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freeforsum


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Who cares? Its just bouldering. bouldering alone is lame.

Funny how all incredibly weak climbers say that.

Curt

No, I just think bouldering is practice for roping up. If all you do is boulder, then you’re missing the point of climbing. Going places on a rock wall that has a sense of commitment to get there is part of the fun of climbing. Not just “how hard can you pull”. That is the ego part of it. Don’t get me wrong. I have had some really great experiences bouldering, but roping up and climbing more than 25 feet Is were its at.

Ah, the true "point of climbing"....thanks for clearing that up.

d.

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Fred Nicole has been bouldering hard for a long time and in different places for years now. I vote for him, though in a few years I might vote for someone else.


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No matter how good any of these guys get, there will always be some stronger climber out there who just stays under the radar. Always. So I think this is an unanswerable question.


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freeforsum wrote:
dlintz wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
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freeforsum wrote:
Who cares? Its just bouldering. bouldering alone is lame.

Funny how all incredibly weak climbers say that.

Curt

No, I just think bouldering is practice for roping up. If all you do is boulder, then you’re missing the point of climbing. Going places on a rock wall that has a sense of commitment to get there is part of the fun of climbing. Not just “how hard can you pull”. That is the ego part of it. Don’t get me wrong. I have had some really great experiences bouldering, but roping up and climbing more than 25 feet Is were its at.

Ah, the true "point of climbing"....thanks for clearing that up.

d.

you are welcome.

I love it when sarcasm misses its intended target. So please, do tell us the point of climbing, since obviously everybody climbs for the exact same reason.


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petsfed wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
dlintz wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
curt wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
Who cares? Its just bouldering. bouldering alone is lame.

Funny how all incredibly weak climbers say that.

Curt

No, I just think bouldering is practice for roping up. If all you do is boulder, then you’re missing the point of climbing. Going places on a rock wall that has a sense of commitment to get there is part of the fun of climbing. Not just “how hard can you pull”. That is the ego part of it. Don’t get me wrong. I have had some really great experiences bouldering, but roping up and climbing more than 25 feet Is were its at.

Ah, the true "point of climbing"....thanks for clearing that up.

d.

you are welcome.

I love it when sarcasm misses its intended target. So please, do tell us the point of climbing, since obviously everybody climbs for the exact same reason.

I love it too! My sarcasm apparently missed you.... I was kidding ass monkey!

This thread should be called the most popular boulderer.


freeforsum


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petsfed wrote:
since obviously everybody climbs for the exact same reason.

You and I dont climb for the "exact same reason". I am willing to bet its a totaly different reason.

If you boulder exclusively, chances are you are very lazy. Most boulderers are. Strong as shit. But lazy.


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freeforsum wrote:
petsfed wrote:
since obviously everybody climbs for the exact same reason.

You and I dont climb for the "exact same reason". I am willing to bet its a totaly different reason.

If you boulder exclusively, chances are you are very lazy. Most boulderers are. Strong as shit. But lazy.

Fuckin' true. Putting on the harness, tying knots....I'm way too lazy for that shit.

d.


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Anyone who purports to know 'the true point of climbing' is kidding themselves, especially if the point of climbing happens to exclude some type of climbing.

However...

freeforsum wrote:
This thread should be called the most popular boulderer.

This is very true.


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Why is it that whenever a bouldering topic comes up some wanker from out in lala land always feels the need to bash bouldering its self. Is adding something postive that hard for you? or do you rather question what you don't understand? Just a thought, its odd how people go out of their way to bash other types of climbing. Just my two cents. oh and my vote goes to all the old guys that put up problems yet to be repeated.

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Honestly,
Bouldering is really like having sex with Paris Hilton. Yah, its good for a couple of minutes, but ultimately its over before it started. Grab a few condoms, and go get it on with a real route.
-Joe


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freeforsum wrote:
No, I just think bouldering is practice for roping up. If all you do is boulder, then you’re missing the point of climbing. Going places on a rock wall that has a sense of commitment to get there is part of the fun of climbing. Not just “how hard can you pull”. That is the ego part of it. Don’t get me wrong. I have had some really great experiences bouldering, but roping up and climbing more than 25 feet Is were its at.

It could also be said that taking pride in your ability to go places on a rock wall that "have a sense of commitment" is the ego part of climbing. Obviously for you roping up yeilds more satisfaction, but that can't be said for everyone. BTW, roping up is just training for climbing big steep mountains.


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Anybody who comes into a bouldering forum to say that bouldering is lame really needs to find more productive uses of their free time. Bouldering is climbing reduced to the absolute basics, just pulling moves on rocks, and consequently it is fun as shit. That being said, I just saw fred nicole climb for the first time in the movie specimen, and it is by far the most impressive and inspiring thing I have ever seen. He literally floats, somehow making a huge dyno look like a static move. It makes Daniel Woods' climbing look laughable in comparison. Definitely one of the strongest and smoothest out there.


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so is it shampoo, or coditioner?

water or gatorade?


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vegasguy wrote:
Why is it that whenever a bouldering topic comes up some wanker from out in lala land always feels the need to bash bouldering its self.

Its not just bouldering that I bash, its anything I dont agree with, just like you would do when you dont agree with it. This site is for agreeing or bashing. Or for me for the last 4 years, mainly looking at picures.


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When I do not agree with something i do not bash it, it is just a diffrent view, thats life. So boulders have an ego thing huh? well I guess yours is so large these tiny boulders can not give you want you want. Might as well try and fill your ego on the larger rocks then, huh? And bouldering is more than just pulling hard...


