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today was like my 2nd time bouldering and I almost nabbed a V2+. need to cop shoes asap and a membership

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today was like my 2nd time bouldering and I almost nabbed a V2+. need to cop shoes asap and a membership

Keep at it. Excellent work.

Was anyone at Darkhorse Bouldering finals yesterday? First competition I've been to. Great energy, itching to start climbing again.

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Keep at it. Excellent work.

Was anyone at Darkhorse Bouldering finals yesterday? First competition I've been to. Great energy, itching to start climbing again.

I wasnt there. Heard it was a good time. I climb there 3 days a week after work. Some solid problems went up for the comp.

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broken glass embedded in the bottom of a box. picked up the box, glass went into hand, blood went onto box, stitches went into hand.

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start with beginner shoes for sure. something as aggressive as the hornets are gonna be crippling to you rather than helpful till you can get ahold of what you're doing with your feet. look at some shoes like the evolv defys or something with a flatter last.

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I'd just like to reiterate the sentiments previously expressed in this thread: climber girls are indeed very attractive and chill

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tigerprawn, knowing how much of a gear junkie you are i would say grab some miura vs's. i started with a cheaper show and wanted an upgrade within a couple weeks. i don't buy the comments that a beginner shoe is more appropriate. spending 125 initially means you won't be spending an extra 125 in 2 months with your cheap shoes don't cut it.

that said, the evolv defy is a pretty decent show for 80 bucks.

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FINALLY went for the first time. Went to a local rock climbing gym with some friends and we jumped into bouldering. I gotta say I'm pretty freakin' hooked. I'm sure we were doing shit wrong and technique was horrible, but overall it was incredibly fun and I can see myself going back long-term. My only hesitation is that the gym price is ~$70 a month. Not THAT bad I guess all things considered. Skip a weekend of going out?

Forearms and shoulders were sore the next day, but we did some fun stuff. Mostly V0-V2s. Anyone have suggestions on solid bouldering shoes that aren't gonna cost me too much? I used to see the 510 Hornet on sale a lot. Any good?

Join the Clymb, its a deal site for outdoor gear. Good prices on 5.10 and Evolv shoes right now. Buy a nice pair of shoes, when they wear out you can send them for a re-sole for like 40 bucks. Most shoes handle 2 re-soles pretty well.

If your going to primarily boulder definitely get a nice turned down aggressive shoe.

As for the cost, if you have health insurance from a major provider and the gym has a small workout area, you can usually get a fitness credit.

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resurrecting this thread. got into rock climbing about 6 months ago and was going only 2-3 times a month because i'd get pretty nasty tendonosis flare-ups in my arms after going, but i recently got a membership and some evolv shaman shoes and have been going every 2-3 days now. awesome workout and love the problem solving aspect to it. still haven't done any outdoor climbing, though there are plenty of places around the silicon valley to go. i just like bouldering at the studio in san jose. completing v4s now after plateauing a bit at v2/v3 for a while. 

 

my gym. it's located in an old hollowed-out movie theater downtown. pretty cool.

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Going back to jtree in a month, cant wait. This was my first time bouldering out doors. Fell off a highball, crushed my wife spotting, torn to bits, best time ever. 

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looks sweet. castle rock is nearby to where i am. heard it's a nice place for bouldering. one day i'll get out there.

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First climb of the day, the left arete of "The Wedge". 25 foot highball. Gets the blood flowing.

 

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25 feet up, ripped a huge hole in toe of my  shoe. no foot placement. greasy, hot rock. had to downclimb and save for another trip, yet again. 

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