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solid


Aug 29, 2003, 9:41 PM
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is there someone that hits rewind and play on this tape every few months?


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They probably bash bouldering because the have forgotten how to enjoy the simpler things in life!


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Well, I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They are also entitled to express their opinions. Notice I didn't say bash. I have gotten heavy into bouldering. NO, there isn't a big "scene" of "loud mouthed beanie wearing kids" out here. In fact, I've never gone bouldering with more than one other person. I enjoy climbing, but I climb in groups, and I'm sorry, when there is rock surrounding me, I'm not going to sit on my butt and spectate. I'm going to CLIMB. It builds strength, and I use it as an opportunity to work on holds/moves that I'm having trouble with. That's my little opinion.


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I apologize. Working kind of hard these days and 3-4 hours of sleep every 24 hours or so isn't doing much good for my politeness. Not having climbed for almost a week doesn't help either.

It's all good. I understand. I've been frantically searching for a place to live and a job since I moved from one coast of Canada (Halifax, NS) to the other (Vancouver, BC) ... so I understand stress. :)


And I haven't climbed in almost a month. :shock: :cry:

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Climb on.
hellclimber


To quote rrradam, who is rapidly becoming my favourite member of this site for his levelheadedness and love of our sport ... climb on brutha! :D


jipstyle


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Happy probing...

I knew it! You're an ALIEN!!!!

/me runs in fear from wc's anal probing.


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How long is this thread gonna go? Next person to post another message after me is a dork! :lol:


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It's already been well established from trusted sources that I'm a dork! :lol: This just proves it.

Gotta love blind stubbornness! Without it, threads like this would die long before their time. :D


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this thread is horrible..

give's me a new opinion of climbing though. didn't realize there was such a biased crowd. sad isn't it?

i love all aspects of climbing..

whatever the style, or difficulty.. all of you are climbing a fahking peice of stone. get over it.


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check out the real fuucklin mccoy at www.bvb.com

werd -- this guy is CORE

or, go to b.com for some intelligent, civilized conversation.

and stfu, n00bs.


teddy


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I only read the first page and i know this last page has just been boredom of this thread but still here's my 2c

My theory is that it is much the opposite of penis envy, the closer to the ground (or smaller) the climb. The more people hate it. I mean think about it, you start with Trad/Aid (noone really bashes them) people who climb these most of the time pay out sport climbers, who bash boulderers, who ALL rip on gym climbers. To each their own, i mean Trad/Aid congrats to you - more balls than i have, Sport climbing is fun although i wish i got to do more of it, Bouldering is great because you need almost no gear, and gym climbing is the most accesible and versatile in the one place. So why don't you all just stop paying each other out


wc


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check out the real fuucklin mccoy at www.bvb.com

Damn, I wish there was a bvb.com Talk about entertainment... stories from back in the day, canoeing trip reports, beached whale pics...

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One of the major points on which boulders get hasseled on is this lack metal component. In roped climbing there is sense of mentally overcoming the fear and being able to deal with it. Ropers have a misconception that bouldering has done away with this aspect of climbing. I disagree, I think bouldering does the opposite it shows the climber how the mental part is the limiting factor alot of times. Point: if you could do routes as hard as your hardest boulder problem at what level would you climb routes. Why can't you , I think its a mental issue not a physical one. Bash bouldering at you own peril, limit yourself and you hold yourself back. Understand what each aspect of climbing has to teach and become a more well rounded climber. Labeling things like this as good or bad or right and wrong is an attempt to keep yourself from having to face the truth, that you are holding on to you own weaknesses. The things you hate the most are things you understand the least.


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I boulder all winter long. It seems that folks around here rag on "matress backs" mostly because of the increase in popularity of bouldering; their favorite spots that they think only they use are now overrun with young people having fun and maybe even climbing too hard for propriety. Going cordless is cool, but don't let it limit you. 8)


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They do not own enough gear!

They never seem to have any food !

They always seem to take their shirts off! Well at least the male ones do.

and they start by sitting on the ground with their legs around a rock, that just ainít dignified :)

But on the upside they are VERY good at falling....

Rick


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here we go again :lol:


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They always seem to take their shirts off! Well at least the male ones do.

And that's a negative thing why....... :roll: :roll: :wink: !!! More power to 'em!!


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A. We aren't all lazy people with pillows.
B.some of us boulder cause we don't have a partner or the gear to climb:
but people bash bouldering anyways just because they think that it is fun to do so!


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They always seem to take their shirts off! Well at least the male ones do.

And that's a negative thing why....... :roll: :roll: :wink: !!! More power to 'em!!

Beth,

Obviously the negative aspect to this is the gender based inequality. :lol:

Curt


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Obviously the negative aspect to this is the gender based inequality.

Ain't that the truth. :(

Come on, girls. Do one for good ole Nietzsche and support the institution of Toplessness. It starts with one woman at a time. It's simple, slip your hands under the hem of your shirt and pull over your head. Applause will follow. :roll:

Hijack what thread?


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Topless Girls and Climbing.
SOUNDS GOOD!


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Werd!


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bouldering is awsome why would people bash it


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It's best to avoid blanket statements.

That's a blanket statement.


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It's simple, people don't like what they are afraid of, or they can not do,

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