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Mr.Mtn

Big Wall climber
Southern, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 11, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Hello there fellow big wallers. I'm conducting a survey on your first big wall attemptUnderlined for a school project. If you've attempted a big wall, I would greatly appreciate your participation. Your name will not be published and your information will not be given to anyone else.

If you're willing to answer these quick 14 questions you can either post a response to this thread or email me at mister.mtn@gmail.com . Thank you so much for the help.

Have a great day and climb safe.

BIG WALL SURVEY

About you:

Q1) What is your age?

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male
b. Female


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner
b. Professional instruction
c. Self taught through instructional books
d. Self taught through the internet
e. Self taught through a combination of books and internet
f. Other (please specify)

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
a. Yes
a. Gym name
b. City, state
b. No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes
a. Type of injury
b. How did you sustain the injury
b. No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful
b. Bailed

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
a. One partner
b. Two partners
c. Three or more partners
d. I climbed alone (solo)

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted
ii. Number of big walls completed
b. No

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
a. Yes
b. No
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Q15) How did it feel to poo in front of your friend for the first time?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Looks cool, but you might want to define "big wall".
Do you mean a multipitch aid climb were most people sleep at least one night on the wall?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
54

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?

35

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friends/partner


Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)

b. No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)

b. No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
1989

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful


Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?

b. Two partners


Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?

One (22hour push)

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
12

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
12
Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted
7
ii. Number of big walls completed
4

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?

b. Not lately
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
32
male
6-7 years
c
yes, touchstone, sf/berkeley/oakland, ca
yes, sprained ankle x 3, falling, one in a gym, once on lurking fear, once on middle cathedral (also busted my shoulder that time)
2010
bailed
two partners (3total)
two days
32 pitches
10 pitches
I have attempted 9 big walls since, 3 summits
i don't know how to begin to answer question 14, but i know how to sh#t in a bag
Mr.Mtn

Big Wall climber
Southern, California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Thanks, Clint, good point. By "big wall" I mean a route which requires most parties to sleep on the wall to complete. (ex: El Cap routes)
macleodnc

Trad climber
ca
Nov 11, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
24
Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male
b. Female


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
2
Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner
b. Professional instruction
c. Self taught through instructional books
d. Self taught through the internet
e. Self taught through a combination of books and internet
f. Other (please specify)

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
a. Yes
a. Gym name
Diablo Rock Gym
b. City, state
Concord CA
b. No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes
a. Type of injury
flexor tendon tear
b. How did you sustain the injury
bouldering
b. No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
This year
Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful
b. Bailed

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
a. One partner
b. Two partners
c. Three or more partners
d. I climbed alone (solo)

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
3
Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
16(Zodiac)

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
16

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted
2
Zodiac and The Prow
ii. Number of big walls completed
2
b. No

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
a. Yes
b. No
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
Nov 11, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
53

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male

About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
39

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
b. No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
b. No major injuries


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
1977

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful


Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
a. One partner


Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
three days (NW face of half dome)

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
23 or so (I forget)

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
(all)

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes. Over a hundred.

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
Back in the old days... (not really anymore)
Alpinist63

Mountain climber
Schleck-Country
Nov 11, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
50
Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male



About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
35
Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
a. Yes
a. escale
b. Belgium


Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)


b. Nothing serious


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)


Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
1997
Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)

b. Bailed

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
a. One partner

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
1

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
30
Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
6

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted
20
ii. Number of big walls complete
16


Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
a. Yes
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 07:18am PT
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 11, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Hello there fellow big wallers. I'm conducting a survey on your first big wall attemptUnderlined for a school project. If you've attempted a big wall, I would greatly appreciate your participation. Your name will not be published and your information will not be given to anyone else.

If you're willing to answer these quick 14 questions you can either post a response to this thread or email me at mister.mtn@gmail.com . Thank you so much for the help.

Have a great day and climb safe.

BIG WALL SURVEY

About you:

Q1) What is your age?
16
Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male
b. Female

Male

About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?

