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Post by TexasK » Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:49 pm

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Post by Yasmeen » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:12 pm

So how did you downclimb the roof section?
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Post by TexasK » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:20 pm

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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:23 pm

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Post by Uncle Big Green » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:35 pm

It sounds like you were talking about free soloing. I solo every few months, but I use a soloist. Sometimes it's cool to do your own thing and be more self-reliant.

edit- g-dammit, I didn't type "an soloist".
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Post by Guest » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:43 pm

Uncle Big Green wrote:It sounds like you were talking about free soloing. I solo every few months, but I use an soloist. Sometimes its cool to do your own thing and be more self-reliant.

edit- g-dammit, I didnt' type "an soloist".
riiiiiight.

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Post by Guest » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:53 pm

TK, when someone else mentioned that you soloed Creature Feature, my first thought was that it would have been cool to watch. Immediately after I realized that it would be far too stressful to watch, because I would be worried about you (or anyone) doing this.

More power to you I guess if you want to solo, but I think it's a ridiculous risk. You also put anyone in the vicinity in the position of potentially being involved in a rescue or even worse, witnessing your death should the worst happen. I think it's selfish to be perfectly frank, since you asked.

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Post by Uncle Big Green » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:21 pm

can you see this, Sandy? /finger/
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Post by toddc » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:26 pm

If someone starts free soloing at a crag where I'm climbing, I'm pack up my stuff and leave. I have seen what a 60 foot fall does to the human boday and it ain't pretty.

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Post by andy_lemon » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:29 pm

I should probably go develop those pictures.... :?
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Post by bberlier » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:33 pm

I'd get into big trouble now, with a baby on the way! Gretchen gets mad when I start climbing before she's on belay even though I won't be "on" until the first bolt anyway.
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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:44 pm

Soloing is selfish and stupid. How easily can you trip getting out of the tub or walking up some stairs. And even that sometimes kills people.

Don't solo in front of me. Don't brag about it because I'll read you the riot act. If it is something you do for yourself...then shut the hell up about it.
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Post by pigsteak » Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:14 pm

climbing in general is selfish and stupid....just depends on what lengths you want to take it to...
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Post by Wes » Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:16 pm

canadaclimbergirl wrote:Soloing is selfish and stupid. How easily can you trip getting out of the tub or walking up some stairs. And even that sometimes kills people.
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So, wouldn't that make taking a bath or walking up stairs selfish and stupid?

People get killed far more by other kinds of climbing issues. So, please, no one ever clean anchors or rap in front of me. If you do, I swear I will leave the crag.

What a bunch of P.C. pussies.

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Post by pigsteak » Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:19 pm

amen wes!!!!
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