Climbing General #9
A place to talk about climbing in any aspect (trad, sport, bouldering, aid, alpine, etc).
Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.
I'm not off-route, I'm doing a first ascent.
did ya'll paint your nails and #makeitfashion so you can send 5.9 toprope @ the crag before post-send margs
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something with "Belgium" in it, then I can find your message
im a fat bastard but i grew up in the mountains and used to love it, stopped about 13/14 when i discovered cigarettes and playstation.
how do i get into climbing as an adult? im broke af, do i just need a good pair of boots?
hit up a gym or friendly crag if close by. mountainproject is a good spot to scope out your local areas crags. make sure to choose something easy (and at your level, maybe a third class scramble is where you'd like to be) or go gawk at something hard you have no chance of doing yet (dreamweavin'). you'll need a good pair of climbing shoes. mythos are a great budget shoe that just get the job done - if you're totally new, they'll be the best do-it-all you can find. have fun, be safe, and remember YER GONNA DIE
my gym has hang boards in the workout area. i usually spend some of my non-climbing workout on them. the improvements are quite fast. also weighted pullups are great
>paying more than $50 for a roll mat Can't believe people actually fall for this. The only excuse is if you're over 40. Pic related costs $10, weighs next to nothing, dries in minutes and your sleep is just as good What other products are just rip-offs?
Even better, lying about who can withstand the most discomfort
Sleep is the most important way to restore your energy for the next day. Don't be a retard and skimp out on your sleep system.
Granted if you live in a non-cold area and the ground is soft, dry and free of any lumps and bumps. Sure, sleep on napkins for all I care.
a friend of mine used to carry one of those around. NOT worth it.
None of your goddamn business what I do with my hard-earned money.
I'm 46 and side sleep on a RidgeRest, and have occasionally felt the need to put leaves under the hip area. I slept on it every night for 5 years up until this last December.
Hey y'all, I'm gonna be heading out next weekend to hike and camp overnight in the woods of NH. Thing is, I have to pack light as hell, as I'll be carrying my gear the whole time, and Ill need my hands free.
I put together a basic bag of things I imagine I would desperately need. But I have two main issues: > 1. I don't have enough space for a tent or a good sleeping bag, which means I have to downgrade to a thick felt blanket, but still have no solution for my tent. > 2. This is my first time camping in the winter, and my first time camping with only the things I can carry on my back. So I'm positive I'm missing something important. The items I have so far are: > a cooking set contained within one pot > a water bottle > a hatchet, saw, and knife > A thick felt blanket and towel > an extra sweater if I me or a buddy needs more layers > an assortment of small things like a flashlight, lighter, multi tool, and fire starters. > and spare gloves and socks, plus a hat/ski mask. I'm leaving out food for now but I have plenty of space for at least a day or two of food, which is all I need. And I will be wearing cold winter appropriate clothing. My main question for you all is, how do I solve my tent problem, and what am I missing besides food and a tent? Also, general winter /out/ thread/.
Im poor as shit
is right on this one. Ive worked a lot with pvc when I worked as a farm hand and I can tell you now it will break in a heart beat.
I get it. You don’t want to go. You’re just looking for excuses.
Nigger Im going one way or another tomorrow. Its you homosexuals that are worrying about it.
You can get second hand bags of a decent quality for next to nothing. Buy a property bag you retard.
>>1683133 >Nigger Im going one way or another tomorrow. Its you homosexuals that are worrying about it.
Bullshit. You’re not going anywhere faggot
Hey folks, just completed a ~2 week trip to Finnish Lapland at just south of 70 degrees north. Sharing my experience and photos, happy to answer questions.
what gear would you recommend?
The MSS is worth picking up. Get a nice external frame back too (kelty, mine's a tioga but I don't think they make them any more)
even in central finland the mosquitoes are brutal, they're bigger and more suicidal than american mosquitoes, you can kill like 5 at a time in a swat but there's always more to replace them. Cities are safe but as soon as you step off the path you're fucked
/shred/ - Ski & Snowboard General
>>1661866 >age >gender >ski or snowboard? >where? >skill level >what the fuck are you doing now?
