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FRI NIGHT VID: Hard Trad in Indian Creek with Brad Gobright

Our Friday Night Video this week features Brad Gobright in Indian Creek. When you think of the desert area, generally what springs to mind is crack climbing; massive offwidths and thin cracks straight up the middle of the beautiful red sandstone. Brad's objectives lie with some of the harder face climbs, with very little gear and big run outs!



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Thanks for your reply and your offer, it’ll maybe have to wait until I retire. Yes, familiar with the style from Fremont Canyon and other areas in Wyoming. And the ground up ethic and style. Just didn’t realise it...
There are Limestone and slate trad climbs with bolts like this in the UK. UK climbers are often ignorant of the tradition of  US routes pioneered with hand drilled boots on lead (and that later on these were often...
Not patronising at all. I have no idea of your knowledge or experience. I started climbing in New Zealand and you'd often have mixed routes where if there wasn't sufficient trad pro, you'd chuck in a bolt to protect a...
I'm in the US, where some climbers, particularly the older ones, focus a lot on the style of the first ascent - ground-up versus top-down, referring to the former as trad. I agree with you that most people now think of...
Comment comes across slightly patronising - I know but have never climbed that style before personally. More the keeping of the style of it - notice there was a big runout on one of the routes.  Would be easy to add a...
Where are you Rad? I’ve never heard your second definition of “trad” where you seem to conflate it with ground up but allow bolts to creep in. New one to me. In my experience trad is a route with removable gear...

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