Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Big Wall and Aid Climbing:
what exactly is aid climbing?
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Big Wall and Aid Climbing

Premier Sponsor:

 


climbhigh2005


Sep 21, 2003, 5:28 PM
Post #1 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 14, 2003
Posts: 1500

what exactly is aid climbing?
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Ok, I feel kind of stupid for asking, but seriously, I feel like there is always something to learn about climbing... As soon as I think I know most everything about it, I find something I know know nothing about... anyways, just wondeirng!


drkodos


Sep 21, 2003, 5:31 PM
Post #2 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 20, 2002
Posts: 2935

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Cheating


Aid climbing is using artificial means for progress; relying on gear, instead of human flesh on rock, to tread onward.

It's a rather complicated morass of self-indulgent suffering..... :wink:


ropeburn


Sep 21, 2003, 5:45 PM
Post #3 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 18, 2003
Posts: 594

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

As far as I understand it, aid climbing is what happens when your upper body withers, the substance between your ears is replaced with air, and you sell your $300,000 house and live in your '81 van in order to purchase your rack.

Aid climbing is also sometimes a side effect of being released from a mental institution.

Ask the good Dr., I'm sure he'd be willing to explain.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:mrgreen:


buoux


Sep 21, 2003, 5:55 PM
Post #4 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 13, 2003
Posts: 21

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Aid climbing is to ascend a climb with the USE (physical aid) of your gear. Once you weight and rely on your gear, it aids your ascent by momentarily relieving yourself of having to perform all of the required moves free and independent of any material assistance. Kinda sounds like fine print stuff, huh? I've always looked at it as though rope, draws, & gear are like an insurance policy that you never use, but like to have in a successful ascent. D


climbhigh2005


Sep 21, 2003, 6:04 PM
Post #5 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 14, 2003
Posts: 1500

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

ok... thanks for the pelies, but I'm still a little confused... what kind of gear? How does it help ya?? like the gear like acenders?? climbing is expencsive enough as it is... LOL thanks guys!


kman


Sep 21, 2003, 6:42 PM
Post #6 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 16, 2001
Posts: 2561

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In your profile it says that you have been climbing indoors since December of 2003. It is Sept 21 2003 right now. Do you know the future? Can you let me know when I will be able to afford that new set of hexes and cams? :P :wink:


climbhigh2005


Sep 21, 2003, 6:50 PM
Post #7 of 7 (1744 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 14, 2003
Posts: 1500

Re: what exactly is aid climbing? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

LOL... I meant Dec 2002... thats kind of like signing your birthday as may 15, 2003... yeah I was born 4 months ago... LOL whoppsi...


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Big Wall and Aid Climbing

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook