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Postby new blood, » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:31 pm

What is everyones local crag? I'm in PA and the local spots aren't exactly going to be on the cover of a magazine but I'm happy they're in the arew. Better than nothing

anybody here climb at birdsboro in PA? it's slowly becoming my go to spot cause it's the closest sport crag around me. It's an old quarry and super chossy with lots of glue on olds and the rock is glossy as all hell, but there's some fun stuff. very chill environment and locals too. surprisingly climbable in the summer when you've got shade
i was just going to suggest that maybe everybody should cool out maybe
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Postby warmjets » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:36 pm

Honnold is gonna die soon
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Postby dusky » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 pm

i can not watch free solo climbers, and i can't believe anyone would sponsor them.
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Postby dvr » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am

dusky wrote:i can not watch free solo climbers, and i can't believe anyone would sponsor them.


i remember a few years ago when one of the Clif Bar climbers started BASE and Clif immediately pulled the sponsor
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Postby gazedo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:55 pm

https://soundcloud.com/american-alpine-journal/alex-honnold-and-tommy-caldwell-on-the-nose

pretty fascinating podcast on the nose record.

my favorite moment was alex dismissing speed climbing as dangerous because it isn't free soloing (i mean he isn't wrong, but its a dumb argument to make). then alex immediatly following that up with saying when tommy had slow splits (glad to hear him say this, it was always clear tommy was the weak link, and i still want to see the Adam Ondra - Alex team up even if alex says he is done), alex would phone the thing in and start borrowing gear off of aid climbers so he could protect sections (which negates the whole everything is calculated and not actually that dangerous argument he just tried to make).

also glad they threw some shade at Brad G and his sketchy as hell style of climbing.
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Postby VHGisdead » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:59 pm

oh sick thanks for that
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Postby new blood, » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:32 am

That podcast looks great, thanks
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Postby new blood, » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am

i was just going to suggest that maybe everybody should cool out maybe
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Postby new blood, » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am

Adidas made that a toop
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Postby TwoInchesOfTrouble » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:50 pm

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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:53 pm

fuck yes
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Postby clouds » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm

that looks really good. i liked meru.
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:56 pm

huh, looks like there are finally some Dawn Wall screenings around here next month
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Postby strange potion » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 pm

So amped for the El Capitan doc, feels like it's taken ages to appear but it's only been a year since the climb
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Postby new blood, » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:20 pm

There have been so many new gyms opening up in my area and it has created such delicious drama. Especially when it spills over to instagram, because as far as I can see climbers are uniformly tacky as hell online
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Postby gazedo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:46 am

new blood, old hat wrote:as far as I can see climbers are uniformly tacky as hell online


online climbing culture is so, so dumb. instagram really ruined things. i troll people on their bullshit as often as i can, but sometimes that crosses into me being tacky as hell too.
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Postby Kuboaa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:56 am

new blood, old hat wrote:There have been so many new gyms opening up in my area and it has created such delicious drama. Especially when it spills over to instagram, because as far as I can see climbers are uniformly tacky as hell online

The gym I used to go to now has everyone schedule when they can come in and climb, instead of whenever when I used to go, I would hate that
good for the ppl that own the gym tho, they are making tons of money and have built two more gyms because of it
I miss climbing, but would def hate how crowded it probably is all the time
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Postby new blood, » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:24 am

Chon Jongwon won gold in the Asian Games for climbing

As I understand it that means he's exempt from military conscription! Woo hooo
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Postby dvr » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:28 pm

I've just been an off-and-on gym boulderer for 3 years. Finally did some indoor top-rope today and this weekend am heading outside for more roped climbing. Yahoo
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Postby dvr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:54 am

fyi- dawn wall screens next wednesday (the 19th). i just picked up the last two tickets for my showing.

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-dawn-wall
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Postby gazedo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:32 pm

Anyone else been watching the world championships? Seeing janja win bouldering after getting second in ropes (by a 7 second double count back) was so cool. She has got to be the heavy favorite for 2020 Olympic gold.
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Postby gazedo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:10 pm

i am so excited for it to be fall. anyone have any fun trips planned?
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Postby TwoInchesOfTrouble » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm



360 video.... pretty intense
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Postby new blood, » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:43 pm

gazedo wrote:i am so excited for it to be fall. anyone have any fun trips planned?

I'm going to the Adirondacks and meeting some friends there this weekend
I think we are mostly going to boulder at nine corner lake

I'm psyched. Recently moved to a new city and it's slow going meeting other climbers. It'll be nice to see my hometown friends in a new place
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 pm

Free Solo is fuckin great

Alex is weirder than he lets on in other media I've seen of him
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Postby dvr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:02 am

VHGisdead wrote:Free Solo is fuckin great

Alex is weirder than he lets on in other media I've seen of him


awesome. i'm gonna go see it in a couple hours
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Postby dvr » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:35 pm

So good

Glad his mom spoke in it.

Didn't seem overly dramatic or hammed up. I like how he mentioned his thoughts about depression, happiness, contentment and being driven but the film didn't dwell on it, at all. I also liked how it didn't project any conclusions from the MRI results.

Glad it didn't hammer the Yosemite climbing history

Glad he backed out and waited like 6 months to try again. Good lesson right there

Glad he bought a house and didn't glorify van life like a Patagonia catalog

I thought the amount of time spent covering the actual climb was perfect

Being single in my mid-30s and not dated in a long while, and spent month+ long spurts living in my car in mountain towns, I really appreciated how big a theme his bachelorhood was.

I think it respected the sport well. Not like yeah! gnarly! sick! rad! . Which I wish the travis rice snowboard films had been better at (and even the Jones ones to some extent)

Love how it showed that only his friends were involved in the project. Not some production crew he didn't know that national geographic sent him
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Postby dvr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:11 pm

Free Solo is every horny action sports dweeb's fantasy put in documentary format
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Postby gazedo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:27 pm

Is it weird I don't have much interested in seeing this?
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Postby dvr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:17 pm

I was opposed to a climbing film going out to mass audiences and I don't glorify solo'ing one single bit, but I'm glad I saw this. A great movie. You should see it, I think it's gonna be monumental both as an athletic (mental?) achievement and as a film. Right place, right time, right people kinda thing.
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