Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Momentum Climbing - Rope Solo Discussion

The other night I was at Momentum Climbing in Sandy Utah and ran into one of Angie's friends, D who got to talking about climbing at the Draper Red Rock, and how he had free soloed some of the routes there. I mentioned to him that I had rope soloed some of the routes there, and he was very interested.

He mentioned a few different tools and techniques, and I replied back intelligently, since he had proven that he had enough basic familiarity with the whole program. We decided to go out together sometime when enough snow has melted (in Utah along the Wasatch Front we've gotten a ton of snow in the past couple weeks, and the cliffs are buried to some extent - enough to make it unpleasant).

Normally when someone inquires:

"I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."

lol, no seriously:

"It requires a level of rope management and technique that I'd be really nervous about sharing with anyone who hasn't demonstrated the commitment level to really make it work for themself. I'm not dissing you, I just don't want to be responsible for your death."

That's the standard response, I think.

Anyway, I'll see about posting old images and posts from my other blog, and when the weather clears up some, I'll see about going and doing a few warmup climbs, and see about getting D up. More later....