Rock climbing

From LCA2010

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
Current revision (10:46, 19 January 2010) (edit) (undo)
 
Line 6: Line 6:
excursion, and this page exists to help in that coordination.
excursion, and this page exists to help in that coordination.
-
[[Carl Worth]] has been in contact with one local guide willing to put
+
[[Carl Worth]] tried finding a guide from the [[|http://hangdog.co.nz|Hangdog Climbing Centre]]
-
together a trip for a minimum of 6 people, for 4 hours of climbing for
+
but their guides are all busy this week.
-
a cost of $55 NZD per person.
+
 
 +
Meanwhile, the LCA organizers have arranged a [[Discounts|discount]] for
 +
people to climb (indoors) at [[http://www.fergskayaks.co.nz/Ferg's Kayaks]]
 +
which is very convenient to the conference venue.
{|
{|

Current revision

New Zealand has some legendary rock for rock climbing, and the area around Wellington has its share of that, (in addition to various indoor rock climbing gyms).

Some LCA 2010 delegates are coordinating for an outdoor rock-climbing excursion, and this page exists to help in that coordination.

Carl Worth tried finding a guide from the [[|http://hangdog.co.nz|Hangdog Climbing Centre]] but their guides are all busy this week.

Meanwhile, the LCA organizers have arranged a discount for people to climb (indoors) at [Kayaks] which is very convenient to the conference venue.

Availability for rock-climbing
Name Experience (none needed!) Availability
Carl Worth YDS 5.10 (sport) 19th or maybe 18th.
Nick Clifford Indoor, a few years ago 17th afternoon, 23rd or maybe 18th.
Selena Deckelmann Indoor, a couple outdoor trips 17th-19th
Alex King not much 18th-19th depending on Miniconf schedules
Jelmer Vernooij Some indoor climbing 16th, 17th or 23rd
Paul Wayper Indoor climbing 16th or possibly one free evening of the conference
Your Name Any climbing experience When you are available.

Carl had the following to say when he proposed the idea for getting some LCA folks together for some climbing:

If you've never done any rock-climbing before, here are a couple of geek-centric points I've noticed while climbing:

Somehow, the rock-climbing community seems to have very friendly people in it wherever I go in the world. It's almost as nice as the free-software community in this regard.

The problem-solving inherent in climbing appeals to me in a way that's very similar to the best kinds of problem-solving in software. Good climbing is often more of a 3D geometry puzzle (that happens to involve your body) rather than a test of strength. I think being smart is much more significant than being strong.