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SylviaSmile


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Climbing is like dancing!
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(or, dancing is like climbing)

Here are some general similarities:
  • Leading/following roles

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Balance

  • Rhythm

  • Beauty/joy


  • Any others?


    theguy


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  • I'm no good at it



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    SylviaSmile wrote:
    (or, dancing is like climbing)

    Here are some general similarities:
  • Leading/following roles

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Balance

  • Rhythm

  • Beauty/joy


  • Any others?

    my gf tried to use this as a motivation in our tango classes. she said that if I could look like I was dancing up the wall then why couldn't I walk her around the room. I told her because there's a difference between going up and forward.

    now we're into flamenco.


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    It's also like Golf/putting . . .
    'it's all in the hips, it's all in the hips'


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    There is a beautiful tribute (poem) in the beginning of a climbing guide to the Tetons. It was written by the daughter of the primary author who had died fire fighting. If I remember right, it had an element of dance in the context of climbing. Perhaps I'll yet find that book. Blush

    Bill L

    Edit: I won't copy it here given the copyright. But one can read the poem by going to Amazon's A Climbers Guide For The Teton Range Third Edition, pick the option to look inside the book, and page forward to just after the Acknowledgements section.


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    SylviaSmile wrote:
    (or, dancing is like climbing)

    Here are some general similarities:
  • Leading/following roles

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Balance

  • Rhythm

  • Beauty/joy


  • Any others?

    Yes, you have to work your ass off if you want to be decent at climbing or dancing.


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    SylviaSmile wrote:
    Any others?

    Hmm... not from me. I suck at dancing, and was born climbing. So... yeah, not seeing it.

    GO


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    saint_john wrote:
    SylviaSmile wrote:
    (or, dancing is like climbing)

    Here are some general similarities:
  • Leading/following roles

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Balance

  • Rhythm

  • Beauty/joy


  • Any others?

    Yes, you have to work your ass off if you want to be decent at climbing or dancing.

    Dancing talk is only semi-comprehensible (and extremely boring) to the non-dancers. Just like climbing talk is to non-climbers.


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    I always say climbing is like a cross between gymnastics and ballet.

    Also, unlike other sports where they say "don't worry about how you look," in climbing it helps to be smooth and precise. Dance across the rock.


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    lena_chita wrote:
    saint_john wrote:
    SylviaSmile wrote:
    (or, dancing is like climbing)

    Here are some general similarities:
  • Leading/following roles

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Balance

  • Rhythm

  • Beauty/joy


  • Any others?

    Yes, you have to work your ass off if you want to be decent at climbing or dancing.

    Dancing talk is only semi-comprehensible (and extremely boring) to the non-dancers. Just like climbing talk is to non-climbers.

    So true!


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    Patrick Berhault:
    "Je grimpe...parce que c'est une form d'expression ethique et esthetique..."


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    Spandex rules in both!


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    Toast_in_the_Machine wrote:
    Spandex rules in both!

    lol no!!


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    Climbing is like a lot of things...




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    Precisely! As you climb too your able to attain flexibility and courage to take risk of the beauty that lies ahead.


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    My sport-climbing friend was all into the "dance with the rock" thing, so I took him to the valley and sent him up the Generator Crack.

    "How's that 'dancing with the rock thing' working for you now, Dan?" I asked.

    "Fuck you," was all he said.


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    shimanilami wrote:
    My sport-climbing friend was all into the "dance with the rock" thing, so I took him to the valley and sent him up the Generator Crack.

    "How's that 'dancing with the rock thing' working for you now, Dan?" I asked.

    "Fuck you," was all he said.

    Dude just doesn`t know how to twerk.


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    shimanilami wrote:
    My sport-climbing friend [stuff] I took him to the valley and sent him up the Generator Crack [superfluous conversation]
    "Fuck you," was all he said.
    The side story was funny but let's be honest here.


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