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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2010, 07:16:59 AM »
I hate to generalize but I have found that, on the average, women climber have better balance and control than their male counterpart at a comparable skill level.  If you can, climb with one or more female climbers who are better than you and learn what they are doing 'right'.  In climbing, 'climb like a girl' can actually be a good thing.

totally agree with this... read the Report this week. I learned so much from watching my wife climb. no, she can't lead 10+, but she floats up stuff even tho she rarely climbs more than once a year. balance, balance balance, footwork, footwork, footwork!
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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 08:47:10 AM »
Who's the hot chick in the whiteis ??? ::)

Strand it's nice to know that beneath your type A crusty exterior lies a sensitive fellow just looking for some bromance.
I have a question? Who does number one work for.

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2010, 09:06:06 AM »
John is one of the most sensitive people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2010, 10:33:57 AM »
And Steve looks HOT (most of the time)

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2010, 11:49:26 PM »
I hate to generalize but I have found that, on the average, women climber have better balance and control than their male counterpart

B/c we don't build up muscles as easily and thus, need to find other ways to drag our asses up there.

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2010, 08:39:28 AM »
Less drugs and alcohol! It would be a shame, but if that's the sacrifice YOU want to make...

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2010, 11:52:26 AM »
Derek - Top Roping is the way to go.

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2010, 12:32:40 PM »
Everyone,

  Thanx for all the help.  I am heading to rumney for vacation this week.  The plan is to climb as much as the Mrs. will let me get away with. ;D ;D ;D

Derek

Can anybody recommend a "must climb" for beginners?

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2010, 01:15:46 PM »
Can anybody recommend a "must climb" for beginners?

That would very much depend on who will be getting the rope to the top of the climbs (for you).
What level of difficulties do you lead and top-rope at?


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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2010, 03:14:39 PM »
I haven't led any climbs yet.  I will be with a guide on Wednesday.  Friday with a friend.  Anything else, will have to be bouldering.

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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2010, 10:56:44 PM »
I haven't led any climbs yet.  I will be with a guide on Wednesday.  Friday with a friend. 
The guide should be able to get you on the best climbs for you.  Ask him for recommendations at the end of the day for you and your friend to get on next.  Good luck, have fun and be safe.


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Re: Any tips for maintaining balance?
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010, 10:28:28 AM »
Tell the guide you would like them to lead up Granny's Route at the 5.8 crag  ;D
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