Dumb things climbers have said

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Nit » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:50 pm

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by THB » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:11 am

1) Person leading a sport route and about half way up, "Can you just double check that I'm not back-clipped?"

2) Same person... "I'm so clumsy I'm lucky I haven't killed myself climbing"

3) Same person lowering off the route, kept their trolley clipped into the belayer side of the rope after cleaning the last draw. Belayer says to climber, "No, that was actually a genious idea that you left your trolley clipped in because it kept you from swinging away from the rock..." ...as the belayer struggled not to get pulled from the climbers swing...

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by hypro » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:27 am

ynp1 wrote:Were they really Japanese or do you just call everybody that looks Asian, Japanese?

Racist...

They were from JAPAN, we conversed with them quite a bit despite the language barrier. Imbecil...

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by krampus » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:46 am

however, hypro was the climber that knocked his wife over. That guy was ripped too, thought we were gonna get pummeled
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by taurusclimber » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:26 am

(guy giving advice to his friend about to start a climb) - "Move your foot up a little bit. It's amazing how much difference 6 inches makes."
(girl on the wall) - "6 inches is all I need!"
(me) - *hearty laugh*; girl glares at me..

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by LK Day » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:21 pm

Climbing behind the wheel to head home from Seneca, my partner says - "Now for the most dangerous part of the weekend". Me - "Then maybe I should drive".
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by mssmith » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:33 am

"I'll take your D to my A all day long"
- guy commenting that he preferred the 10d his buddy was climbing over the 11a he was on. Didn't understand why everyone laughed.

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Whancock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:32 am

"When in doubt, run it out"

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by bentley » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am

Over heard at military to the parents of some spring breakers

" the main difference between climbing indoors and outdoors is the number of routes you can get in"
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by dustonian » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:39 am

my new fave, often overheard at the CF: "OMG is that pure imagination??? WOW that is SO amazing!!! Can't believe she climbed that!!! Look how steep it is!!!"

This is typically followed by a gratuitous photo sesh while hanging on the first holds. Ah, the influence of "climbing media"... although I have not yet noted an increased prevalence of adidas merch or pink fingernails at the crags this season.

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Yasmeen » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:23 am

dustonian wrote:although I have not yet noted an increased prevalence of adidas merch or pink fingernails at the crags this season.
It's all on back order. They said my order should be filled by May 1 at the latest. Psyched!
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Cleveland » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:07 am

Yasmeen wrote:
dustonian wrote:although I have not yet noted an increased prevalence of adidas merch or pink fingernails at the crags this season.
It's all on back order. They said my order should be filled by May 1 at the latest. Psyched!
Yeah, that pink fingernail polish sure is hot right now. I would be surprised if you got it by May 1! :D
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by batguano » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:34 am

"I think I just pooped on your portaledge."

In my experience, when someone says this they have already assessed the situation well enough to determine that they have, in fact, pooped on your portaledge.
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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Mark W » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:17 am

"God, I hate hiking!"

- Climber after reaching Left Flank via the 0.3 mile approach on a sunny and 75 degree day.

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Re: Dumb things climbers have said

Post by Howie Feltersnatch » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:58 am

batguano wrote:"I think I just pooped on your portaledge."

In my experience, when someone says this they have already assessed the situation well enough to determine that they have, in fact, pooped on your portaledge.

Wow. That person sounds like a real treat.

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