The ongoing weekend idiot report

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by climb2core » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:37 am

When you down climb, you would do the reverse of leading. Start by taking your gear of anchors, then down climb to the draw below, un-clip and remove that draw, and so on until you are on the ground. It is no more dangerous than leading climbing up.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by ted » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:00 pm

not saying there is any impact. There is no reason to down climb a rrg sport route. Either stick clip/climb to the top or leave a biner or 5 if it makes you feel better. These Gentlemen were down climbing because they topped out and forgot there belay device and did not know of any other method, which triggered good samaritan to jump there ass. Had they known multiple techniques for rapping or simply lowering through fixed gear(which every climber should), they could have saved themselves from getting yelled at.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by bcombs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:15 pm

Oh, I get it now, sorry - little slow on the uptake.

Yeah, I don't know that I would give anyone grief about doing that, but it would be a good way to get hurt. Bouncing down a 5.5 ledgy / slab route sounds less than fun.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by camhead » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:39 pm

cinciclimber2 wrote:Last weekend I was telling a friend of mine to down climb a 25ft 5.5 at Chica Bonita in order to clean since he had forgot his ATC when a guy rudely starts to yell us from about four routes down that we shouldn't do that claiming he is part of the rescue team and had seen to many injuries this year. While I was annoyed and thought it was a little ridiculous as my friend is more than capable of safely down climbing a 5.5 I proceeded to lower him so I could clean the route myself respecting that he was looking out for the best. While he is still blabbing safety to us his partner cleaning the route they were on swings way out from the rock and hits a tree pretty hard. Could have been avoided if he'd been watching her and holding the rope while she rappelled. Then a little later I watch him give the same women a horrible static catch and she slams into the rock on a 5.12 that was clearly out of her limit, then instructs her to bail on the route with a single quicklink on one bolt. Seriously idiots at the crag are bad enough, don't be ignorant and rudely preach safety when you nearly injure/kill your partner three times in the same hour.
It sounds like all of you guys are gumbies.
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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by ynp1 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:11 pm

Ohio climbers...
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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by camhead » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:47 pm

ynp1 wrote:Ohio climbers...
damn right. Close the border now from all these Bucking Fuckeyes.
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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by crazyhair » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:44 pm

I didn't want to make the weekend idiot report- so I took a lesson from this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtg7raPDYo

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by toad857 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:05 pm

crazyhair wrote:I didn't want to make the weekend idiot report- so I took a lesson from this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtg7raPDYo
that is god damn hilarious.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by climb2core » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:16 pm

crazyhair wrote:I didn't want to make the weekend idiot report- so I took a lesson from this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtg7raPDYo

Holy shit, that was good!

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by pawilkes » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:26 am

no comment about the fraying wires on the cam and how they have no structural purpose, i'm a little disappointed
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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by toad857 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:51 am

i didn't know cams could slip so much and still catch

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by tH1e-swiN1e » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:35 pm

That wasnt real?
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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by clif » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:52 pm

i've bought guidebooks and learned what grade and the name of routes were, even some obvious or incomplete and self-referential directions. should i care? it's like, if i didn't know then it would be more of a discovery and an adventure? why do i feel so confused?
training is for people who care, i have a job.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by c-foot » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:51 pm

Cause you've been drinking too much Clif, not climbing enough. Let's go climbin'.

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Re: The ongoing weekend idiot report

Post by Shamis » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:18 pm

Some idiot showed up st my local crag today after noon...looking hungover. He proceeded to warm up on an 11 and get flash pumped. Then while cleaning the anchors he dropped the rope and had to be rescued by some other climbers at the crag...

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