|On 18/01/2011 PhilB wrote:
>Thanks all! I said they were new to the sport but I should have said new
>to outdoor climbing. We all can easily climb up to 16-18 but Buffalo seems
>to be harder than the grades indicate (exposure and so on from what I know)
>so we're looking at lower grade climbs on which we can walk up the climb,
>set up a top anchor (off trees, boulders...), and then belay either from
>the top or from the bottom of the climb. Abseiling down, I agree, is risky
>as it means the only way out is up.
>Looks like Catani Crags could do.
>Also, seems like the easy, less than vertical slabs, haven't been listed
>in the topo guide so I may have to look for those and go for it.
>Oh, and yes, climbing is dangerous but i) that's part of the excitement
>and ii) I'm level enough not to do anything I am not happy with.
If your climbing experience is limited to the inbreed homogamy which makes up gym climbing. Buffalo is going to be an eye opening experience. Pick some really easy routes and get a fill for the rock, who know you might end up finding that slab and cracks are you cup of tee. Good Luck.