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thats all, folks.................


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when you have nuts and your girlfriend has a rack!


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when you have nuts and your girlfriend has a rack!

Close. When you have better than a dozen nuts and your rack is bigger than your girlfriend's.


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You Think that bouldering is somthing that you do while drinking beers on your rest day 8)


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lol!!! hilarious... I can relate to way too many of those... (size 11 climbing shoes w/ socks)


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-- all your draws are 12” long

Oh, good. I'm safe. Some are 24" and 36". All the short ones are 12, though.

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-- you drop your belay device and you still know how to belay

Got a biner? Got a belay device. Got a body? Got a belay without a device. :P

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-- you take a nap in the middle of a climb

Had a funny moment Saturday when one of my climbing partners looked exceptionally rested at the top of the cliff and another warned him not to fall asleep. I almost told the story (ahh, war stories, gotta love 'em!) about the time my partner and I were climbing out at Seneca, got to the top of whatever it was we were climbing on the South End, and basically just took a nap there, unroped and unanchored, in the sun. I figured they would think I'm even more off my rocker than they do now, so I kept that one to myself.

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-- you coil your rope

Still feels weird seeing people stuff their ropes into a bag.

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-- you’ve set up a belay with the only piece of gear left on your rack

And it was a figure 8.


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"Bolts" are something you have in your tool box...


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My favs were: The water bottle taking five seconds to hit and rapping in the dark. However the "show" was the one about bouldering on our day off. :)

Great thread!

JD

PS My car is worth less than my rack. :)


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You have a special locking biner for your Chaco's!


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-You criticize other forms of climbing because they are too hard for you.


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on a long road trip you practice cliping, and your reasoning is that you want to make fast clips for those long climbs....

you believe that a truck with a shell on it is a house

you show off your rack to all your friends everytime they come over cause you added one new piece

you can climb in a jacket---and buy clothing based on how it would do on an off width...


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...you finish climbing for the day and you build anchors back at the campsite because it's fun. :?


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