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cavanaghrock


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All right, I admit it, in addition to being a mediocre rock climber I'm an English nerd. So, does anyone know where the term "beta" comes from?


markc


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Betamax.


cavanaghrock


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help me out . . . I don't see the connection between rock climbing advice and VHS's bulky older brother


troutboy


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cavanaghrock wrote:
help me out . . . I don't see the connection between rock climbing advice and VHS's bulky older brother

It's a tad more detailed. Google "Jack Mileski and beta" and you'll get a more definitive answer.

TS


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fluxus


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The search function here on RC.com is pretty handy. Try it some time.


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cavanaghrock


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Oh-ho so it was that obvious all along? I'm embarrassed, the answer was in Wikipedia


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FYI, I went and fixed the Wikipedia definition.

Curt


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Dude learn to use the search function nerd

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...string=beta;#1086608


T-Bone


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I always thought it evolved from "Plan B" because Beta means 'B'.


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Muad_Dib wrote:
Dude learn to use the search function nerd

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...string=beta;#1086608

Listen to him! He's a prophet!


irregularpanda


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betamax predates VHS, yes. but if you took video of someone climbing you could share the beta with other climbers.....


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