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you get tan lines from taping up


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Due to utter unoriginality, Fshizzle has locked this thread.


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good on ya Fshizzle


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fshizzles gotta be a sport climber or boulderer


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fshizzles gotta be a sport climber or boulderer

Yes, i think he just likes playing with all the shiney trad gear
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=51577

This has been done about 30 billion times though... (the thread i mean, although people play with trad gear alot)


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You know you’re a trad climber when...

all your draws are 12” long • your kid climbs harder than you do • you’ve worn out a set of cams • there is scar tissue on the back of your hands • you shave the back of your hands • you have six partially used rolls of tape in your pack • you quit sport climbing because you can’t do any of the routes • you see lots of sunrises on your climbing trips • you say, “what?” when your leader says, “take!” • your ledge is set up in your room to hold all your climbing gear • you have climbing shoes you can wear all day • you don’t care when your gym membership expires • you enjoy guilt-free eating • you don’t know what your body-fat % is • you ask your partner how much water to bring along • you do a first ascent and report the names of both members in your party • you drop your belay device and you still know how to belay • you read back-issues or mountain gazette • you know how to turn a crack ‘n up into a beak • you know what a beak is • you wake up at 2:00am to go climbing • your drill uses a hammer • you take a nap in the middle of a climb • you spend three hours removing a fixed cam • you don’t want beta • you think a bong is a type of piton • you remember when climbing gear didn’t have springs • you take a forty footer • you summit a desert tower • you know what an abalakov hook is • you still use a gear sling • there is a holster on your harness • you rappel six pitches in the dark • you rappel six pitches in the snow • you drill from a stance • you’re looking down at the birds • you own a hammer and a haul bag • you have sex on a belay ledge • you’re on day 2 of a sport climbing trip and you can’t remember what you did on day 1 • you drop your water bottle and it takes five seconds to hit • your rack is worth more than your car • your best memories are from the epics you’ve had • you have a great day of climbing then find out you didn’t do the route you thought you did • you spend a night hanging in slings • you miss work on monday because you epic’d on sunday • a whole block of chalk fits in your chalk bag • you dump your S.O. because he just doesn’t get it • you wear out a set of jugs • you drive all night so you can climb all day • you drive all night because you climbed all day • you’re up so high the trees look like broccoli • your rack of pins is heavier than your rack of draws • your slings have knots in them • you know who larry penberthy is • you know the difference between a copperhead and a circlehead • you think “beta” is a video tape format • you can shit and and belay at the same time • you wear socks in your climbing shoes • a long approach doesn’t deter you from a good climb • a good job doesn’t deter you from a good climb • Hendrix runs through your head while you’re climbing • you coil your rope • you’ve set up a belay with the only piece of gear left on your rack • your climbing pants don’t stretch •


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-you get chub just thinking about gear shopping
-your library is a well-rounded mountaineering collection
-there is gear older than you on your rack
-looking at big walls of yose/bugs/baffin/etc makes you explode in your pants; ruining a good pair of pants
-you justify an extra set of nuts in the pack over socks
-you don't need a guide book cus youre writing it
-you've done vehicle modifications just to haul your gear.


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You know you’re a trad climber when...