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vegasguy wrote:
When I do not agree with something i do not bash it, it is just a diffrent view, thats life. So boulders have an ego thing huh? well I guess yours is so large these tiny boulders can not give you want you want. Might as well try and fill your ego on the larger rocks then, huh? And bouldering is more than just pulling hard...

I some good friends who do nothing but boulder. I personally think they are wasting talent on pebble pinching. They blatantly state they don’t have to bring as much stuff to the rock (or in there mind) pebble. This to me is LAZY. Bouldering is growing fad. That’s all it is. A fad.
What do I care. Keeps more people off the routes. Good for me. And yes I have a ego. Just like you do. And all the rest of the posting posers who check this site all the time and write in all there little opinions all the time about why you and I are full of shit. Blah, blah, blah. In the end, it all does not matter. Go..... have fun boudering or roping up. Either way enjoy what you do for its fullest. Just make sure you see Yosemite at least once in your climbing life. Even if you dont put a rope on.

Have a merry X-mas


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freeforsum wrote:
vegasguy wrote:
When I do not agree with something i do not bash it, it is just a diffrent view, thats life. So boulders have an ego thing huh? well I guess yours is so large these tiny boulders can not give you want you want. Might as well try and fill your ego on the larger rocks then, huh? And bouldering is more than just pulling hard...

I some good friends who do nothing but boulder. I personally think they are wasting talent on pebble pinching. They blatantly state they don’t have to bring as much stuff to the rock (or in there mind) pebble. This to me is LAZY. Bouldering is growing fad. That’s all it is. A fad.
What do I care. Keeps more people off the routes. Good for me. And yes I have a ego. Just like you do. And all the rest of the posting posers who check this site all the time and write in all there little opinions all the time about why you and I are full of shit. Blah, blah, blah. In the end, it all does not matter. Go..... have fun boudering or roping up. Either way enjoy what you do for its fullest. Just make sure you see Yosemite at least once in your climbing life. Even if you dont put a rope on.

Have a merry X-mas

People who can't pull hard often feel this way.


freeforsum


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styndall wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
vegasguy wrote:
When I do not agree with something i do not bash it, it is just a diffrent view, thats life. So boulders have an ego thing huh? well I guess yours is so large these tiny boulders can not give you want you want. Might as well try and fill your ego on the larger rocks then, huh? And bouldering is more than just pulling hard...

I some good friends who do nothing but boulder. I personally think they are wasting talent on pebble pinching. They blatantly state they don’t have to bring as much stuff to the rock (or in there mind) pebble. This to me is LAZY. Bouldering is growing fad. That’s all it is. A fad.
What do I care. Keeps more people off the routes. Good for me. And yes I have a ego. Just like you do. And all the rest of the posting posers who check this site all the time and write in all there little opinions all the time about why you and I are full of shit. Blah, blah, blah. In the end, it all does not matter. Go..... have fun boudering or roping up. Either way enjoy what you do for its fullest. Just make sure you see Yosemite at least once in your climbing life. Even if you dont put a rope on.

Have a merry X-mas

People who can't pull hard often feel this way.

Typical cop-out answer, you must me new.


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freeforsum wrote:
styndall wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
vegasguy wrote:
When I do not agree with something i do not bash it, it is just a diffrent view, thats life. So boulders have an ego thing huh? well I guess yours is so large these tiny boulders can not give you want you want. Might as well try and fill your ego on the larger rocks then, huh? And bouldering is more than just pulling hard...

I some good friends who do nothing but boulder. I personally think they are wasting talent on pebble pinching. They blatantly state they don’t have to bring as much stuff to the rock (or in there mind) pebble. This to me is LAZY. Bouldering is growing fad. That’s all it is. A fad.
What do I care. Keeps more people off the routes. Good for me. And yes I have a ego. Just like you do. And all the rest of the posting posers who check this site all the time and write in all there little opinions all the time about why you and I are full of shit. Blah, blah, blah. In the end, it all does not matter. Go..... have fun boudering or roping up. Either way enjoy what you do for its fullest. Just make sure you see Yosemite at least once in your climbing life. Even if you dont put a rope on.

Have a merry X-mas

People who can't pull hard often feel this way.

Typical cop-out answer, you must me new.

Must be new? eh...

Typical wankery answer; you must get burned off your area warmups.


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Must be new? eh...

Typical wankery answer; you must get burned off your area warmups.

That all you got? Burned off my warmups? petty!
C-mon, if your going to bring it.... then bring it.


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You have to watch making assumptions. Simpliy because the boulders you have talked to are lazy does not in any way give you the go ahead to say that ALL boulders are lazy. HHMMM bouldering is a fad,eh. Well I will agree with you on the fact at this currrent time bouldering is a fad. But how can something thats been around longer than most other types be a fad. If you need help think about FONT. and if you need more go to John Gills website.

Heres to going crazy on a rest day,
Andy


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vegasguy wrote:
Heres to going crazy on a rest day,

Ant that the truth!


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The best boulderer is the one who never boulders.
If you read your own signature, it seems strange that you would make such a comment. If you are so anti-bouldering, what you doing on the thread? Why not just appreciate all aspects of climbing and not trash someone else's interest?


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I for one think bouldering is great if your body can take it....dynos (rotator cup) ground falls (recently broken foot) and any other high stresses generated by bouldering can usually be avoided with static controled lead(mostly trad) climbing....I speak for some of my aging friends here too. Us old guys (and I'm only 42!!) need to preserve what we have left. Call it lame, but it's true. Again nothing against bouldering some of those guys do incredible things...My vote might be for Dave Graham as he seems to have been pretty succesful at bouldering and roped climbing....


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well i like Tony Lamiche...

and i boulder because i cant afford a rope. so yeah maybe there's some other people out there like me that are poor but love to climb. not just lazy, though i am a bit lazy too.

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