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Poll: Why do you guys boulder?
I'm afraid of heights. 5 / 6%
It's less Expensive. 14 / 16%
It's safer. 0 / 0%
I like short hard routes. 22 / 26%
Other 44 / 52%
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Marylandclimber


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Why do people boulder? I'm interested in seeing why people boulder short routes instead of multi pitch or roped climbing. Please answer the poll above or comment on something different. Thank you :)


rockrah


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I have few friends and I tend to drop/let go of those rope & clippy things Wink
Na, There's alot of bull crap floating around the climbing community (Here anyway) Like provado with grades etc.
I find the people I boulder with care less about looking cool and more about climbing & having fun.
Bouldering feels more free & fun to me, more about the moves, friends & locations. For me anyway.
Also why not?
(ps - I don't only boulder anyway, made my first trad route this summer!!)
pps - I'm not good at any of it!! Cool
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Dunno why, when I am thinking about what to do it seems to just pop out as the most appealing option. Not sure why. I guess it's fun to just concentrate on the moves. Trad/alpine etc. is more of an adventure, but I'm not always in the mood for adventure (as much as I hero-worshiped MacGyver when I was younger).


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I have no other reason to wear all of my beanies.


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It's what climbers do on off days.


sungam


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surfstar wrote:
It's what climbers do on off days.
I think your e-dick just grew a couple of inches!


chopsticktown


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Even though i do boulder, i prefer roped climbing. I think i like the adventure over the difficulties of bouldering. No matter if its sport, trad, alpine, ice or whatever, i climb because it is climbing. I have the same love for the sport even if its a 10 foot boulder problem or a 250 foot trad climb. Climbing is climbing


curt


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It gets you to the suffering right away. Cool

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I think your poll is flawed. I DON'T boulder because I don't feel safe falling 15 feet or more to the ground.


Marylandclimber


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I have talked to some people and they said they like it because its "safer" but I don't know. I see what you mean though.


jbone


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There should be an entire poll option labeled "Hueco Tanks"

That there isn't shows you are so far away from understanding bouldering its laughable.

You should also have an option labeled "Cause I don't want to tie in" but if Hueco is there nobody would use it.


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jbone wrote:
There should be an entire poll option labeled "Hueco Tanks"

That there isn't shows you are so far away from understanding bouldering its laughable.

You should also have an option labeled "Cause I don't want to tie in" but if Hueco is there nobody would use it.

Reread this a few times to yourself. If you don't get why I am asking you to do this after a few tries, you might want to recalibrate your "I don't want to look like a tool on the nets meter". As is, it just looks like you wanted to brag about climbing at Hueco on a thread that had nothing to do with Hueco.


iknowfear


Nov 25, 2011, 6:51 AM
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Marylandclimber wrote:
Why do people boulder? I'm interested in seeing why people boulder short routes instead of multi pitch or roped climbing. Please answer the poll above or comment on something different. Thank you :)

cause the pebbles are there!


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Nov 25, 2011, 7:25 AM
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it's closest to my house, plus i enjoy routinely burning off sport/trad climbing elitists on their projects when i warm up.


jbone


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Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.


sungam


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jbone wrote:
Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.
You're saying that nowhere in the world is anywhere near as good a heuco?


I_do


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jbone wrote:
Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.


i will say only one thing




johnwesely


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jbone wrote:
Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.

All the people climbing at Rocktwon, Horse Pens, and Rumbling Bald don't understand why they boulder? Give me a break.


tH1e-swiN1e


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Your poll options suck. I boulder to make me stronger and to do the hardest moves I can possibly do.


curt


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jbone wrote:
Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.


How tragic for all those poor Bleausards. Cool

Curt


I_do


Nov 26, 2011, 2:01 AM
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curt wrote:
jbone wrote:
Nope, this is me, always has been, if you don't like me don't read my replies.

And I reiterate Hueco Tanks is Bouldering, until you have climbed there you can NEVER truly understand why people boulder.


How tragic for all those poor Bleausards. Cool

Curt

I guess they have been not bouldering for almost a hundred years now.


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Nov 26, 2011, 6:41 AM
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I boulder in the gym when I don't have a partner available. A couple of times I've bouldered outside to be social.


Marylandclimber


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Okay i'm sorry you always yell at me that's why i put a "other" option. Also, there is a option for what you said.


Kartessa


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I don't believe in bouldering, kinda like I don't believe in Santa Claus... because it isn't real.


Marylandclimber


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Lol! What a way to start a argument on the bouldering forum.

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