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Old 11-12-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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Bouldering

does anyone here do any bouldering or cree climbing? i havent tried it yet but it sure sounds like a lot of fun. if anyone knows anything about it or anywhere thats good to start out for beginners, let me know.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Some good places to go bouldering in the southern dacks. . .
1. Good Luck Lake Cliffs, some great boulders at the base of the cliffs
2. Nine Corners Lake, after crossing the outlet on the way to the first 'corner' there are some good boulders to the right of the trail, lots of blueberries in the area.

If I find more I'll post.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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does anyone here do any bouldering or cree climbing? i havent tried it yet but it sure sounds like a lot of fun. if anyone knows anything about it or anywhere thats good to start out for beginners, let me know.
There are tons of places to boulder in NY. Especially in the dacks. As previously posted, Nine corners has a pretty well devoloped bouldering section. The 1 mile hike out is easy, and the lake is nearby for a a quick swim. I have guides and diagrams describing the location and the problems. There is also McKenzie Pond outside of LP. Check out http://www.newenglandbouldering.com/newyork/ny.html for more info.
If you want any other climbing info, check out my small forum at http://adkclimbs.com It is small, but gives you some nice pictures and descriptions of trad and TR routes.

If you need more specefic info, feel free to message me. I have a wealth of rock and ice knowledge
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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finally some replies, and all it took was a designated climbing forum! i've done some short scrambles here and there since i posted this thread and got myself almost stuck 300' up the rock wall off the trail up crane mt. but havent seriously gotten into it yet. i also hear from my borther-in-law that there is a pretty well known place up near Niagara. i'm hoping to get more into climbing, be it technical and/or freeclimbing, next season. but i welcome your replies and if anyone else has any more info i'd love to hear it.

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Old 09-16-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Can someone explain bouldering to me?

It is my understanding that it is like rock climbing with no ropes, up short rock walls with a pad below in case you fall.(?)
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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that's pretty much it! its just freeclimbing that doesnt require any real technical equipment, mostly up short scrambles up 10-40' although people do climb higher than that. any higher would make me a little uncomfortable tho.

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Old 09-17-2005, 05:53 PM   #7
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Those sites are great, especially the one slide show about mckensie pond! Not too far from wher ei live so i want to take up bouldering now too. alls i need is a cool pair of shoes , and chalk and a few pads! where can one get soem of those pads?
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Old 09-18-2005, 02:11 PM   #8
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I'm not a big fad of bouldering but it can't be beat for rock climbing simplicity.

mgear.com over the internet;
EMS or the Mountaineer or Boardertown in Lk Placid.

Specifically for the Daks, you might want to include a small wire brush among your arsenal.

Other, lesser known boulder areas in S. Daks:
East of the Crane Mtn. Trailhead (tons of big boulders in the woods)
Cliffs along the Crane Mtn. Trail just a bit below the big ladder
Summit Cliffs of Crane Mtn.
Cliffs near summit of Pharaoh Mtn.
Shanty Cliffs
Paintbed Trail, boulders near the Height of Land.
Blue-blazed trail just south of Snowy Mtn. Trailhead on Rt. 30 south of town of Indian Lake (walk about 10 minutes in to some bizarre and awesome boulders).

I boulder around King Phillips Spring a lot as a warm down when I'm up in the High Peaks.
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:47 AM   #9
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In the Adirondack explorer newspaper that just came out, there is a whole story on bouldering. As I was reading, I couldn't believe how awesome it seemed to be. No ropes, no big equipment, and all adventure. The only draw back is that the mats to catch your fall, are supposedly from 100 to 300 bucks. I don't have a job and that's alot for a teenager to save up for. But when I do climb, I'm going straight to Petit Mountain cliffs in Wells. Nobody goes there, and there perfect cliffs to go bouldering on
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:29 PM   #10
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I was thinking the same thing about price for bouldering, there are a few over at ems for under 200 so i guess that woudl be the best bet. now i just gotta find the money to get one! that and a pair of climbing shoes. On the mountieer website they have a pair on sale for like 40 bones. To bad i dont have that money either
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:52 PM   #11
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if you campare it to the price of technical climbing gear its not that bad at all, and also consider that any piece of "outdoor gear" is relatively expensive. basically i think that it comes down to committment, if you're committed to a hobby, sport, etc. you're willing to spend the money and bouldering is no different in my eyes. however i also have a hard time spending money on a suped up piece of foam. although its not smart i'll probably just end up taking my chances.
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:36 PM   #12
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i live in buffalo, and from i have heard there is some bouldering in the niagara gorge.. i think any of the EMS in my area may know a little bit more seeing as how i have never done, but i know there is definately climbing there.
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Old 09-21-2005, 12:39 PM   #13
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consider that any piece of "outdoor gear" is relatively expensive. basically i think that it comes down to committment, if you're committed to a hobby, sport, etc. you're willing to spend the money and bouldering is no different in my eye.
Its much easier to "commit" i guess if your making money.
and if u cna make a down quilt im sure u can make one of those pads ! haha , and if u get around to it make me one too!
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:14 PM   #14
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The real cost is shipping and liability. Crash Pads are little more than high-tech couch cushions wrapped in nylon and sporting shoulder straps. They're big and bulky so they cost a bundle to ship; and of course, when johnny hotshot falls down and cracks his head because he bounced off the pad, mom and dad tend to think lawsuit.
I bouldered for decades before crash pads were invented. We just kept the altitude low and as friends, spotted each other. To be honest if you're far enough off the deck to NEED a pad there's a good chance you'll get hurt if you fall regardless, because lining up a pad and then crashing on it properly aren't guaranteed. They will in all liklihood greatly decrease the scope of injury, but I still think you want a helmet in the very possible event your noggin hits real estate instead of pad.
What pads really do best is keep your shoes clean!
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:30 AM   #15
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i definitely agree, if you fall its gonna hurt no matter how high and what you have under you. unless i seriously get into it i'm not gonna worry about having a pad.
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:27 AM   #16
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9 corners is definately a great bet (I've cleaned and climbed quite a few routes over there.) Theres anything from V0 up to V10 routes up on the first set...theres like 4 seperate sets of boulders back there as well. If you wanna get out sometime, let me know (my climbing abilities are within the V0-V2 range right now but by the end of winter, Im hoping that will change )
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:03 AM   #17
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I havent been to 9 corners in ... 2 years or so. When I was there many of the problems were just getting cleaned... and the mosquitos were ferocious! I agree it has potential, and from what I hear from my other climbers, there are lots of stuff in now.

I think the most logical migration from hiking to climbing goes this route. hiking -> slide climbing -> bouldering -> Top Roping -> slab climbing -> sport -> trad leading. Of course there are exceptions, but from what I have seen that's the norm.

then, there is ICE!
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I haven't climbed there yet, but the Spider Web on Giant seems like it has endless possibilities.
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:20 PM   #19
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The dead has come back to life!!! I've been known to make some dead post just pop back to life but wow!! JK Walkswithblackflies.
Cool name BTW.
Start a new thread for this one if you would. The RC season is just around the corner. In fact I just got a Metolius Supercam in the mail today. Sweet cam...
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #20
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Hunter... I just noticed the date on the last thread! But in my defense, it was only halfway down the first page of the fourm.

You guys need a little more action in here!!!
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