Serious questions: 1)Is a trampoline considered aid? 2)And if so, how much would it cost for Rock and Resole to make custom rubber hand-jammies for my oversized hands? Would I have to mail myself in for a job like that? Turnaround time? 3)What's their number again?
Lorenzo, a trampoline should be in every climber's quiver of tools. They make dynos much easier. If you are just using them for protection, without a rope, it is referred to as "trampoline soloing." It's the latest rage. Everyone is doing it.
Thanks. And, congrats! Page 36 has a bright future. God, they grow up so fast.
I am looking to do a linkup of Watkins, El Cap, and Halfdome. How would you recommend using the trampoline for protection on these? I am ok soloing as long as I have something soft to fall on. How do you guys aim for a trampoline after peeling off 600 ft off the deck?
A very good question, indeed. You've heard of "Portaledges"? And "Porta Potties"? You need a "PortaTrampoline." It's necessary big-wall equipment for the aspiring trampoline soloist.
Definitely. Considering how much choss I have climbed in my climbing career, I regularly claim that I have freed the Salathe Headwall. It's pretty much all the same.
Typically those big walls just take too much time and effort. Instead I just climb routes that are similiar to it, i.e: I have freed ElCap by climbing around 100 crack climbs. Or there are a couple of classics that I have freed in my gym.