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mtnjohn


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Of course I feel the connection and it sound like you do to. That does not make us any better than any other tourist. 99% of climbers drive to the mountains / climbing area, have thier fun and go home. Same as hikers, photographers, bird watchers ect.
My point isn't that we do or don't feel at home or close to nature or that we do or don't gain from our experience. My point is, we are no better than other people who are out there. I don't think you used the word but some one was saying "tourons". My point is, we are ALL tourons. Climbers are the same as everyone else who visits an area. We just find our enjoyment a bit more vertically.


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desertwanderer81 wrote:
Certain people are supirior at different things.

For example, spelling. Some people are good at it, others are not.


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I have heard cararbiners called "carbungles"! and there is also the people that refer to ice axes as "ice picks."


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NSFW wrote:
desertwanderer81 wrote:
Certain people are supirior at different things.

For example, spelling. Some people are good at it, others are not.

Exactly!!! :D speeling is for teh loosers.


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Alpine07 wrote:
I have heard cararbiners called "carbungles"! and there is also the people that refer to ice axes as "ice picks."

And then there are people who spell carabiners as cararbinersWink


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Alpine07 wrote:
! and there is also the people that refer to ice axes as "ice picks."


i've heard that one before, i always get a very funny imageLaugh


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wildthing14 wrote:
Alpine07 wrote:
! and there is also the people that refer to ice axes as "ice picks."


i've heard that one before, i always get a very funny imageLaugh

Or Sharon Stone...


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I was sitting in my room the other day racking my gear and my room mates girlfriend looks at me and asks "is that one of those extreme climbing sticks?" (number 1 camalot) haha


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"Native of the Rock"

Wouldn't that belong in the a thread about dumb things climbers say? Awesome.


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Working with kids over the summer my favorite is:

non-cllimbing kid 1: Did you fall?
climber kid 2: yeah, a lot
kid 1: did it hurt?
kid 2: nah, the rope caught me
kid 1: what color was the rope?


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When at a sport area in Alberta we overheard a father explaining lead climbing to his little boy....."See as they go up they climb up they anchor the rope to the calipers. You see all the holes in the rock, that's why they like climbing here...because makes putting the calipers in and out a lot easier" Crazy

I'm not sure if he was talking about the bolts, our quick draws or getting it mixed up with gear climbing, but at least he understood how we got the rope up there.


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desertwanderer81 wrote:
mtnjohn wrote:
Climbers ARE TOURIST!!!! There is no difference. Get over yourself!

Not entirely true. Climbers are akin to "Natives of the Rock" rather than fat tourists who step outside of the car, snap a picture, and quickly jump back inside in the off chance that they might actually breathe something that is clean.

Get over yourself Crazy. That "fat tourist" you see and judge might be my out of shape grandfather. The one that spent 70+ years of his life hunting, fishing, hiking, and farming and knows more about nature than you ever will. God forbid he now has lung disease and can't walk very far. What a touron he is, and how cool you are.

"native of the rock" bwaahahahahaaaaaa!!!!!11


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calfcramp wrote:
"Native of the Rock"

Wouldn't that belong in the a thread about dumb things climbers say? Awesome.

I think I'm going to start using that.

I am a Native of the Rock and I live on the Climbing Reservation. We are a proud people. You are only visiting here, and need to respect my traditions. Would you like to place a bet?


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Is your reservation called "Camp 4" by chance?


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It's kind of sad that people choose to make fun of how small children explain climbing, but maybe that's something only a parent would understand.


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bent_gate wrote:
calfcramp wrote:
"Native of the Rock"

Wouldn't that belong in the a thread about dumb things climbers say? Awesome.

I think I'm going to start using that.

I am a Native of the Rock and I live on the Climbing Reservation. We are a proud people. You are only visiting here, and need to respect my traditions. Would you like to place a bet?

No, but I'll take 4 cartons of B&H special lights.


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This thread is nearly ruined. Here's a thank you to all the bleeding hearts out there. (middle finger smiley)


gobennyjo


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So do you do real technical stuff like were the rope goes to the top and back to you?


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bent_gate wrote:
calfcramp wrote:
"Native of the Rock"

Wouldn't that belong in the a thread about dumb things climbers say? Awesome.

I think I'm going to start using that.

I am a Native of the Rock and I live on the Climbing Reservation. We are a proud people. You are only visiting here, and need to respect my traditions. Would you like to place a bet?


HAHAHA I love it!!


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At the bottom of Cathedral in full gear:

"You guys going to climb that?"
Yep.
"You guys are crazy"

*in my head* Would you tell a crazy person they are crazy? */in my head*

After arriving at the top of [a different] cliff:
"You just come up?"
**Nope, just flew in through the trees and quickly tied myself to this rope here.**

-percious


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percious wrote:
At the bottom of Cathedral in full gear:

"You guys going to climb that?"
Yep.
"You guys are crazy"

*in my head* Would you tell a crazy person they are crazy? */in my head*

After arriving at the top of [a different] cliff:
"You just come up?"
**Nope, just flew in through the trees and quickly tied myself to this rope here.**

-percious
So tell me, are you a Native of the Rock?


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truello wrote:
Is your reservation called "Camp 4" by chance?

Camp 4 is often mistaken for that because so many people are seen smoking the peace pipe there...


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LaughLaughLaugh

Ok heres a new one... I am getting contents insurance at the moment and the lady said

"You dont have to list your rock climbing gear but its not covered when in use for the purpose it was designed for. eg if it breaks while rock climbing"

LaughLaugh Yeah ok... that makes perfect sense... Laugh.. so I go...

"If it breaks while I am climbing you do realize that I will be falling to my death, will I be better to get life insurance?"


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While working at a gym I asked a kid I was tying in what kind of knot he thought I was tying. After thinking about it for a second he replied, "a slipknot?".


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ridet61 wrote:
While working at a gym I asked a kid I was tying in what kind of knot he thought I was tying. After thinking about it for a second he replied, "a slipknot?".
wow that great lol

so working at a new gym now on campus. Most of the kids think that i dont know what im doing because i'm a freshman (lol). So i tie in this girl pick up the grigri and tell her she's on belay. she approaches the wall turns around and asks "so you know what you're doing right?" it amazes me how she was about to trust someone with that doubt in her head.

also the other night this guy starts telling me what all the tape is for because he thought i didnt know what i was doing. he tells me how he got this red one, "yea i followed the red tape see, i got all the way to there (pointing) before i had to grab that other blue rock to finish. It a good route" LOL

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