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Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby globreal » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:02 pm

pocketmaces wrote:Hey guys how does a newbie get into rock climbing here in the Springs? Any suggestions on a course, class, or club? I've been hiking for years but want to take it to the next level, but by doing it the right way. The pics in this thread are what I invisioned myself doing when I move to CO from OH. Thanks for any help.


Check out RCCS.
http://www.meetup.com/Rock-Climbers-of-Colorado-Springs/
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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby pocketmaces » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:47 am

globreal wrote:
pocketmaces wrote:Hey guys how does a newbie get into rock climbing here in the Springs? Any suggestions on a course, class, or club? I've been hiking for years but want to take it to the next level, but by doing it the right way. The pics in this thread are what I invisioned myself doing when I move to CO from OH. Thanks for any help.


Check out RCCS.
http://www.meetup.com/Rock-Climbers-of-Colorado-Springs/


Thanks Globreal, looks interesting.

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:22 pm

Chipper wrote:Jim - Nice pics. Is that THE Jimmy Dunn? It is, isn't it?
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: ) Yeah.

Jimmy's such a great guy.

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Chipper » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:
Chipper wrote:Jim - Nice pics. Is that THE Jimmy Dunn? It is, isn't it?
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: ) Yeah.

Jimmy's such a great guy.


Well, I don't know him at all. It's just great to see a guy from climbing lore, who is my age, still getting after it on 11's and doing it here in town at the Garden.
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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:49 am

"...and doing it here in town at the Garden." So true!

The Garden is such a classic treasure. So much there that has been forgotten - fallen into disfavor and disrepair. Hidden gems under red dust and hiding behind a few loose flakes that need to be climbed. Old aid lines that are phenomenal to behold - many still having yet to see a FFA.

Yet another example - It may not be Super Crack, but it's clean and stout - and hardly ever done anymore. Here's Sam working the RP on Triple Exposure, 5.12d. Admittedly an extreme way to summit the Tower of Babel (Middle Tower.) But the rides are airy.


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Nearly to the summit - just a few more feet and it "backs off" to 5.11b.


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Sam getting a little light exercise after a hard day at work yesterday.... : )


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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Nathaniel Gallion » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:27 am

Ripple effect looks awesome... I know it is not prime rock season but this spring I would love to climb 5.9-5.10 routes at the Garden and at Red Rocks.

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:24 pm

Nathaniel Gallion wrote:Ripple effect looks awesome... I know it is not prime rock season but this spring I would love to climb 5.9-5.10 routes at the Garden and at Red Rocks.



Some of us may be climbing in the Garden this Saturday. I may or may not, depending on Sunday's summit plans.

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:41 pm

Just because I love to take pictures...



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Matt Strauser on Pipe Route, 5.10d, Garden of the Gods 12-9-10




We'll be climbing tomorrow if anyone wants to join. Should be a gorgeous day. 62 degrees. Send pm.

Jim

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:45 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Just because I love to take pictures...



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Matt Strauser on Pipe Route, 5.10d, Garden of the Gods 12-9-10




We'll be climbing tomorrow if anyone wants to join. Should be a gorgeous day. 62 degrees. Send pm.

Jim


Cool shot of Matt.

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Re: Springs Climbers Afternoon Social Club

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:15 pm

mattpayne11 wrote:
Cool shot of Matt.


Thanks, Matt.

Hey, there's too many Matts for me to keep track of. :lol:

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