dynamic rope so I did a little research and found out that...
by Alpinestar18
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Where are some good places to go rappelling?
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Where are some good places to go rappelling?

Top of Eagle Point Buttress is always a good rap. Nice hike in and scenery out the ying yang. Attempted to go there today but got started too late in the day and couldn't exactly figure out where it was, we parked there after the concrete bridge and I believe the main 7mi trail was called the osbou...
by Alpinestar18
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Spray paint on Chainsaw
Replies: 41
Views: 6485

Re: Spray paint on Chainsaw

I was thinking that it was some idiot with paint can trying to highlight the place but now I'm asking myself if it was someone warning climbers of faulty bolts/chains... curious as well.
by Alpinestar18
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Where are some good places to go rappelling?
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Where are some good places to go rappelling?

The high is 60 for Saturday so I figured I'd go to RRG to do some rappelling but where are some good spots to go? preferable a short drive and hike and scenery is always a plus so any info along with some directions would be greatly appreciated!
by Alpinestar18
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?
Replies: 30
Views: 9227

Re: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?

Interesting, What would you say the pain would of been on a 1-10 scale? I'm having a hard time trying to figure out the level of pain from a non-dry bite. I've stepped on nails, had large second degree burns, motorcycle crashes etc.. etc.. all these things that was very painful and uncomfortable but...
by Alpinestar18
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?
Replies: 30
Views: 9227

Re: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?

Awesome. All of that could have been researched prior your inquiry. Would've saved any engagement from this end whatsoever . Amateur. Ya pointed me in the right direction for finding info, still a lot of things unanswered and yes I'm a amateur but I'm not blowing up old threads etc.. so I feel no h...
by Alpinestar18
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?
Replies: 30
Views: 9227

Re: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?

Yes, copperheads don't look at us as they do prey and try to conserve there venom by not injecting venom (believe this happens around 50% of bites) while the younger copperheads hasn't developed that control yet, they'll attempt to inject venom every time. Correct me If I'm wrong but don't young cop...