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 Post subject: Climbing Deal Breakers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:16 pm 
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http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/cl ... l-breakers

I am sure I am very slow to find this one, but I couldn't resist pulling it down to our level, and I feel the need to defend some of my own Deal Breakers (Chirps welcome, but be willing for some returned):

RSA Deal Breakers:
Wearing a leather hat to the crag, or even climbing with it. I like my hat, but they are absurd.
* Hammock at the crag (there needs to be a thread of creative hammock uses while climbing)
* Music at the crag
* "Awe"
* Down jackets at 15 C
* Climbing in long sleeved button up shirts.
* Boiling water rather than bringing a flask for tea.
* Buffs (I use them to keep hair out of face, otherwise...?)
* Trad gear at the gym, esp prussiks: Its sort of like peacocking.
* "Take" on a redpoint burn
* "That beta is cheating!" Keep your climbing ethics to yourself and let the guy send how he chooses.

I detest climbing with a pack 30L or more because it gets in the way, is heavy and I can't chalk up, so when multipitching I carry a 20L pack, put the rack in a small drawstring bag outside, wear my harness and helmet and Fivefingers. Shirt, lunch and warm stuff in the bag. Do I look and feel like a muppet when walking in? Yes, but much nicer to climb this way. And yes, there is one prussik in all of that which doubles as a handle for my nut tool, thanks for asking Cuan.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:22 am 
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2 things;

1. I know a very strong climber who wears a button up collared shirt because otherwise he gets horribly sunburnt. No one would ever call him out on this, but he is a nice guy so he would probably make a joke about it.

2. Just because I know I must have my prussiks on my harness at all times I would say that that peacocking thing is BS. Ironically this is something experienced climbers do & does not even vaguely compare to all the posing done by the "gym boys" whose domain is plastic & when out on the rock talk about French grades in S.A. - that is the ultimate in "Poseur"!

Love the one about wearing a beanie, no shirt and mankini's (especially if you have a pierced nipple) - sounds so Capetonian!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:30 am 
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Have to agree with Old Smelly here, the prussiks stay on the harness at all times so that I can never forget them because when you need to use prussiks, you really NEED them.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:20 am 
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You forgot smoking at the crag (or anywhere for that matter) Warren...
And individually naming your draws :P


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:53 am 
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  • Screams like Sharma or Ondra, but isn't Sharma or Ondra
  • Can't send without using liquid chalk
  • Can't send without spit polishing rock shoes
  • Obsesses over crag diet
  • Truly believes his/her/it's beta is always the easiest way
  • Frequently fails to observe rule number one (Don't f&%$ it up!)
  • Boasts about being "featured" in the route guide

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:17 am 
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Ha, I saw Paul post this on Facebook today and chuckled fully.

I'm definitely guilty of a few of these:

Updates Facebook or 8a.nu scorecard on smartphone while at the crag -- I like my smartphone, Facebook...
Stick clips. I own one and use it from time to time, there is some logic in it particularly when you could get hurt.
Fist bumps. It happens
Gives beta on a route he hasn’t done. I remember all beta :P

LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:40 am 
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I have a trad/multipitch harness and a sport harness, which negates the prussik issue (but that lives on my nut key, or is my draw bandolier)

Smoking is a non-climbing deal breaker for me, so I excluded it.

Great call on the French grades- Forgot that one.

Blogging about training- sorry Brian.

Warming up on someones project, double if its while wearing slops/approach shoes. I am dead guilty of this by the way

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:42 am 
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Here's a dealbreaker: giving a shit about how some turd in Rock and Ice thinks you should live your life. :jocolor:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:54 am 
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Taking CDB seriously enough to post in this thread ;P

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:50 pm 
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Haha, cool post!

Is it bad that I suffer from most of these? (@Brian, guilty is such a strong word)
And find others to be great suggestions:
"Warming up on someone's project ... while wearing slops" - I'll be wearing crocs!
"Trad gear at the gym" - I'll bring my big ass nr4 cam. Who notice prussiks?
"And individually naming your draws" - I'm def doing that.. and naming my cams too! I know :idea: I'm gonna start making name tags.

Just saying, I never agreed to any deal!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:51 pm 
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How about farting when making the big moves...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:53 pm 
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Farting is OK...we all need to do it...
Just don't fart on your belayers neck while he's helping you reach draw #1 from the ground...I've been on the receiving end of that one before....Mr N T!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:27 am 
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I had the pleasure of belaying a guy who's sweat dripped on me.... That is uncool :shock:


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Farting is ok, but sharting is another issue altogether!! :puker:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:29 am 
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Damn it Scott, now I'm even more guilty: very addicted to liquid chalk. Anyway, my beta is always the best...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:41 pm 
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lelikegogga wrote:
"Warming up on someone's project ... while wearing slops" - I'll be wearing crocs!


Or soloing someones project :shock:


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ScottS hates boulderers...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:38 pm 
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DavidWade wrote:
Or soloing someones project
Haha, the closest I get to soloing is in my dreams.. and normally those are nightmares where I'm 3/4 up a route, looking down to realize I have no belayer. :shock: The rope running through all the gear, but the other end just piled up on the ground.
To make me feel better I sometimes claim those sends on 8A, I mean 8a :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Ha ha even in the states some people take themselves too seriously!

http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/tnb-the-coolest-climbing-deal-breaker

I wonder if they use French Grades!

2B or not 2b, that is the question!

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