Bolt the cracks and stop hiding...

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Bolt the cracks and stop hiding...

Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:57 pm

I was thinking at work today... and as usual it wasn't about work.

I used to be of the opinion that bolting cracks would dumb down an important part of climbing.

I think I was wrong.

Instead, leaving cracks unbolted dumbs down climbers.

See, most of the traddies around the Red, and everywhere else I've been, are whiney, scared little bitches. They hide behind the word "trad" like its some special shit. Well, I hate to break it to you for the umpteenth time, but its NO MORE DIFFICULT than sport climbing. If anything, its easier.... trivial movement comparitively. However, rather than learn to actually jam, or smear, or armbar, you little bitches just say "trad grades are so much harder, its real rock climbing, and you have to actually place your own gear... and my vagina hurts".

So I say we bolt all the cracks. Inhibitor included, and then call out all you fuckin pansy ass traddies who hide behind 5.10 trad as being "hard".

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Post by sharon9999 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:52 pm

Do you need a hug??

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Post by powen01 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:39 pm

I thought it was about minimizing environmental impact, not soothing egos... but I do see your point.

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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:54 pm

powen01 wrote:I thought it was about minimizing environmental impact, not soothing egos... but I do see your point.
It would minimize environmental impact. First, all of the idiots would just quit climbing because they couldn't hide their suck behind the word "trad" anymore. Second, since there is no gear to fiddle with, and no half baked newb who can't place a #2 camalot correctly tryin to run it out through the "crux" on his 5.8 "proj".... there would be less cratering.

Less people + less injury = more fun.
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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:54 pm

sharon9999 wrote:Do you need a hug??
No my dear, I just need to rid the world of whiners.
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Post by JR » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:59 pm

Only a handful of cracks would even be worth bolting. Don't waste your time.

Inhibitor would be sweet to bolt though. It is right by my other favorite 11(King Me).

But wait a minute. If you bolt Inhibitor then you will have to make a nasty rap song about yourself.

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Post by Fartspray » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:08 pm

Isn't bitching about whiners another form of whining?

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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:12 pm

Nope, thats bitching. Whole nother animal.
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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:23 pm

JR wrote:Only a handful of cracks would even be worth bolting. Don't waste your time.

Inhibitor would be sweet to bolt though. It is right by my other favorite 11(King Me).

But wait a minute. If you bolt Inhibitor then you will have to make a nasty rap song about yourself.
I've already started it. Just wait till spring when those shiny bolts pop up...
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Post by woodchuck008 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:26 pm

Sounds like someone is asking for some real traddie ass kicking with those remarks. Just take the time to learn how to jam cracks junior, and learn why 'trad is the real way of life. Just because you can't, don't start planning to bolt up what you won't try.

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Post by Fartspray » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:26 pm

Yea I figured out a while back the people I loath the most are alot like me.
Maybe a little too much so for my liking.
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Post by Fartspray » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:29 pm

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Others ridiculus
Most both at the same time

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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:29 pm

woodchuck008 wrote:Sounds like someone is asking for some real traddie ass kicking with those remarks. Just take the time to learn how to jam cracks junior, and learn why 'trad is the real way of life. Just because you can't, don't start planning to bolt up what you won't try.
Nope. Try again. I'll only bolt the ones I've done... hows that?
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Post by SCIN » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:31 pm

I tried handjamming once and realized it wasn't really necessary since you can just crimp the edges of the crack. I would love to have the cracks bolted so I could crimp climb them and not have to buy those mechanical things. When will you be doing this?
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Post by 512OW » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:32 pm

SCIN wrote:I tried handjamming once and realized it wasn't really necessary since you can just crimp the edges of the crack. I would love to have the cracks bolted so I could crimp climb them and not have to buy those mechanical things. When will you be doing this?
Throughout April and May. We'll have a party and burn our widgets.
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