Do you swing both ways?

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?

what do you climb?

I lead both trad and sport
I lead trad exclusively, and do not climb sport at all
I lead sport exclusively, and do not climb trad at all
I lead trad exclusively, but will top rope sport routes
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I lead sport exclusively, but will top rope trad routes
I don't lead anything, but top rope trad and/or sport
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Post by young'n climber » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:40 pm

Sprot, most definatley, but i would like to trad one of these days
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Post by pigsteak » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:55 pm

allah, the crack in the door hinge in your closet does not qualify as a tight slot...
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Post by andy_lemon » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:29 pm

loren wrote:I always just come away feeling dirty and used though.
I totally feel you mate! I've had the same delima with trad climbing... the first time I got on "Roadside Attraction", her crack was sloppy wet. I could tell she had been used alot. She said, "People just seem to want to use fingers in my crack but I prefer a hand. And everybody is putting their hips into my face." When I finally got off I had to go wash my hands. The question should be, who hasn't been up on her?

The second time I went back for a piece I had previously planned to use my toys on her. However, she wanted more toys than I had brought! So I let my good friend t-bone (much more experienced at the use of toys) run up her first, and I took sloppy seconds. That same day, I saw 5 other guys put their hands in her crack after us. It made me feel dirty.
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Post by kentuckysarah » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:44 pm

I started out with just sport, but now I've moved to trad. I climb whichever I can get a partner for. But in my heart I'm a traddie.
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Post by SCIN » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:48 pm

Climbed exclusively trad until a couple of years ago when Artsay introduced me to sport. Now I do both.
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Post by MiaRock » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:52 pm

I would say sport but i'm getting more and more excited about bouldering.
don't worry i'm not becoming a pure boulderer i still love the red and sport climbing but i think bouldering is really fun.
trad can be fun but i often find it too much work and too little enjoyment.
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Post by charlie » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:53 pm

What's a "trad"?

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Post by SCIN » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:54 pm

It's like something you do to make a living. Carpenter, electrician, or a painter.
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Post by ynot » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:18 pm

Allah,you chuffer. Andy ,that was hilarious :P
I admit to climbing sport, it's like cheating.I should be spanked.
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Post by Yasmeen » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:20 pm

I'm really digging trad right now because it's so new to me and it challenges me in so many ways. I've never felt as mentally and physically drained as when I come down from leading a trad route that's at my limit. And I love that.
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Post by hamsco » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:38 am

I have more fun setting pro. And most multi pitch climbs are trad, which are the most exciting. But sending a sport route can be rewarding too, It's all about being well rounded.

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Post by wanderer » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:33 am

I've been mostly a sporty, but I long to be a trady as well. Such a different style of climbing. Bouldering is also quite exciting so I won't overlook that either. There are so many benefits and unique differences to each style that I can't ever see myself limiting my climbing to just one.

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Post by allah » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:51 am

Hey I love trad thas all ive been doing ever since i started climbing. that is where my heart is. come on guys you gotta believe me. Im that tradster at the red, just no one would know because i dont go and spray about all my trad ascents because then all my friends would make fun of me and call me a traddy, but you know i dont care if they know any more.

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Post by Gretchen » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:33 am

Hamsco, you are starting to lok well rounded :wink: :P
Just genuinely disengenuous.

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Post by Ernie » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:38 am

I'm a sporty and proud. I can think of two ocassions when I used a hand jam and it was on a sport route to rest both times. I must say I didn't like it one bit and quickly changed to just resting on the jugs. I've lead one trad route. Oh course it's Roadside Attraction. I layed the whole thing back and placed about six peices on the entire route (boy was that a pain). I also get into bouldering for the winter, however I always feel like I suck and transitioning is no fun. Last weekend at rocktown I heard myself say "If this was a route I would have already done it! I think my harness has magical powers, maybe I'll wear it bouldering!"

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