Nati Buildering Potential

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Nati Buildering Potential

Post by Lucinda » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:52 pm

I was walking along Mehring Way this afteroon. Has anyone noticed the nice red sandstone wall on the backside of Cinergy Field? There are raked back joints on these rusticated blocks of stone just wide enough for fingers. Nice. And an easy looking chimney between the stone and concrete at the end, about 20' ht. Just ripe for pissers though. Also some other possibilities throughout Sawyer Point.
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Post by kato » Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:10 am

Have you checked out Eden Park? Lots of cool stuff there, and you can boulder horizontally for a quarter mile without touching the ground.
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Post by captain static » Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:17 am

I have bouldered the remnants of the old limestone building (I think it was a pump house?) near the far end of the park. Before they fixed that area up with the stages & stuff, it was cool to boulder there. Of course now it is an activity that is frowned upon by local authorities. Have you ever bouldered on the sandstone pump house at Eden Park? The traverse on the backside towards the hill will give you a good pump. I once lead the "castle" tower at the old Nat. Hist. Museum w/permission, even pounding pins inbetween blocks for pro. There are many stone churches in Cincy that becon the bold builderer.
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Post by kato » Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:26 am

I don't think I can even do that traverse. You're talking about the reddish sandstone bldg between the reflecting pond and the anphitheater? I walk up there once in awhile to see if I've gotten any better, but the answer is usually disappointing.
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Post by captain static » Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:02 pm

Yes, that's it. I have only redpointed it a couple of times. Traversing right to left (the way I think most people do it), the last 5 feet are pretty dicey. I like to use the traverse as a benchmark as to my climbing fitness. If I can make it to where the vent sticks out without peeling, I'm in pretty good shape.
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Post by Lucinda » Tue Jun 10, 2003 5:55 pm

I have done both the front and rear walls at Eden Park, try to go there often now that they are only partially wet. Will have to check out the pump house. There is an interesting looking sandstone block abutment under the L&N bridge but its in the midst of the Sawyer Point maintenance area. Maybe early on a Sunday morning, there would be few people around.
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Post by Yasmeen » Tue Jun 10, 2003 5:59 pm

So would these places be worth, say, a one hour drive? Just thinking about options for days when the Red is too far away.
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Post by Lucinda » Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:05 pm

Probably not. Depends on where you are coming from and what else is around, or if your visiting friends anyway.
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Post by captain static » Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:09 pm

Eden Park is nice for those times when it is a nice day, but you have nobody to climb with. It's free, and you can show up whenever you want w/a pair of shoes, chalk bag, & climb. It also rules for endurance training on the traverses. There is a Parcours nearby for a complete workout. I published a small guidebook to Eden Park in the "Goosedown Gazette" the official publication of the Univ. of Cinti. Mountaineering Club many years ago. All of the GDG's are now on-line at the UCMC website in pdf. I will try to track down the link and post it here. Someday I will update & republish the guide.
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Post by Jonathan » Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:11 pm

rockclimbing.com has a new place under the Ohio listing. R&R or something like that. It sounds half-way close to Cincy, anyone checked it out?
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Post by J-Ru » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:38 pm

Bill's Guide to Eden Park: http://www.ucmc.org/goosedown/pdf_issue ... 02_n03.pdf (pages 8 & 9)

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Post by bcrock » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Cool pub

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Post by Cromper » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:00 pm

A couple years back me and some buddies did some boulder problems on the UC geophys building. You might be still able to see a nicros stickers up there near the second tier of windows haha.

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Post by Spikeddem » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:54 am

Cromper wrote:A couple years back me and some buddies did some boulder problems on the UC geophys building. You might be still able to see a nicros stickers up there near the second tier of windows haha.
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Post by captain static » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:53 pm

Somewhere in another GD issue I had a buildering guide to the UC campus.
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