I have a woody!!!!

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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby JDip » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:12 am

I know I'm not reading an argument over a crash pad :lol:
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby jdorje » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:46 pm

TallGrass wrote:
jdorje wrote:... I just find it strange. ...

As I found it strange not to see a crash pad (like can be seen in the pics of other woodies posted) in light of "there are 7 established routes"

Fair enough. Concrete is no joke, especially on a 13 foot high wall.

I'd probably have made the initial comment differently. "Make sure you put priority on adding a crash pad; even short falls on concrete can be cause serious injury and as an outdoor climber you may fall into a heuristic trap of misperceiving that risk" would have made me stop and think. Others might see it as preachy I suppose - but personally I love it when discussions turn to technical issues.
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby Shawnee Bob » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:02 pm

Impressive! I have a friend in OKC who is building a wall on the outside of his house. Very cool idea, and I love that your munchkin is already testing holds.
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Re: I have a woody!!!!

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:48 pm

Fletch wrote:Very cool Tuba. Very cool.

Price of admission is a six pack, yes?

Hmmm... maybe we should just do a Denver Happy Hour at my place....? I would probably have to limit it to about 15 or 20 people but it could be a fun way to get some of us together.

I don't have any new photos but we now have about 14 routes and the rope is installed complete with a Silent Partner belay system for solo climbing. The Silent Partner is pretty dang cool, not sure if I would have the guts to lead climb solo on the thing but solo top roping is a snap. Only downside is that the drag adds about a one grade difficulty penalty and I have as yet been unable to release the thing once I've fallen on it without getting my weight off. Still pretty cool device.
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