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carabiner86


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Okay so for some reason or another the gym is closed and you can't make it to the crags. What do you do?? Buildering? Set up a slackline in your back yard? Put your suggestions here

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get a little lube, maybe a vibrator depending on gender, lock the bedroom door... SPOOGE

Seriously dude, go read a book, turn on the TV, go to a bar, play vidio games, ask stupid questions on rockclimbing.com, listen to talk radio, play on the freeway... do you realy need help figuring this out?

Just kidd'n around o'course. no diss


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Here's my advice:

try to build a little wall and train there. Go to the real rock as much as you can...


carabiner86


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LOL dune...

Okay perhaps the question should have been more clear. Maybe not so much what do you do in your spare time, but what rock-climbing related activities do you guys participate in?


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when i cant climb i usually curl up in the fetal position, rocking to and fro and weeping uncontrollably, WHY? WHY? WHY?

No, seriously, when I cant climb I usually read about climbing...its torturous, but what else can you do?


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taking a l o n g nap !



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Talk about it. It drives my non-climbing friends nuts. hehe


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I talk about it too

Mostly, when i can't climb, I'm here at rc.com


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When I CAN'T climb I usually try and get out and do something else that's gonna keep me fit... go for a bike ride, etc.
I'm reminded of a time last year when I went on a road trip by myself (self discovery thing) and went to the Blue Mountains in N.S.W. and I couldn't go climbing.... and with all that rock EVERYWHERE! It was torture... So, what'd I do? I jogged something like a 10 km circuit all the way around the tracks etc... stopping for the odd photo! I'm going back there to climb damnit!
But generally when I'm not climbing I'm working... and if I'm not working, or climbing, I'm photographing climbing...
Cheers
Elk


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pout, read guidebooks, and fondle my "small but proud" rack.

...sweet, sweet rack


csoles


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Write books about it.


climbinhiky


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I don't want to think too much about this as snow is just around the corner for me and that means six months of no climbing or climbing when I can in the local gym with minimal business hours!

But when I can't climb, I read about routes, dream about routes, and practice moves on anything... buildings, furniture, etc.

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ajkclay


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Do something to work-out your forearms. If all else fails, there's always the bathroom and kleenex option


cragchica


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Once again, climbsomething is reading my mind!

I like fondling my little rack too. It's actually getting bigger! (Especially since the UPS man delivered my new set of Rocks last friday).

When I can't climb, it's usually because I'm at work (in which case I'm probably on RC.com) or I'm in class. Either that or I'm running or biking. Ocassionally (very ocassionally) I can't climb for some other reason... in which case I read climbing mags, call my friends and plan crazy spur-of-the-moment trips to Yosemite, or pretend I have money and shop for gear (whether it be at Summit Hut, online, or flipping through the glossy pages of the latest Metolious catalog... )



thomasribiere


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If the weather is OK I go walking in the mountains (last Sunday in Switzerland, 1500m up and 1500m down, beautiful weather, just a storm 5 minutes before I was back to my car, lucky...).

If the weather is shit, I go weight lifting (I've been doing it for 1 year now, and since I wanted to gain weight, I dropped from 54 kg to 51 kg!!!) so I can improve my strength.

If not : reading books, reading climbing magazines, and also dish-washing, vaccuum claening, cooking, everything a single guy has to do once every month!


climbjs


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Drink beer.


Partner betaben


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Stare intently at the wall until i slip into a catatonic state in which I actually believe i'm climbing.


climbhigh23


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i will have to agree with thomasribiere and climbjs...cleaning everything neglected because the weather was good (ohio here) while drinking beer.


carabiner86


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LOL too bad I'm underaged...


jefesuave


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iactually try to do something that has absolutely nothing to do with climbing...odd i know, but it works. before you know it, the gym is open again, or the sun is shining and the crag is dry. wheeeeee haw!!!!!

jeff


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