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karmiclimber


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Men, being idiots, did not take these precautions, for us it is about the activity (who cares if you are going to die, it is living an empty life that is the tragedy).

It is so good to be a female. Since we cleared up that first part, drama club, lets get one thing straight. We stare death in the face just being alive. I spend enough time convincing my mother that I am not on a suicide mission when I rockclimb because I know what I am doing.

I climb for every reason...going to amazing places that not everyone gets to go to, the beautiful gear, the adventure, exploration...and deep down, because climbing is something that I work hard for and excel at and I like to do things I do well.


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I found there is no correlation between the grade you climb at and the frequency of getting laid.

Well, if you never got laid, regardless of the level you climbed, then, you're right, the correlation would be zero.

Jay


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"And the mountains...have been explored and celebrated, strenuously if not adequately, by swarms of poets, novelists, scientists and frost bitten inarticulate ('because it's there') mountain climbers."

just thought that was amusing, from a recently read book


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There's nothing better than the combined aroma of dirt, dry treatment, chalk, carbiner aluminum and sweat….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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blkela wrote:
WHY SHOULDN'T I? there is no legitimate reason.
BECAUSE YOU COULD DIE!!!!!!!Pirate


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Because porn stars do it.



But they dont know how to tie in. Unsure


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USnavy wrote:
blkela wrote:
WHY SHOULDN'T I? there is no legitimate reason.
BECAUSE YOU COULD DIE!!!!!!!Pirate
True, but what I do for a living could kill me too.


Dynosoarus


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asiaclimber wrote:
sungam wrote:
It's more fun then not climbing.
seconded.

Thirded + street cred


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I climb because it works every muscle in my body, It's great to be outside, It puts life's little problems into perspective.


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Because it takes me to amazing places. Because it gives me a constructive outlet for my self destructive tendencies. Because it makes me feel alive. Because I meet the greatest people.


airscape


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cycle1667 wrote:
I climb because it works every muscle in my body, It's great to be outside, It puts life's little problems into perspective.

Does this mean you might all of a sudden realise it's not worth the effort to live? Climbing is depressing. I'm going to stop right now.


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I climb for the fame, fortune, and gorgeous babes on every cliff.


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guangzhou wrote:
I climb for the fame, fortune, and gorgeous babes on every cliff.

Things aren't working out very well for you are they...


Unimpressed


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When I climb, I forget about everything, every little insecurity or anxiety goes away when I'm on the rock.

It is also a great way for me to try and surpass myself everyday, and strive to push the limits of my body to become the best climber I can possibly be with my god given abilities and strenghts.


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Why do I climb? How else would I get up there?


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oldandintheway wrote:
Why do I climb? How else would I get up there?

Well, you got walk up the backside of the boulder Wink


Deadekiller


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To get away from my girl friend...
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In 24 years of climbing, I've been asked this question a lot... but I don't think I've ever really answered it. I've tried over and over again to do so, and have come up short every time.

I like the challenge of climbing, but there are times when I just want enjoy the view. I like exploring, but often, I'd rather know exactly what's over the next bulge or around the next buttress. I like the social aspects of it, but just as much, I seek out untraveled crags. I like the solitude, but can have a blast in a crowded gym, music blaring. I enjoy solving problems creatively, but sometimes, I just want to bum TR rides. I don't like to compete, but the success of my friends drives me to improve. Climbing is exciting, but it can also bore me to tears. I could say it's my sense of rugged individualism, but in today's climbing scene, that's a joke.

I suppose it could be the opposite -- I enjoy belonging to our tribe. I'd be lying if I said there wasn't some part of my psyche that simply enjoys being "a climber." But when I was a full-time guide I never told people that's what I did, and I still never bring up climbing in rooms full of non-climbers. It always sounds like a pick-up line, like I'm trying to impress.

Unless and until I figure it out, the answer is an unqualified shoulder shrug. Although, maybe hidden in my rambling, there's a reason. Climbing has given me so much, and if we're keeping score, I owe climbing much more than it owes me. My life is literally built around it. I met my wife climbing. We live at the New River Gorge to be close to climbing. Except for a few buddies from high school, every single one of my friends is a climber or has climbed. Maybe -- just maybe -- it's as simple as having my identity so wrapped up, in and around climbing, that not climbing is unthinkable.

Naw, that's not it.


Tootie


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 drinkin lovin climbin doin things big son


dtrencha


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Deadekiller wrote:
To get away from my girl friend...
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That's how it started for me, but now she is showing an interest in it... I guess it's time to try base jumpingTongue


John5


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rschap wrote:
I climb for the chicks, you know how often I get laid just because I climb 5.9?

I can only imagine the dragons you slay. Your comment makes me think your bringing distracting baggage to the cliff, probably the reason your not progressing and still climbing 5.9...and still tagging pigs. Its a vicuous cycle.


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People climb so they are prepared and able to escape to shelter when the T-Rex gets loose and attacks.

I started climbing since working at a gym looked like a sweet HS job and a great way to meet other stoners. Those were the good ol days.

I continued climbing to get over my fear of heights. I have found adrenaline to be the best drug out there, and the price is right.

Now I climb to get away from my life BS and get out in the woods to relax, and of course to maintain my over inflated ego because I climb and that makes me cooler/better/smarter than non climbers. (and all of you too since this is RC.com... you losers!)

I still keep an eye out for T-Rex, but now I am adequately prepared to escape when he attacks again.


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I climb to conquer my dreams


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kansis wrote:
I climb to conquer my dreams

Might I enquire as to what the fuck this means?


dynosore


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airscape wrote:
kansis wrote:
I climb to conquer my dreams

Might I enquire as to what the fuck this means?

You, like, wouldn't understand man. Pufffffffff

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