Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 08:11 AM
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 08:25 AM
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 08:30 AM
On other trips to the US, I've been climbing around Moab. Great, great walls!
Where do you climb?
Here in Belgium it is pitiful! The weather is so bad for most of the year! When we have a good, dry day, it falls on a Wednesday! I do most of my climbing indoors. I'm hoping for good weather in California.
Where is that wall on your avatar? I'm off to check your "about me".
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 08:44 AM
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:47 AM
I'll look Ohiopyle on Google. I have no idea what it is.
Water rafting is so nice. I have more opportunities to go kayaking. My problem is that I'm always alone to do my sports. Water rafting is complicated if you're alone. Kayaking, on the other hand, is pretty easy. I like kayaking both at sea and river. My last kayaking was in Fiji and Hawaii, last year. It was sea kayaking and in Hawaii I was accompanied by dolphins. It was very nice. In Fiji, it was sportive, endurance kayaking also at sea. The weather wasn't so good and I got into trouble a couple of times (rough sea). I did water rafting in Fiji, too, but it was with lots of tourists, just recreational.
I wanna do El Capitan, but I'll first climb shorter routes with my guide and let him decide if I can do it. If he advises me not to, I won't. If we do it, he's the guide and I let him decide what he wants us to do. I've done artificial climbing and I'm comfortable with penduling, which I know is necessary for El Capitan (I don't know if in all routes). I don't wanna stress about it. I'm planning on staying 5 days to one week, but I can stay longer depending on what he decides to do. I've done long routes (bivouac routes, I mean) in France, Italy, India... but I'm a slow climber. About the gear, I'm taking my own personal stuff, but only the mininum. The guide will provide the rest.
I do ice climbing too, only short walls. My favorite spots are in Argentina, Chile (campo de hielo patagonico), and glaciers in Norway. Again, I'm a slow climber., b
After Yosemite, I'm driving North, till Canada, with a stop inland for Yellowstone, but I'll be with my friend, who doesn't climb, so, I don't think I'll do any climbing after Yosemite. After that I fly to Asia, for diving. Are you a diver?
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 02:56 PM
got2bgood - you should try it, not really that much money and its pretty damn fun. i haven't played in a long time. but i picked the name because its never used.
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:03 PM
i love to camp, ive canoed and kayaked before and tried windsurfin (without success).
Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:10 PM