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Author Topic: cold weather, aid climbing  (Read 1214 times)

strandman

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Re: cold weather, aid climbing
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 09:46:33 AM »

Molson's is a bit awkward for a novice since it traverses and your feet dangle under the overhang.  the north end is better or maybe Airation...
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Re: cold weather, aid climbing
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 10:31:27 AM »

i would definitely recommend it for a  beginner aid climber, not a beginner all around climber, the awkwardness, power involved and the ease of protection make it a great lead.  Not to mention the dryness and situation.  Hard to beat for a sheltered spot.  Certainly ANY vertical crack is a good choice for your first gear lead, but molson/direct is fun.  Toothless grin is another fantastic overhanging awkward strength fest, but with gear.

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