Visiting from Australia

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Visiting from Australia

Post by Hyahno » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:51 pm

Hi Red River Crew
Can't wait to scale some Red River Rock, looks amazing.
I am lucky enough to be in the area between Apr 13th-26th and looking for someone to climb with.
I will have my own gear
I mostly climb sport, up to 511.d-5.12a ish, can push on other slightly higher grades, but happy just to be on the rock whatever the scenario.
I will have my own rope & draws and a car for crag hopping
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Happy Hyahno Happy to Hang of Anythang
If you don't mind letting the lonely Aussie tag along, that would be awesome
Also looking for some beta on the area: seasonal considerations, crag tips, place to camp, any specifics, BEARS???
So pumped for this trip and look forward to exploring the Red River Gorge area soon

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by whoneedsfeet » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:28 pm

Bears are pretty prevalent in these areas, you'll probably want to get at least a can or two of bear spray. Also don't forget to keep some extra cash on you for the Nada tunnel toll.
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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by Rx2Climb » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:44 pm

Please disregard anything and everything that whoneedsfeet says! You need at least three cans of bear spray and the Nada Tunnel Toll accepts credit card.
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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by dustonian » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:57 pm

The Kentucky bears we have here might look a little different here than what you've got in the southern hemisphere...
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And whoneedsfeet is right, they can be very aggressive. I've also heard that they like to go for the butthole right off the bat.

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by whoneedsfeet » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:09 pm

That's one sexy piece of ass right there.
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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by dustonian » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:39 pm

Except for the white sneakers lurking underneath all those balloons

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by dustonian » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:39 pm

Anyway... to answer your question, probably better to stay at Miguel's if you are partner-hunting. If you have a car and can belay people without dropping them to their death, you will be popular there.

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by caribe » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:18 am

You will be as a god among men with your horseless carriage and the other cargo that you describe from abroad. You will be an honored guest in the tents of the Sheikhs of KY in the lowlands behind Castle Miguel's. You will discuss the climbing politics of the region in lowered tones and sometime barely audible whispers between short droughts of strong campfire coffee. You will be welcomed by strong nubile women both local and from each of the four winds with smiles brimming with strong white teeth centered between square shoulders and smaller than modest but eye-catching breasts--any of whom could casually dismember you with her toes alone, as a child might pluck petals from a daisy.
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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by caribe » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:19 am

but avoid whoneedsfeet and dustonian, highwaymen of meager scruples.

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by climb2core » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:56 pm

Sad, that you guys are a pretty accurate representation of Americans. ;)

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by Cromlech » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:47 pm

To aid Aussie-American communications -

Caribe's "modest but eye-catching breasts" = norks.

Hyahno, try not to get confused between a "good root" and a "good route". You'll likely have opportunities for both in the Red. Either way, it'd be best if you keep your harness on!!!

Also, leave the budgie smugglers at home. American's get are easily rattled and tend to get squeamish if your shorts are above the knee.

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Re: Visiting from Australia

Post by Hbg » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Hyahno,

Did you find partners for your trip? I'm in the area visiting family and would be available to climb any or all of those days. I climb about the same grade, maybe a bit lower depending on the climb, but would of course be happy to belay you on a harder project. I also have draws and a 70m rope. Let me know if you're interested!

Thanks!
Hbg

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