all your draws are 12” long • your kid climbs harder than you do • you’ve worn out a set of cams • there is scar tissue on the back of your hands • you shave the back of your hands • you have six partially used rolls of tape in your pack • you quit sport climbing because you can’t do any of the routes • you see lots of sunrises on your climbing trips • you say, “what?” when your leader says, “take!” • your ledge is set up in your room to hold all your climbing gear • you have climbing shoes you can wear all day • you don’t care when your gym membership expires • you enjoy guilt-free eating • you don’t know what your body-fat % is • you ask your partner how much water to bring along • you do a first ascent and report the names of both members in your party • you drop your belay device and you still know how to belay • you read back-issues or mountain gazette • you know how to turn a crack ‘n up into a beak • you know what a beak is • you wake up at 2:00am to go climbing • your drill uses a hammer • you take a nap in the middle of a climb • you spend three hours removing a fixed cam • you don’t want beta • you think a bong is a type of piton • you remember when climbing gear didn’t have springs • you take a forty footer • you summit a desert tower • you know what an abalakov hook is • you still use a gear sling • there is a holster on your harness • you rappel six pitches in the dark • you rappel six pitches in the snow • you drill from a stance • you’re looking down at the birds • you own a hammer and a haul bag • you have sex on a belay ledge • you’re on day 2 of a sport climbing trip and you can’t remember what you did on day 1 • you drop your water bottle and it takes five seconds to hit • your rack is worth more than your car • your best memories are from the epics you’ve had • you have a great day of climbing then find out you didn’t do the route you thought you did • you spend a night hanging in slings • you miss work on monday because you epic’d on sunday • a whole block of chalk fits in your chalk bag • you dump your S.O. because he just doesn’t get it • you wear out a set of jugs • you drive all night so you can climb all day • you drive all night because you climbed all day • you’re up so high the trees look like broccoli • your rack of pins is heavier than your rack of draws • your slings have knots in them • you know who larry penberthy is • you know the difference between a copperhead and a circlehead • you think “beta” is a video tape format • you can s--- and and belay at the same time • you wear socks in your climbing shoes • a long approach doesn’t deter you from a good climb • a good job doesn’t deter you from a good climb • Hendrix runs through your head while you’re climbing • you coil your rope • you’ve set up a belay with the only piece of gear left on your rack • your climbing pants don’t stretch •


Oh, $h1t! that's me youre talking about
Never lafft so much in me puff


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all your draws are 12” long • your kid climbs harder than you do • you’ve worn out a set of cams • there is scar tissue on the back of your hands • you shave the back of your hands • you have six partially used rolls of tape in your pack • you quit sport climbing because you can’t do any of the routes • you see lots of sunrises on your climbing trips • you say, “what?” when your leader says, “take!” • your ledge is set up in your room to hold all your climbing gear • you have climbing shoes you can wear all day • you don’t care when your gym membership expires • you enjoy guilt-free eating • you don’t know what your body-fat % is • you ask your partner how much water to bring along • you do a first ascent and report the names of both members in your party • you drop your belay device and you still know how to belay • you read back-issues or mountain gazette • you know how to turn a crack ‘n up into a beak • you know what a beak is • you wake up at 2:00am to go climbing • your drill uses a hammer • you take a nap in the middle of a climb • you spend three hours removing a fixed cam • you don’t want beta • you think a bong is a type of piton • you remember when climbing gear didn’t have springs • you take a forty footer • you summit a desert tower • you know what an abalakov hook is • you still use a gear sling • there is a holster on your harness • you rappel six pitches in the dark • you rappel six pitches in the snow • you drill from a stance • you’re looking down at the birds • you own a hammer and a haul bag • you have sex on a belay ledge • you’re on day 2 of a sport climbing trip and you can’t remember what you did on day 1 • you drop your water bottle and it takes five seconds to hit • your rack is worth more than your car • your best memories are from the epics you’ve had • you have a great day of climbing then find out you didn’t do the route you thought you did • you spend a night hanging in slings • you miss work on monday because you epic’d on sunday • a whole block of chalk fits in your chalk bag • you dump your S.O. because he just doesn’t get it • you wear out a set of jugs • you drive all night so you can climb all day • you drive all night because you climbed all day • you’re up so high the trees look like broccoli • your rack of pins is heavier than your rack of draws • your slings have knots in them • you know who larry penberthy is • you know the difference between a copperhead and a circlehead • you think “beta” is a video tape format • you can s--- and and belay at the same time • you wear socks in your climbing shoes • a long approach doesn’t deter you from a good climb • a good job doesn’t deter you from a good climb • Hendrix runs through your head while you’re climbing • you coil your rope • you’ve set up a belay with the only piece of gear left on your rack • your climbing pants don’t stretch •

You print this off the Trango web site(thanks maldaly!!) and hang it up at work, crossing off each distinction as you go! It has made for great conversation and competition:D


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- You place gear in the "cracks" around the inside of your house- including,
but not limited to, anchor-building using the space between your mattress
and box springs.

