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route name stories

Post by jdstic2 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:54 am

so ive heard a lot of stories behinde naming of routes like take that katie brown but there probably are a lot more out there. so lets hear 'em

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Post by caribe » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:03 am

I was thinking the same thing just the other day. Mercy the Huff is a great one, so is Stunning the Hog, but those should probably not make the air.

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Post by allah » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:27 am

LOL I had dinner with porter and hugh a month ago, and we had this same discussion. Porter was telling us where he got his route names from, it was hilarious.

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Post by p0bray01 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:53 am

take a few of your beginner buddies to the Practice wall in muir and climb Ai bang ma fukin ni...suitable...and although I have climbed those little routes a thousand times...someone always seems to bang their friggin knee...including me.
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Post by Toy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:45 pm

"First, you must stun the hog"

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Post by schwagpad » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:34 pm

BOHICA. Know what it means, no idea where it came from

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Post by JB » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:37 pm

I don't think Fuzzy was named for a bat.
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Post by goodguy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:08 pm

Night Moves in Muir got its name because it was bolted and FAed in the dark with headlamps. Battery Life next to it was because the rock there is so hard that it took 2 full batteries to drill the route when most don't even require one battery charge.
Oh man, he is messing that up. However, he is missing his left leg so that way would probably be harder for him. SCIN, just before spraying some beta for a climber doing a route the WRONG way.

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Post by Spragwa » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:47 pm

schwagpad wrote:BOHICA. Know what it means, no idea where it came from
Probably wishful thinking.
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Post by pigsteak » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:02 pm

Bathtub Mary at the Arsenal. Back home in Illinois in the cornfields you'd see these Catholic famers with homemade shrines to the Virgin Mother Mary. There she'd be, hands outstretched, encircled by a porcelain bathtub buried halfway in the ground. We grew up calling em bathtub Mary's....
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Post by the lurkist » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:17 pm

Rocket Dog. What was behind that one, Toy? hahahahaha
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Post by bentley » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:36 pm

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Post by Horatio Felacio » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:57 am

schwagpad wrote:BOHICA. Know what it means, no idea where it came from
jeff moll classic. along with tuna town, high hard one, skin there a phallic theme going on there?
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Post by cliftongifford » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:23 am

I once named a route "Big Red Snapper" because a big red headed friend of mine broke his leg trying to get the FA. I thought it was funny. :lol:

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Post by DriskellHR » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:59 am

I cleaned a route (not available to public) with a half inch wire brush that is used to clean the inside of copper pipe....... I called the route " a bigger wire brush" because I was muttering this the whole time i worked on the line. :mrgreen:
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