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RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby MOB » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:22 pm

RRG climbers,

Please stop posting whipper videos to Rock and Ice. Taking a whipper on a 5.6 trad route, or while cleaning does not make you cool; you should be embarrassed and ashamed...
Do not post these online; or at least don't claim to be a climber of the gorge.

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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby lena_chita » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:20 am

"While cleaning" is misleading... You didn't watch that video, did you? (the guy fell when a large foothold broke off, and he called it ' cleaning a new route')

But yeah, I was just thinking that RRG seems disproportionately represented in the weekend whipper videos.
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby krampus » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Or does the red just have a disproportionately large gumby population
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby nitrousstone » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:52 pm

The kid on roadside literally was one of the poorest displays of traditional climbing I've ever seen.
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby MOB » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:55 am

Did not watch 'cleaning' video to clarify. Read title and was disturbed; and here I am trolling the internet... I have had my share of climbing fails/lessons learned...I caution others to think about which ones they share on the World Wide Web.
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby climbhigh » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:23 am

RRG climbers,

Please continue posting videos of you not having the "self-preservation", "common sense" or "unable to do to the math" genes. Not finding a mentor, reading as much literature as you can, practicing below your level until competent and assuming outdoor climbing is the same as the gym can be entertaining for the rest of the world, and I am not ashamed.....
Do post these online and please own up to being said climber so we can all point fingers as we leave the cliff when you walk up.

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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby milspecmark » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:40 am

Yes ^^^^^^^ What he said
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby nik » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am

we get it - you're smart, other people are dumb, it ain't like it used to be. blah blah blah. half expecting for this thread to turn into a rant against millennials.
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby climbhigh » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:31 am

Not smart at all, opposite really and other than millennials ruining beards and pbr I have nothing against them, they taste great and are a wealth of entertainment.....

not what it used to be ? has the laws of gravity changed over time or possibly everyone expects climbing to be this wonderful safe for the masses sport that has an easy entry level, that if done wrong could cost you your life. Different only counts if its better....
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby nik » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:54 pm

i doubt we disagree about anything. climbing is dangerous. it would be great if people received solid mentorship before transitioning outside. it would be great if everyone built an extensive library of skills before pushing limits, maybe especially when trad climbing. it would be great if everyone practiced LNT ethics, donated to the access fund, and carried a wrench on their harness.

it just gets old reading the same commentary on every article/video that touches on gumbyhood. it is what it is. gumbies are gonna gumby.
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Re: RRG Whipper videos on Rock and Ice website

Postby ynp1 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:42 am

More climbers equal more gumbys, but there are A LOT more cameras at the cliffs these days. I think most climbers did stupid shit when they were starting out, just didn't post them on the internet (because we couldn't). I know I did.

But being proud of being stupid is an odd trend these days. I guess all press is good press....
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