Only skiied once as a kid at a park, but the other weekend me and some friends went to some slopes for a weekend. I had some garage sale skis i had yet to try out. I managed green and blue slopes pretty well, although i took them slow. It was a great time and i see why its a whole culture. Any recommendations for getting more into it?
Best winter beanie?
I've just started doing park stuff on a snowboard. Any tips for doing jumps and grinding rails regular and 50/50?
best advice I've heard for getting into jumps and rails is to go at them straight on, flat base with a comfortable amount of speed
soon as you get comfortable coasting thru them like that you can start popping by basically jumping off both feet
>25 >M >ski >Idaho > Intermediate > Waiting for more good snow Money has been tight this year so I haven't been out yet, no pass or anything. Next big dump I'll head up to Tamarack. Gonna make the drive down to Powder Mountain sometime this season.
Buy discount tickets online ahead of time so you can go more often...and then go more often.
Find out if any of your friends are into it.
Buy your gf gear.
Can’t believe they survived!! What do you guys think of the technique?
Gave me a good chuckle
I love minnesota accents
way more entertaining than joe robinet, and educational.
OP is almost identical to those shifty click bait adds. Wouldn't expect anything more from a retarded YouTube shill. Fuck you. Fuck your video.
>2020 >not making $400 a day planting trees in Northern Canada
Northern canada is boreal forest for hundreds of miles, why are you planting more trees?
At that rate you'll be able to bench 600lbs I know my shoulders get a workout with my 100 white pines seedlings every year.
I love how the lefty sees a comic with too few words and has a spazzattack
giv dirty /out/fu
also wtf are you talking about and how do I get hired?
imagine the smell
not really sure where to post this ive looked in the catalog.
any of you ever used one of these? im looking for something really lightweight for basically doing a vagrant holiday. also anywhere cheaper?
If it's the mummy style bivy, it would protect better against heat loss than even making a human burrito out of a tarp.
Your argument is kind of like saying "sleeping bag vs blanket, who wins?" Sure, the blanket would have a fair bit more versatility, but the benefits are that it becomes a jack of all trades, master of none.
>>1683359 >based cryptic poster
you can use a tarp among trees if that's what you mean, it's actualy faster than setting it up with wlaking sticks and pegs
with just something like this as your outer layer that's touching you, isn't cold going to get conducted into you?
I was under the impression a tent crated an air pocket
Any one who has experience with both, has a choice, and is sane would use a stand alone bivy as a last resort. They are awful sweat boxes and are the worst to spend time in during shit weather.
Gather round the fire, /out/ists. Tell us about your /out/ job and ask questions about /out/ jobs, education, training etc.
Forester/logger reporting in. Hard work but can't beat being innawoods on the daily. Shit pay but wouldn't change it for the world. What do you do for work, anons?
>>1681887 >The Forest Service still employs oldschool rangers in certain districts, where you’re expected to take care of a multitude of aspects from trail work to fire management to visitor wrangling. You can approach such positions through having one specialization, or multiple. >If you’re tough enough for trail work, it’s not hard to get hired into the NPS or FS as a WG-3 if you’ve got any dirt-grubbing in your work history.
I've heard of a few of these jobs, but they were always under "forestry technician (wilderness)" or "wilderness ranger" and got cut halfway through the season. The folks got folded into the local t2ia crew.
>The important thing is to lie on the questionnaire where you rate yourself out of 5 for various skills. Everyone does; there’s no expectation of honesty.
Sick, what forest?
There aren't many staff there and it's all fairly hard to access but it's pretty.
How do I actually find a surveying job that's not a travelling road / pipeline job?
Every firm around here I've talked to carries 4 guys and never hires.
Australian wildland firefighter reporting in. Had some tough fights but nothing like being /innabush/ fighting fires.
Pic related is from a couple weeks ago. Fought this fucker for a good week.
Any ideas? I was thinking of something centered around a bear(s)
>>1682902 >no fun allowed >>1682938
Good to see I'm not the only one who hate /a/