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Poll: Useless Crap you Climb With
Headlamp for those quater-days 30 / 27%
Leaver-Biners, 25' trash webbing and old nuts - good planning or a harbringer? 9 / 8%
Recommended Rack size -- TIMES TWO!! :D Nothing more fun than manteling onto that belay ledge with enough gear ready for the next lead! 45 / 40%
Jacket, gloves and thick socks for those ever-so-prone to changing 70 degree days in southern california 6 / 5%
Beer. 23 / 20%
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quiteatingmysteak


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I think were all guilty.


climbingaggie03


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is a qater day = a quarter day? if so, then none of the above. otherwise, If it's over 10 pitches, I usually take my headlamp just in case.


rymep


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How the fuck is beer useless?

Well?


knieveltech


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rymep wrote:
How the fuck is beer useless?

Well?

^^^
I second the above.


frogclimber


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damn good question!


reno


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knieveltech wrote:
rymep wrote:
How the fuck is beer useless?

Well?

^^^
I second the above.

Third.

Beer is NEVER useless.

Ever.


quiteatingmysteak


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
is a qater day = a quarter day? if so, then none of the above. otherwise, If it's over 10 pitches, I usually take my headlamp just in case.



OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER CLIMBED IN QUATAR! ARAB COUNTRIES HAVE GOOD CLIMBS TOO!


typo....?


Something is inevitable when you climb with beer - it gets warm.


A cold one is a good one, but a room temperature one, or a slightly warm one, is not a one at all. I would not wish that on my worst enemy, no sir.


Besides, all the REALLY sweet spots to climb at have bars so close, taht are so undercrowded... I highly suggest Cafe Aroma in Idyllwild!


bandycoot


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Last time I was on The Vampire I took swigs of whiskey all the way up the flake from a hip flask... not beer but close!

Josh


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the biggest useless carp I have seen myself is when climbers with big BA*Ls call 911 and cry like a pu**Y asking for help cause;

1- they forgot their light, got to dark and they can find the rap bolt

2- number 1 plus it got cold cause they had no jacket to keep themselves warm.


ryanb


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I fund a cup of coffee in the morning greatly cuts down on the amount of useless crap i carry up a route.


justroberto


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ryanb wrote:
I fund a cup of coffee in the morning greatly cuts down on the amount of useless crap i carry up a route.
Hmm, it usually takes me two cups and a cigarette...


markc


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The poll would be better if you could pick multiple answers.

On multipitch routes I always carry a headlamp, even if I expect to get down really early. I also carry an emergency biner with the usual assortment of stuff that rarely gets used. It's useless until you really need it, eh?

I'm not a drinker, and I'm not into carrying a massive rack. 2 out of 4 isn't bad. Edit: Forgot about the socks and gloves on a beautiful day. Make that 2 out of 5.


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kovacs69


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My climbing partner...he drinks all the beer while I am on lead.

JB


dlintz


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quiteatingmysteak wrote:
climbingaggie03 wrote:
is a qater day = a quarter day? if so, then none of the above. otherwise, If it's over 10 pitches, I usually take my headlamp just in case.



OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER CLIMBED IN QUATAR! ARAB COUNTRIES HAVE GOOD CLIMBS TOO!


typo....?

You still spelled it wrong....it's Qatar.

There are ways of keeping beer cold, even on multipitch.

d.


bent_gate


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My chemistry professor used to always tell the story of how, during the war, they used to keep their beer cold by swinging it around in a wet sock. It always made him sound pretty crusty.

You probably have to watch it when you open it...


fenderfour


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I've climbed with some useless partners. Wink


dingus


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I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT


xtremst80


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reno wrote:
knieveltech wrote:
rymep wrote:
How the fuck is beer useless?

Well?

^^^
I second the above.

Third.


Fourth!!!

Beer is NEVER useless.

Ever.


Carnage


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dingus wrote:

I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT

my friends used to tell me that until one day, we got attacked by the black night. I was successfully able to fend him off with my sword, they dont give me shit about it anymore.


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Valarc


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quiteatingmysteak wrote:
A cold one is a good one, but a room temperature one, or a slightly warm one, is not a one at all. I would not wish that on my worst enemy, no sir.

Major props for channeling Strong Bad


mushroomsamba


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where's the clothes option? Wink


marc801


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quiteatingmysteak wrote:
A cold one is a good one, but a room temperature one, or a slightly warm one, is not a one at all. I would not wish that on my worst enemy, no sir.

As one of my wall partners used to say, at bivys, warm beer is better than no beer.


climbingaggie03


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[quote "marc801 As one of my wall partners used to say, at bivys, warm beer is better than no beer.
Amen to that.

I started carrying a small prussic loop after my AMGA TRSM course. I use it to back up my brake hand on multipitch raps. I could just use a sling, but they are too long to put on below my ATC, and I get annoyed trying to tie knots in it and all, so now I just carry a prussic cord that is the right length, but that's definitely something I don't need.

I do agree that some people carry alot of crap that they don't need. last year a buddy of mine and I did snake dike and decided to go ultra light since the approach was so long (we walked a total of 17 miles cause there was a little extra, and we got lost for a while on the approach) and the climb was only 8 pitches. We didn't take belay devices, helmets, he climbed in a swiss seat, I carred all the climbing gear in the lid of my pack on my hip belt. I don't think we were any less safe than someone who took more gear, and it was easier for us cause we had less to carry.


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nothing. useless crap weighs you down and slows you down.


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vegastradguy wrote:
nothing. useless crap weighs you down and slows you down.

Especially on some of the long approaches in Red Rocks, last time I was there it seems like we hiked an hour each way nearly every day.

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