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sungam


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You know the drill.

Risk factor 1: Helmet
Foam only helmet +25 points
Non-climbing helmet +100 points

Risk Factor 2: Footwear
Trendy approach shoes +15 points
Plastics +5 points
Has to remove climbing shoes during route from fit, +25 points
cotton socks +25 points

Risk factor 3: Harness
Less then 4 gear loops +n points, where n= 4-number of loops

Risk factor 4: Belay devices
Any autolocker +25 points

risk factor 5: rack
Uneccasary cams - +10 points for each cam above camalot 3 or below camalot .5, unless specially needed
Hexes, as replacment for 2nd set of cams -25 points, uneeded, +25 points
Nuts -5 points for having WC ultralights in the smaller sizes.
+10 points for each sport draw.
+5points if they double up their double shoulder length slings and put them over their should instead of clipping them to themselves around the shoulder for easy removal.
+50 points for any gear they haven't already used twice (not the exact piece, but that type).

Risk factor 6: uneccasary shit on harness
Nalgene +5
pertex windcheater (a la montane) clipped to the back -5
no "oh shit" beaner +25
chalkbag attached with anything but full-strength cord or bootlace +15
Daisy chains wrapped around +10

Risk factor 7: topo
+10 for full book
+5 for torn out page
-5 for lamented cut out.
-another 5 points if they already read over it several times and barely have to glance at it.

Risk factor 8: clothing
+50 for each piece of cotton clothing (unless it's a T in the backpack for a summit shot)
+15 if they start the approach with all their clothes on.
+10 for anything down filled other then sleepingbag
+5 for cheapo walking poles

risk factor 9: facial hair
full beard to protect them from the elements -15
skinny mustache +5
Kain style mustache -10 (-another 10 if they rock the pipe Kain style, too)
sideburns +5
-5 if it's grey.

Risk factor 10: pack
-25 if it's cold cold world or gilogear
+10 if it has side pockets
+5 for each thing hanging off the side.
+10 if it's not made by a reputable brand
+15 if there's no removable backplate.

>100 = cutz the rope and run
>75 = newb
>50 = sketch
>25 = iffy
>0 sounds good
0 or less - good partner.
<-50 fuck yeah.


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Do I have to copyright my posts?!

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jt512 wrote:
Do I have to copyright my posts?!

Jay

Section (h) of the "Terms of Service" addresses reproduction and use by RC.noob, but there is a little bit of ambiguity as to whether or not other users can copy or use, user generated content, and whether or not you maintain ownership over the content you post.

::Insert bored smiley here::


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I climb some mountains nude..class 5 even... how many points?

although I'll admit I usually cheat and use worn out walmart cheepo shoes and have clothes stashed in a pack somewhere below.

looking forward to shasta next weekend...cmon decent weather..


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skiclimb wrote:
I climb some mountains nude..class 5 even... how many points?

although I'll admit I usually cheat and use worn out walmart cheepo shoes and have clothes stashed in a pack somewhere below.

looking forward to shasta next weekend...cmon decent weather..
Wait, what?
Which weekend? The one coming or the one after?
Maybe see you there...


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Yay I can does alpinez!

(0 points, damned down vest cost me. Usually get a beard going for an alpine trip but it's not thick enough to get me anti-noob-points until it's time to head back home.)

Oh btw should it not be -5 points for each gaffa tape repair on the clothes?

No altimeter: +15
Crampons without anti-balling plates: +50
Tech ice tool for a glacier approach: +20 (some bad ass alpinist know how to use them for rescue. +50 if climber does not look bad ass)

On a motorized approach (télèpherique, cog wheel train; whatever)

Stunned by the view: +10
Breaks out camera: +10
Calling out names of summits: +5
Getting them wrong: +20
Desperately getting some sleep: -15


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Fine additions omfgwtf@ me forgetting to put something in about tools and poons, but "stunned by the view"...
First time to, say, the Bugaboos always stuns. It's just so freaking awesome.


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sungam wrote:
risk factor 9: facial hair
full beard to protect them from the elements -15
skinny mustache +5
Kain style mustache -10 (-another 10 if they rock the pipe Kain style, too)
sideburns +5
-5 if it's grey.

Um, even for the women?


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tigerlilly wrote:
sungam wrote:
risk factor 9: facial hair
full beard to protect them from the elements -15
skinny mustache +5
Kain style mustache -10 (-another 10 if they rock the pipe Kain style, too)
sideburns +5
-5 if it's grey.

Um, even for the women?
Yes, even for the women.
In fact, have another -50 just for being a woman with facial hair.
I'm serious, you can have all-50 of them, that is bad ass.


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Trendy approach shoes +15
Green, yellow and red aliens +30
Laminated topos -5

I'm "iffy" by your criteria, so something must be missing. Because without doubt, I should be in the "cut the rope and run" category.

Ahh. That's it. You didn't list "drinks wine coolers after sending: -1,000,000 points" amongst your criteria.


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French rabbit or gag in a bag?


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skiclimb wrote:
I climb some mountains nude..class 5 even... how many points?

although I'll admit I usually cheat and use worn out walmart cheepo shoes and have clothes stashed in a pack somewhere below.

looking forward to shasta next weekend...cmon decent weather..


A late summer scramble up a 14er?......sounds lame, I think I'll stay at home, get drunk, talk sh*t on the web, then do some bouldering.


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In reply to:
skinny mustache +5
Kain style mustache -10 (-another 10 if they rock the pipe Kain style, too)
sideburns +5
-5 if it's grey.

