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gmggg


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sungam wrote:
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Whatever pussy, enjoy your lame climbing life of being scared of sub 5.10's. I was nothing but nice, trying to give you some good advice. All you see when you read my post is "pothead", but what you should see is someone who has mental abilties far beyond your own. I'll be that guy on the 5.11 next to you. Peace.
your ego is taking hold of you. the thousand-headed dragon is taunting you, you must draw your sword and cut off one of its heads!
Make sure your sword is sincker-snackering, though.

Or Vorpal at the very least


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gmggg wrote:
sungam wrote:
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Whatever pussy, enjoy your lame climbing life of being scared of sub 5.10's. I was nothing but nice, trying to give you some good advice. All you see when you read my post is "pothead", but what you should see is someone who has mental abilties far beyond your own. I'll be that guy on the 5.11 next to you. Peace.
your ego is taking hold of you. the thousand-headed dragon is taunting you, you must draw your sword and cut off one of its heads!
Make sure your sword is sincker-snackering, though.

Or Vorpal at the very least
Oh, without saying!
With teeth that bite and claws that grab, you can never be too careful!


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What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue


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blueeyedclimber wrote:
What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue

I dunno, but I think it involves rolling 10 sided dice before you can send your project.


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wonderwoman wrote:
blueeyedclimber wrote:
What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue

I dunno, but I think it involves rolling 10 sided dice before you can send your project.

I wish I could build up strength and dexterity that easily!


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wonderwoman wrote:
blueeyedclimber wrote:
What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue

I dunno, but I think it involves rolling 10 sided dice before you can send your project.

if "xyzzy" won't solve it nothing will.


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olderic wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
blueeyedclimber wrote:
What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue

I dunno, but I think it involves rolling 10 sided dice before you can send your project.

if "xyzzy" won't solve it nothing will.

That's aid.


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blueeyedclimber wrote:
What the hell are you geeks talking about?Tongue
Hehehe-
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he soughtó
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


It's a poem from Through The Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll, the sequel Alice in Wonderland.


pfffffft - this is the kind of shit everyone should know!


saxfiend


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CrazyPetie wrote:
Whatever pussy, enjoy your lame climbing life of being scared of sub 5.10's. I was nothing but nice, trying to give you some good advice. All you see when you read my post is "pothead", but what you should see is someone who has mental abilties far beyond your own. I'll be that guy on the 5.11 next to you. Peace.
Great. Just what WW needs, an endorsement by an arrogant, smacktalking doper. Talk about drinking the kool-aid!

JL


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cracklover wrote:
And finally I admitted it. I don't have it in me today.
Yep, we all have those days. I think the most depressing one for me was on a first ascent at Red Rock. I was all stoked for the occasion (my first and so far only FA), but by the time I finished leading the first pitch, I knew it was "one of those days." So I turned over the lead to my partners for the rest of the pitches, following in a kind of fugue state.

But hey, a bad day on the rock beats a good day in the office . . .

JL


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Wow. Saxfiend has 'those' says too?!? I feel heroic at the moment. Smile






saxfiend wrote:

But hey, a bad day on the rock beats a good day in the office . . .

JL

Ain't that the truth!


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boymeetsrock wrote:
Wow. Saxfiend has 'those' says too?!? I feel heroic at the moment. Smile
Huh? I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or if you've mistaken me for a real hardman, heh.

JL


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Well it certainly is NOT sarcasm.

This time Tongue.


Hard man or knot you mileage FAR exceeds mine. Made me fell good to hear Gabe has these days as I respect what I believe to be his accomplishments. I know you've accomplished more than he in your extensive climbing career. btw 5.#'s mean little to me.


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boymeetsrock wrote:
I know you've accomplished more than he in your extensive climbing career.
Okay, you've definitely got me confused with someone. Gabe is a much better and more experienced climber than me.

JL


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After 51 years of climbing, days that this don't surprise me at all. I call it "the nameless dread." It comes over you, and you become hesitant and fearful. I suspect it may be the manifestation of a perfectly rational mind that understands climbing is dangerous and is rebelling against the potential risks. Consequently, I treat it as a sign of intelligence.

I don't believe in "sacking up" and pushing on. Been there and done that. Just not enough fun to make the whole enterprise worthwhile. Pushing your limits can be rewarding, and risking your life can be exciting, but you gotta want it. The subconscious brain does a lot of processing, and when it breaks through with a bit of attitude, give it some credit for having figured out something you haven't realized yet.

For example, you might be climbing with a significant other who is, at least in some ways, dependent on your abilities. You may not be able to say that you are not up to par today and just turn over the lead. This imposes a significantly higher psychic load.

Or maybe climbing has become so important that you aren't quite sure what you are or would be without it. A bad state of affairs in my opinion, fully worthy of a visitation from the nameless dread specter.

One cure is to back down the difficulty scale until you are cruising and aren't being tested. Another cure is to let your partner can take over the leading for a while. My partners have usually been only too happy to hog the lead, and this way you don't ruining someone else's day.

For me, putting away the gear and going bouldering (not high-balls, obviously) used to work well. I'm pretty much retired from bouldering because of the injury potential to my superannuated body, but it was always a refreshing break from the mental stresses of trad climbing and had the benefit that when the urge to return to leading returned (it always does, I think), I was much stronger.

Or maybe what the day requires is a brisk hike, a good bike ride, an afternoon on the windsurfer, a bracing swim, or (yuk) a few rounds of golf. If you are an outdoor person and not just a climbing automaton, then there are lots of ways to enjoy being out and it doesn't have to be climbing every damn time, even if that is what you planned.

Personally, I've always enjoyed photography, and some of those nameless dread days turned into wonderful photo sessions, engaging interests and abilities very different from the harsh exigencies of the sharp end.

So I'd say, putting away the rack for a while---fine. Selling it---nah, you'll just have to buy another one...


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RG, thanks very much for the thoughtful reply, and sound advice.

Cheers!

GO


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A year and a month later, I had... a very good day.

Yay!

GO

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