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cardboarddog


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Did my first OS solo on Sunday. Easy 5.3. Man what a feeling. It was almost like being drunk.


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What is to be gained from reading this?


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Did my first OS solo on Sunday. Easy 5.3. Man what a feeling. It was almost like being drunk.

Soloing is not something that should be talked about. Do it if you want to, enjoy the feeling, think hard about it, and then be quiet...


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What's to be gained from reading your post?? If you read this hoping to gain something and you didn't, ignore it and move on. Otherwise fu$k off.


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Fine.


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Soloing is not something that should be talked about. Do it if you want to, enjoy the feeling, think hard about it, and then be quiet...

Why not talk about it? I read an entry in a GUIDEBOOK yesterday that said something to the effect of "often soleoed at night while intoxicated."


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Why not talk about it? I read an entry in a GUIDEBOOK yesterday that said something to the effect of "often soleoed at night while intoxicated."

Did it add "Often died upon?" :P


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Did my first OS solo on Sunday. Easy 5.3. Man what a feeling. It was almost like being drunk.

Soloing is not something that should be talked about. Do it if you want to, enjoy the feeling, think hard about it, and then be quiet...

Just one more thing before I be quiet. It shouldn't be talked about, as in on this board? Or as in the article recently published in Climbing mag. about what happened to the solo climbers? Or the numourous soloists pictured on climbing sites?

I'm a little confused.


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Soloing is awesome. It's the purest form of climbing. The more dangerous the better. Just do a couple of laps with a rope on, untie and dial that sucker.

Most hardcore climbers practice this form of climbing and you'll notice that they are also the ones who are popular and realing in the ladies.


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haha


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I'm sick of you little PU$$y's whining about soloing.
"WAAA! Don't Talk about soloing!!"
"WAAA! Did it say you could die?"
"WAAA! Don't solo you might get hurt! Or GASP! DIE"
If you Don't like it don't do it. If you're scared don't do it!


Don't Tell me or any other soloist's how to live our life!!
josh


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I'm sick of you little PU$$y's whining about soloing.
"WAAA! Don't Talk about soloing!!"
"WAAA! Did it say you could die?"
"WAAA! Don't solo you might get hurt! Or GASP! DIE"
If you Don't like it don't do it. If you're scared don't do it!


Don't Tell me or any other soloist's how to live our life!!
josh

So I take it this happens often? All I have to say is, the sport is dangerous. We have cams and spectra and so we're safe? Or now half-assed climber can enjoy the crag? Fug that. I LOVE to climb. I boulder, I climb trad ( my fave ) and now I've soloed. I feel like I am a true climber. Should I not talk about that?


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It's like anything else Bro' Everybody wants to tell you how to live your life...But the only voice you should really listen to is your own.
Soloing isn't for everyone.... and alot of people think it's for no one.
The truth is You have to except the risk's for yourself.
I mean really! YOU COULD DIE ON THE COUCH EATING POTATO CHIPS!!
We are all ALIVE...but how many of us REALLY LIVE??
josh


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Its not what you do for living, its what you do to feel alive.


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I feel like I am a true climber.

I don't need to free solo to validate my own worth as a climber.

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We are all ALIVE...but how many of us REALLY LIVE??

I don't need to free solo to validate my own worth as a living human being.

But hey, to each his own.


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But hey, to each his own.
EXACTLY!!
josh


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true soloists are the best, they don't brag and talk bullchit


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I guess it's okay to solo and tell; just don't solo just to tell. If you're gonna do it, none of us can stop you.


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true soloists are the best, they don't brag and talk bullchit

Hey, not my intention bro. Seriously thats why I put it was an easy 5.3. And a short 40 footer to boot.

I'm not about spray or arguements, just wanted to get it out. I have NO climbers in my life, if I told any one I run with they'd simply say I was a retard. But thats not how I felt, so I wanted to see how valid it was.

Everyone has an opinion and too an extent they're all valid.

Let me step off my little PC podium.


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Soloing is not something that should be talked about. Do it if you want to, enjoy the feeling, think hard about it, and then be quiet...

Kind of like prison sex...


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Soloing should be done for the strict purpose of posting it on a message board. That is what all true climbers do.


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Soloing should be done for the strict purpose of posting it on a message board. That is what all true climbers do.

Alright, alright I get it already. I'm a troll. So sorry I'm not a computer geek.

Jesus you people are harsh. :?


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Soloing is not something that should be talked about. Do it if you want to, enjoy the feeling, think hard about it, and then be quiet...


Gotta agree with this last one...

Do it for yourself, not to spray. I've gotten in trouble with the wife when she's seen pics of me doing this, so now I say, "I don't solo, I highball". :wink:


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why is this worse than saying " i just led my first 10a. woo-hoo"?


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why is this worse than saying " i just led my first 10a. woo-hoo"?

It's not.

However, the thought or mention of soloing freaks out the insecure.

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