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jacques


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a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who back up the leader to avoid him to make mistake. He like to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He take his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climber think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He need bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he want to be hold tightly, critic you or always want to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?


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i am a chicken and a haulbag.


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I was born in the year of the chicken....


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Chicken tastes sooo goood!


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superchuffer wrote:
i am a chicken and a haulbag.

I'm shaped like a haulbag. Wink


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jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who back up the leader to avoid him to make mistake. He like to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He take his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climber think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He need bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he want to be hold tightly, critic you or always want to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?

You really need to start citing Google Translate for your posts


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jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who back up the leader to avoid him to make mistake. He like to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He take his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climber think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He need bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he want to be hold tightly, critic you or always want to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?

No, including yours.

Jay


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Karl really likes to lead, doesn't he? - Yes.
Even more, he likes the title of leader.
As if that makes him a leader.

--Eiger Sanction


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chadnsc wrote:
superchuffer wrote:
i am a chicken and a haulbag.

I'm shaped like a haulbag. Wink

I am shaped like a poop tube.


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jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who back up the leader to avoid him to make mistake. He like to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He take his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climber think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He need bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he want to be hold tightly, critic you or always want to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?

A leader is someone who knows how use the resources he has on his position to get the job down

A smart leader let some chicken do the leading while he cleans up and if chicken decided to fly then leader just watches the chicken fall.


BumpinUgly


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Kartessa wrote:
jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who back up the leader to avoid him to make mistake. He like to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He take his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climber think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He need bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he want to be hold tightly, critic you or always want to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?

You really need to start citing Google Translate for your posts

Or enroll in the Evelyn Woodhead Speed Reading Course...


rangerrob


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Wesley you probably smell like a poop tube after a week or so in Camp Slime!

Seriously though, does anyone else get a kick out of reading Jacques posts? I think they are hilarious!


JimTitt


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Actually I find them cool in a mesmerising sort-of way, like going into a house of horrors or something like that.
I guess the fascination is that maybe one day Ill understand one and know Im mad.


jacques


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majid_sabet wrote:
jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who like to be the center of the attraction. He want to lead the hardier pitch, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

A leader is someone who knows how use the resources he has on his position to get the job down.

Your definition is a lot better them mine


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depends on the day, if I have a good night sleep and a lot of coffee I love leading.

But some days I'm just not feeling it and take the follower's or the chicken's place.


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In '08 i was a chicken bat.




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johnwesely wrote:
chadnsc wrote:
superchuffer wrote:
i am a chicken and a haulbag.

I'm shaped like a haulbag. Wink

I am shaped like a poop tube.

Are you full of shit like a poop tube?


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chadnsc wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
chadnsc wrote:
superchuffer wrote:
i am a chicken and a haulbag.

I'm shaped like a haulbag. Wink

I am shaped like a poop tube.

Are you full of shit like a poop tube?

Nope.


jacques


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jeepnphreak wrote:
depends on the day, if I have a good night sleep and a lot of coffee I love leading.

But some days I'm just not feeling it and take the follower's or the chicken's place.

For me, it depends on my partner. My best partner was strong and he stop climbing regularly. Today, he like to climb under his level. I went climbing with him with two other guy. the team of four start at the bottom of wedge and finish at the top. I always took the sharp end of the rope, but I wasn't the leader for the entire route. It is true that I took the decision to where I place my pro. but he looked at the security of the team and, answering my question when I inform him if I can do a manipulation or giving me and information to be safer,...he led all the way to the top. I never by pass his authority.

For me a good leader is someone with enought experience that he know before that some think will go wrong after. He will place his team in a safe mode or in an attack mode to have fun or to protect them.

Inversely, a good follower is someone who can take his place and help the leader to do his job. He can be pro active and make some mistake. But he never try to take the place of the leader because he arrive first at the belay.


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I'm a chicken but I like to climb. So if someone wants to lead, I'll follow. If not, I'll lead it.


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Huh I like to read Jacques post with a russian accent. I picture him as a middleaged bearded guy with big manly hair chest.
Like this guy



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jacques wrote:
a leader is someone who likes to be the center of the attraction. He wants to lead the hardier pitches, protect the other climber, be in charge of the security.

In good teams, there always a leader and a follower. the follower is someone who backs up the leader to avoid him to make mistakes. He likes to climb hard, but not necessary to be at the sharp end of the rope. He takes his turn and his very strong.

For many years, trad climbers think that a chicken is someone with no balls. He needs bolt to be secure, belay anchor, etc. With sport climbing, this is not true anymore. Some people are very strong mentally and can sustain stress. but still: when you climb with someone and every think is perfect and he wants to be hold tightly, critic you or always wants to bail when we begin to have fun...he is a chicken.

so, did you have any experience of one or more of these three categories. for example, I climbed Mt washington in winter and my partner begin to be tired and afraid to climb at the mc donald at littleton the day before the climb.

At the opposite, I simul climb a 300 meters route in 45 minutes with a good leader without any stress.

any good story?


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Depends on the day, I'd say 70% of the time i'm a leader, 5% of the time i'm a follower, and 20% of the time i'm a chicken!


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Yeah, but you should catch him on that other 5%. DAYUM.
There really isn't a catagory.


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Okay, the original post has made me realize a few different conclusions:

1) I've lost all faith in humanity that I ever once had.

2) If general humanity ever stood a chance, general stupidity would interfere.

3) Try as hard as you want, regardless, you won't get any further. Trying hard equals to striving hard. Striving hard means not understanding what you're striving for.


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