Agonizingly Close....

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Toy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:31 pm

That's one perspective Andrew. Of course, another might be "those new guys must be fat"

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Cromper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:08 pm

http://imgur.com/a/PGSLw

Here it is Dave; a dirty arete.

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Nick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:29 pm

That dirty arete looks pretty good in the picture Cromper. The face to the right looks promising too!

After a great season of clipping bolts I got a little cocky and thought I'd do a nice little lap up Rite of Passage (it's only 5.9 right?). I climbed the initial lieback with flawless dawn wall technique that i got from Ondra's latest instagram feed, but the 8 cams I placed in 35' made my biceps so pumped I thought I was going to puke. Fortunately I didn't fall yet because i had my feet so desperately jammed in the crack that my ankles would have been eligible for an episode of Scarred. Not able to commit to the last crux V0 dihedral to the anchors I lowered in fear and shame. I defeatedly handed my remaining cams to businessprofessional who was too disgusted with my performance to even make eye contact, then he walked up it.

So yeah, I need to improve my trad game. Anyone wanna buy a rack?

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Andrew » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:47 am

Toy wrote:That's one perspective Andrew. Of course, another might be "those new guys must be fat"

yea the new guys broke all the holds.
Living the dream

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by businessprofessional » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:18 am

Good story Nick! And so, so true!

I think think I'm going to take up trad climbing full time and leave the bolt clipping behind. I've heard that training for trad climbing mostly entails drinking beer and bitching about sackless sport climbers. I could get into that kind of scene.

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Toy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:30 pm

Andrew wrote:
Toy wrote:That's one perspective Andrew. Of course, another might be "those new guys must be fat"

yea the new guys broke all the holds.
No, just the fat ones

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by ninesixfour » Sun May 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Toy wrote:
Andrew wrote:
Toy wrote:That's one perspective Andrew. Of course, another might be "those new guys must be fat"

yea the new guys broke all the holds.
No, just the fat ones
:D

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Re: Agonizingly Close....

Post by Mdjagg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:31 am

This has to be my favorite thread on here. Completely useless, yet amazingly fulfilling. I got close to avoiding the resurrection, but accidentally sent.

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