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Jul 7, 2001, 11:00 AM
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i heard that it was when you use other things, to get you up the face,other than to rock or something. you step on something that was put there by hand, like a pipe or something.


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Bouldering, sport, and trad are all what they call free climbing. This means that you only use the rock and your own strength to climb the route. You could have climbed the route without a rope or pro or anything and still made it up (I believe this is called solo).

Aid climbing is where you DO use other equipment to ascend the wall. Typically these climbs are much harder, otherwise you would just free climb them. There is a whole other scale for Aid too. It's like A1 to A6, but I don't know much about it.

So to Aid climb you use lots of equipment like daisy chains, ascenders, pulleys, in addition to cams, rope, biners, et cetera. It's more expensive and takes more to get into it so it's rare.


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Sometimes when I set routes in the gym, I have to aid up the wall.

I don't like aid climbing. Too much effort.


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I find aid climbing actually pretty easy if you know wut u r doing. Like if u are upside down or a part is too hard for your own body strength, just clip in an extendable quickdraw(pretty cheap) and then pull urself up! thats wut i do on my indoor gym at school! i think its a great but some people just think of it as cheating:)


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You aren't really talking about aid climbing there-you are describing french freeing to get past a move. Real aid climbing is placing a string of copperheads in a seam above a ledge 2000 feet off the deck, or desperately trying to get a pin stack to hold in mud in the Fisher Towers while the placement you are on crumbles in front of your eyes. This sort of thing is definitely not easy.


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atg200, you've sure got that right!


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You guys seemed to have missed the obvious...

Class 3 Strenuous hiking.

Class 4 Strenuous hiking with hands needed ocassionally. (Scrambling over talus)

Class 5 Technical Free Climbing (only hands and feet provide upward movement) i.e 5.11c

Class 6 Aid Climbing (using artificial means {tools} to provide upward movement) i.e. 5.9 A0


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since this is a kind of noobish/newbie (not to say im not) question im curious about how you set up aiders, ive read Dr. P's guide about this, but i still am a bit confused about it :) mabye a pic of your setups would be great or some movies online that are free for me to have a look at how the whole thing pans out :)

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Real aid climbing is placing a string of copperheads in a seam above a ledge 2000 feet off the deck, or desperately trying to get a pin stack to hold in mud in the Fisher Towers while the placement you are on crumbles in front of your eyes. This sort of thing is definitely not easy.

well that just makes me just want to jump right on the wall :)


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haha, whoa, way to go bumping a thread almost four years old! :shock:

I'm with you though. It's hard to imagine the aid climbing system at all until you have tried it. I'm breaking into it this spring, and have so far successfully sent the highly exposed NW face of my garage, and the thirty foot roof in the unfinished basement. :lol: Until I actually got my aiders and set everything up, it was hard to think up what I would do. I'll let someone with actual experience give you a real answer though. ;)


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