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by absolutsugarsmurf
Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Sport & Trad Closure at Torrent Falls
Replies: 169
Views: 55893

I've been climbing in the Red for about four years now, and Torrent Falls was one of the first crags I'd ever visited, and has been an area that I've re-vistited with some frequency. Additionally, I've stayed at the b&b on (3 weekends in four years) occasions. Perhaps it's been that I typically don'...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Eagle Point Buttress and Wall of Denial
Replies: 19
Views: 9670

You're not alone. It took me three trips to find the Wall of Denial. I guess maybe that's how it's name came to be. Everyone trying to find it was denied. Eagle Point is relatively easy to get to. A bit after the aformentioned cave you will come across the large, flat campsite mentioned in the book,...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Beginning Aid
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Thanks for the advice everyone. To allay any concerns, I'm not specifically looking to hammer lines in the gorge and am mostly (90%) concerned with free aid (hooking, cam hooks, cams, nuts, etc). However I have recently (within the past year) become more interested in harder big wall and long multip...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Beginning Aid
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Beginning Aid

Anyone with suggestions on routes that would be good for learning aid placements? hooks, cam hooks, clean stuff. or suggestions for a place that would be good for learning to place pins? something accepted by the community as an acceptable place to hammer? additionally, any thoughts about the ethics...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: MAJOR PROPS- ROCKTOBERFEST
Replies: 18
Views: 4885

I wanted to extend my appreciation to everyone involved in organizing and hosting this year. All the climbers I've spoken with absolutely enjoyed the festivities. I was also told that Wes did an outstanding job with his photography clinic. I personally really enjoyed the aid clininc and want everyon...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Rocktoberfest Volunteers
Replies: 11
Views: 2632

Could you give some more information about when you would need assistance?
by absolutsugarsmurf
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Opinions, Suggestions, Problems....
Topic: Online vs. Print Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 4121

Online vs. Print Guide

Forgive me if this has been covered, though I did a search and couldn't find a reference to answer my question/suggestion exactly. As an owner of the newest printed guide book, i'd like to keep it as up to date as possible. This means adding new walls to existing areas like the southern region or Mu...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Hunger pains what to eat?
Replies: 35
Views: 12509

i second the use of almonds as an appetite suppresant. they're high in natural mono unsaturated fats and protein meaning they'll fill you up and still help muscle growth without increasing body fat. I buy the unroasted and unsalted variety to keep sodium levels in check, but you can find roasted uns...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Snakes and Wasps
Replies: 6
Views: 4313

Snakes and Wasps

I'm looking to climb at both the Fortress and Global/Emerald next week. I thought anyone who has been to either recently could give me some info on snakes or wasps at both. I remember fortress being a giant wasp colony and hearing of a snake pit at lady slipper. Any news is appreciated.
by absolutsugarsmurf
Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: pebble beach beta
Replies: 17
Views: 8428

i climbed these routes just this weekend. the arrowhead took small cams for me, bd .3 and below. i was finding myself wanting for pink tricams on almost every placement. the other routes are 2 red and 2 green camalots, maybe a purple and gold at least. big gear up top for the 8, as it is ow. big red...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Trip Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Trip Suggestions

Any suggestions for a climbing destination in early July? Trad, sport, bouldering, anything. Ideally, not humid and driveable in under 12 hours (from the Red). Basically I'd like to get some more diversity in my climbing so am looking for places you all like to go to in the summer. Thanks.
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Patrick Graves found USB dongle
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Kyle,
patrick was a member of rob's climbing class last fall. i know him from speed school.

Alan,
I can get him in touch with you, if you can PM me your contact info. Or I could PM you his info next time i run into him. whatever you prefer.
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: indoor climbing partner
Replies: 18
Views: 5717

climbing at rock sport

there's a group who climbs together on monday and wednesday from 5 to 8, so it's easy to swing by after work and get in a decent workout. if you want to climb just swing by then and ask around. we're always willing to give a catch.
by absolutsugarsmurf
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Crack Climging Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 9059

Thanks for the reccomendations everyone. I went to indian creek and tried my best to climb crack attack. a full day later and i still can't crack climb, but i'm getting closer, and humbler. what a line! i didn't know we had splitters like that in the gorge. if only the approach wasn't so heinous. it...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Crack Climging Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 9059

climbing with you makes me loose my nuts