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Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Nov 14, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
25

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male

About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
7

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)
Nothing major

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?
2011

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?
3

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
23

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)
22, linked 2 pitches

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
9 attempts, 4 bails, 5 successes

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

Big Wall climber
UK
Nov 15, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
About you:

Q1) What is your age?
47

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male



About your climbing:

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

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


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
The Barn Climbing Wall (UK)
High Sports/Life Centre (UK)

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes
Broken rib


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?
1986

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?
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)
2 !!

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
9 (USA only, not including Europe, too many)

ii. Number of big walls completed
2 (USA only, not including Europe)

Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
b. No (when I grow up I would like to be one)
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 15, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
About you:

Q1) What is your age?
47
Q2) What is your gender?
Male



About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
38

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)

c. Self taught by just going out and doing it.

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?

1986

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

b. Bailed, due to snow

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?

One day

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

20

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)

4

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
4


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

b. No
crazymountaingoat

Big Wall climber
modesto, ca
Nov 15, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Q1) What is your age?
31

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male

About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing? 7

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. Yes / Stonehenge, Modesto ca

Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes / ancle sprain on the way down


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? 2009

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?
2

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
23

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)
23

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 completed - 15


Q14) Would you consider yourself a “big wall climber”?
a. Yes while on a "big" wall

Mr.Mtn

Big Wall climber
Southern, California
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2013 - 05:15am PT
Thanks so much for all the responses.

If you know any big wall climbers please let them know about this forum, I'm trying to get as many responses as possible to add to my research. I'll post my report with the findings as soon as it's completed, which should be in about three weeks.
Prod

Trad climber
Dec 1, 2013 - 10:27am PT

Q1) 43

Q2) Male


About your climbing:

Q3) 25 years

Q4) a. Friend/partner


Q5) No

Q6) 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) 2008

Q8) successful

Q9) One partner.

Q10) 4

Q11) 16

Q12) 15 we linked pitch 5 and 6

Q13) 1 try on Mescalito.

Q14) Sort of.

Prod.





WanderlustMD

Trad climber
New England
Dec 1, 2013 - 11:26am PT
BIG WALL SURVEY

About you:

Q1) What is your age?
31

Q2) What is your gender?
a. Male



About your climbing:

Q3) Approximately how many years have you been rock climbing?
14

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

c. Self taught through instructional books


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. Indoor Ascent
b. Dover, NH


Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
a. Yes
a. Sprained finger
b. Bouldering w/o warmup



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?
2008

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?
2

Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
10

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)
5

Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
a. Yes
i. 7
ii. 3


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

b. No, more like a big wall attempter.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 1, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Big Wall Survey

I’m conducting a survey on your first big wall attempt 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.

About you:

Q1) What is your age?
51
Q2) What is your gender?
Male
Female

A.
About your climbing:

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

Q4) Please pick the answer that best describes where you gained most of your climbing knowledge:
Friend/partner
Professional instruction
Self taught through instructional books
Self taught through the internet
Self taught through a combination of books and internet
Other (please specify)
F. Both a and c
Q5) Are you currently a member (either monthly or yearly) of an indoor climbing gym? (If yes, please specify gym name, city, and state)
Yes
Gym name
City, state
No
B.
Q6) Have you sustained any injuries due to rock climbing? (If yes, please specify)
Yes
Type of injury - hernia
How did you sustain the injury - stain from aid climbing El Capitan solo
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?
2009
Q8) Was your first attempt at a big wall route successful? (did you complete the route without having to retreat and bail?)
Successful
Bailed
B.
Q9) How many people did you attempt the route with?
One partner
Two partners
Three or more partners
I climbed alone (solo)
A
Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
2 days
Q11) How many total pitches was the route you attempted?
33
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)
1
Q13) Have you attempted another big wall since your first try? If so, how many big walls have you attempted?
Yes yes
Number of big walls attempted. 4
Number of big walls completed 2
No

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


It's all about the Plaid. Pronounced pl-Aid

Plaid
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 1, 2013 - 06:41pm PT


BIG WALL SURVEY

About you:

Q1) What is your age?
52

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:

c. Self taught through instructional books.

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)
a. Yes
a. Type of injury
Broken ankle.
b. How did you sustain the injury
25' whipper/ hit ledge



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?
1982. The Prow on Washington Column.

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?

b. Two partners. I got sick and bailed; my partners went on to summit.


Q10) How many days did your party spend on the wall during your first big wall attempt?
Two for the partners, one for me.

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)

I bailed from the top of pitch 3.

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
4
ii. Number of big walls completed
4


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

Not really, but it had to be done at the time.
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