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relocated to the area

Post by noga » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:01 pm

I just relocated to richmond from boulder, co. I learned how to climb in the red in 02 and excited to be back. I climb trad and sport. With having a 20 month old daughter and moving i'm not as strong as i once was. I probably lead easy 10's on gear and mid/upper 10's sport right now. I'm looking for some safe/fun climbing partners. Also would be psyched to learn about the richmond climbing community, if any. Hopefully there are some home woodies that are welcoming to new indivduals. Thanks.

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Josephine » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:09 am

noga wrote:I just relocated to richmond from boulder, co. I learned how to climb in the red in 02 and excited to be back. I climb trad and sport. With having a 20 month old daughter and moving i'm not as strong as i once was. I probably lead easy 10's on gear and mid/upper 10's sport right now. I'm looking for some safe/fun climbing partners. Also would be psyched to learn about the richmond climbing community, if any. Hopefully there are some home woodies that are welcoming to new indivduals. Thanks.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Crankmas » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:15 am

Don't know the specifics but there is a climbing wall at EKU and an excellent bouldering and training facility in Lexington "Bluegrass Bouldering" ? Both would probably serve as a base for climbing partners as well, best of all you now have the Red River Gorge, start with Brother Stair and Curbside, it's all up from there. :)

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by noga » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Yeah i'll be sure to check out those two gyms. I'll also check those two areas in the red. I've got a pretty long ticklist that includes rock wars, brontosaurus, headstonr surfer, strick 9, the underling, handjob, and oberon to name just a few. Drop me line if anyone is looking to get out.

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Bum » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:22 pm

Crankmas wrote:Don't know the specifics but there is a climbing wall at EKU and an excellent bouldering and training facility in Lexington "Bluegrass Bouldering" ? Both would probably serve as a base for climbing partners as well, best of all you now have the Red River Gorge, start with Brother Stair and Curbside, it's all up from there. :)
In order to climb at EKU's gym you must be accompanied by a member of the gym. A day pass to the gym cost $5, and there are belayers on duty from 3-9PM.
The boulder wall is open when ever the gym is open.
There is also a treadwall upstairs.

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by noga » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:17 pm

Yeah I actually stopped in there today. The person at the front desk told me that I either needed to be a student, an alumni, or a family member of an alumni (all of which I am not). I'm a bit bummed. I know there is Bluegrass Bouldering in Lexington, but I was hoping for something a bit closer.

On a side note, for some reason I can't reply to some of my PM's (says something about the server). I appreciate individuals reaching out to me. I'll keep trying to PM you back. It would be great to get out to the Red.

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by krampus » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:18 am

The PM thing happened to me too. I believe that it only prevents you from replying to PM's. Try composing a new PM to the person, it should work that way.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by takewrning » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:12 am

I just moved to the Richmond area too, also in similar a-bit-out-of climbing shape and haven't led sport or trad in a few years and looking to get back into it. I work Mon-Fri nights so can get out for a few hours during the weekdays too. Have you made it into the bouldering gym off of the bypass?

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Josephine » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:05 pm

noga wrote:Yeah I actually stopped in there today. The person at the front desk told me that I either needed to be a student, an alumni, or a family member of an alumni (all of which I am not). I'm a bit bummed. I know there is Bluegrass Bouldering in Lexington, but I was hoping for something a bit closer.

On a side note, for some reason I can't reply to some of my PM's (says something about the server). I appreciate individuals reaching out to me. I'll keep trying to PM you back. It would be great to get out to the Red.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Ascentionist » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:14 pm

A former professor at EKU and myself put up a few boulder problems at Indian Fort east of Berea ten years ago or so. PM me if you're interested in knowing more.

I doubt that EKU wall is worth crap. Some guy named JB had something to do with getting it put in. (No, seriously, it's pretty good)

To sort of answer the first part of your original post my family and I moved back to KY from the Denver area last year and now that the kids are older (7 and 11) we're getting back into climbing. We live in Stanton and are just biding our time until the weather gets better.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by tutugirl » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:11 pm

I will be at Shop III later tonight if you want to come and check it out...if not you can call me 937.304.5400.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by noga » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 pm

takewrning wrote:I just moved to the Richmond area too, also in similar a-bit-out-of climbing shape and haven't led sport or trad in a few years and looking to get back into it. I work Mon-Fri nights so can get out for a few hours during the weekdays too. Have you made it into the bouldering gym off of the bypass?
Yeah I joined the gym off the bypass (shop III). I really like it. Welcome to Richmond.

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by ynp1 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:06 pm

I heard that there are climbers in richmond that climb on ROCK, and the rest climb at the shop...

Enjoy richmond it is great! I will miss it.
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Re: relocated to the area

Post by z3nbones » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:24 pm

Is this shop gym still around these days? Moving to Richmond myself here in a month or so...

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Re: relocated to the area

Post by Cromper » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:40 pm

Nope it isn't in Richmond anymore.

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