Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
We will be meeting at the
at 8:00 a.m. and returning
at roughly 10:30 p.m.
· Lift Ticket
Fee Does Not Include:
Contact Tim Rice for any questions and to sign up
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There are many hazards out on the course. The one thing that you want to remember when throwing on our course is DON’T THROW LEFT!!! Most of the fairways have some sort of hazard or drop off to the left so please be careful if your disc goes left and you must retrieve it. Another hazard that you will find throughout the course is standing water. Standing water is especially a problem in the spring time. Be sure to wear appropriate hiking shoes.
Playing Disc Golf:
The rules to Disc Golf are very similar to ‘Club Golf’ you know the type that Tiger Woods plays. You tee of from the same place, which is usually behind a wooden marker that has what Hole it is, distance from tee pad to basket, and the PAR number written on it. To choose who throws first you can just choose between yourselves or you can flip for first. The side of your disc with writing on it is heads. You throw your disc and after everyone in your group has thrown then you may proceed down the fairway. The person whose disc landed furthest away from the basket gets to throw first. This courtesy keeps everyone safe from getting hit with a disc. When it is your turn you pick your disc up and stand where it was laying. From this spot you throw again for the basket. On some of the holes at our course there are specific out of bounds. All of the roads are out of bounds. If you throw out then you add a one throw penalty, a point to your PAR, and you throw your disc at the place that it went out of bounds. Do your honest best to decide where this was.
Basic Disc Golf Terms:
Throw- This is the act of advancing the disc towards the basket. This can be done with any of the different styles, backhand, forehand, or rollers.
Lie- The spot where your disc comes to rest. This is the spot that you pick up your disc and throw from.
PAR- like in club golf each hole has a set PAR, the desired number of strokes or in your case throws it takes to land your disc in the basket. We have a varying PAR all throughout the course. It is indicated at each tee pad.
Drive- Any throw off the tee pad or a throw from the fairway designed for maximum distance.
Putt- The final throw(s) of the hole aimed at getting your disc in the basket. These are short distances throws.
Ace- In club golf it is known as a hole in one. Landing the disc in the basket on your first throw, on that hole from the tee pad is considered an ace. Be sure to let us know if you get one!
Description of each Hole:
Be careful of the little cluster of trees to your left and of the student center to your right. When you go to where your disc is laying you will have to cross a little run-off stream. It gets a little muddy trying to jump across so you can take the risk or just walk around to the path to the right or through the little path into the woods. After you make it in the basket continue to the right, if you were facing the road and tennis courts, and you will come to Hole 2.
Hole 5- This is the shortest Hole on the course with only 135 ft to throw and it is a PAR 3. Hole 5 is a nice throw because there is a big gob pile right behind the basket. A gob pile is a huge pile of extra and unusable coal from the coal mining days. All of the land behind the school is reclaimed land from when it was used for coal mining. If you go beneath the layer of leaves and dirt you will run into the excess coal. The basket is slightly more elevated then the area to the front so be wary of a possible rolling disc. There is also a pro pad that adds an additional 35ft. To get to it, walk past the regular pad and make a left turn on the obvious path. To get to Hole 6 follow the trail to the right, when you are facing the gob pile, and head up along the dirt path. The tee pad for Hole 6 will be on the right of that path.
Hole 14- Hole 14 is a 150 ft. throw and it is a PAR 3. This is a fun hole to throw but it has a major hazard. There is a 50 ft. drop just a few feet from the basket. Keep away from the edge. The edge of the cliff is not the strongest so please stay on the path and behind the fence that is there. As you look out to the tee you will notice that there is 30-40ft flat area in which to land your disc if you can’t make the basket. If you throw too short you have to go into the ditch. Throw to far and you have to climb down the steep hill behind the basket. We have put many fallen trees on the hill behind the basket in case your disc is rolling. Hopefully it will stop closer to the top of the hill. Good luck with your throw!
Hole 17- This is a 170 ft. throw and it is a PAR 3. This throw is a straight shot, right through the trees. It may look like an easy throw but it isn’t. You have to either go through, over, or around the grove of trees. In the fall this is a beautiful hole because the leaves turn red and orange and yellow. It’s like throwing through sunshine. After you get to the other side of the trees and get your disc out of the basket head left towards the pond. The tee pad will be painted on the ground right in front of the two stone pillars standing tall and the stone block on the ground.
Hopefully this write up has helped you learn a bit more about our Disc Golf Course and about Disc Golf in general. We hope that you bring your friends and family and come throw discs at
Seven Springs Mountian Resort
Where: Seven Springs Resort, PA
This Includes: Transportation to and from
One day lift ticket (9am –7:30pm)
2 nights of lodging
@ Paddlers Lane B & B
2 Meals at the Bed and Breakfast
Does Not Include:
Skis($18) or Snowboard($29) Rental
Food during transit
Lunch and snacks at Resort
We hold kayak roll sessions for those wanting to learn to right a kayak (the “Eskimo roll”) or if you would just like to learn to paddle in a controlled environment. Our roll sessions are on Monday evenings from 7:30 till 9:30 in the pool at the student center (free to Hocking College students). This is also the time we meet for the club. The club also sets up trips to get out and paddle. We are always looking for new members, so stop by and let us know what you’re interested in.
