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Poll: Crack Climbing
I am a crack addict and proud of it 32 / 42%
I love cracks as much as any other climbing 34 / 45%
I hate cracks, pain is not my things 6 / 8%
Other, independent opinion 4 / 5%
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slevin


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I am returning back to climbing and found that my crack addiction is flaming again. Do you think i will be ok or should i start buying tape in bulk and dust off my car jacks (i used to use 'em in off-widths)? Are there any other crack addicts out there?


i_h8_choss


Jan 22, 2010, 7:20 AM
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slevin wrote:
I am returning back to climbing and found that my crack addiction is flaming again. Do you think i will be ok or should i start buying tape in bulk and dust off my car jacks (i used to use 'em in off-widths)? Are there any other crack addicts out there?


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climbingaz


Jan 22, 2010, 11:22 AM
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People that don't love crack climbing just don't know how to do it! Tongue


majid_sabet


Jan 22, 2010, 11:50 AM
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I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.


kachoong


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How could we collect and admire our gear collections if there were no cracks?


Cogline


Jan 22, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.

for europe i can say thats because there arent too many easy accessible crack-crags as in north america. its mostly limestone and the rare cracks in limestone wont satisfy the needs of an addict.


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"Climbing involves cracks. All else is technical hiking,"

The Fat Boys Mountaineering Club (Climbing, No. 157, p. 10)

Cheers,
Rob.calm


sbaclimber


Jan 22, 2010, 1:42 PM
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majid_sabet wrote:
I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.
Although I think kachoong is on to something, I will have to agree with you Majid.
Cogline does have a point about Europe though. There are cracks here, but not in North American quantities.
I know Australia and NZ have some pretty sweet crack climbing areas though.....so I am not sure what their excuse is.


kachoong


Jan 22, 2010, 1:51 PM
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sbaclimber wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.
Although I think kachoong is on to something, I will have to agree with you Majid.
Cogline does have a point about Europe though. There are cracks here, but not in North American quantities.
I know Australia and NZ have some pretty sweet crack climbing areas though.....so I am not sure what their excuse is.

Aussies have no excuse... we have plenty of crack climbing but like to keep it to ourselves... majid would probably know this if he ever went there.


Partner angry


Jan 22, 2010, 2:13 PM
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I bolted a crack today.


climbingtrash


Jan 22, 2010, 2:38 PM
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angry wrote:
I bolted a crack today.

You and Todd Goss?


i_h8_choss


Jan 22, 2010, 3:41 PM
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majid_sabet wrote:
I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.


I've lived in the States all my life. There was crack all over the place. It was easy to find and of very high quality. Now im in Poland and there is no crack. Im feining for it over here. I got that itch, man.

On a serious note, there's a few cracks at the gym I go to. Everybody is always doing liebacks. Im the only one who will do ring locks and jams. I cant tell if people think Im a god or just plain stupid.


majid_sabet


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sbaclimber wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
I have noticed that crack climbing is very popular in North America rather than the rest of the world but haven't figure that out on why.
Although I think kachoong is on to something, I will have to agree with you Majid.
Cogline does have a point about Europe though. There are cracks here, but not in North American quantities.
I know Australia and NZ have some pretty sweet crack climbing areas though.....so I am not sure what their excuse is.

here another thing I have seen where North American climbers by far are better in hauling on big walls than the rest of the world. I know when European and other nationals visit big walls or complex multi-pitch walls in North America, generally they suffer from rigging and they need to take a few big wall 101A & B classes to become confident in their hauling skills .


shimanilami


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Americans need to be more proficient at hauling in order to bring our flat screen televisions and malt liquors on the walls with us.

I think that another reason Euros do less crack climbing is that they have so much easily accessible sport climbing. For example, I was climbing with Slablizard at the Jailhouse, which is arguably the top sport climbing crag in California, and he told me there were 50 crags within 20 minutes of his home town in Italy that were as good or better. I've heard the same thing from people who have visited Spain and France. Hell. If I had that type of access to killer sport climbing (versus driving 3 hours to Yosemite), I'd probably be a sport climber too.


bill413


Jan 22, 2010, 6:34 PM
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Without cracks there would be no cams.


johnwesely


Jan 22, 2010, 7:43 PM
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bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.


climbingtrash


Jan 22, 2010, 8:06 PM
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johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...


slevin


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Cams... Hell yes! Fifteen-year hedge fund career could not have been for nothing. Now that i am assembling a rack all over again, it's gonna be spring-loaded cams and ball nuts only. No nuts, not tricams, nothing that would take time (or skill) to place :)


johnwesely


Jan 23, 2010, 6:21 AM
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climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...

I never specified where I would be a rich man.


climbingtrash


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slevin wrote:
Cams... Hell yes! Fifteen-year hedge fund career could not have been for nothing. Now that i am assembling a rack all over again, it's gonna be spring-loaded cams and ball nuts only. No nuts, not tricams, nothing that would take time (or skill) to place :)

Good call. That shit iz fer the pretentious and self-proclaimed elite.


climbingtrash


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johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...

I never specified where I would be a rich man.

I know! That's why I asked a question. See that question mark thingy up there. Save the no answer answers for when you run for office.


johnwesely


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climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...

I never specified where I would be a rich man.

I know! That's why I asked a question. See that question mark thingy up there. Save the no answer answers for when you run for office.

Now that I am forced to specify, I cannot tell you where. Thanks for making me look like a fool. Mad


climbingtrash


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johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...

I never specified where I would be a rich man.

I know! That's why I asked a question. See that question mark thingy up there. Save the no answer answers for when you run for office.

Now that I am forced to specify, I cannot tell you where. Thanks for making me look like a fool. Mad

Yur the one who put on the jesters cap, all I did was noticed it. But thanks for giving me credit. Wink


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climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
climbingtrash wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
bill413 wrote:
Without cracks there would be no cams.

Without cams I would be a rich man.

In which third world country? I've seen your rack...

I never specified where I would be a rich man.

I know! That's why I asked a question. See that question mark thingy up there. Save the no answer answers for when you run for office.

Now that I am forced to specify, I cannot tell you where. Thanks for making me look like a fool. Mad

Yur the one who put on the jesters cap, all I did was noticed it. But thanks for giving me credit. Wink

May we duel again fine sir.

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