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iamthewallress


Aug 13, 2009, 3:46 PM

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Re: [wanderlustmd] Screening test for n00bs
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48 for me. I just barely made the visiting trad climber cut. LOL.

I've told this story before, but it's a propos here.

When our house burned, we lost all of our climbing gear. Luckily, insurance paid for us to get shiney new gear. C4s had only been out for a couple of months, so in addition to the bold colors and sparkling, unscathed anodization, the item itself, when comprising 100% of the large cams on one's rack, was a serious n00b flag.

Anyhoo, there were only a few minutes left in the day, so we thought we'd try to cram a climb in at a roadside n00b-dominated (and guide-dominated) area where I had never actually climbed before.

The climb in question was 5.9 A0 or 5.11. My bf racked up as the duo that had just been on the route tried to disuade him. He danced 5.11 moves past the A0 and the slack jawed guy like it was nothing. Then the guy turned to me and said, "How hard does that guy climb in the gym?" LOL.

They were actually really sweet and confessed that they saw the gear and thought we were in for something ugly.

A bitchy girl at Indian Creek gave me grief about that rack too, but her assumption was that I must be the Paris Hilton of climbing gear and rerack whenever something new hits the stores.


(This post was edited by iamthewallress on Aug 14, 2009, 3:10 PM)



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