How do you find climbing?

General discussion of rock, ice, and mountaineering gear, technique and other climbing-related topics
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Re: How do you find climbing?

Postby Decentlady » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm

Alexandoy wrote:To be honest, the only real climbing I have experienced is the climb of an unknown mountain (in the province of Zambales, Philippines). My friend and I were with 5 locals who urged us to try climbing. There was no gear and what we used were only our hands. In the middle of the climb, we were crawling like ants because the slope was kind of steep which makes it difficult to maintain the balance. That crawling went on for 30 minutes, I think, and the total duration of the climb was more than 1 hour. When we reached the peak, gee, it was one flat grassy area which can fit an airport. You can guess that we went down in the same style that we went up, i.e. in a crawling position.

PS. My cousin lived near that mountain until now although I haven't been there for more than 20 years.

Your adventures are awesome! Crawling like an ant. :lol: well I did get the point though. A similar climb I had faced when climbing a rocky mountain once. Although it wasn't crawling exactly but since we had no gear we had to use bare hands.

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Re: How do you find climbing?

Postby Ray1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:05 pm

No, @to7update I have never done that kind of climbing in my life but I have experienced many tough climbs during my long stay in Himalayan area. I would like to put them in mountaineering category rather than climbing. For instance I have had number of difficult moments while trekking through tough areas of Ladakh, the high altitude area in J&K state which is probably the best of its kind. The J&K government arranges package tours but if you go their in groups you can go anywhere because almost all the state is full of trekking areas.

In fact the Ladakh is better known as an high altitude desert with craggy, barren cliffs and rocks but one of the most favorite among adventure lovers of trekking and mountaineering. And of course white water rafting is an added advantage.

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