Belaying

Gaston? High Step? Drop Knee? Talk in here.

Would you let someone belay you if you saw them...

Drinking a beer?
8
10%
Smoking a joint?
18
23%
Neither.
53
67%
 
Total votes: 79

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Post by Der Revir » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:08 pm

As a PhD neurochemist, I can say I wouldn't trust anyone to have proper brain function while under the influence of either of these substances.


lol so that guy is a tool haha anyway i have had people belay while drinking a beer first off and they did fine okay....would i want someone slamming shots belaying me no but as a PhD neurochemist i can say that i really dont know what i am talking about because i never once broke the rules or anything blaha blah blah blah blah.... I think this is like the second time this poll has been taking no ones gonna let a super drunk person belay them they have no business belaying if they are super ripped or drunk but i have never seen a wasted person at a crag beside kentucky joe and that was pretty hilarious to think about it i have never seen kentucky joe climbed huh :?:
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Post by Huggybone » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:05 pm

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Post by steep4me » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:26 pm

I have had the bong belay before --there is a difinite delay in rxn time, attention etc. I don't care what other people do at all. If you don't mind your spaced out belayer taking a while to notice that you are falling through the air, need slack, or need a take then... have at it!

I'd rather have the sober belay
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Post by anticlmber » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:14 pm

i'll put my blunt and belay skills out there for a test.

most accidents i have seen were with sober people.
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Post by schwagpad » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:24 pm

It's not surprising to me that many climbers don't mind if an experienced belayer had smoked or had a beer. I think the risk that we take by going climbing in the first place far outweighs the additional risk imposed by a slight buzz. Look at the general respect for boldness in our sport. Taking calculated risks has always been a part of the game, and any kind of risk we take in climbing is ultimately pointless. I've never seen someone really blitzed at the crag, but there is certainly a limit somewhere between lifelong sobriety and currently passed out.

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Post by Climbingrocks » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:34 pm

Pot does three things for sure: 1) Magnifies inhibitions
2) Narrows your focus
3) Makes you HUNGRY!

If your a good belayer sober, there is no reason to think otherwise if you are high

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Post by Shamis » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:45 pm

Depends on the person. I'd let sco bro belay me after 3 beers. I wouldn't let pigsteak belay me after 1 beer.

As for weed, they'd have to be a common smoker of it for me to consider it...that being said I'm pretty sure I've belayed be people who were high and have belayed other people in a similar state. It really all depends on how affected they are.

A good belayer typically isn't gonna turn into a bad belayer under light influence, but a bad belayer is always gonna be a bad belayer.

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Post by dustonian » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:12 am

yeah, that about sums it up. an intoxicated stranger, no way (or a stranger PERIOD, for that matter) but someone you know well and smokes weed every day, sure. but a belayer with bad habits is always a belayer with bad habits no matter what he's smokin.
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Post by Xtant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:34 am

I don't trust people that drink nati light...
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Post by Boonda » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:00 am

I mean...do you really need the smoke or the beer that badly that it couldn't wait till after the climbing day? With my personal experiences and what not while my reflexes may be fine high, that beautiful little catepillar can easily distract me. I've never had an addiction, and I've never fully enjoyed being blitz out of my mind so I'm a little biased here. I just don't understand why add any risk to a risky sport.

But as it's been said many times, ultimately it's all up to the climber.

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Post by anticlmber » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:04 am

Boonda wrote:I mean...do you really need the smoke or the beer that badly that it couldn't wait till after the climbing day? s.
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Post by Boonda » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:09 am

One more thing, Der Revir, sounds to me like you have PhD envy.
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Post by Boonda » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:22 am

Why would I hang out with you perverted hillbillies?
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Post by krampus » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:07 pm

Boonda wrote:Why would I hang out with you perverted hillbillies?
have you seen the pictures of anticlmbr in a bathing suit?
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Post by ynot » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:28 pm

He looked better in the dress. Where is that picture?
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