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cameltoe


Oct 16, 2007, 7:55 AM
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caughtinside wrote:
spideyman wrote:
The nub that dropped the cam was some climber's second who obviously wasnt properly trained on removal of and racking of gear.

How to train your "nub":

1. "First take the cam or nut out of the crack."

2. "Clip it to your harness."

3. "Don't drop my gear, or I kill you and you buy more gear."

4. "If you do drop it, I kill you, you buy new gear, and be sure to yell "ROCK!!!!!""


Always yell ROCK. It is the call all climbers know. I was climbing in tuolumne this summer and heard "WATER!!" and was like, WTF? I looked up to see a nalgene bomb headed my way. Just yell ROCK.

Well as a 'brit' we yell 'below', though i have trained and shout 'rock' this side of the pond - 'below' has the singular adavtnage that newbs don't substitute other words...
I once did(substitute) at the gunks i yelled 'frog' largely as i was shocked by my uber thank god jug pulling off the wall and going 'croak'... my PETA belayer nearly took me off and walked away - my lesson - in future 'rock'... even in shock!

(as an aside another climber from europe thought I was throwing a frenchman off the cliff...)

Oh and a final thought - I was actually nearly brained at the gunks too - by a helmet falling from above... go figure..


saphius


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cameltoe, that's priceless.

On my first trad climb I nearly dropped my friend's yellow alien, he racked his whole set of aliens on a single biner and I neglected to notice that one of the slings had caught on the gate.

Luckily, it got caught on my shoe and I managed to retrieve it. I heard from below, "Did you just drop my alien!?"

"No, no... I got it!"

I've also seen people drop helmets from the top of a climb.

So, I always wear a helmet when belaying. Never know what could happen up there.

As for climbing, depends on what I'm climbing, where I'm climbing, and who else is nearby (walking up top, climbing near, etc).

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bigfatrock


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I was at a top rope only crag recently, which means lots of tourists running around with kids. If I had a shinny new cam for every time a kid threw a rock off the cliff side I would have a killer rack. We where yelling at kids to stop throwing rocks all day. I never took my helmet off.


neon_monk


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A couple of weeks ago I was at Cathedral in North Conway and a bunch of retarded kids "accidentally kicked" a helmet off the summit.

Even better--we ran into them later at the bottom; they had found the helmet and planned to keep using it because "the foam's cracked a little but it still looks okay, dude".


JohnCook


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Neither does wearing your brains on the outside. Must admit though I tend to only wear a lid in places where I think there may be loose rock'


cameltoe


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If youthink the frog was priceless try this - I was on a route the other week and 7 ft above my gear tried to thread a chockstone to be confronted by a hissing snake 6 inches from my face... i have a chronic phobia of snakes.. the result was to fall back into the chimney - fortunately in a back and foot - and scream 'snake' a lot - it didn't help that i was flailing my arms around with a sling in one hand - obviously from 50ft away my belayer couldn't see what the long floppy thing in my hand was and thought i was about to chuck it (a snake) at him...
anyway we recovered and he then recovered my gear for me...


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krusher4 wrote:
but they don't look cool....

...and being brain injured is so very cool.Crazy

Of course if you don't care enough about your own personal safety to wear a helmet, why should I care how you end up?Tongue

rd


krusher4


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rocdaug wrote:
krusher4 wrote:
but they don't look cool....

...and being brain injured is so very cool.Crazy

Of course if you don't care enough about your own personal safety to wear a helmet, why should I care how you end up?Tongue

rd

I was just joke'in I wear one on all routes, even overhanging sport.


ClimbinBob


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CoolSo put cool stickers on your helmet!


climbingtrash


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krusher4 wrote:
I was just joke'in I wear one on all routes, even overhanging sport.

Even overhanging sport?!?! Hahaha...oh man, how UNCOOL is that? You'd never catch me climbing steep sport routes wearing a helmet, unless...you know...Sharma started doing it.Wink


deltav


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I got hit on the head by a rocketing Nalgene a couple of years back. Thank god for my helmet.


gobennyjo


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Was that you that took the fall Majid?


mountainman


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My friend was ice climbing Multiplication Gully in the Daks recently.

The party above dropped an ice axe, an ice screw, and other gear.

With people like that above you, it's too dangerous.


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knieveltech


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I was walking a buddy through building a ground anchor a couple of weeks ago when a metric shitload of ice peeled off the wall overhead. My climbing partner hauls ass under a roof 10' away while I'm stuck there clipped in to this damned anchor we'd been rigging. Fortunately a bulge funneled all of it into a gully 20' uphill and to the right.


corankinrok


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Have Helmet.. love climbing where there are no other people Wink

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