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larhoodie
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Looking for enthusiastic individuals!

Postby larhoodie » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:14 pm

Looking to start a club for rock climbing in the Northern Suburbs (for those of us that live across the boerewors divide) of Cape Town. I have no prior experience of rock climbing, so someone with previous rock climbing experience would be appreciated. Anyones welcome :P !

E-mail me at larhoodie@gmail.com. Hope to hear from anyone soon :D !

ATC
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Postby ATC » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:47 pm

So lets get something straight here you starting a rock climbing club but you arent a climber and have no experience :?

robertpowell
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Did I read it correctly?

Postby robertpowell » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:55 pm

Agh, considering that rock climbing is a dangerous sport I dont think thats a wise idea.

Hire a guide, do a course, learn to climb, all of those things that rock climbers do and then think about it.

Its kinda like starting a skydiving club without knowing how to skydive. SPLAT!

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The Jimmy
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Postby The Jimmy » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:05 pm

What exactly do you want to do? Build a wall somewhere in a garage, have get-togethers on weekends, start a climbing gym?

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tygereye
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Location: Stellenbosch

Postby tygereye » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:34 pm

First try it and see if you like it....

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Postby ATC » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:43 pm

Will this club have a name? ooh Ive got one Daring adventures....no in all seriousness rather try out climbing by doing a basic intro course before buying any gear, then if you like it invest in your own harness,shoes,screwgate and belay device. Starting your own club with others who have no experience puts your life and theirs in danger. Seeking the proper instruction will ensure you have many enjoyable years in this great sport.


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