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    Quote Originally Posted by criscam View Post
    Although my 10 yo is a little afraid of heights, he was more than happy to belay his little brother over the wknd at City of Rocks. Pretty cool to see.

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    fuck yeah!! what'd you get on at city?

    i love climbing with kids - i started with my dad when i was 11 and it just means the world to me. even if he's scared of heights now (which is a normal, rational fear), those experiences at CoR are gonna be meaningful memories for a really long time.

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    At the very least they top-roped adolescent!

    Mrs and I have climbed at the city with our kids several times per year since they were in the womb. Special place. Was on adolescent two weeks ago with my 10y/o. So much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow 'n Steady View Post
    At the very least they top-roped adolescent!

    Mrs and I have climbed at the city with our kids several times per year since they were in the womb. Special place. Was on adolescent two weeks ago with my 10y/o. So much fun.
    huh, yeah, it's been so long since i've spent a ton of time up at upper breadloaves. the one line i rly wanna get on up there is INTERCEPTOR, but i'm too much of a ninny for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criscam View Post
    Although my 10 yo is a little afraid of heights, he was more than happy to belay his little brother over the wknd at City of Rocks. Pretty cool to see.

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    I realize that he's belaying a smaller kid, but i get nervous seeing a belayer that's not anchored.

    When the climber is bigger, it's easy to pull the belayer up. Plus it makes it really hard to escape the belay in case of an accident.

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    Climbing Stoke

    Top-roping, at a popular crag, on a less-than-vertical climb, with >30m of rope out. I donít know anyone that would anchor the belayer with just the first two of those unless there was an extreme weight difference. Let alone with all of those components in these pics. Objective hazards are so extremely low in this and similar scenarios, and there would be numerous ways to self-rescue in the event lightening strikes.

    Do you routinely anchor yourself to the ground when cragging single pitch climbs?

    *edit to say: Interceptor looks amazing! Wish I had the fitness.

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    Some UK eastern grit, Stanage edge (popular end) Pete Whittacre and Hazel Findleys play ground. 1st time out for me since beginning of March. Ticked off some of the real classic easier routes which i'd normally walk by when climbing fit. Had a real good afternoonName:  IMG-20200625-WA0007.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow 'n Steady View Post
    Top-roping, at a popular crag, on a less-than-vertical climb, with >30m of rope out. I donít know anyone that would anchor the belayer with just the first two of those unless there was an extreme weight difference. Let alone with all of those components in these pics. Objective hazards are so extremely low in this and similar scenarios, and there would be numerous ways to self-rescue in the event lightening strikes.

    Do you routinely anchor yourself to the ground when cragging single pitch climbs?

    *edit to say: Interceptor looks amazing! Wish I had the fitness.
    No, butt i climb with my wife and she's lighter.

    But i was pulled forward a few times when she took a decent fall.

    But i always look around to makes sure i can anchor to escape the belay if needed.

    And i wasn't commenting on the photo itself, just in general

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    fuck yeah!! what'd you get on at city?

    i love climbing with kids - i started with my dad when i was 11 and it just means the world to me. even if he's scared of heights now (which is a normal, rational fear), those experiences at CoR are gonna be meaningful memories for a really long time.
    we did mystery achievement, adolescent, twighlight, and big time at Castle Rocks. i'd like to say we took it easy as it was my wife's first time lead belaying but after an extended break from climbing when kids were young, I just don't have the mindset for leading anything harder these days. maybe i'll get back there as kids/wife progress but am happy just to be on the rock more now.

    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    I realize that he's belaying a smaller kid, but i get nervous seeing a belayer that's not anchored.

    When the climber is bigger, it's easy to pull the belayer up. Plus it makes it really hard to escape the belay in case of an accident.

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    I agree with you but like SnS said, between the size difference, the nature of the route and rope drag it def wasn't an issue. he did belay my wife one or twice and I was right there holding on to his harness esp on the lowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    fuck yeah!! what'd you get on at city?

    i love climbing with kids - i started with my dad when i was 11 and it just means the world to me. even if he's scared of heights now (which is a normal, rational fear), those experiences at CoR are gonna be meaningful memories for a really long time.
    we did mystery achievement, adolescent, twighlight, and big time at Castle Rocks. i'd like to say we took it easy as it was my wife's first time lead belaying but after an extended break from climbing when kids were young, I just don't have the mindset for leading anything harder these days. maybe i'll get back there as kids/wife progress but am happy just to be on the rock more now.