- the word "manky" infiltrates non-climbing conversations.

- you use oval carabiners

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You know your a trad climber when. . .

. . . you know what everyone is saying in this forum is about.


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-you get chub just thinking about gear shopping
-your library is a well-rounded mountaineering collection
-there is gear older than you on your rack
-looking at big walls of yose/bugs/baffin/etc makes you explode in your pants; ruining a good pair of pants
-you justify an extra set of nuts in the pack over socks
-you don't need a guide book cus youre writing it
-you've done vehicle modifications just to haul your gear.

Holy shit, you go me on that one. I'm now officially a trad climber.


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When you have a hard spelling "Trad Climber" then you are probably a trad climber.


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You climb past bolts on slabs without noticing them.
You consider 25' between bolts well protected.


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You climb past bolts on slabs without noticing them.
You consider 25' between bolts well protected.

Jesus, I wish some of the crap I've led in Toulumne had a bolt every 25 feet. 8^)

Curt


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You climb past bolts on slabs without noticing them.
You consider 25' between bolts well protected.

Jesus, I wish some of the crap I've led in Toulumne had a bolt every 25 feet. 8^)

Curt

No shit, I did a 120 foot runout today. That was fun.


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- you use oval carabiners

:lol: :lol:

How about if you've had a love interest think you're way cool because you use ovals???

I liked some of tattoos...I can't exactly "explode in my pants" at the site of big wall or sweet trad line, but do often say that its a good thing I don't one or I would have need of a new pair of pants!" :)

I suggesting adding to the list, ' you know you're a trad climber when you think a beater Subaru or a Toyata Tacoma are the perfect climbing vehicles and if you own one, it is at least ten years old and has a minimum of three rust spots!'


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maldaly...funny as shit and oh so true...


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Dough - for gear - for lots of gear
Ray - Jardine's a living god
Me - the one who places pro
Far - a long, long, long approach
Sew - your screamers up again
Law - you're breaking when you toke
Tea - no thanks, I'll have a beer

That will bring us back to DOUGH-oh-oh! (I'm a little short, can you spot me for lunch?)


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-You get confused about the difference between a flash and an onsight

-Your rack is the one thing you'd run out of your house with if it was on fire

-Your credit card bill reads gas, food, gas, food, gas, gas, gear, food, gas, gear, food, gas, food, gas, gas.

-You prefer a bivy sack to a tent

-You just need two more cams to have the perfect rack, but you know this statement will always be true

-You intentionally leave the guidebook in the car

-You can open a beer bottle with any nut tool

-You've taken a lead fall in the dark


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You take twenty years of your coolest clothes to the clothing exchange in six large garbage bags stoked at the prospect of the new gear you're going to buy - and they don't take any of them ("we do follow style trends closely...").


ihuang


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-You leave your LED headlamp behind to save weight
-You think squeeze-chimneys are secure because you can't fall out of it
-You grab the trees on the route as though they are holds


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-You leave your LED headlamp behind to save weight
-You think squeeze-chimneys are secure because you can't fall out of it
-You grab the trees on the route as though they are holds

What do you mean AS THOUGH THEY WERE HOLDS????

They ARE holds, and slingable too.


delarig


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You know you're a trad climber when you don't have to climb at all. You just sit on your inflated ego and float to the top ; )


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-You can open a beer bottle with any nut tool

-You can open a beer with a carabiner


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your username at rockclimbing.com is a piece of gear they don't sell in the US anymore.


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-You leave your LED headlamp behind to save weight
-You think squeeze-chimneys are secure because you can't fall out of it
-You grab the trees on the route as though they are holds

What do you mean AS THOUGH THEY WERE HOLDS????

They ARE holds, and slingable too.

Hell yes, I think I climbed/slung about 10 trees on Sahara Terror.


