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mowz


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As a belayer, I believe that you are held to a certain degree of responsibility for your climber. Therefore, what are things that you never want to hear a climber say when you are on the belay end?

Here's mine:

When my partner was pulling up rope to clip a bolt about 3 feet above him, he just let the slack go and said shit; guessed he was too pumped to hang on. I thought, "All that slack. He's going to fall far. Don't want him to get hurt. Etc."


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^^^^can't really read anything you wrote with that going on^^^.


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No kidding. That sure did get my attention. Is that from a movie? If so, I need to rent that one.......... Please don't tell me you filmed that live.

Wow!!


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I am sick of hearing climbers bit*h about cracked cuticles and chalk allergies. Climbing is hard, rock is sharp, yes it can be unpleasant...more often then not. So quit being such a wuss or just stop climbing and stay inside.


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krusher4, what can you expect with a name like krusher4. Why are you even on the message boards? You're obviously a manly man and like to do manly things like climb outside. Stick to what you do best and KRUSH THAT ROCK!!!

I guess I shouldn't jump to conclusions with your name. Since my name is 12inchtick and I have a small penis but this is what I picture...

Krusher4 rulz and can climb v15/5.15. He never climbs inside because it's a sissy thing to do. Gymz don't cause your fingers to callouse enough to ever climb plastic. He can also chug a handle of liquor and slays mad bitches. His aim screenname is clitBeatR and all his friends call him the ladies man.


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anybody ever yelled take only to hear your belayer say "hang on one sec" or "just a minute" wtf.


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Hearing the climber say "I see the anchors, they're about 25ft. away" as you look and see that there's about 10ft. of rope left.


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Well, as much as I appreciate the warning, I can't say I'm thrilled when the climber I'm belaying yells "Rock!!!" in a panicked tone.


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Stick to what you do best and KRUSH THAT ROCK!!!

His aim screenname is clitBeatR

ha!


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Stick to what you do best and KRUSH THAT ROCK!!!

His aim screenname is clitBeatR

ha!


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This happend four pitches up once...

Me: 5 feet of rope left.

Partner: OK..., clean the anchor.

Me: Did you find the anchor? Are you ready for me to take you off belay?

Partner: Kind off. Clean the anchor. I'm still another 45 feet from any anchor possibilites. I guess we just get to simil belay each other.

Me: F***!

The scary part is I actually went along with it.


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I hate hearing: I think it would be safer if I finish instead of bailing.


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clitBEATr...thats so good, im still laughing...and i don't like hearing anything that implies my climber is crapping on me from above...


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while on a new alpine route my partner said over the radio "dont fall i cant find much to belay off of" i got up to the birthday cake sized belay ledge and theres erik with his axe hammered into moss on a tied off #2 bugaboo, he said" dont pull on that" i tested it and it popped, "nice dude real nice , A5 belay on godamn m6" i said. he said " i told you dont fall! and laughed... i almost peeed my pants, cus you know i had to lead the next 40m ....uhhggg.

also on the chief in squmish someone took a dump on the tourist route dierdre....right on the biggest jug, when my partner came apon it "i said dont touch that hold its shit!"


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