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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:51 pm 
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Real Name: arianna
everything you need to start climbing:

1xfemale shoes MAD ROCK no. 7
1xmale shoes MONTRAIL no. 11
PETZL male harness
MAD ROCK female harness
1xBLACK DIAMOND bag
2xbelay devices
quickdraws and carabiners
10.2mmx60m rope Eliminator Bluewater with ground sheet
3xslings
4xsmall ropes
chalk (almost full bag) and brush

only used 3 times (before kids arrived...)
paid R7.500


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:58 am 
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Real Name: Neil Margetts
Keep it, don't sell it. :shock: You must put your kids first, but you must also make time for your selves. Too often couples lives go on hold when the babies come along. The guy gets frustrated; the mother feels she has a ball a chain around her ankle, and the kid becomes difficult because they feel this. Very often this absence of doing things together results in the relationship falling apart. Sometimes the guy has an affair or you guys just drift apart. Make a plan to still do things together, lots of things. Find people who you trust to take the load off, and the kid/s also would like to meet other kids and have a little change now and then. Find a group of other climbers who also have kids, go to kid friendly places together and work a system where everybody gets some freedom and fun, (including the kids) :thumleft: . I did not do this when my kids were small, and I regret it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:08 am 
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Real Name: jon kirkman
Hi, so assuming you still want to sell, what do you want for the draws?? No pressure to sell, you should carry on climbing.

Cheers

jon :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:07 am 
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Real Name: Justin Lawson
Neil wrote:
Keep it, don't sell it.


Neil makes a good point. We have a 6 month old kid and we take him to the crag with us. When he becomes mobile, someone will need to mind him or we'll leave him with the grandparents/sitter.
(I have had thoughts of hoisting him off the ground and tying him off to keep him out of trouble ;)
Choosing a child friendly crag and having all the right gear (toys & things to make it comfortable) is important and so long as the kids are entertained everyone will have a fun day out.

So no need to quit completely! If you sell the gear now, chances are you won't buy it again and climbing will be lost to you forever!
+ kids love swinging on ropes :)

Below: Me climbing with our little guy sleeping inside a shelter (white triangle) we made up for him :)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Real Name: Wesley
Very interested in the Draws and Rope.

Where are you based?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:01 am 
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Niel and Justin, I agree


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:47 am 
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Real Name: Franz Fuls
I must agree. I think crags are a perfect environment to raise a child (with the necessary precautions in place of course).
Please dont stop climbing!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Real Name: Rachel Strate
Perhaps you just want to sell your stuff.... bu I agree with Niel and Justin if you are selling due to kids. I don't have kids but have seen many families manage. The Kastners have continued to climb (and climb hard!) with their two girls who are now 8 and 4. In Rocklands I climbed with a French Canadian couple who had their 2-year-old with them and a French Canadian couple whose little baby spent months 3 - 6 exploring the boulders of Rocklands. :) It is definitely possible. Just saying'..... but good luck selling the stuff if you want to.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:10 pm 
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How much for the 4small ropes?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Real Name: Larry Beechey
are you still interested in selling


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Real Name: Mark Human
Hi, do you have any of that gear left and if so what prices ( for the lot/ individual)? Regards, Mark


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