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dellochef


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weak troll jmagnus. Learn make better jokes and indeed try to campus those route up until failure...

The dumb this non-climbers say are almost all the time the same. "You climb, but with or wothout rope?"

Much more funny are the dumb thing climbers say. Like this conversation between a climbing woman and her belaying man. She was struggling hard in a route and could not get any further. He responds to her moanings "I alway told you that you are way to fat"

Ouch...


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jmagnus17 wrote:
you are correct about the fact that most gyms don't let people go over shoulder height...

I'm sorry if this upsets you. And in regards to spinners etc: 1) I am aware of the risks, 2) most routes that are "easy peasy" that are indeed freaking "easy peasy" generally have sooo many effing jugs and massive gargantuan foot-holds that it's not an issue. I bet I could campus that entire route... in fact, tomorrow, I think I'll give it a shot

So what's the specified height limit in your gym? That's really the issue here, and I doubt their policy allows anyone to climb 40 feet unroped. An issue aside from your personal safety is the added risk you subject other clients to. If I witnessed something similar, I'd call you out on it.


crankyclimber


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heard at the gym, "That route was a classic!"


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[quote "jefffski"]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![/quote]

actually considering many climbers bring a stove for camping (which could also include fuel)... the question makes sense. In fact, even without the fuel it could be an issue. I had my msr whisperlite (without fuel) taken due to trace amounts of fuel in the fuel line. Luckily I was able to have a shop keeper ship it to me via us mail - AND it made it to me eventually.


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jmagnus17 wrote:
To answer your question, I'm not a kid (under 18, even under 21) ... you are correct about the fact that most gyms don't let people go over shoulder height...

Well then my apologies for assuming that only a 17-year-old could write things like "some middle-aged man" and "... but... it's like... wtf!?!" and clearly not understand the risk involved in what he's doing. Also I find it ironic how you just posted in another thread about how "Most of these accidents [that occur in rock gyms] are 9 times out of 10 someone being a dumbass." ......

Anyways, as far as other dumb things I have heard climber types saying goes... one of my favorites was overhearing two guys at my local crag arguing over whether a route they just sent was 5.8c or 5.8d . I didn't have the heart to say anything...


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Anyways, as far as other dumb things I have heard climber types saying goes... one of my favorites was overhearing two guys at my local crag arguing over whether a route they just sent was 5.8c or 5.8d . I didn't have the heart to say anything...

*laughing*
I heard (in a gym) 2 guys that were really quite full of themselves arguing over a similar thing: If the boulder problem they were climbing was a V2d or a V2e. LIke you, I didn't have the heart to say anything.


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When I was in high school, I had a teacher that climbed (pretty damn good, too) and one day, after exams and all that gash when we were dossing about in class, kid draws a slightly diagonal line on the whiteboard and says "Hey, Mr Durran, could you climb somthing as steep as that?" he's like "yeah" then this kids like "I mean on the underside" "and I mean yeah." so kid draws like a million lines, each just slightly more steep than the previous, untill he gets to horizontal, which again the reply is "yeah" so this kid gets total rilled about it and starts being like "whoah, no way! no you can't!". dude was amazed, well funny.

-MagnuS


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My husband and I were climbing at Cathedral Ledge in NH. He led the last pitch of Upper Refuse which tops out at a viewing area, usually full of tourist. After he belayed me up, one of the tourist asked, "So, you climb up and then you pull her up with the rope?"


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"Marrying a climber can't be that bad"


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dynosore wrote:
"Marrying a climber can't be that bad"

...to which I reply with a dumb climber quote:

"Marrying a non-climber can't be that bad"


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miavzero wrote:
Imagine geologists starting a thread "dumb things non geologists say", or Doctors discussing "dumb things their patients say". Don't you think that a group of doctors would enjoy laughing about the idiots that do not know the radial vs ulnar side of their forearm?
All of you elitist climbers can go to hell, because none of you are more or less valuable than a Big Gulp toting NASCAR fan yelling yelling questions to all of us "freehanders" as we "scale the mountain" at our local crag.

Funny that you should mention those two groups. My sister is a geologist. My brother is currently in his residency.

Guess what? Both groups make fun of people.


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This was me and my brother, right after finishing one of those dramatic climbing movies where all the ropes break.
(This obviously happened before I climbed)

"hey, why don't they use chains, you know, so they don't break"
"Nah, they're too heavy"


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you're a poser?


ouch


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I get the gloves question way too much.

And of course, "What? Was the rock in your way?"


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"You know you can just walk up there if you go around the back"

Not really dumb, just thought it was funny.


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themadmilkman wrote:
miavzero wrote:
Imagine geologists starting a thread "dumb things non geologists say", or Doctors discussing "dumb things their patients say". Don't you think that a group of doctors would enjoy laughing about the idiots that do not know the radial vs ulnar side of their forearm?
All of you elitist climbers can go to hell, because none of you are more or less valuable than a Big Gulp toting NASCAR fan yelling yelling questions to all of us "freehanders" as we "scale the mountain" at our local crag.

Funny that you should mention those two groups. My sister is a geologist. My brother is currently in his residency.

Guess what? Both groups make fun of people.

If that isn't a true story then it should be.
Hilarious. Tongue


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curtis_g wrote:
themadmilkman wrote:
miavzero wrote:
Imagine geologists starting a thread "dumb things non geologists say", or Doctors discussing "dumb things their patients say". Don't you think that a group of doctors would enjoy laughing about the idiots that do not know the radial vs ulnar side of their forearm?
All of you elitist climbers can go to hell, because none of you are more or less valuable than a Big Gulp toting NASCAR fan yelling yelling questions to all of us "freehanders" as we "scale the mountain" at our local crag.

Funny that you should mention those two groups. My sister is a geologist. My brother is currently in his residency.

Guess what? Both groups make fun of people.

If that isn't a true story then it should be.
Hilarious. Tongue

It is true. The geologists are especially bad, given the number 'regular' words they use that have specialized meanings.


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Some of my friends were look at pictures of me climbing and one of them said,

" Oh cool you have a waterbottle holder cliped to you."

"No that is a chalk bag" Laugh

"O"


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bizarrodrinker wrote:
person x: So what do you do if the gear you put in fails?

me: let out a scream and fall to an untimely death.

person x: oh. that would suck I guess.

Props for straightforward clarity.


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ice climbing being described to high school freshmen:

aren't you afraid the ice will fall off the wall?

what's the point of having a rope if you're gonna fall?

did you hit the ground?


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Little kid at a birthday party "Can you below me?" sounded just like blow me, nearly died.


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One kid encouraged his friend who required help on the wall saying "use that brick over there!"

I'm totaly stealing this! From now on a jug is a brick!


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Okay, I could possibly see the 5.8c and 5.8d conversation, but I have doubts about the v2d and v2e boulderers. I have this feeling they were just doing it to mess with other climbers.

Looks like it worked.


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Okay, I could possibly see the 5.8c and 5.8d conversation, but I have doubts about the v2d and v2e boulderers. I have this feeling they were just doing it to mess with other climbers.

Looks like it worked.

Yeah You're probably right. I can't be entirely sure though, cause they got sorta ..... upset...... when this other guy came in and warmed up on their V2d/e.


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I just sent a V2g! the g is for how I did it all gangsta with my pants around my knees and some fat guys huge shirt on!

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