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Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Sep 11, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Wow Ron that seems like a big undertaking , you should consider putting a limit on the number of students that can enroll in the class , like 8 maybe .

I took an intro-to-rock-climbing class at Fullerton Junior College back in the day, it was held at the local gym . I loved it and was hooked . Wish we could have gotten outside to real rock though .
mjb

Trad climber
Point Pleasant, NJ
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
for the youngsters that are looking for colleges with real rock nearby

http://blogs.fortlewis.edu/adventureeducation/?tag=rock-climb

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO has had a rock climbing class since at least 1974 and the class takes place on real rock, at the x-rock area in town.

Glad to hear that the accident was only bruised ribs.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Stonewalker-

What happened on Craven Image?

Great route, but a tricky path to follow.

There is a 5.7X pitch that suckers people into, until it's too late!
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Nathan Smith does a great job with his climbing and rescue courses up at the U...

http://continue.utah.edu/noncredit/classes?cat=rec&show=50
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) has a rock climbing class for beginners, intermediates, leading and self rescue. That's how I got started (sort of).

RON,
Let me know if you need an assistant instructor for the WNC class if/when they get back to you. That way, you could accommodate more than 8 people.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 13, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Hey Ron if the class thing comes to fruition,(Insurance will probably be the sticking point) you might want to give Pat Mathews a call. Or even Rocco they both have experience with the problems of teaching climbing out of colleges and university's. Might have some insight on getting around the red tape. Where does Clear Creek actual sit is it on Indian Land? That might be another consideration.
Of course if your students can climb 5.11 in the gym they don't need to learn how to place no stinkin' gear.... Could be natural selection at least we were smart enough to go slow and learn nutcraft, they didn't have any stinkin' cams back then, or maybe we were lucky.
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Sep 13, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Mark
Its on Tribal Land.....memer we almost got arrested there that one cold snowy night a couple years ago for trespassing. At least I almost did for talking to the tribal police.
Shawn
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Sep 13, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Hmmmmmm interesting Ron as the tribal police tried to arrest me for trespassing there several years ago.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 14, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Shawn, "I was there, you were there, do you remember?", I have been harassed there a few times over the years and then other times they just drive on by?
Hey Ron maybe we can take up a collection and buy the Indian police a map.
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Sep 14, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Mark
Thats a great idea....part of the gear check list for Dino . Map for the tribal police with a big FU circled around Dino........
That LEO was one of the biggest pricks I have ever dealt with....

Sorry for the thread heist...hope the injured party at lovers is doing ok
Shawn
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
The gym climbers that will get your goat are the ones who crank hard on plastic... and on rock! Bold leads and solos by the younger generation.

Course, many complaining here about the new generation are completely out of touch with the current climbing scene anyway.

I guess the young guys and gals will start gloating 20 years down the line when they have time.
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 15, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Another accident thread turning into Ron's BITD spraying.
Deekaid

climber
Sep 15, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
you do spray pretty good...some of it is interesting though so have at.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Sep 15, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Jebus- I don't think they were saying much about the gym climbers' ability to "crank on rock"... rather proper use of gear while cranking.
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Sep 16, 2013 - 12:16am PT
Ok, admittedly I've been imbibing this eve.......but,
That video of some homie soloing Bears Reach ranks high on the lamest, weakest, most corny pathetic use of videography I've ever seen. Who gives a flying f*#k? and if you did who would record it? Oh and the sound track was as worthless as I can imagine.
Every time I think that ST might actually be of some value, some f*#king rubbish pops up that reminds me that I need to switch off and go wank off my dog or something more worthwhile.
If your going to post this sh#t at least fall or something to make it a worthwhile endeavor to view.
So long

a
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 16, 2013 - 12:55am PT
TheTye, I don't care what some guys who don't get it done anymore think about gear they aren't out there to see. This is far flung banter on a thread already disconnected from any real conversation about what happened anyway.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:01am PT
True. I was just making a clarification. But you are right. Threads gone silly.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:39am PT
Many have gone that route, it's true.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:43am PT

TheTye, I don't care what some guys who don't get it done anymore think about gear they aren't out there to see. This is far flung banter on a thread already disconnected from any real conversation about what happened anyway.

Urs is the banter! Jeeezzzz jebusted
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
No, urs!
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