4.5

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner
b. Professional instruction
c. Self taught through instructional books
d. Self taught through the internet
e. Self taught through a combination of books and internet
f. Other (please specify)

E

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
a. Yes
a. Gym name
b. City, state
b. No

Yes, slo op climbing gym, San Luis obispo ca

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes
a. Type of injury
b. How did you sustain the injury
b. No

Yes, mentally scared!

About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?

Earlier last spring

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful
b. Bailed

Bail

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
a. One partner
b. Two partners
c. Three or more partners
d. I climbed alone (solo)

One partner

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?

3

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?

31

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)

About 16, we went to the top of the boot flake on nose

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted
ii. Number of big walls completed
b. no

I have completed 8 walls sense then, including 4 on the captain

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
a. Yes
b. No

Yes, not because of how mmany walls I have done or something like that but because it is the best form of fun for me and the only thing I think about doing when I am not wall climbing
Rocky IV

Social climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:00am PT
BIG WALL SURVEY

About you:

Q1) What is your age?
21
Q2) What is your gender?
Male


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
10
Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
Friend/partner

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
2013
Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
Successful

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
I climbed alone (solo)

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
8
Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
18
Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
17
Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Number of big walls attempted 2
ii. Number of big walls completed 2

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
Yes
Mr.Mtn

Big Wall climber
Southern, California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Thank you so much for your responses so far!

Please let any big wall climbers know about my survey. I can post my research to supertopo once I'm done. I would love to get a large number of participants to make the findings more substantial and interesting to the ST crowd.

Take care and climb safe.

-Mtn
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
You may want to post this on the big wall forum as well:

http://www.bigwalls.net/forum2/
Byran

climber
Yosemite
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
About you:

Q1) What is your age?
26

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
8

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
a. Friend/partner

Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
b. No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
b. No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
2013

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful

Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
b. Two partners

Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
3

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
35 (by Supertopo)

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
29 pitches +2 raps to Heart Ledge I think. The topo counts the raps as 1 pitch, and we linked some pitches.

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
b. No

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
b. No
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Creating a survey through google or one of many other online polls would save a lot of time.
E.A.

Trad climber
Gunks
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
About you:

Q1) 31

Q2) Male

Q3) 18

Q4) a. Friend/partner

Q5) b. No

Q6) a. Yes
a. Shoulder labrum tear
b. Climbing, tore the thing right on the spot

Q7) 1999

Q8) a. Successful

Q9) a. One partner


Q10) 4

Q11) 31

Q12) 31

Q13) a. Yes
i. 3
ii. 2


Q14) a. Depends on the day
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
27

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male


About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
3.5

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:

e. Self taught through a combination of books and internet


Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)

a. Planet Granite (SF-Belmont-Sunnyvale)

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)

Sore fingertips


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall?
2012

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
a. Successful


Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?

One partner


Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
3

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
16

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)
16

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. Nose x 2, LF on El Cap, RNWFHD, Prow, SW Face of Liberty Cap, La Esfinge Reg Route (7)
ii. Number of big walls completed- All 7


Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?

b. No. More like a climber that sometimes climbs walls when the excitement is there. But I never considered to make wall climbing my #1 focus.
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Q15: it felt good, after I got done "poo-ing"!
Mr.Mtn

Big Wall climber
Southern, California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2013 - 04:15pm PT
Thanks for the suggestion, RP3. I'll do that right now.
Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Nov 13, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Q1) What is your age? - 55

Q2) What is your gender? - Male



About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing? 43

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge: Self taught the hard way - Experience


Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)

No

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)

No


About your first attempt at A big wall:
(For the following questions, please answer specifically about your FIRST ATTEMPT at climbing a big wall)

Q7) What year did you attempt your first big wall? 1977

Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)

Successful


Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with? - One partner


Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt? 3

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted? - 12

Q12) How many total pitches did your party climb? (Please answer even if you did not successfully complete the route) (If you linked pitches please specify)- 12

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?

Yes - 50+


Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”? - Yes
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