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tallelk


Nov 5, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Are there any deaf climbers on here?
My wife is an interpreter and will be teaching at a summer camp, one of the classes will be on rock climbing and repelling. We need to know the signals that are used. Any help would be appreciated.
Also looking for deaf mentors.

Thanks


Gmburns2000


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huh?


knieveltech


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
huh?

Haha fuck dude, I was really hoping the first response to this thread wouldn't be "WHAT?!". I even resisted the temptation to do it myself.


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http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p;sb=score&mh=25


irregularpanda


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tallelk wrote:
Also looking for deaf mentors.

What? I don't have any mentos!










Anyway, try this? By the way, if you laugh at the jokes, you are going to hell.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...%20climbers;#1891157


Gmburns2000


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irregularpanda wrote:
By the way, if you laugh at the jokes, you are going to hell.

It is rather warm today.


jdefazio


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
huh?

Laugh, but originality FAIL

http://www.rockclimbing.com/..._reply;so=ASC;mh=25;


Gmburns2000


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jdefazio wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
huh?

Laugh, but originality FAIL

http://www.rockclimbing.com/..._reply;so=ASC;mh=25;

Kind of makes you slightly miss him:

WVUCLMBR wrote:
I climb with a deaf guy all the time.
I use a dog-shock-collar to buzz him as signals. 1 buzz=take, 2 buzz=slack, 3buzz= standby, 4 buzz= do you have an extra sandwich?, 5 buzz= hurry up u deaf bastard, 6 buzz= is this collar working?
It's not perfect and works really bad in the rain.


taydude


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i go to a school with a large deaf population. with my limited knowledge of sign language from what i can tell, there aren't a lot of signs for climbing. Most of the time I see interpreters simply miming a climbing motion. Instead of belay commands we teach a thumbs up motion for take, 'r' shake for ready, and thumbs down motion for lower.


budman


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One of my partners was legally deaf until and operation but it's only effective to a small degree as long as he wears hearing aids. Without them he's deaf. The aids don't work in the wind and when you sweat. Point being is we climb together, even done a wall. 3 tugs your on belay and climb away. You don't have to yell as it won't do any good. As to teaching you will need to relay the basics as you would any beginner. Remember that a deaf person will be watching everything that you do, so half the teaching will be showing them what's proper.


axelvanettinger


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I have a deaf father and although he doesnt climb i use a lot of signlanguage with my partners like lower is circles down and block is just a fall on the rope cuz there isn't time for signing anything... just be creative that would be enough

Most of the signs that are used have to been thought up at some point, now the signing stick is in your hands. if they are good enough the deaf will use them, or else they will think up something of their own... it's their language after all!


jman


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There is a climbing group at Gallaudet University in Washington DC that might be able to help. Couldn't find their contact info but this is contact info for the climbing wall at the university. http://perec.gallaudet.edu/x688.xml

Hope this helps.


tallelk


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Thank you to those who had some information. It is much appreciated. Others need to get a life.


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