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Author Topic: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?  (Read 202 times)

Woody

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Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« on: December 18, 2002, 10:10:47 AM »

How come the gym in North Conway doesn't host any climbing comps?  I bet it would be alot of fun with all of the local hardbodies hanging around.
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2002, 03:16:48 PM »

'cause gyms are for wussies who don't outside and appreciate where we live.  try competing with yourself to not ask stupid questions.  then, everyone will win.
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Coway?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2002, 09:38:50 AM »

A very intelligent post bueno. Sounds like you really understand people.
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2002, 09:58:32 AM »

Check out some of his earlier posts...he's already proven himself to be a serious punter....
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2002, 10:15:23 AM »

i heard that cranmore wasn't really into it or that they wanted all the cash....disappointing really. i think comps would be great here in the valley...they are getting really popular, and would bring in more cash and use to the wall ( which hopefully would mean an upgrade)....i think everyone who agrees should make it known down at IME and cranmore and hopefully something could happen...
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2002, 10:28:44 AM »

Frow what I understand, there was a weekly climbing competition (much like the weekly ski race and Cranmore).  I do not know what happened to it, but it seems as if the climbing community in N. Conway is pretty fractured which is too bad.  I think a weekly social/competition would be a great thing for the community.

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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2002, 10:52:31 AM »

from what I heard from Brad it just took too much effort for very little return. also Cranmore really puts nothing into the climbing wall.

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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2002, 12:22:57 PM »

Well...maybe we should try to put something together.  How many people would be willing to pay, say, a registration fee in order to get into a weekly comp?  You'd have to pay something, since the wall is part of Cranmore and they're not going to let us in for free.  I'd be willing to pay some reasonable fee in order to compete...say $100 or so.  How
'bout anyone else?

I also agree that the community seems pretty fractured in the valley...maybe a comp would be a good way to pull people together...?
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2002, 05:36:45 PM »

If my memory serves me right, the last comp that they hosted was won by a couple of 13 year olds in each of the mens and womens elite categories.  It was pretty embarrasing for the locals, to say the least.  I think they are all afraid to find out how far the rest of the climbing world has left them when it comes to competitions.  

I do agree that the comps were alot of fun and served to unite a great crowd of people.  I definately would be willing to participate, particularly if there was an after comp competition to see who could drive an ice pick the deepest into bueno puno...
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2002, 07:39:59 PM »

you're all a bunch of "punters"   :P ;D
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2002, 11:24:48 AM »

When did they host the last comp?  Not in the two years I've been here. ???
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2002, 01:28:30 PM »

IF THERE ARE COMPS I WILL FULLY REPRESENT LIKE A NUCLEAR BLAST!
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2002, 08:21:48 PM »

comps are for punters.  hehe dogboy is a major punter.  he is craptacular.  ;D
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2002, 08:21:03 AM »

if cranmore doesn't want to put anything into the wall then they shouldn't get anything out of the wall...the place is outdated anyway and they've been milking it without putting any effort into it for too long...who's up for just building our own rock gym in the valley.....
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Re: Climbing Competitions in North Comway?
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2002, 10:01:50 AM »

that's an interesting idea and I've actually thought about it a couple of times...

the problems I see are as follows:

1 - climbers don't want to pay anything for anything

2 - will it be used by anyone in the summer?

3 - will people expect a massive wall like the ones I see in the magazines?

4 - how much do these kinds of structures cost? my understanding is that they are pretty darn expensive.

5 - should it be affiliated with someplace like Attitash or a local gym so that it has a "guaranteed" clientel?

6 - can it make money with the above limitations?

7 - climbers don't want to pay anything for anything

8 - is it an oxymoron, a climbing gym in North Conway?

hmmm...
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