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dfux86


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Doing a very informal survey. What do you think is the most annoying/frustrating/stupid/embarrassing part of going to the gym... the loud, shirtless guy with his unholy grunting on V1 boulder problems? The dusty old man wearing socks with his climbing shoes, traversing back and forth over your route? The cloud of unruly children throwing their chalk balls at each other? Let me know. thanks.


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When there aren't any new routes set. That's the worst.


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I hate kids. They don't watch where their standing or where I'm climbing. They think chalk balls are toys.

Not having new routes can be an issue. However, one can always volunteer to route set. Route setting can be very rewarding.


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I've never asked, but I really doubt they would let people set routes at my gym. They are very serious. The route setters are also well paid and very good.

Sometimes I hate when there ARE new routes, and they ruined the good spot for traversing. No, I can't traverse the 5.12s in the lead cave...


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mleogrande wrote:
I hate kids. They don't watch where their standing or where I'm climbing. They think chalk balls are toys.


Preserved for proof of sheer stupidity.


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Not going outside.

Bus load of kids that are there for a birthday party, and would be happier running around Chuck-E-Cheese.


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i) Poor route setters who put up moves that will cause injury to my body.*

ii) Eleven-year-old send machines that will cause injury to my ego.**

*Outdoors, I find the possibility of injury more acceptable because certain risks are inherent to the sport and to the terrain.

**Outdoors, I find the possibility of injuring an eleven-year-old more acceptable because there are less witnesses to see me drop kick a child to the back of the head in a fit of petty anger.


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Crappy music that is so loud you can't hear your climbing partner


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schooch wrote:
Crappy music that is so loud you can't hear your climbing partner

Crappy music that is so soft you can hear your climbing partner.


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Whiplash from rubbernecking


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kriso9tails wrote:
i) Poor route setters who put up moves that will cause injury to my body.*

ii) Eleven-year-old send machines that will cause injury to my ego.**

*Outdoors, I find the possibility of injury more acceptable because certain risks are inherent to the sport and to the terrain.

**Outdoors, I find the possibility of injuring an eleven-year-old more acceptable because there are less witnesses to see me drop kick a child to the back of the head in a fit of petty anger.

Laugh

the two things i hate - people faffing around and not climbing when they're on the route i want to climb (e.g. chatting at the bottom, hangdogging for an eternity), and people who don't stick to the route / section of the wall they're on (i.e. meandering off to the side so that they're actually on the route next door that i'm trying to climb).

Steve


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A few annoying gym things...

1. People who bring infants still in portable little baby carriers.

2. People who take off their shoes while they're being lowered.

3. People who read while at the gym.

4. People who seriously use a treadwall.

5. People who seriously use a campus board.

6. One time some guy "Personally Disagreed" with me about a way I preferred to perform a move on a bouldering problem.


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SendMasterJack wrote:
A few annoying gym things...

3. People who read while at the gym.

Damn readers. Ruining the world I say... burn them all, with their damn books... burn burn burn... 451*F


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Lack of variety due to small size of gym and insufficient number or experience of setters.


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SendMasterJack wrote:
A few annoying gym things...

1. People who bring infants still in portable little baby carriers.

2. People who take off their shoes while they're being lowered.

3. People who read while at the gym.

4. People who seriously use a treadwall.

5. People who seriously use a campus board.

6. One time some guy "Personally Disagreed" with me about a way I preferred to perform a move on a bouldering problem.

What's wrong with campus boards?


kobaz


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taydude wrote:
SendMasterJack wrote:

2. People who take off their shoes while they're being lowered.

5. People who seriously use a campus board.

What's wrong with campus boards?

Yeah seriously... campus boards are good training.

And... when I was breaking in my new shoes that are a little too small I think... when I got to the top of a route I really really wanted to take them off... so I'm one of those slackers that would take off their shoes at the top because it was a *huge* relief.


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I third the campus board. I think they are really fun.


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These days at my gym the biggest problem for me has been lack of difficult routes. It seems the hardest topropes they've been setting recently are probably in the 5.11b/c range. There's some tough boulder problems, though I don't really care for bouldering as much.


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These days at my gym the biggest problem for me has been lack of difficult routes. It seems the hardest topropes they've been setting recently are probably in the 5.11b/c range. There's some tough boulder problems, though I don't really care for bouldering as much.

You got it made! The local gym here is at a ymca. The hardest routes are like... easy 10. I would kill for a consistent supply of 11's.


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dfux86 wrote:
Doing a very informal survey. What do you think is the most annoying/frustrating/stupid/embarrassing part of going to the gym...

Worst part about going to the gym?

Everything! Pulling plastic, the stink, the kids who think they know everything just because they've been at it for a whole 6 months, the adults who think they know everything because they read a book and have been at it 6 months... Did I mention the plastic and the STINK?

God knows the only thing worse than a sport climber who thinks they know everything is a "hardcore" gym climber who think's they are actually a climber.





This post has been brought to you by the association of the new wave of disgruntled and intolerant old school ethic trad climber association.

(ANDIOSETCA for short, meetings held every Wednesday night at the pub).


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1) n00bs

2) parties of n00bs

3) n00bs putting chalk on footholds that are shared with the problem i'm working

4) n00bs who are allowed to belay parties and don't know how to stop a swing (actually, that's kindof a bonus... screaming peter pans and a panicking n00b saying "it's ok, just try to be still" is good comic relief)

5) projects being taken down the day after i start


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The worst part is...

inhaling chalk for hours on end

listening to d-bags yell BIZZAT while climbing with their shirts off

smelling everyone's stank ass shoes

and dealing with the inconsistencies of route grades.


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crazy_fingers84 wrote:
The worst part is...

inhaling chalk for hours on end

listening to d-bags yell BIZZAT while climbing with their shirts off

smelling everyone's stank ass shoes

and dealing with the inconsistencies of route grades.

What the hell is BIZZAT?


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bizzat is the sound that d-bags make.

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