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Reply #30 - Dec 1st, 2003 at 6:35pm
 
Grin thanks for the great welcome Smiley...  i am looking to start putting together a rack,  i have the basics, harness, shoes, chalk bag, a couple of carabiners, a couple of slings, a couple of prussiks, an ATC....  i reakon quick draws next... then what people, where do i start??

thanks and have a good one
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Reply #31 - Dec 2nd, 2003 at 2:02pm
 
After rethinking, I decided that a Gear Forum now would be a good thing so I made one for you Smiley

If you can copy and paste your question there you can get the "First Post!" privledge Smiley
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Reply #32 - Dec 28th, 2003 at 2:32pm
 
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Welcome to the discussion forums!

Guy or Grrl, feel free to introduce yourself in this thread, or start your own.

Tell us as much or as little as you want or simply just say "Hi" Wink

Hey there, Lynn here,
Just found this site - great !
Can anybody help with a problem I have ????
Have been indoor climbing with my climbing partner - fantastic  ! - only problem is our weight difference I am 50 k and he is 80 k -  grand if he is belaying me but I have been launched a few times belaying him! - fine if you have a belay bag handy but we were hoping to go on an outdoor climbing holiday !!!! - any suggestions ??? do I bring an empty sand-bag with me and start filling it when I get there ??? Help!!!


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Reply #33 - Dec 29th, 2003 at 12:34pm
 
Hi Lynn!

That's the first I've heard of a "belay bag". Gyms around here usually have a daisy chain or at least a tied rope to an anchor bolt in the ground near routes for belayers to clip into.

Outdoors I will usually set up an anchor using pro or just webbing to clip in if I feel it's needed. Look for trees or boulders you can wrap with webbing or for cracks at the base of the cliff where you might be able to place a nut etc.

If you don't have pro, webbing isn't that expensive so I suggest at least picking that up.

If there really isn't an ideal anchor spot, try to stand fairly close to the cliff (not right under the climber of course) this will make the angle on your rope (if it's a toprope) more acute and you will get more friction, also it will help you not get dragged into the cliff face.

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Reply #34 - Jan 3rd, 2004 at 10:11am
 
Thanks Rockgrrl will try out tips !
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Reply #35 - Mar 16th, 2004 at 10:34am
 
Hi everyone,
I've been climbing since the late 80s, mostly trad.  I love to climb at Joshua Tree, even though home is in Colorado!

It's nice to find a forum focused especially on women climbers.

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Reply #36 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 11:27pm
 
Hi, everyone-

I met Rockgrrl on the post about "Hate to be the Newbie but", but I suppose I should post here, too.

I'm 43 and as newbie as they come- last night was my first climb at the Lindseth Climbing Wall at Cornell U., and I am hooked! What a rush- I have definitely found a new sport! My youngest daughter, who is not quite 13, will be joining me there in two weeks, too. A whole new way of parent-child bonding...wooohooo! Rock on, ladies~ Cheesy
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Reply #37 - Mar 19th, 2004 at 10:46am
 
hey everyone!
My name is Noel, and I am so excited to find this site!! I have been climbing for about 2 years and looking for some grrls to climb with. I have been climbing with mostly guys, but since i got married, it has become a huge problem  Cry I'm hoping that i can find some cool people to climb with
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Reply #38 - Mar 23rd, 2004 at 8:50pm
 
Welcome Winglady and Dirtbarbie!

Sorry for the belated welcome, been pretty busy, and it's been a good busy Smiley
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Reply #39 - May 10th, 2004 at 7:21pm
 
Hullo there.

I'm not new to climbing, but I am new to this website.  I like the idea but it's a bit too girly...did it have to be pink?

OK, I have no questions but I've been climbing for 6 years, mostly sport climbing, so if anyone has any questions...I might be able to help you.

Here are some other really good websites that I've found over the years:

www.planetfear.com/climbing
www.bodyresults.com
www.scottishclimbs.com

Good luck to all you newbies!!
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Reply #40 - May 17th, 2004 at 1:44pm
 
Hi crankincas!

I'll tone down the pink in my next redesign - I was going with sunset colors for the site and then...well I guess I got carried away. I'm not particularly a "pink" girl either but I do think it's funny to wear girly stuff when doing burly things.

We have a nice mix of veteran and new climbers so we definitely appreciate your offer of helping answer questions Smiley
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Reply #41 - Oct 6th, 2004 at 5:17pm
 
Hi!  Been climbing since 1965.  Probably older than most of your mothers!  Mountaineering, trad climbing. Just discovered the fun of gym climbing the last few years. Currently climbing in high Sierra, J-Tree, Yosemite, Tuolumne, Lover's Leap.  This site does not seem to be used much- good idea though- hope I can be of help.
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Reply #42 - Oct 10th, 2004 at 8:54pm
 
Hi everyone!  I'm Ashley.  I'm been climbing for about year now.  My exboyfriend and I started climbing together.  we were together when we started climbing.  unfortunately we just broke up.  the thing is that in the past year i've grown to love climbing possibly more than he has.  anyways i'm dying to go climb with other girls.  all the climbers i know are boys who think that i don't have the same skills they have even though i do.  i think this site is great and look forward to meeting other female climbers.
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Reply #43 - Oct 11th, 2004 at 5:50am
 
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Hi!  Been climbing since 1965.  Probably older than most of your mothers!  Mountaineering, trad climbing. Just discovered the fun of gym climbing the last few years. Currently climbing in high Sierra, J-Tree, Yosemite, Tuolumne, Lover's Leap.  

Hi Nancy -
From one "senior" climber to another:  welcome!

We're heading out to JTree for the last week of October and 1st week of November -- maybe we'll cross paths there.  Nov. 6 is Shoe Demo Day at Nomad Ventures -- my husband & I will be there to do a book-signing for our new guidebook for Joshua Tree.  If you're around, stop by and introduce yourself.
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Reply #44 - Oct 12th, 2004 at 2:33pm
 
Hi Nancy and Ashley!

Nancy you're not older than my mom! Wink  And really it's all about being young at heart isn't it?

It's great to have inspiration from more senior climbers.

Ashley, sorry to hear about the break up, getting out and climbing is the right idea though Smiley

To you both, feel free to register your account, I can then tag it to see the "invisible" all female forums if you'd like.
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