Does this include pubic hair?
There are several possibilities here. To list a few...the hitler stache, the landing strip, all natural, trimmed, shaved, the bonzai tree, the joe dirt, the lightning bolt, fuzzy peaches, and my favorite- the unibrow.

point ratings please?


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bobbj22 wrote:
In reply to:
skinny mustache +5
Kain style mustache -10 (-another 10 if they rock the pipe Kain style, too)
sideburns +5
-5 if it's grey.

Does this include pubic hair?
There are several possibilities here. To list a few...the hitler stache, the landing strip, all natural, trimmed, shaved, the bonzai tree, the joe dirt, the lightning bolt, fuzzy peaches, and my favorite- the unibrow.

point ratings please?
If I'm seeing a chick's bush layout, then I already know enough about her (as in, I would know stuff about her to go to that point, not "oh I saw her vag she's kewl"), if a guy is flashing me his junk, we have a similar sense of humor so CLIMB ON!


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i_h8_choss wrote:
skiclimb wrote:
I climb some mountains nude..class 5 even... how many points?

although I'll admit I usually cheat and use worn out walmart cheepo shoes and have clothes stashed in a pack somewhere below.

looking forward to shasta next weekend...cmon decent weather..


A late summer scramble up a 14er?......sounds lame, I think I'll stay at home, get drunk, talk sh*t on the web, then do some bouldering.

This late in the season, you climb glaciers...not scree.

Have fun bouldering.


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A third lung -50


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moose_droppings wrote:
A third lung -50
3rd lung?


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Suncups everywhere, soft slush by 9a.m.? I usually climb on glaciers in May/June. The views still the same though.


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Gotta wonder with some of those guys.
Wink


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moose_droppings wrote:
Gotta wonder with some of those guys.
Wink
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
It'z troo. My buddy Rob will crush the approach then, as we get into our one pole bivibags with ramen, he pulls out a massi 4 season tent, a gormet stove, and fresh veggies and meat. How does he carry so much weight (or fit it all in that bag) yet go so fast? Nobody knows, but I've never seen him tired.


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Risk factor 1: Helmet
Foam only helmet +25 points
Think we have discussed this before...i'm all about the foam I get 25.

Risk Factor 2: Footwear
Trendy approach shoes +15 points
Has to remove climbing shoes during route from fit, +25 points

I get full score on this...What do I get for scrambling back to the pack barefoot (put the rock shoes on for the scree bits) because I didn't want to carry my fancy approach shoes up a 5.11 and my rock shoes hurt like hell by the end?

40 pts

Risk factor 4: Belay devices
Any autolocker +25

Have wished I had (when my partner starts dogging) but haven't actually taken it on anything truly alpine

risk factor 5: rack
+10 points for each sport draw.

On harder routes I usually carry and use a couple of wire gate sport draws along with a bunch of tripled slings.
20pts

Risk factor 6: uneccasary shit on harness
Nalgene +5

What if the pack is left at the base? Where do you put the water then?
5pts

Daisy chains wrapped around +10
Not sure what this means but i do carry a girth double sling for a tether.

15 pts



Risk factor 7: topo
I've done all of em but tend towards a zerox in a ziplock 0pts

Risk factor 8: clothing
+15 if they start the approach with all their clothes on.
Start of the approach is often the coldest part of the day...I often start bundled and plan on stripping down as soon as I'm warm.
15 pts

risk factor 9: facial hair
full beard to protect them from the elements -15
-15 points

Risk factor 10: pack
+5 for each thing hanging off the side.
Pretty often I'll take a small pack with stuff that will be in use on the climb (rock shoes, harness, helmet, butterfly coiled rope) hanging outside on the approach.
5 pts

Total: 105 pts


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Seriously, foam only on a long alpine route? What if you get hit by 2 rocks or big chunks of ice?
I've certainly taken a hit hard enough to damage a foam helmet prior to being hit repeatidly by smaller chunks of ice, a foam would have sucked ass then.


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I don't climb ice very often (not since i made the switch to foam come to think of it) and tend towards steeper and cleaner rock routes. These also tend to have harder free moves and as such i feel flipping in a fall is a bigger worry then getting hit with anything. This study convinced me foam was the way to go:

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Feature.aspx?id=1534

I might pick up a foam and hard shell helmet if there is a good one on the market when my bd tracer gets retired but for now it is serving me quite well...its even caught its share of gravel/kitty litter.


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ryanb wrote:
I don't climb ice very often (not since i made the switch to foam come to think of it) and tend towards steeper and cleaner rock routes. These also tend to have harder free moves and as such i feel flipping in a fall is a bigger worry then getting hit with anything.
Well, that's fair enough then. I guess whenever I think of alpine climbing I also think of ice climbing as part of that.
I guess on stuff like hard routes in the Bugaboos a foam helmet would be best, but when I think of alpine, I always think of Ben Nevis ice rain and Caingorm death blocks.


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sungam wrote:
ryanb wrote:
I don't climb ice very often (not since i made the switch to foam come to think of it) and tend towards steeper and cleaner rock routes. These also tend to have harder free moves and as such i feel flipping in a fall is a bigger worry then getting hit with anything.
Well, that's fair enough then. I guess whenever I think of alpine climbing I also think of ice climbing as part of that.
I guess on stuff like hard routes in the Bugaboos a foam helmet would be best, but when I think of alpine, I always think of Ben Nevis ice rain and Caingorm death blocks.
of course, if you do get smoked by a rock/ice or bangy your mellon in a fall, i bet you'd rather have a helmet that doesn't need to be replaced mid-route. +99 for carrying an extra foam helmet on your harness incase the other gets cracked.
-10 if helmet has cool stickers that are all scratched to shit.

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