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Poll: reasons people trad climb
no gym training required, just a rack 6 / 3%
placing and fondling gear 38 / 20%
less crowds 27 / 14%
potential for epics and rad stories later 31 / 16%
the bolts on sport climbs burn my eyes 10 / 5%
i can climb 5.9 trad and feel awesome, but 5.10 would require losing 30 pounds 28 / 14%
sport climbing is neither 16 / 8%
i like gear, and trad requires more gear, so it is better 38 / 20%
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mbrd


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you left out "i have onsighted 12c sport, but the hardest 5.10 i ever climbed was a 5.8 at the gunks".


mbrd


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jacques wrote:
I like trad because I can be honest with myself. It is like a mirror where you see your default and quality. Minimizing the risk is a chess game for me and trying harder and harder thing just for the pleasure of being proud of what we can accomplished without competition is relaxing. climbing trad with a partner just to go to the summit with all our skill and stress, laught and critic, without telling to any one what we did.

oh, and YES!!!!! what he said...


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You missed the option: Because i live in England and they think using bolts is for pussys = everybody has little to no choice and must risk their life to send hard in trad.


johnwesely


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ceebo wrote:
You missed the option: Because i live in England and they think using bolts is for pussys = everybody has little to no choice and must risk their life to send hard in trad.

Sounds reasonable to me.


johnwesely


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mbrd wrote:
you left out "i have onsighted 12c sport, but the hardest 5.10 i ever climbed was a 5.8 at the gunks".

That would never happen.


wonderwoman


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I can think of a few reasons I like trad climbing:

Trad takes me to beautiful places.
I like multipitch climbing, which are usually trad climbs.
Trad scares the bejesus out of me.


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Trad(itional) climbing is just that: the way people for generations have climbed under their own power, using simple equipment and lots of skill and creativity and thought to remain safe and arrive at one's destination.

It's also a wonderful way to experience the heights of the world, to visit alpine environments by one's own strength and skill, and can be a spiritual experience if undertaken with the right frame of mind.


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Because I know that every time I place a slung hex in a 20 foot 5.4 gully in Pennsylvania, I AM the next logical step in a tradition of boldness paved by Roman gladiators, long-distance Polynesian fishermen, Christian martyrs, Vinland Vikings, Spanish conquistadors, Lakota coup counters, and Japanese kamikaze pilots.


drivel


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climbingtrash wrote:
I didn't like trad climbing when I first started so I stuck to sport climbing for 10 years. Then I got bored and I wanted to be a more well rounded climber so I started going out to the Creek with a buddy. Now I enjoy both types of climbing.

does IC really count as trad climbing? it's not like you have to think to place teh gearz there....


drivel


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also, i can practically hear everyone in here masturbating.


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superchuffer


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Because I know that every time I place a slung hex in a 20 foot 5.4 gully in Pennsylvania, I AM the next logical step in a tradition of boldness paved by Roman gladiators, long-distance Polynesian fishermen, Christian martyrs, Vinland Vikings, Spanish conquistadors, Lakota coup counters, and Japanese kamikaze pilots.

dean potter soloing 5.13 with a chute is the next logical step.


essay


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camhead wrote:
Because I know that every time I place a slung hex in a 20 foot 5.4 gully in Pennsylvania, I AM the next logical step in a tradition of boldness paved by Roman gladiators, long-distance Polynesian fishermen, Christian martyrs, Vinland Vikings, Spanish conquistadors, Lakota coup counters, and Japanese kamikaze pilots.


If I was a Viking warrior I would kill you with my Axe for saying I am so weak at climbing. If I was a Spanish conquistador I would fee you to my dog for your shameful comparison. Since I am a long distance Polynesian fisherman I sau Ufa Kefe to you Melani. Agreed, Dean potter soloing 5.13 is a progression, slinging hexes on a 5.4 is the past.


superchuffer


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In reply to:
also, i can practically hear everyone in here masturbating
Like cows pulling their hooves out of mud?
5.4 with hexes is serious stuff dude


drivel


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superchuffer wrote:
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also, i can practically hear everyone in here masturbating
Like cows pulling their hooves out of mud?
5.4 with hexes is serious stuff dude

mmm that sucking sound makes my dick hard.


tolman_paul


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You need an option for, when I started climbing it was just climbing.

Whether roped or not, clipping bolts of placing gear, it's just climbing.


jorgegonzalez


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Cracks, I just love stuffing my fingers into them.


caughtinside


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I like trad because leading .10 trad is still kind of cool, while leading .10 sport is something most beginners do their first day out.


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leading .10 sport is something most beginners do their first day out.

In 20 years of being outside at least twice a month, i have never seen this.

to me, 'cool' involves low stress, so a scary trad climb might be fulfilling on some level, but not by it's nature 'cool'

... so, a bolted crack would be the 'coolest' thing to do. a few at jacks come to mind, and yes, they are cool.


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superchuffer wrote:
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leading .10 sport is something most beginners do their first day out.

In 20 years of being outside at least twice a month, i have never seen this.

...and by this logic a bolted crack would be the 'coolest' thing to do. a few at jacks come to mind, and yes, they are cool.

Really? I've seen a handful of people come out to a sport crag after a year or two in the gym and do a 10 their first day.


climbingtrash


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drivel wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
I didn't like trad climbing when I first started so I stuck to sport climbing for 10 years. Then I got bored and I wanted to be a more well rounded climber so I started going out to the Creek with a buddy. Now I enjoy both types of climbing.

does IC really count as trad climbing? it's not like you have to think to place teh gearz there....

This iz proly true. Guess it's really considered teh New Wave Trad. But sumtimes thinking suks and gits in teh way of the whole spiritualness of teh Tradz.


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drivel wrote:
also, i can practically hear everyone in here masturbating.

You shore it's not just a pr0n window you left open?


bearbreeder


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superchuffer wrote:
In 20 years of being outside at least twice a month, i have never seen this.

to me, 'cool' involves low stress, so a scary trad climb might be fulfilling on some level, but not by it's nature 'cool'

... so, a bolted crack would be the 'coolest' thing to do. a few at jacks come to mind, and yes, they are cool.

ive taken out strong gym climbers ... and quite a few can handle low 10s their first few days out ...


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tolman_paul wrote:
You need an option for, when I started climbing it was just climbing.

Whether roped or not, clipping bolts of placing gear, it's just climbing.

Yore n00bness haz been owtted with ^^that^^ statement.


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caughtinside wrote:
I like trad because leading .10 trad is still kind of cool, while leading .10 sport is something most beginners do their first day out.

Well aren't ewe teh kats Me0w.


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caughtinside wrote:
superchuffer wrote:
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leading .10 sport is something most beginners do their first day out.

In 20 years of being outside at least twice a month, i have never seen this.

...and by this logic a bolted crack would be the 'coolest' thing to do. a few at jacks come to mind, and yes, they are cool.

Really? I've seen a handful of people come out to a sport crag after a year or two in the gym and do a 10 their first day.

I did after a month or two.Angelic

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