- By Jesse Wilson
- Lift Ticket
Does Not Include:
- Any Food
The fee for the trip includes:
· One night stay at Day’s Inn
· Entrance in to Rays for Saturday and Sunday
Departure Time: January 23 @ 8am from Student Center
Return Time: January 24 @ 8pm
Monday, January 11, 2010
I wake up rather groggy with the faint light piercing my eyelids. I don’t remember leaving a light on before I went to sleep. Brrrr! It is chilly in my room, I must of left the window open last night. I open my eyes and realize I’m not at home where I have curtains and base board heating. I’m in the middle of “who knows where” Tennessee, under a three-sided wooden shelter, with rectangle shaped dog named Rabies sleeping near me, wrapped in a zero-degree sleeping bag I rented from Outdoor Pursuits. I came to my sense and dressed as quickly as possible in the below freezing conditions and practically ran out of the shelter to start the fire. Once I got moving I started to warm up. Welcome to the first morning of the “Tour of the Dirty South Climbing Trip.”
We started our “bouldercation” at Lily Boulders in Tennessee in the Obed Wilderness Area. Tim, Shay and I were leading the trip and T.J., Justin, Louis and Maria were along for the ride. Sun shine and temperatures in the fifties made an ideal setting for bouldering. We warmed up on Crimp Creole(V3) and Warm-up Dyno (V2) and moved on to Buddah’s Belly a V4 with awful slopers and terrible feet, it was a very cool problem. The group separated and Tim, Shay, Louis and I started to work Flex Boulder. Flexorcise (V7) is a great over hanging problem that starts on nightmarish micro crimps, pulls over a lip and to an easy top-out. We sent a couple variations of the original problem, but not it. Next we headed over to Hemlock Boulder. Hemlock Arête (V4) is a classic climb with pretty high but solid top out. A couple of us worked Jack Slap (V7), but we were shot down pretty quickly. We had to call it a day and head down to Rocktown in Georgia.
One cold night and cold morning later we were climbing in Rocktown. Warmed up our muscles at Hueco Simulator wall and warmed are tips on the propane heaters provided by Outdoor Pursuits. A couple of us worked on a hard V6 Skingraph and then made are way over to Croc Boulder. This is a tall boulder with a intimidating but beautiful line called Croc Bloc (V5), a classic of the area. After a great session there we headed over to the Orb area. We watched people attempt The Orb (V8) in between goes on Soap on the Rope, a hard V4 that was spitting us off left and right. While we were there Jimmy Webb sent The Orb like it was a V2 pumping everyone with such a sweet send. Day two at Rocktown started much the same as day one. After warming-up at Hueco again we headed over the Sherman Roof. Shay and I worked Nose Candy (V6) for about three-hours or twenty goes. This thing kept spitting us off at the same spot. Finally after changing our beta for the fifth time we both sent back to back. This was Shay and I’s first V6 so we were pretty pumped. After that the group cooled down on Police Brutality (V4) and Triple Slaps (V3). We said by to our new friends that we met through out the day and went back to eat dinner and get ready to leave in the morning.
Horse Pens 40 is hard to describe, because when we got there it was so dark I couldn’t see much. In the morning I was surprised to see a boulder field from our campsite, within walking distance. It is a truly beautiful area with bright green moss lichens covering everything that hasn’t been cleaned off for climbing. It was not a very good climbing day with the overcast skies, slight rain and thick fog. We decided to throw some discs at Rainbow Connections Disc Golf Course, a really cool technical course with some drainage issues, it was built on a swamp. The weather improved the next day and we got a climb on. Warmed-up on signature sloper problems like Eight-Ball (V2) and Chasers (V2), then Shay and I headed over to Redneck (V6+). After numerous goes and plenty of rest breaks Shay I sent back to back again our second V6 problem ever. Lets just say we were feeling pretty good. We climb all over the place the rest of the day. Attempted The Kiss (V7), Drainpipe (V7), Ivy Boy (V7), and were shut down by many others. T.J. and Justin did New Years Eve night sends of Bum Boy (V3) and Maria sent Dope (V2). Shay and I got Man with the Slow Hand (V4) an awesome balancy arête problem with crappy feet and a high top out. At the end of the day we were all pretty tired and ready to head home the next day. Tim and others made a delicious burrito line-up and we all sat around the fire and rubbed lotion into our raw fingertips.
