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Author Topic: total newb please read my story.....  (Read 165 times)

reba

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total newb please read my story.....
« on: October 06, 2006, 09:47:06 AM »

Whats up... I just recently started dating a guy in Nevada who right at this moment is climbing El Cap for the sixth time.  Not sure why he's dating me other than the fact that I am a hiker but he thinks that I am interested in climbing, which I am, but I basically have no experience, other than a couple hours in the climbing gym in CT.

I live in CT and I am looking to hopefully get some better experience and possibly find a partner who might want to deal with me and get me going.  I am pretty broke right now but I am trying to gather up some money for climbing shoes.  I know I need a partner for ropping, if I don't find one might just boulder for now.

If anyone has suggestions or advice or whatever please let me know.

THANKS!
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Re: total newb please read my story.....
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 12:12:44 AM »

Definitely boulder! rope work is important, but only if you fall in the first place :) When I started climbing I put too much effort into learning about ropes and anchors. I've been working on my leading and realized my climbing skills suck.
plus, you will probably meet people when bouldering that can help you with everything else. I don't know CT very well, but I've been told that there are tons of places to go so just go and don't climb higher than you are willing to jump. you'll meet people pretty quickly if you want to.
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Re: total newb please read my story.....
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006, 09:04:03 AM »

Shouldn't this hot new BF be teaching you the climbing???? If he leaves you in the capable hands of us old farts who knows what might happen ;D
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Re: total newb please read my story.....
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006, 08:34:50 PM »

If he leaves you in the capable hands of us old farts who knows what might happen ;D

Sounds to me like that is exactly what she wants ;D 
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