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General Climbing / Re: Paul Ross: Boxing gloves &roller skates
« Last post by JBro on April 22, 2017, 11:25:44 PM »
Next winter Hurley is going to have to climb Dracula in ice skates using field hockey sticks for tools.
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Beginners Area / Re: Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by PG on April 22, 2017, 08:07:19 AM »
Hammond pond is OK but like the Quarries can get crowded. Try Rattle Snake rocks, Braintree or Black & White Rocks, Melrose. Especially when it's sunny and hot. Another place just a little further out is Red Rocks in Gloucester. As far as the webbing, cut 2, 3 to 4 foot lengths. Slide them over your static rope. Use them on your static line to protect it over the edge to your master point. It will give you a longer listing rope and a safer set up. Falcon books has an awesome book, AMGA single pitch instructor manual. It will be the best $25 you will ever spend. Easy to follow and well illustrated. These are tried and true techniques, universally accepted. I would take you on myself but I have a crazy spring. Send me a pm as to your availability, maybe we can get together at some point.

Good climbing, Pete
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Beginners Area / Re: Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by strangrdangr on April 22, 2017, 12:21:36 AM »
Picked up a static and dynamic rope, locking biners, 30ft cord as well as some webbing (it was so darn cheap) and am looking to head out once it all arrives.  You mentioned other places to climb in the Boston area. I've heard of Hammond pond, but are there other good places to tope rope with good protection and easy walk ups?  Thanks for all the help
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General Climbing / Paul Ross: Boxing gloves &roller skates
« Last post by M_Sprague on April 20, 2017, 11:05:41 PM »
Probably most of you have already seen this but here is Mr Ross climbing Little Chamonix in roller skates and boxing gloves. http://www.climbing.com/videos/80-year-old-paul-ross-climbs-in-roller-skates-and-boxing-gloves/ .. ain't dead yet!
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Beginners Area / Re: Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by PG on April 20, 2017, 08:16:02 AM »
I have been climbing at the quarries for over 20 years. In that time I've seen almost every Mickey Mouse set up. Most anchors I consider sub standard. Most of those Have the potential of catastrophic failure. I use a hundred foot of 9.5 static rope, a cordolette and 4 locking carabiners. That's all you'll ever need to set up a redundant, equalized and no extension top rope anchor anywhere. Save your money, no need for webbing and it's not any less expensive. The other thing most important is take a lesson from someone qualified. There are too many self proclaimed experts out there. The quarries are a good spot to start but there other areas around Boston with less trash. If anyone offers up their rope to climb on best to walk around and check out their anchor first. Too many scary stories to mention here. Good luck and climbing

PG
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Beginners Area / Re: Getting started climbing outdoors: Quincy Quarries
« Last post by strangrdangr on April 19, 2017, 10:31:33 PM »
Awesome thanks! Also, just to make sure, the achors are accessible via walkup as opposed to lead climbing correct?
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: O'dell's or pinnacle gully
« Last post by Coreshot on April 19, 2017, 05:30:44 PM »
Yep, but not for long.  A couple years ago I got Pinnacle, under the full moon, on May 5th or thereabouts. Sunrise on the summit is highly recommended.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / O'dell's or pinnacle gully
« Last post by dp on April 19, 2017, 03:17:56 PM »
Any one know if either of these two are still in for ice climbing, thanks, dp
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Partner Exchange / Re: looking for morning rock partners in the valley
« Last post by Dhane on April 18, 2017, 06:20:45 PM »
hey, im free most mornings as well. lemme know what your down to climb.
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