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zzsean


Feb 26, 2003, 9:28 AM
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I own 3 harnesses and they are all sitting in my largest haulbag unused since 1998.

Every year I think, "maybe this Summer I might bust em out and use a rope somewhere in the Rockies". Every summer I just keep bouldering instead. Winter, of course, is primo Bouldering season.


bluesky


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I own a couple -- as I love trad climbing and even sport, but..

I haven't used a harness outside since last summer.

I do some laps of routes in the gym for endurance (and it's side effect vascularity -- which I feel no amount of power bouldering can effectively improve).

But lately it's been 9 parts bouldering to 1 part routes.


dupree


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...but that sucker's just collecting dust. I probably use it once every 3 mos. or so...

BTW, to the person who described the insurance nightmare above. Does this mean that there's no chance that there never accidents (equipment or human failure) when roped up at a gym? Surely you can't be suggesting that...


yppah


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my harness is on the floor in my garage. I left it there after the last time that we set up topropes on the highball problems out at Queen Creek. I would not put it on except for the PBC and getting ready for it. :)


greatgarbanzo


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I own one... I know exactly where it is... I havenīt used it in 3 1/2 months because of some gasoline shortage problems. (only boulders nearby)

By the way, for all of you who think that you get gasoline pretty cheap... think about this... here in Vzla 1 galon of gas is around $0.20 U.S.


lox


Feb 26, 2003, 10:19 PM
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Yeah, but what's up with y'all's government right now ?! lol...


boulderingmadman


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i own a coupla harnesses, (for me belay slaves that dont really climb :) ), a full rack of draws (about 25), and have a small, albeit useful, trad rack. i enjoy all different aspects of climbing. ive led several multi-pitch routes both in tuolomne and in the gunks, i sport climb frequently in the summer, and i even know where everything is...

i just happen to enjoy bouldering more for the sheer difficulty and lack of time constraints. sport climbing with beginners is pretty lame, considering you have to lead everything twice, and by the time they get done with the 5.9's, im too tire to try the 5.12's...

on the other hand, a beginner boulderer can climb on the same rock all day long...and not find themselves so far beyond their abilities that fear takes over and prevents any real learning...


lox


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Plus, the approach to Owens is like descending into the gates of Hell.

Seriously.


qacwac


Feb 27, 2003, 10:33 AM
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Ha Ha. Pebble-wrestlers. That's good. Well I'm a pebble-wrestler and I own a harness and know where it is, but I haven't put it on in almost 2 months. That's mainly because the weather has been horrible lately. (I haven't bouldered outside in almost 2 months)


mreardon


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I have a few harnesses, all hanging in the garage with the rest of my gear including a couple crashpads. Most of the harnesses are Misty Mountain, including a Cadillac for the trad. If the question was regarding experiences, each year I set a goal in sport, trad, and bouldering and try to do all three goals as close to each other as possible.

As for Mick, he didn't start the bouldering in Bishop, but he researched it well enough. I think Lox started all bouldering....


beercanclimber


Feb 27, 2003, 12:32 PM
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yeah, i own and still use my harness maybe once a week to do some sport routes, but 3 of 4 days climbing is spent bouldering. i still really like the variety of being able to rope climb some days.




and, i started bouldering! get it right.


steepfish


Mar 7, 2003, 6:27 PM
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shoes,chalk thats all i need and maybe a pad for the big ones


mightymucklebunk


Apr 1, 2003, 8:42 AM
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I'm all about bouldering, but I'm also all about sport climbing, but I'm also all about caving... I'm torn. And I used my harness about two weeks ago, to do the deepest pit on earth, after the group of norweigans that were there got finished base jumping into it of course .

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