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Due to utter unoriginality, Fshizzle has locked this thread.

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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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teamkonarider has been fuscia tarpitted and assigned 18 cockpunches.

7 cockpunches from inmates
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4 cockpunches from retarded kids
1 cockpunch from your mother

These are the rules.


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You got permanantburn marks on your back from using a dulfersitz.
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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...").

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