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by nik
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Gear
Replies: 20
Views: 11259

Re: Gear

your original post says you want to shoot for 40-50 feet climbs, but i wouldn't be scared off by longer climbs. often at that grade there are plenty of opportunities to rest because of the angle. just off the top of my head, if you stick to your height range, you'd miss eureka, 27 years of climbing,...
by nik
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Gym to Crag Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 4740

Re: Gym to Crag Suggestions

i mostly agree with the advice whatahutch has given, except where he (? - assuming) says to go with experienced climbers for a year or two -- jesus christ. i think you'd be fine sport climbing on your own after a handful of times with more experienced people. just be sure you can clean routes. like,...
by nik
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lost, but found rope. Do you know Tom?
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: Lost, but found rope. Do you know Tom?

old school, tough guy, hardman trad ethics or not -- that's kind of a shitty approach to life and dealing with other people. oh, sorry you made a mistake, i'm gonna help you learn from it by stealing your shit. i pulled a near brand new draw (full quickdraw!) off a climb the other day which i was ps...
by nik
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Indianapolis community
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Indianapolis community

there's a ton of ppl that come down from indy all the time -- like every weekend. be friendly at the gym???
by nik
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Attention New School climbers
Replies: 36
Views: 13769

Re: Attention New School climbers

dear op, you respect the grades that sport climbers are putting up but you "hate" sport climbing? seems like a weird thing to hate. like, for instance, i hate inequality, intolerance, racism, rape, and suffering in the world. also, nuts in brownies. fuck that. but, sport climbing? why do you hate sp...
by nik
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Testarossas at military wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Testarossas at military wall

a canadian woman named alicia brought them by (climbs w/ a guy named gabe, i think). i was there that day too and she asked me if they were mine.
by nik
Thu May 28, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Opinions, Suggestions, Problems....
Topic: List number of bolts in tables
Replies: 18
Views: 9632

Re: List number of bolts in tables

i've never understood why people care about the bolt count. if it's short, bring 8. long, bring 12. really long, bring 15. if in doubt bring some extras. if you might not have enough do another rock climb or run it out.

just solved the bolt count problem. you're welcome.
by nik
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: This might be a good place for Louisville boulderers
Replies: 30
Views: 18322

Re: This might be a good place for Louisville boulderers

i'm not quite sure what's happening, but that was the most fun i've had on the internet in a long time.
by nik
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Top Routes for the Grade at the RRG
Replies: 44
Views: 140636

Re: Top Routes for the Grade at the RRG

pogue ethics is a much better rock climb than creature feature, imo. creature feature is two bolts of awkward, polished slab to 3-4 fun roof-ish moves, to walking up a jug ladder. pogue ethics on the other hand is a beautiful, long line with interesting holds and terrific movement really from start ...
by nik
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Favorite sub 12 route in the red.
Replies: 19
Views: 7343

Re: Favorite sub 12 route in the red.

i agree that bathtub mary is fun, but i've never been able to figure out why that one gets so much love while picador sits right next door and is just as good, if not better. i think the slab on picador is more thoughtful, that the moves getting into the hueco are more fun (mantle!!!), and that the ...
by nik
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Favorite sub 12 route in the red.
Replies: 19
Views: 7343

Re: Favorite sub 12 route in the red.

so many good ones. won't mention them all, but i do think that there are two over-looked easier routes that deserve five stars. pogue ethics and bandolier. i think pogue ethics is easily better than all the other classic sub-10 routes (27 years, eureka, creature feature, etc.). a few thin plates (an...
by nik
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: What's the most underrated moderate?
Replies: 15
Views: 5836

Re: What's the most underrated moderate?

agree with waterfall ballet (shawnee shelter). definitely deserves more than two stars. i also thought special k (hideout) was a really cool route. tough, bouldery start (if you start under the bolt) to really cool, thoughtful climbing on holds that take a little body positioning to feel good (slope...
by nik
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes
Replies: 34
Views: 9652

Re: Favorite Slab/Balancy routes

+1 for yellow brick road!

no sleep til campton and boltergeist.

but, to be clear, +a very large 1 for yellow brick road.
by nik
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sporty sport lines allowed?
Replies: 77
Views: 18901

Re: Sporty sport lines allowed?

I agree with that. Bolters shouldn't have to worry about someone getting in over their head. If you don't know how to fall and don't have a competent belayer you shouldn't even be climbing but isn't the point of sport climbing to push the barriers of one's ability? projecting routes and what not? "...
by nik
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Ondra Patrol
Replies: 167
Views: 54695

Re: Ondra Patrol

you mean this little piece of cinematic brilliance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GadTfGFvU

and, while we're at it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP1-oquwoL8