San Diego Aid Practice


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Off White

Tenino, WA
Mar 5, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Funny, that crack Mr Claud mentioned sprang to mind, though back in my time in San Diego that boulder was referred to as the Aid Boulder. Makes sense that its been freed though, and odds are it's top roped, so not surprising one would seldom see anyone on it. Who brings a rope to Santee?

Sounds like GDavis has your best location option. I'd second the notion someone else posted that you'd best be prepared to deck if you want to play at hardish aid on short routes. Aside from a pad, you could also just set a top rope, clip loops periodically to keep you off the ground. After all, this is about education, not achievement.

Oh, and a lot of people care about Santee. I do too, even if I only get there a couple times every few years.

San Diego, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Dirt, Sorry I said F***. It is a word I use a lot.

Grey Matter
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
old thread
mentions an old 1 page aid topo
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:48am PT
No worries Andy, I use it a lot too. Just kind of hard to tell how people mean things when they type things on forums.

For what it's worth, I do appreciate the info. I really had no idea at that time that this boulder problem had been freed. I just saw a good seam to practice stuff on that looked old and dirty so thought it would be cool.

Just don't want to be looked at, as this guy that doesn't give a crap and climbs whatever he wants, however he wants. I was ignorant to these type of things when I first started climbing. Just saw a place to learn new stuff.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Just toproped Misbegotten today at the gorge! Ton's of fun dialing in my hooking and hopefully I can get out to melrose boulders tomorrow and practice some copperheading shenanigans.

Thanks for the help guys, It's certainly appreciated.
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