• shirty

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:09 PM GMT
    A guy I'm interested in just asked me to go bouldering with him. Apparently this is similar to rock climbing. Anyone ever done it? Can you tell me what to expect? I've never even gone rock climbing before so I'm wondering how much I will embarrass myself. I'm cool with that though, haha.
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    Nov 05, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    Bouldering is basically rock climbing without needing a belay. You have a mat (called a crash pad) set up below you for when you fall, and the only other equipment you need are shoes, a chalk bag, and a helmet. You generally do not climb very high, but it's important to stay over your mat. It's great for a workout, and learning technique for climbing different problems. Make sure your friend knows you've never gone climbing before so he can help you with technique. Have fun, it's a blast!
  • aiko14

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    Nov 05, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    sounds fun.. go for it