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Sh0rty


Jan 8, 2009, 12:58 AM

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I just got home from the gym and, sorry, but I need to rant and need advise.

My climbing partner is a guy that I knew from high school, I have no problem with him and frankly most of the guys I climb with at the gym; they are all respectful and supportive.

But then there are THOSE guys, and I'm sure you know who I am talking about. Today just wasn't the day to try and pick up on me at the gym, I go there to have fun and de-stress.

But there was that one guy. All I heard was him yelling 'BRO!' this or "F*ck" that or "DUDE" or bragging to his friend about the lift on his truck (obviously compensation for lack of something else). And all the while he's screaming this across the gym and looking my direction. Not to mention he walked to my belayer after I took a decent fall. I like a lot of slack and the 'bro' asks my belayer 'dude, can you even belay?" to which he replies "yes, she just likes a lot of slack." Bro says "Well I like it tight." It took a lot of restraint not to walk up to him and punch him in the face.

Then to top it off I was trying a difficult route and I take a fall, but don't want to be lowered. So what does he do? Climbs up some 5.10a DIRECTLY below me and attempts to show me how good he is at climbing...I couldn't help but laugh at the irony that I was climbing a route a full grade higher then he was.

I was really tempted to tell my belayer to give me a bunch of slack just so I could fall on his huge, orange spray tan, BRO hair cut head.

Sorry for the long rant. I'm young and I know I'm going to have to suck it up to some extent, but some guys are just boarder line harassment. What is the best way to deal with these people without seeking out the nearest weapon?


(This post was edited by Sh0rty on Jan 8, 2009, 1:30 AM)



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