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scubasnyder


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I was wondering what was the grade of your first trad climb? The first day i started i did a 5.5 first then i did a 5.7 in the same day. The best part about it was there was a great veiw at the top.


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5.7, 3 pitches, White Whale at Lumpy Ridge


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That was so many years ago, heck if I remember! :lol: I'd guess 5.3!


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It was a 5.3 which otherwise would have bored me but at the time was one of the most thrilling climbs I have done.


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short man's sorrow, 5.6. south face of looking glass


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Rosebud 5.5. 1977 Taylors Falls Minnesota


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Seneca Rocks, Gunsight to South Peak 5.3.

Abosolutely fantastic climb for the grade.


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Seneca Rocks, Candy Corner 5.5

Scared the crap outta me.
It was my first outdoor lead as well. I remember placing a lot of gear low, and then having to run it out near the top.


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5.9. I went back about 6 months after to lead it again and was wondering wtf I was thinking the first time.


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5.4(ish?) at my basic rock training course. The instructor was jugging next to me... :D


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Caver's Route (5.3) in Red River and Roadside Attraction (5.7) later that day, roadside attraction worked me over, I was still climbing in tennis shoes.


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lead or follow?

i followed castle rock in leavenworth, 5.8 or9 i think, then went back a week later and did outer space, leading one 5.7 pitch while my partner lead the rest...


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My first tradlead was something like 5.8, though I had seconded it earlier. My first real lead was a 5.7 onsight.


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Bear's Reach. 5.7 3 pitches. Ten years later, it is still one of my favorite climbs.


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First lead: 5.4 - Blue Route, at Crow Hill, Mass. An unremarkable 35 foot practice climb.

Second lead: 5.6 - Thin Air, at Cathedral, NH. 5 beautiful pitches.

Third lead: 5.8 - Pine Tree Eliminate, at Cathedral, NH. One pitch of strenuous crack climbing. I didn't want anything to do with this climb - seemed way over my head. But my partner wanted a shot at it. I saw him struggle over and over with the crux, and realized that I knew I could do it. So when he backed off, I led it.

Needless to say, the trend in the difficulty of my leads did not continue. :lol:

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Think of each one as your first, you'll live longer.


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Crowder's Mt, Ooga Chocka 5.8.

it's one of my favorite climbs and I knew all the moves.


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my first TR was a 10c - though it was probably more of an easy 11 for my body size.

my first lead was a 5.7 or 5.8, cant remember which.


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5.3 Three (now two) Pines at the Gunks, first pitch. It's been a rainy gloomy November day, so i practiced anchors for a couple of hours and then led it to make up for the day's atmosphere. Great views, very juggy and very scary! But got me hooked alright :roll:


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5.7 ed's crack vedauwoo, 1 one week after the 1st time i went climbing.


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5.10c but the crux is the first move and the rest is like 5.7 or 8 and I had top roped it a couple of times so it was pretty easy. All I had for gear was a set of nuts and some quikdraws.


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Baby Roof, JT. It was rated 5.8 by the Vogel guide but I think it was a little over rated.


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Baby Roof, JT. It was rated 5.8 by the Vogel guide but I think it was a little over rated.


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5.3, where i also snared my first booty cam


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I was wondering what was the grade of your first trad climb? The first day i started i did a 5.5 first then i did a 5.7 in the same day. The best part about it was there was a great veiw at the top.

The Block Route (5.5 with at 5.8 crux) and then Great Arch (5.5) to top out at Stone Mountain in North Carolina.

Six months later it was also my first trad lead.

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