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Gym to outdoor, partner needed
chunderfuzz
15/07/2014
4:56:22 PM
Noob. Mainly Gym climbing.

Would like to get up to the Blue Mountains for a two day 'how to' & general climbing course (anchor placement, rope stuff etc) but can't make available dates for group sessions due to work. Anyone interested?

I have shoes but no harness or other gear. Will buy some gear after the course.

Aiming for first weekend of August if possible (or 3rd/4th weekend). Can't do the second weekend in August.

Mick

email: mmac.home@bigpond.com

E. Wells
15/07/2014
6:15:37 PM
If I was a noob that had some moolah I would snap up that trad rack for 500. Good bargain. Mammut Contact slings are the shiz. You could get up just about anything with that rack and using your own gear with those courses is good too. (Of course the provider of course has ample gear but you get to know your own stuff better)

gnaguts
15/07/2014
6:24:38 PM
On 15/07/2014 E. Wells wrote:
>If I was a noob that had some moolah I would snap up that trad rack for 500. Good bargain.
Are you dismissing my good friend Eduardo who wants it split up?

Duang Daunk
15/07/2014
6:58:12 PM
Yeh E bro.
May your beloved bluies sport lines lose more bolts, if that is the case.
chunderfuzz
15/07/2014
7:49:06 PM
On 15/07/2014 E. Wells wrote:
>If I was a noob that had some moolah I would snap up that trad rack for
>500. Good bargain. Mammut Contact slings are the shiz. You could get up
>just about anything with that rack and using your own gear with those courses
>is good too. (Of course the provider of course has ample gear but you get
>to know your own stuff better)

I did check that out, but, as I've no idea decided against buying equipment.

shortman
16/07/2014
8:29:31 AM
On 15/07/2014 chunderfuzz wrote:
>On 15/07/2014 E. Wells wrote:
>>If I was a noob that had some moolah I would snap up that trad rack for
>>500. Good bargain. Mammut Contact slings are the shiz. You could get
>up
>>just about anything with that rack and using your own gear with those
>courses
>>is good too. (Of course the provider of course has ample gear but you
>get
>>to know your own stuff better)
>
>I did check that out, but, as I've no idea decided against buying equipment.

Offer $350 and go for it. It's not rocket science. Put the things in the gaps and don't fall.

If I can do it....anyone can do it.

shortman
16/07/2014
8:50:15 AM
On 15/07/2014 chunderfuzz wrote:
>Noob. Mainly Gym climbing.
>I have shoes but no harness or other gear. Will buy some gear after the
>course.
>
>Aiming for first weekend of August if possible (or 3rd/4th weekend). Can't
>do the second weekend in August.
>
>Mick
>
Getting a harness, belay device and a nut tool is a really good start. They will get used.
chunderfuzz
16/07/2014
2:27:43 PM
On 16/07/2014 shortman wrote:
>On 15/07/2014 chunderfuzz wrote:
>>Noob. Mainly Gym climbing.
>>I have shoes but no harness or other gear. Will buy some gear after the
>>course.
>>
>>Aiming for first weekend of August if possible (or 3rd/4th weekend).
>Can't
>>do the second weekend in August.
>>
>>Mick
>>
>Getting a harness, belay device and a nut tool is a really good start.
>They will get used.
>

Should have those bits by this weekend.

shortman
16/07/2014
2:34:15 PM
And a helmet can be good.
rightarmbad
16/07/2014
7:37:31 PM
I take on many newbies.
The best thing that can be done is to buy a rope and use it whilst ever you are climbing with your mentor.
That at least offsets some of the damage and accelerated wear done to your mentors rack whilst you learn.

All you should contemplate buying at this stage is a harness, chalk bag, belay device, a couple of nylon slings and screw gates.
Supplying a rope once you find a mentor is a great gesture, as is offering to be the transport supplier if you can do so.

Don't buy other gear until you know exactly what it is you need.
simey
16/07/2014
7:55:01 PM
On 16/07/2014 rightarmbad wrote:
>Supplying a rope once you find a mentor is a great gesture, as is offering
>to be the transport supplier if you can do so.

Having sex with them is an even better offer (depending on the circumstances). Although if you have Eduardo as your mentor you won't even have to wait to offer as he will just automatically be going for it.
chunderfuzz
16/07/2014
8:17:41 PM
On 16/07/2014 rightarmbad wrote:
>I take on many newbies.
>The best thing that can be done is to buy a rope and use it whilst ever
>you are climbing with your mentor.
>That at least offsets some of the damage and accelerated wear done to
>your mentors rack whilst you learn.
>
>All you should contemplate buying at this stage is a harness, chalk bag,
>belay device, a couple of nylon slings and screw gates.
>Supplying a rope once you find a mentor is a great gesture, as is offering
>to be the transport supplier if you can do so.
>
>Don't buy other gear until you know exactly what it is you need.

Thanks, I've bought the harness/belay/chalk/screw gate etc as I can use that indoors as well (maybe not the screw gate).

Can do transport, rope etc if needed.
chunderfuzz
17/07/2014
8:11:45 AM
On 16/07/2014 simey wrote:
>On 16/07/2014 rightarmbad wrote:
>>Supplying a rope once you find a mentor is a great gesture, as is offering
>>to be the transport supplier if you can do so.
>
>Having sex with them is an even better offer (depending on the circumstances).
>Although if you have Eduardo as your mentor you won't even have to wait
>to offer as he will just automatically be going for it.
>

I spent all night seraching chockstone, none of the recommended beginners racks included lube.

Eduardo Slabofvic
17/07/2014
4:55:08 PM
On 16/07/2014 simey wrote:
>Having sex with them is an even better offer (depending on the circumstances).
>Although if you have Eduardo as your mentor you won't even have to wait
>to offer as he will just automatically be going for it.
>

How surprising it is that Simey, the Octopus, is the one who raises sex. He'll clean and bolt routes in the hope of shag.
simey
17/07/2014
8:59:18 PM
Well some people say it with diamonds, but nothing says 'I love you', better than a three-star virgin line primed and waiting for the send.

Not that I ever recall doing this well. I do recall promising a girlfriend a quality first ascent for her birthday and although the line looked good, it was as loose as shit. I ended up leading it and taking forever (after she backed off) and we both resorted to a few hangs on the rope. She said it was one of the worst days climbing of her life.

It was a good thing she was able to have sex with me that night to make up for it.

gnaguts
30/08/2014
7:59:46 PM
On 16/07/2014 rightarmbad wrote:
>I take on many newbies.
>The best thing that can be done is to buy a rope and use it whilst ever
>you are climbing with your mentor.
>That at least offsets some of the damage and accelerated wear done to
>your mentors rack whilst you learn.
>
>All you should contemplate buying at this stage is a harness, chalk bag,
>belay device, a couple of nylon slings and screw gates.
>Supplying a rope once you find a mentor is a great gesture, as is offering
>to be the transport supplier if you can do so.
>
>Don't buy other gear until you know exactly what it is you need.

wtf?
I really can't believe that you left off buying XXXX beer for the mentor.

Big G
30/08/2014
8:52:17 PM
XXXX? Does anyone with taste buds drink that rats pizz? Or is it being bought as a joke?

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