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jt512


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How do you remove the cobwebs?



-Jay


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Ask sport climbers to spray all over it.


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I either try not to disturb them(good for the ook factor)

Or I get over it and after the first one I just ignore them and climb on.

the worst days for me are when all the egg sacks hatch and the crack is filled with thousands of little tiny spiders

SHUDDER


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normally if I am climbing and come across a spider web I let it alone.. if its in the way.. I still egnor it.. that is unless I get bit by a spider then I am sayin all sorts of names..just dont let go (-:


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That’s funny Jay…but holds a bit of truth.

Did relatively little trad this summer…almost all sport.

Tis the season.


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Get it out, clip it on, get on it.

It's like riding a bike, you never forget.


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*snicker* It would appear that Jay is bored!

Ya know, this actually takes me back to my uber-gumby days. On my second climb ever, my partner said, "today you get to learn about cleaning gear." I was all confused. I had visuals of field-stripping the stuff like a rifle and getting out the Qtips and rubbing alcohol...


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Jay- I think you're asking about cleaning the cobwebs that have accumulated on your gear from so long disuse. What you do is wait until the middle of the winter on a cold rainy miserable day when you haven't touched real rock for months and then you take it out and fondle it the way you would your {censored or use your imagination and think of something wholesome}...
It torrential up here in SF! Where's that gear?
Phyl


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kill them all!


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I like it how there are two different conversations going on here...


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This isn't funny.

And Robert, I am ashamed of you. No wonder I didn't see you at Tahquitz this summer!!

Have fun in Josh this weekend Jay!

TRADitionally yours

Cali Dirtbag

You know you are a TRAD climber when you wear through a set of BD cams to the holes in the lobes.


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