i gym climb at lifetime in schaumburg. Ive got a coupld friends that have exp in outdoor cclimbing. I would highly suggest you take a class or several before you attempt this, weather on the mountain can turn very very quickly as well as there are menay situations that cna quickly lead to death in any sot of climbing. this is not something to be taken lightly. Do you have the proper gear, meaning both climbing gear as well as the outddoor gear. Go the library adn read up as much as possible about climbing there is a ton to learn.
Do you know how to belay, how to lead climb, how to affix protection, how to top rope.
Im looking for someone to cclimb with at lifttime so if anyone is interested let me know.
I've climbed walls a few times when I was younger, but no, don't know how to belay, lead climb, affix protection, and top rope. Its not actually really needed for the route we're taking...self arrest may be the most important to learn it seems crossing the narrows if they're covered in ice/packed snow.
I definitely want to learn those techniques...even told my buddy that we need to hit-up the Lifetime here and take the lessons. The more you know all around about every aspect of a sport, the better off you are. So even if we're not top roping, doesn't hurt to know how.
Yeah, we should get together up there sometime. He'd probably be interested too.
Yup, we're going to have good gear. I'm the type of guy that goes overboard on everything, always have to have the best, most useful, etc. I never skimp. G/F hates that...but I feel its always better that way. Found some good 686 Jacket/Pants from REI I think I'll be picking up, which can double for snowboarding too. Got Petzl Crampons, Osprey backpack, Black Diamond headlamp, some trekking poles, and still have a list of stuff I need to pickup. REI has their garage sale tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be able to finish off my list then.