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ChalkIsCheap


Nov 29, 2011, 9:33 AM
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jt512 wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
2 year revive..........WOW

Yeah, who would have thought it would have taken this long?

Jay
2 year revive... How many points is that worth?


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REI Red Crag bag 1+1
Red Helmet 2+1
ATC XP 10
Leather shoes 10
Met Safe harness 5
Met skinny bones 10
homemade canvas rope sack 5
No stick 10
PAS on Harness 10
4 lockers on long bones or cord for anchor 40 points

105 run away.

Now I wanting to break out my old REI pear lockers and D's for some real bonus points.


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dan2see wrote:
Yikes! 81 noob points.

But wait!
shoo's Chouinard biners: 6 of those
bandycoots' trad draws: 10 of those

Ha ha! now - 79 pro points!

Going to the crags this afternoon. If it rains while I'm climbing, I'm adding -50 more pro points, so watch out! I'll be so pro, I won't have to climb anymore -- I'll just sit on a rock and look cool.
Wait, I get pro points for my Chouinard biners?
*digs through buckert of old crap*
Here it is:

Check out the scary backward locking biner.


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That post you quoted was from August 2009. A lot has happened since then.

For one thing, that winter I went ice-climbing a few times. Always multi-pitch waterfalls. I bought some second-hand ice screws and I filed the points myself

But I scramble a lot. Mostly easy, rarely alpine, but it's real scrambles, on real rock with plenty of exposure. That means, I often rock-climb, on remote ridges, with backpack, boots, and mitts, and I climb with no pro at all!

Hey! that's gotta be worth more cool anti-noob points for me!


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petzl helmet: 2
edelrid harness: 5
mixed quickdraws: 5
mammut bag: 5
stick clip: 10
red accessory cord: 1
total: 28
luckily I carry 2 of my belay devices in my rope/gear bag all of the time along with all of my locking biners.
guess I'm a n00b


Marylandclimber


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I scored 50. :( whats so bad about not having a GriGri?


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Marylandclimber wrote:
I scored 50. :( whats so bad about not having a GriGri?

Add another 50 to yore score for such a question.


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But why? Whats wrong with ATC? Or ATC-XP?


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Marylandclimber wrote:
But why? Whats wrong with ATC? Or ATC-XP?

Nothing.


Marylandclimber


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So then I get 50points D: extra


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I got points for having a Misty Mountain Harness, DMM biners, and an IKEA bag for my rope.

Somehow that doesn't seem right to me.


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 (35 points) I've a visiting trad climber! Now why would I be visiting a sport crag again? Tongue


jt512


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rtwilli4 wrote:
I got points for having a Misty Mountain Harness, DMM biners, and an IKEA bag for my rope.

Somehow that doesn't seem right to me.

I agree. You should have gotten more points for the Ikea bag.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
rtwilli4 wrote:
I got points for having a Misty Mountain Harness, DMM biners, and an IKEA bag for my rope.

Somehow that doesn't seem right to me.

I agree. You should have gotten more points for the Ikea bag.

Jay

Why? If the rope and bag are going in a pack anyway then what is the point of spending any money on something that you are just going to toss in the dirt?

My IKEA bag cost 35 cents, keeps my rope clean and has handles that make it easy to carry from route to route. What else could you ask for in a rope bag?


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rtwilli4 wrote:
jt512 wrote:
rtwilli4 wrote:
I got points for having a Misty Mountain Harness, DMM biners, and an IKEA bag for my rope.

Somehow that doesn't seem right to me.

I agree. You should have gotten more points for the Ikea bag.

Jay

Why? If the rope and bag are going in a pack anyway then what is the point of spending any money on something that you are just going to toss in the dirt?

My IKEA bag cost 35 cents, keeps my rope clean and has handles that make it easy to carry from route to route. What else could you ask for in a rope bag?

Since you have no sense of humor, the serious answer is, in part, that a good rope bag packs up smaller.

Now go give yourself 50 more points for being offended by your score.

Jay


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When I show up anywhere, everyone else is a n00b


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GabeWalker wrote:
When I show up anywhere, everyone else is a n00b
I don't know if everyone else does, but when Gabe Walker speaks, I listen.


ENARE


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27 - But I am still a noob - You should see the racing stripes I put on my helmet (not red - but orange duct tape).


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-40. Just goes to prove this is a flawed system. Then again, the only reason I have most of what I do is because of a CL score of new gear off some guy who blew his load on a dozen Petzl draws and a good rope/bag only to decide he didn't like falling while top roping.


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andrewluke wrote:
-40. Just goes to prove this is a flawed system.

The butthurt continues.

File the form:




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My points

Risk factor 1: Helmet
Climber is wearing a helmet belaying: 10 points

I live in the rockies, choss is abundant . . .

Risk factor 4: Belay device(s)
Does not have a grigri: 10 points
I prefer a Mammut Smart.

Risk factor 5: Quick draws
Anything other than Petzl: 5 points
Dogbones too skinny to grab: 10 points

Mostly BD draws, some skinny slings, -5

Risk factor 6: Rope bag
Non-Metolius: 5 points

MEC makes a great metolius alternative . . .

Risk factor 8: Unnecessary equipment
10 points for each locking carabiner on the climber's harness not clipped to a belay device

Standard practice here is Part "J"
http://www.petzl.com/...ing_Catalog-2010.pdf

Risk factor 10: The color red
One point for pack if that counts . . .

I get a 46, which is confirmed, visiting traddie.
Forgive me for liking my helmet, Smart and extra biner (cumulative 30pts).


ilikepargo


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95 = Sadness.

It didn't help me that that my Heliums are red with skinny dogbones. That was 27 points right there.

It also didn't help me that I keep an ATC for rapping in addition to my Gri-Gri. Or that Mad Rock Demons make my toes happy. (At least they aren't red. Most of my previous shoes have been.)

Edit = My rope bag is red. +1 = 96. Frown

Edit = Uh oh. I recalculated. 105. Frown Frown Frown


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andrewluke wrote:
-40. Just goes to prove this is a flawed system. Then again, the only reason I have most of what I do is because of a CL score of new gear off some guy who blew his load on a dozen Petzl draws and a good rope/bag only to decide he didn't like falling while top roping.
LOLzzzzezz!!!!


jae8908


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Colinhoglund wrote:
Risk factor 8: Unnecessary equipment
10 points for each locking carabiner on the climber's harness not clipped to a belay device

Standard practice here is Part "J"
http://www.petzl.com/...ing_Catalog-2010.pdf

(cumulative 30pts).

But the question is do you walk around with the biner hanging off your harness all of the time? Also, contrary to the manual, most people I know and see, at least where I climb, rappel down to save wear and tear on the rings.


Colinhoglund


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Pretty much . . . One 40g biner Isn't going to prevent me from sending. Plus, I'm used to having up to a double set of cams on my harness, 14 draws and a locker feels light.

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