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Post by foxglove » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Well I feel like my subject title anyways. I am a new climber, and considering going to the gorge in the next few months. I am looking for a good sport climb for a beginner, any suggestions??
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Post by dbarless » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:23 pm

go with people who know what they are doing

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Post by p0bray01 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:17 pm

Do you have experience leading? It is really hard to set up TR's in the Red without a leader. Like dbarless said try and hook up with someone you feel confident knows what they are doing. A good beginner area if you have learned how to lead in a gym is the practice wall at Muir valley. Another good beginner area is Left Flank and Military wall (my first sport leads were at Left Flank! :mrgreen: )

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Post by Wolf » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:39 pm

Check out the helpful and knowledgeable guides at Red River Outdoors.

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Post by Brentucky » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:28 pm

once you learn to lead or are with some people who do know how i've heard that "eureka" at lady slipper-global village is a great beginner climb. i assume you know that you can search for routes on this website by clicking the "online guidebook" and then "index."
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Post by Andrew » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:01 pm

I suggest a guide at least once. Try redriveroutdoors or truenorth.
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Post by Monkey Boy » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:03 pm

When you are ready to go, both the practice wall and bruisebrothers in Muir have training anchors set up for learning on clean and rap so it is a good place to go once you find someone to show you the ropes. If you know how to lead and clean, Brentucky is right about eureka, it is worth the hike. The gorge has many great guides, keep your eyes out for climbing camps/clinics, and if all else fails post before you go and you might find some helpful person who can be bribed... pizza, beer, and/or cash are usually effective. :)

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Post by steep4me » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:36 pm

The Shire has 3 easy climbs together 7,8,9 bolted. Try there with someone who knows what they are doing or get a guide.
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Post by krampus » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:54 pm

when did this site get tame :?:
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Post by jordancolburn » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:05 pm

i know, well like two weeks ago I saw newbies getting made fun of mercilessly for no reason(what else are online forums for). Count yourself lucky, foxglove, you're actually getting real information.

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