terminology

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valconcorner
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terminology

Post by valconcorner » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:39 pm

These terms may be old to all and climbing sundry but here it goes ....
what is a Hueco and what the equivalent down here
whats a gaston and where does the name come from and why
rope gun ?
what are you doing if you are campusing

clickbutt
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Re: terminology

Post by clickbutt » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:22 pm

"Hueco is a Spanish word meaning hollows and refers to the many water-holding depressions in the boulders and rock faces throughout the region."

http://onbouldering.com/what-is-a-gaston/

Rope gun - like in the super hero movies where they shoot a rope with hook up to the roof. A rope gun is a person that climbs better than you that puts up the rope so you can attempt the route - usually on top-rope. Personally I think this is a brilliant term!

Campussing?
Well, first try: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=campusing+climbing

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