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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:10 pm 
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Forum's been a bit dull lately so just for a chuckle; what is your climbing partner's most irritating habit?

My pet hate?:Clipping toenails at the crag and leaving the clippings lying around :?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:35 pm 
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....eating those clipped toenails?


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using the last toenail to pick out the bits of nail that got stuck in their teeth... :shock:


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Clipping toenails in your car on the way to the crag and leaving the clippings on the floor


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In the spirit of lightweight alpinism, I do away with the heavy clipper and just chew my toenails.


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Try dropping a neatly furled rope and turning it into a 50m knot! Every time!!!

Or chalking up and then tying in… and then bumming chalk of you because their's is always finished!

Or raking up, especially trad, then saying No – I think you should lead the first pitch!


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Sipping your homemade brew and lunching on your batty...there' also the odd dipping of the hand into my chalk bag...


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- People climbing in 'short' shorts with no undearpants on!
- Sniffing ones shoes before / after climbing a route
- People who bring better food to the crag than I do :)

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Bouldering at Llandudno, .... in his candy striped speedo!!

We've since burned the speedo, and informed him that while this practice might be acceptable in some obscure parts of the world, it is by no means allowed here and such behaviour will result in a total absence of spotters!... especially when bouldring in such close proximity to Sandy Bay!! :shock:


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Pitching up at the crag. Unpacking their ENTIRE bag and putting it's contents on display all over place. Making the area around them look Green Market Square on a sunny Saturday morning!! CLASSIC!!

Oh yeah, and the people climbing with no underwear kinda get me aswell.

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Climbing without underwear must be a cape thing, as I have never witnessed such atrocities in gauteng.

I have to ask, we are talking about men here??


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Climbing without underwear must be a cape thing, as I have never witnessed such atrocities in gauteng.

I have to ask, we are talking about men here??


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No underpants WTF - imagine the beta from your belay - \"oh come on! I can see a huge crack from here!?\"

Back to the topic:

I hate any sentence that starts with: \"I'm sorry I have to cancel, I cant come climbing because....\"


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putting their shoes out to 'air' on your dashboard on the drive home, after sniffing them to check...what?

Not bathing for the whole five days you are camped out in a cave. This despite the fact there is a waterfall two minutes walk away! Talk about getting back to your caveman roots!


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Well how about this.... I lead the first pitch (16) of Genesis, Hector comes up behind me...to be followed by a certain some1 (who shall not mention by name) .... Now you must understand that I am really focused on what the next pitch is about to throw at us...Hector is totally hyped and is just about to jump out his shoes... our guns are tapped and ready to tackle this 4 meter jam-crack roof which goes at a mere 23. And our final climber comes up and without him even knowing (unbeknown to me how it is possible) that his pecker is dangling in wind scoping us out through his beady little eye....


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Since this tread is already going down that path I'd gladly help it along with a pet irritation:

It may be some time since you've had a look at a science book, but be aware that hot air has always and to this day still continues to rise. So when your leader is some way up the route, it is, not good belay style to fart (especially if he/she is of the opposite sex). The leader of course has free reign as he/she probably needs every little bit of help.


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What irritates me the most is when my partner climbs better then me.
When this happens I find it best to revert to psycological warefare.
Comments like:
\"bit of runout there, be careful\"
\"wow these bolts look rusty\"
\"man I really need to buy a new rope\"
\"are you okay? you look a bit pale\"
seem to work well.


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Rastaman, you and I should go climb together. I always need an excuse for not climbing hard enough and you don't like your partner climbing harder than you. You can let rip with the metal warfare commentary and I'll have a valid excuse for not climbing harder. We'll make a brilliant team!!!

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The true confessions of the belayer....Hey DBez , shot 4 da coffee and da chalk!!

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How about half way up Blouberg, leading a particularly delicate pitch, when the sweet and somehow calming smell of a big fat bong comes wafting up in a purple haze from your attentive and trustworthy belayer?


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personally, it would have to be the irritating girlfriend and her friends. I would take dog crap, puff the majic dragons and all the litter in the world over having the gal and her friends B!tching about this person or that. :evil:

maybe i should just chuck her off the third pitch of fsomething at wellingtons, :roll: how is Jaap anyway ?


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Hey arno carstens we should definately go for a climb.
I'm only prepared to climb over-bolted over-graded sport routes though.
Silvermine lower crag perhaps?


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Ha Ha Hector, that sounds familiar! Even better when they doze off to sleep in the sun after said bong whilst you are still clinging to the thin things high above the last gear! SLACK! dammit! SLACK!!!! -bloody slackers! :lol:


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farting in bed!


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Howzit!

It really pisses me off when you are at the crag, and your climbing partner takes a couple of friends along who are there for the social! If you wanna social, go to a bar! (oh, these people just complain the whole time) When i'm climbing, I wanna climb..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:14 pm 
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Rastaman – Farting in bed? You and your climbing buddy ? Umm what climbing … no –lets just move on…


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:lol: Hi guys,

I'm new to this kind of relaxing, but I must say, I haven't laughed this much for so long. Thx 4 making my day! You lot sound like the kinda people I'd like to hang around with.

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