    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    I realize that he's belaying a smaller kid, but i get nervous seeing a belayer that's not anchored.

    When the climber is bigger, it's easy to pull the belayer up. Plus it makes it really hard to escape the belay in case of an accident.

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    I agree with you but like SnS said, between the size difference, the nature of the route and rope drag it def wasn't an issue. he did belay my wife one or twice and I was right there holding on to his harness esp on the lowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    huh, yeah, it's been so long since i've spent a ton of time up at upper breadloaves. the one line i rly wanna get on up there is INTERCEPTOR, but i'm too much of a ninny for that.
    Interceptor gobbles gear, just get on it and bring doubles in #2s through #4s, you'll be on TR the whole time. Tape up though, the fucker has teeth. And make sure not to place a piece close to the lip, the anchor is a ways back on the slab and if the rope gets in the crack it will catch that last piece and push it into oblivion or rotate it and pinch your rope. The fall is super clean, if you absolutely need to place gear make sure it's sitting against a crystal and can't walk... I spent 20 minutes shoulder deep in that thing fishing out a #2 with a couple of nut tools, no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Interceptor gobbles gear, just get on it and bring doubles in #2s through #4s, you'll be on TR the whole time. Tape up though, the fucker has teeth. And make sure not to place a piece close to the lip, the anchor is a ways back on the slab and if the rope gets in the crack it will catch that last piece and push it into oblivion or rotate it and pinch your rope. The fall is super clean, if you absolutely need to place gear make sure it's sitting against a crystal and can't walk... I spent 20 minutes shoulder deep in that thing fishing out a #2 with a couple of nut tools, no fun.
    ha! thanks for the beta, i'll definitely use a hex or some shit at the lip. and yeah, honestly, i have a fighting chance on interceptor right now, but i really want the onsight. same goes for bongeater. i'm running out of mid/hard 10's (aka excuses to not get on interceptor) at city though, so i gotta step up to the plate sooner or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    ha! thanks for the beta, i'll definitely use a hex or some shit at the lip. and yeah, honestly, i have a fighting chance on interceptor right now, but i really want the onsight. same goes for bongeater. i'm running out of mid/hard 10's (aka excuses to not get on interceptor) at city though, so i gotta step up to the plate sooner or later.
    Have you ventured on the outskirts a bit? There are endless hard 10s that see 0 traffic because they require more walking than the inner city classics and are equally good. Beef Jello and Heartbreaker are good prep for Interceptor, short and steep hand cracks. Tape is your friend on both, lack of traffic means mad amounts of grit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Have you ventured on the outskirts a bit? There are endless hard 10s that see 0 traffic because they require more walking than the inner city classics and are equally good. Beef Jello and Heartbreaker are good prep for Interceptor, short and steep hand cracks. Tape is your friend on both, lack of traffic means mad amounts of grit...

    haven't done beef jello yet (it's on the list), but i have done heartbreaker - that plays to my strengths nicely (small hands). i also haven't done harvest or brown flake, but i consider those to be in a league of their own (and substantially harder/more intimidating than interceptor)

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    another good day at val david. experimented with top rope soloing so i could practice jamming but spent the time fighting my gear.

    still fun on bloody hand:

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    got on jadis as well. in the running for hardest climbs at the time (10c in the early 50’s)

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    wood thrush eggs in the cliff, mom came over after i touched the ground.

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    a girl on the always fun aiguille:

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    climbing is fun

    does anyone know a good list of important climbs by difficulty and year besides this?

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    Climbing Stoke

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    one hatched so far. poor little guy didnít look too well. i am taking my quest to jam better somewhere else for awhile to leave them alone.


    iíve been so obsessed with cracks, i forgot how much i liked face climbing

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    really enjoying spending the last couple
    of days at this cliff.

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