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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Sea of holes rock fall
« Last post by Admin Al on July 02, 2015, 06:45:16 AM »
that's very interesting... I was up there with Brad 2-3 weeks ago and you could still see the stuff from the previous rockfall, there was noting new. that said, I'm not really surprised if that is the case. was it from around the big tree where it came before? all the rain and wind will just keep loosening that area.
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Injuries, Medical & Training / Re: Heart..psyched
« Last post by ELM on July 01, 2015, 05:49:35 PM »
Thanks all,,,I feel like Terminator sometimes....

i tell the Cardio..." I still have shit to do"

Just have them put the LVAD in now John. Keep youself in fresh batteries and you'll be crushing it in no time ;D
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Epics and Accidents / Re: bike crash
« Last post by ELM on July 01, 2015, 05:46:43 PM »
Yuck! At least you hit him!
  I got my helmet clipped with a week wacker last week when a landscape trailer cut it too close to me. I was heading down when I managed to bunny-hop over the curb and let out a stream of insults....he didn't even look back. Made the last 10 miles of that ride unpleasant. I called in the trailer plate number to the local cops though.
  Getting the clavical pinned is not too bad but if there is more I feel for you. I've had more than my fair share of shoulder issues. I am just now really feeling better for a bursidis/tendonistis that cropped up in Febuary.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Adirondacks toprope-friendly walls
« Last post by Adoherty88 on July 01, 2015, 04:51:09 PM »
Awesome, that's what I was hoping to hear! I have to admit, I thought that it would be nice to lead some 10's (with easier routes nearby to satisfy different ability levels) which is what drew me to Deadwater. Reach for the Sky sounds super fun and I'll definitely check it out. The area sounds like a great option all-around (except for the poison ivy, of course).
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Adirondacks toprope-friendly walls
« Last post by Maxsuffering on July 01, 2015, 04:33:03 PM »
Deadwater is great, but I've been climbing there since it was discovered and that's the first I've heard of it not being a top-roping area. Just the opposite, the place was originally developed as a convenient guiding area, thus the top anchors -lead up, drop the rope through, lower, let clients burn rubber all day. Top-roping here is in no way frowned upon, have at it.

The cliff is probably perfect for you except the "away from crowds" part. You'll probably run into other climbers, although not the numbers you'll find at the Beer Walls or Owls Head. Due to the clifftop being a pain in the ass (though hardly "nearly impossible") to access somebody in each party has to lead so the level of gumbidom isn't has high as those two areas either.

Highly recommended: Reach For The Sky -you can rig a TR after climbing Buffalo Bob, but it's also a safe and excellent lead too, probably soft for the grade. Also Tombstone- not a top-rope, but too good to miss if you can swing it!

Lastly, make sure everybody in your group knows how to identify and avoid poison ivy!
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Less traveled classic moderates on Cathedral
« Last post by xcrag_corex on July 01, 2015, 04:01:53 PM »
Whoever takes on the task should burn it ground up, on the lead.... Lest we be called sport climbers....
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Less traveled classic moderates on Cathedral
« Last post by frik on July 01, 2015, 03:30:34 PM »
Community announcement: Burning PI is a good way to get it in your throat and lungs....seriously.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Adirondacks toprope-friendly walls
« Last post by Adoherty88 on July 01, 2015, 03:25:33 PM »
Thank you guys for the great recommendations!

Since both of us are experienced leaders, we're less limited to actual toproping areas and I'm more keen to find areas away from crowds with routes for all ability levels. Deadwater looks like a great option in particular! On Mountain Project, it states "This is not a toproping area" because there is no walkaround access and there are anchors at the top of each climb. Do either of you know whether toproping is still frowned upon if we use our own gear etc. for anchors?

Even if that option isn't viable, it sounds like there are a lot of toprope-friendly areas out there which is a big relief when entertaining a crowd  :)
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Adirondacks toprope-friendly walls
« Last post by kenreville on July 01, 2015, 02:45:19 PM »
Go to Owls Head. It's on the left about halfway between Keene and Cascade Lakes. About a 20 minute walk. It is THE top rope spot.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Adirondacks toprope-friendly walls
« Last post by Maxsuffering on July 01, 2015, 02:05:02 PM »
Off the top of my head I'll through out Beer Walls, Tanager Face, Deadwater, Creature Wall and Spanky's Wall. Maybe Jewels And Gems but the grades are definitely on the low end of what you stated. Left side of Pitchoff (AKA Roaches Wall) can be accessed easily to set up top-ropes, conversely these will be on the upper end of what you're asking for. Having gear for directionals and being able to lead definitely expand your options.

There's a small cliff a short walk from Sharp Bridge Campground. It's not THAT great but it's close to where you're staying and easy to set up top-ropes. Grades are in the 5.4 to 5.9 range.

Life's A Beach (5.9) at Bikini Atoll has been cleaned up and two okay 5.10ish routes added to the left. They're worthwhile, close to the road and won't have a crowd but there is no easy walk-around access to anchors (i.e. you'll have to lead).
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