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ihuang


Jun 20, 2005, 3:51 PM
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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


Jun 20, 2005, 4:33 PM
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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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Jun 20, 2005, 4:53 PM
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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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In reply to:
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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.


bandidopeco


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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.


all_that_is_rock


Jun 21, 2005, 3:23 PM
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your car says "TRAD IS RAD" in LARGE letters.


renohandjams


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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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duck


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In reply to:
In reply to:
-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!


climbingbetty22


Jun 28, 2005, 7:54 PM
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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!


tradrenn


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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.


climbingbetty22


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


bandidopeco


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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.


yetanotherdave


Jun 30, 2005, 6:43 AM
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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 :)


choueiri


Jun 30, 2005, 6:58 AM
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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


cjstudent


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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)


mikewong


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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


rockunderfoot


Jul 1, 2005, 4:18 PM
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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


kpj240789


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when you do a trad route.


bergtagen


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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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