Winter Climbing in The Red

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Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by The3rdear » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:50 am

I used to live in the Midwest and climb occasionally at The Red in the spring and fall. I'm heading home for Christmas for about a week and my brother was thinking about going down to The Red for a few days of climbing. I was wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom on climbing in The Red during the winter. Is it completely weather/sun dependent? Is it enjoyable? Is is worth planning ahead, or shall I just check the weather report the week before and make a choice then? I imagine we'd rent a cabin, so just concerned with the climbing. Thanks.

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by toad857 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:16 pm

cabin. whiskey. climbing gear.

you're covered.

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Andrew » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:24 pm

portable heater, and heat rocks to put into chalk bag.
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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by tbwilsonky » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:27 pm

sunny crag. above freezing. perfect.
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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Yasmeen » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:11 am

Tommy was closer to Toad's number of syllables than Andrew, but you both put in a good effort. Very poetic, gentlemen.
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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by The3rdear » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:26 am

thank you. I'm stoked. what crags?

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by dustonian » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:39 am

dolphin wall, definitely dolphin wall

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Cromper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:45 am

Matrix is better

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Andrew » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:13 am

Nebakanezer, sik route, Matrix wall
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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by dustonian » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:19 am

heard that rig is like 5.7 if you're over 6'6"

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Cromper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:19 am

Andrew wrote:Nebakanezer, sik route, Matrix wall
Is that the big 100 foot tufa in the cave? Sick route

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by Cromper » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:01 pm

dustonian wrote:heard that rig is like 5.7 if you're over 6'6"
You're thinking of 'Ranger'. Nezer is 14a, Whetley fa

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Re: Winter Climbing in The Red

Post by dustonian » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:04 pm

Sick! Is that the one with the bolted-on SoIll nutsack at the crux?

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