Excuses

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Excuses

Post by JR » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:14 pm

Trad Vs. Sport?
Top Ten Trad Excuses for not sending(not in order of importance or frequency).
1.My tape gloves are to big.
2.My #5 got hooked on something.
3.I should have used thumbs up.
4.I have small hands.
5.I have large hands.
6.I hogged the jam with the cam.(that rhymes)
7.My mythos usually rock
8.My cams were racked on the wrong side.
9.Laybacking is about as cool as sport climbing.
10.This crack is filthy.

Top Ten Sporty excuses

1.Sun crux
2.Too pumpy
3.Greasy holds
4.I was hanging draws
5.My girlfriend or boyfriend short roped me again
6.The knee bar was killing me
7.Too hot
8.I was not warmed up.
9.The gates on the draws are totally facing the wrong way.
10.Reachy

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Post by Crankmas » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:16 pm

Flash pump?

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Post by Artsay » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:24 pm

Cool JR! :)

To add on to the trad top 10:
1. It hurt too much
2. I ran out of gear
3. Rope drag
Does he have a strange bear claw like appendage protruding from his neck? He kep petting it.

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Post by JR » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:41 pm

Rope drag. Good one. I didn't even know what rope drag was till I went to Yosemite. Holly shit I fucked myself good and proper with some crazy Z shapes following my lead. Thanks for reminding me.

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Post by Artsay » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:43 pm

JR wrote:Rope drag. Good one. I didn't even know what rope drag was till I went to Yosemite. Holly shit I fucked myself good and proper with some crazy Z shapes following my lead. Thanks for reminding me.
Good excuse, JR. ;)
Does he have a strange bear claw like appendage protruding from his neck? He kep petting it.

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Post by skychick » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:57 pm

Some More Additions

Sport:
1. The bolt placement was bad
2. My spandex got caught on that hold

Trad:
1. I couldn't reach that jam
2. I needed more chalk for the backs of my hands
3. There was a spider/snake in the crack
4. The gear was weighing me down too much to do the move

Bouldering:
1. I'm hung over
2. I was scared to do the move without more pads
3. I only had on my approach shoes

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Post by Meadows » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:07 pm

Sport:
1. There was a snake on the jug that I needed!

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Post by J-Rock » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:14 pm

New Routes:

1. I had the onsight, but a hold snapped and sent me tumbling into space!
2. I couldn't smear off of that lichen
3. The holds were too dirty
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Post by Don McGlone » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:35 pm

Bouldering:
Damn, I'm having another high-gravity day.
Sport:
Damn, I'm having another high-gravity day.
Trad:
Damn, I'm having another high-gravity day.
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Post by pigsteak » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:01 pm

Sport:
1-I was climbing at the Red, and the routes were so damn boring and repetitive that I fell asleep and fell off the crux.
Positive vibes brah...positive vibes.

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Post by ynot » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:13 pm

I was climbing with team Jeff once and fell asleep using Jeff's pack for a pillow.
He wanted some gear out of it for a route but didn't want to wake me so he climbed some hard sport instead. You aren't a real traddie until you have slept on a big rock.
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excuses

Post by quicksilver » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:39 pm

I'm too damn fat
I'm too damn old
Works for Trad , Sport, Bouldering and
Sex.
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Post by dipsi » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:46 am

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Post by Roentgen Ray » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:05 am

Bitten by lady beetle (bug) at the crux.
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Post by Wes » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:38 am

Sport. (esp in the red)

1. It isn't that hard, just pumpy.

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