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- You can use the funkness without losing an eye.
- You travel to Japan for a year and over half the weight of your luggage is your rack, carried in a used haul bag.
- Quickdraw means tripled sling.
- Saving money has the same meaning as future gas, gear and food.


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your car says "TRAD IS RAD" in LARGE letters.


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"When you have a full size WC zero cam on your key chain to keep you company."

"When you practive placing pro on brick cracks and cement objects while you are walking somewhere"

"When your neighbor yells at you for pounding pitons into the side walk cracks"

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-You can open a beer bottle with any nut tool

-You can open a beer with a carabiner

Someone MUST teach me how to do this! :) Please!


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when you have a mullet-style tan...business in the fron tparty in the back, pasty in the front, tan in the back!


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You own a helmet but you leave on the ground 'cause you hate it so much.

You hate all other climbers that had cancelled climbing with you to do something else ( some other not important in live bull shiet )

All you talk about with other people is climbing.

You live paycheck to paycheck ( due to climbing )

You can't wait to go to your local gear store on your payday

When there is no one to climb with you drink beer alone, smoke some Marlboros and you climb on your house bricks to keep you in shape.


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You own a crash pad, but it gets more use as a mattress then a pad. :D


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You have tan lines frome taping up, on your ankles.


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Screw taping, you have scars covering your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and ankles from cracks. And callouses on your hips from hanging in your harness all day on long routes.


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you have scars covering your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and ankles from cracks...

and the dozens of little scars have blended into each other and faded to the point where they protect better than tape, but are still barely visible :)


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When you are feeding slacking while belaying someone on top rope. When you top rope only to get beta for your lead. When you max your credit card on cams. When you are answering this thread!

Tony


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You have a Ford Ranger "sport" edition

And you cross out "sport" with tape and write on your truck "Trad"

(I saw the truck in Camp IV)


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When you can wear socks inside your climbing shoes, but don't have to because they already cover your ankles.

When it only counts as a run out if it's over 50 feet.

When you know what a clove hitch is.

When 'equalize' and 'backup' are in your vocabulary.

When you consider that rusty piton you just clipped 'bomber.'

When you look silly falling since your not used to it.

When you don't care how much your harness weighs.

When you don't care how much you weigh.

When you don't care how much your significant other weighs.

When you're proud to climb 5.11


Mike


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- You carry a couple of cams along "just in case" on a sport climb.


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You know you're a trad climber when friends who have given up climbing send you their old gear knowing it will still get out on the rock where it wants to be :P Jeff Lea


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when you do a trad route.


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Aug 8, 2005, 9:40 AM
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Hi Adrenaline Junkie (and all others)

Your "You know you’re a trad climber when... "-article was 100% right on! :D Hope you didn't mind, but I copied it and posted it in another forum http://rock-ice.com/phpBB2/

The world must just read this. It's sooo true.
Super!


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When spell check can't figure out what you are trying to type.

For the tradsters: Wen spl chk cnt figur out what u r tryn 2 type.

So much like the boulderers I've met ...

Seriously ...

When you friends tell you to look at them jugs as a women passes by and all you can picture are nice big holds on the last climb you did.

When your drugie neighbor asks you if you want to do some crack and you start taping your hands.

When a nice hand jam feels more bomber then your last piece.

When you use your sport draws to hang shit on arounnd the campsite.


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You own a crash pad, but it gets more use as a mattress then a pad. :D

This has my name written all over it.


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When all your gear weighs almost as much as you do (as much as you weighed when you climbed sport.)

When you haveread all the posts in this thread.

When you understood all the posts in this thread.


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You own a crash pad, but it gets more use as a mattress then a pad. :D
You own a crash WHAT?


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when you viewed this thread :

Rack Pictures (feel free to include weight and cost)

for the 1320 times in the last 3 months ..


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You've had to include your gear sling in a belay station.


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you're proud of your 5.11 status

and that's in feet and inches, in shoes


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- You carry a couple of cams along "just in case" on a sport climb.

:lol: classic! you got me... done this!


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