I have never been further south then Red River Gorge to climb, so this was very cool opportunity for me to try out some new areas. One thing that separated this trip from many others I’ve done in the past was food. Outdoor Pursuits provided breakfast, dinner, and snacks through out the trip. Those of you who have been on trip with Tim know that he is culinary genius when it comes to camping food. We ate better then I eat at home. We made chicken parmesan, loaded macaroni, burgers, hotdogs, with sides like salad, bake beans, garlic bread, and potato salad. For breakfast we ate like royalty with omelets, egg muffins, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and burritos. Every meal had a delicious vegetarian option for myself and others. We even made upside down orange cake and no-bake cookies. Climbing and just staying warm burns so many calories, it was a good thing we had more then enough to eat everyday. This trip consisted of eat great and sending hard with great friends. I wouldn’t have any other way.
Friday, January 8, 2010
We started early on Sunday the 27th of December and we were about to embark on a one week- long send fest to bring in the new year! The first day was full of driving and high spirits. We arrived at the or camping area at around 9:00 p.m. this was the first time that any of us had been there. It was a little place called the "Lilly Pad" the setup there was really cool. They had a big roofed shelter that was dubbed the "permatent" and it had a community fire ring, chairs, spar coats, a table and some old coolers. The night was cold, I made the mistake of not putting my tent up and slept in the permatent. Needless to say, I didn't really sleep well that night. We awoke to the sun shining and cold wind. After everone was up we made breakfast sandwiches and hit the road ready to climb. The weather was just right when we hit the boulder field, 55 degrees and sunny! All of us warmed up on the warm up wall with some easy but really fun problems. Louis, Tim, Dan, and I went to climb this sweet looking boulder called Flexorsize V7. It was a little tricky at the start but Tim put it together in a few goes. After that we went to get on this awesome classic V4 called Hemlock Arete, it was super cool! The holds were placed in a really abstract way, and all the moves were just really fun. Just around the corner from that was another radd V7 called Jack Slap! Once again the only one able to climb it was Tim. Once the sun was on its way out and the heat of the day was going with it, we hiked to the van and headed to Rocktown in Lafayette, Georgia.
When we arrived in Lafayette, I got out of the van and was struck by the freezing cold wind that was sweeping Chandelier Mountain. All of us hurried as we set up camp and started dinner. We ate, we talked, we slept, and in the morning we climbed. In the warm up area there is this really classic highball called Huaco Simulator V2. Its like 25 feet of jugs on an overhang. I thought the climb was super fun cuz it got your heart pumping a little bit. After the warm up session Dan, Louis, Tim, and I got on Skin Graft V6. We worked it for a while and Tim and Louis sent but Dan and I have some unfinished Business. We left that prlblem and went down the boulder field a little bit to get on the ever proud Croc Block V5 this climb is not only tall it has a committing move to a gaston for the finale move. Tim worked the V7 variation sit start as Dan, Louis, and I worked the stand start. we worked and worked but Dan was the only one to make the commitment and make the send. Time passed fast the first day and the sun was going down so we packed up and went back to camp. I was ready to go to say the least because i was climbing like shit that day and i was hungry as f%*# (you know what i mean). When we got back to the camp we made a massive amount of loaded macaroni. It had sausage, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and chives needless to say this shit was dank!! And we didn't stop there mind you, we made a really good pineapple upside down cake over the fire in a dutch oven. Once fed and warmed up in my sleeping bag I crashed and woke fresh and ready for a good day of climbing. After warming up we went to the Sherman Photo Roof were Dan and I had some work to do. The goal of the trip for Dan and I was to climb a V6, since neither of us had ever climbed that grade and it was a little past due. to make a long story short we battled with this awesome climb called Nose Candy V6 for about 4 hours, and then we sent it. We gave it upwards of 15 to 20 goes each and last go we sent it one after the other. Dan got on the problem and worked his way out the overhanging roof until he was at the crux move, he fixed his feet and hucked for the hold and crushed it! He grabbed it so hard he busted a blood blister on his hand and blood sprayed the hold. Then it was my turn right after him but we got video so it can do the talking for me. Once we were done with that the whole group headed to triple slap a classic V3 and finished the day there. The rain was coming so we loaded our shit in the trailer and went south once more to Alabama.
We pulled into Horse Pens 40 around 11:00 p.m., payed for camping and climbing, setup and went to sleep. We all woke up late because it was raining and we weren't going to do much climbing. Once we all got up we went into town to get a good game of Disc Golf in. If I do say so myself I crushed that course like it was my job! I'm thinking about going Pro, its not a big deal. Once done with the game we went back to camp and tested the rock for a dryness to test the waters for a night session. To our surprise the rock was dry, and we went to a project of mine Red Neck V6+. We got in a good session and I worked out some of the beta for the problem, and not to mention it was New Years Eve. I went to bed with the moves of Red Neck in my head playing all night long. When I woke up thats were I went right after breakfast. Dan and I were ready to go, we knew the moves and knew what we had to do. I got on about ten times before I was able to make the send. I have to say that was a great way to bring in the new year. Right after me Dan sent it as well. I spent the remainder of my last day walking around and getting on things I thought were fun and wasn't worried about sending a project. It felt good just to climb. We packed up the next morning and made the drive home. It was a awesome trip and will try to go on the trip in the spring, hope to see some more people there.