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maculated


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Rock, your signature, it is wrong. The line is:

Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die.

If you're gonna quote something, quote it.


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"I can't climb, I'm scared of heights" - so are plenty of climbers, and what better way to get over it?


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It's not something they say but i love when people just let go of the auto-belay.


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i get this from friends i take climbing (usually when grabing a crimper): Wow! how do u hold onto that?!

another great thing to watch is when new climbers (again, usually my friends) try bouldering or whatever and they purposely try to grab the biggest slopers on the wall, thinking that oh, the bigger the hold, the easier it is to grab, right? always fun when they go for the boss or something like that!


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some oklahoma classics:

"Don't you know that going down is a lot easier than going up!"--no duh i just enjoy the challenge

"You're crazy you put your life in the hands of that"(pointing to my BD micro nut)

"Where can I go get a boltgun?" --Sun and Ski Tulsa you idoit

--the everest is a classic--


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I was out climbing with a female climbing partner and a little boy looks down at us and then says to his mother "How is the girl going to get up?"


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unabonger, you want this one? :D


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Do we really care what non-climbers say about our sport? Heck, I oughta start a thread "Dumb things non-engineers say." We could populate it with all the misinformed comments from people who try to explain how a kilonewton "weighs about 225 lbs." Have you never said something dumb about a topic with which you are not familiar? Give the hikers and tourists a break. They find what you do both interesting and dangerous and that suits me fine. The more dangerous they find it, the less likely they'll be hogging my favorite route anytime soon.


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Do we really care what non-climbers say about our sport?

yes, when it's funny :P
hell it's human nature to laugh at mistakes other people make....hmmm...what was that show in the United States about humorous moving-pictures?

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Heck, I oughta start a thread "Dumb things non-engineers say."

ok. im an engineer. let's do it. i'll go first (forgive the foxworthy impression) you might be a non-engineer if....you ask "why are frank codes more sensitive to doppler frequencies than barker codes?"
i mean, duh

look, this was just meant to be a light-hearted place to post stuff we (climbers) hear that we think is funny and a chance to read what other climbers hear that's funny.

simma down nah


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We all say and do dumb things.
I know just about everytime I speak I re-enforce my village idiot status
but how many of us super enlightened people (read climbers) actually knew "how did they get the rope up there?"?
Fortunately, we now have the most meaningful knowledge anyone could ever want, we know climbing lingo!
Ain't we cool!
Wow, you know the difference between soloing and free climbing, awesome!
I just can't get over that people can actually live with themselves without knowing that bolts aren't pitons.

But on a serious note,
Of the course the bouldering cave is the kiddie wall!


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How did you get that rope up there? :shock:


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it grows down


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isnt climbing boring?...............

there's a much easier way up right over here.........

what are you doing?...........................

what if you fall, that rope wont hold you...........

(after comming home from a hard climb) you're hands are so cut up why dont you wear climbing gloves..........yes they have climbing gloves I've seen them in pictures..........

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Heck, I oughta start a thread "Dumb things non-engineers say." We could populate it with all the misinformed comments from people who try to explain how a kilonewton "weighs about 225 lbs."

Oh man, I could provide you with a lot of material. I think I'm the only climber in the world that is a complete retard when it comes to math :lol: !! Most of my partners are engineers. I just kinda smile and nod blankly when they get into any technical conversations :wink: .


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*shudder*

engineering IS NOT math

*shudder*

If engineering was all math i'd have given up a long time ago


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'which do you like better, going down or going up?'


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:)


moabbeth


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*shudder*
engineering IS NOT math
*shudder*
If engineering was all math i'd have given up a long time ago

See, I've already contributed to the "stupid things non-engineers say" :lol: !!


ryanhos


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Sorry for trying to be that voice in your head that says "don't make fun of people." It's just that these threads seem to always take on that sort of tone. "Ha! Look at all the stupid hikers and thier silly misconceptions about our sport....I'm so cool."

But if the spirit of the thread is all in good fun, I do have one to add that put a big smile on my face. I was walking around top to set a TR wearing my small rack on a gear sling and a school group was hiking through. When I passed this cute little second grader, he tapped his buddy on the shoulder and said "wow! look at all those keychains!"

And collegekid, i can't think of a single engineering class I've taken in the past 3 years that isn't math based. Physics? Statics? Thermo? EE? CS? All of them have strong math components. Just where do you attend college?


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And collegekid, i can't think of a single engineering class I've taken in the past 3 years that isn't math based. Physics? Statics? Thermo? EE? CS? All of them have strong math components. Just where do you attend college?

Just wait until you graduate and get in the real world , you'll understand.


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We seem to have missed the all time favorite thing non-climbers say

"WHY"


podunkclimber


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My personal fav is, "how do you get the rope up there?" I usually just say, "you don't," and start climbing. Though another good one was a few years ago, I was in the cafeteria on the summit of Mt Washington, after hiking Huntingtons Ravine, and discussing with my friends about doing one of the routes on the head wall of the ravine. When a hiker passing our table looks at us, and says, "yeah and then they can put your name on that plaque over there." My responce was, "no that plaques for all the stupid hikers who don't know when to turn around." My statment wasn't true in the least, but it got the reaction I wanted out of this guy, totally indignity. :twisted:

Being a physics major, and having taken some engineering courses. Egineering is decidedly devoid of math in comparisson of my current classes. I was like, "Where are all the proofs? How do you derive that? Why do the problems give me actual data? You where looking for me to solve it numerically, not symbolically?" Yet I don't get math analysis classes at all.


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How did you get that rope up there? ....is a classic!


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i called my airline that i am flying with tomorrow. here's the conversation.

Me: uh high, i hear you have some allowances for overweight luggage if the items are sporting goods.
Airline Rep: Well that depends. What are you bringing?
Me: Climbing equipment, like a rope and other climbing gear.
AR: Is it flammable?

Make-up your own dumb answers!

Me: Uh...well that depends. Will you be lighting it on fire or smelting my aluminum?


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while walking with a bouldering pad on my back...
Hiker - "what the heck is that thing on your back?"
Me - "we use it incase we fall, so we dont hurt ourselves"
Hiker - "yeah, I guess these trails can get pretty hard"
I guess they thought it was like a butt pad.. Man!


While bouldering...
Hiker - "sooo, what are u doing exactly"
Me - "its called bouldering, a form of climbing rocks"
Hiker - "ohh, you're training to climb the big ones like Everest eh?"
How annoying is that one?

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