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Poll: What is your favorite kind of trad climb? (Add pic of your favorite climb if have one)
Aid 0 / 0%
Fingers 20 / 36%
Hand Jams 24 / 43%
Off Widths 8 / 14%
Chimneys 4 / 7%
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scottydo


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This may seem like a pretty obvious resulting poll to some, but I figured it'd be fun anyways. Plus, people always like to see pictures of others favorite climbs so they can put it on their own 'to do' list.

Have at it.


johnwesely


Sep 23, 2008, 4:48 AM
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you forgot face.


sungam


Sep 23, 2008, 5:24 AM
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And slabs.
And tufas.


notapplicable


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Gear protected face climbing.


notapplicable


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sungam wrote:
And slabs.
And tufas.


And Dihedrals


sungam


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oooh, and choss swimming. I saw someone try that.
I'd never seen a kneecap before that. You know, with no skin on, in a pool of blood, with all the ligaments twitching and stuff.

Maybe you could leave that one off the list -.-


evanwish


Sep 23, 2008, 7:54 AM
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notapplicable wrote:
sungam wrote:
And slabs.
And tufas.


And Dihedrals

And Fist jams


dingus


Sep 23, 2008, 8:05 AM
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What's trad? I don't think the OP has a handle on it.

DMT


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10+ pitches of fingers to fists splitters.

Its called Lotus Flower Tower, and I still haven't done it. Dammit.


kennoyce


Sep 23, 2008, 8:16 AM
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Just wondering how Aid climbing is considered Trad climbing. I may be wrong, but I thought trad climbing was a style of free climbing. Someone please help me out here.


dingus


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Traditional free climbing - you start at the bottom and climb to the top, without resorting to aid. This could include cracks, faces, removable protection, bolts, etc.

Since Higgins coined the term 'traditionalist' its his definition imo, that holds sway.

However, it is my opinion that aid climbing, particularly wall climbing, is trad as hell.

DMT


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if the original poster knew shit about trad climbing, we would have had an option for "pancakes."


kennoyce


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Thanks for the help. I do see the point that wall climbing is very traditional. I was just trying to bring up the point that I highly doubt that the OP knows anything at all about trad climbing. Thanks for the response though.


granite_grrl


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notapplicable wrote:
sungam wrote:
And slabs.
And tufas.


And Dihedrals

I love dihedrals!!!

Oh, and this poll sucks!!!


basilisk


Sep 23, 2008, 9:38 AM
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Run-out slab




chossmonkey


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johnwesely wrote:
you forgot face.
Correct

Its a shame too. It is the best type.


sungam


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chossmonkey wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
you forgot face.
Correct

Its a shame too. It is the best type.
Plus it's usually cheaper.


markc


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Cast a vote for varied. I like climbs that permit a wide variety of techniques.


kane_schutzman


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fingers fo sho


chossmonkey


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granite_grrl wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
sungam wrote:
And slabs.
And tufas.


And Dihedrals

I love dihedrals!!!

Oh, and this poll sucks!!!

Woooo!!!

Dihedrals!!!!




sungam


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kane_schutzman wrote:
fingers fo sho
Whose fo sho?
And we usually use these *
To show actions.


sungam


Sep 23, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Heh, I had a feeling that someone would post a photo in here somewhere.


donald949


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This is my favorite climb period:


This is a picture of RC user tslater on P3 of "Tree Route" on Dome Rock.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Dome_Rock/Dome_Rock/


taydude


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I like face climbs where you only have protection is certain spots. As a beginner I catch myself stitching up a crack needlessly even though the climbing is well below my limit. face climbing forces you to "balls-up" cuz you only get so many placements.


notapplicable


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markc wrote:
Cast a vote for varied. I like climbs that permit a wide variety of techniques.

And that is why trad is goooooooood. You get the full gamut.

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