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Skill-Building at Quarry
(if it re-opens)
Experience big wall climbing!
at the Rock Gym
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ANY OF THE ABOVE!
SAVE THE QUARRY!
Do you enjoy hiking, walking, or even rock climbing? Or maybe just enjoy a great view close to home. Well, right here in Portland, Maine is a great place to do all of this.
Take a look at what the Quarry offers the people of Portland and southern Maine.
However, a s of Spring 2004, the Quarry is closed and
Police Department is enforcing No Trespassing signs.
s of Spring 2004, the Quarry is closed and the Portland Police Department is enforcing No Trespassing signs.The owner may have some very good reasons for doing this but we all need to work together to find a better solution.
you can do:
go here for more pics of quarry: rocksanctuary.tripod.com/Quarry/quarry.htm
News to Use
What's up with this "Flash" and "Red Point" stuff?
Climbers have assigned a few noteworthy style quantifiers to fully define their accomplishment: Flash, On-sight, red-point, pink-point, and hang-dog.
On-sight-Flash: Completing a route that you have previously never seen nor done, you have not received any tips or information (beta), other than "here is where it starts, there is where it ends, and bring ten quick-draws..." You must complete the route in pure free-style without any falls.
Same as above, except you may have studied a route map and received a
little verbal beta. The term comes from the fact that you climbed the
Freedom of the Hills
Completely updated and revised, the 5th edition redefines the basics with the latest information on climbing techniques, snow and glacier travel, weather, safety, first aid, and leadership. Expanded chapters on first steps, belaying, and aid climbing and pitoncraft, plus several new sections on rock climbing, help broaden skill and expertise. Freedom covers the latest in equipment, including plastic boots, specialized rock shoes, step-in/clamp-on crampons, interior- frame packs, modern spring-loaded camming devices, ice-climbing tools, and belay and rappel devices. A completely new chapter on winter and expedition climbing rounds out this exhaustive edition, making Freedom the most comprehensive and contemporary source available on mountaineering.
More than 350 all-new illustrations, created from photographs of climbers demonstrating specific procedures, depict and clarify instructions in the text. And in keeping with today's environmental concerns, Freedom emphasizes clean climbing and low-impact wilderness use.
Can be purchased at: Adventurous Traveler Bookstore
And remember, climbing is dangerous. Anyone who tells you driving is more dangerous than climbing has not carefully evaluated the risks. One circumstance in which driving may actually be as dangerous as climbing is when you're driving home from climbing, at 1am, after a grueling epic. In any case, be aware of the risks involved.
Updated May 2004