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I've been only climbing for about a year and I noticed the people I climb with only bring water with them. Is this the climbers rule or something? What about gatorade? What do you bring on your climbs?...is it always water too?
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Personally, I always bring water and lots of it. This is for two reasons: A)I am too poor to afford sports drink cause I am 16 and B) You don't lose a lot of electrolytes climbing like you do running or another aroebic activity unless you are doing it all day long like big wall. Also, the sugar in sports drinks boosts your blood sugar level, and then drops it to below its previous level, making you even more tired.


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I don't know any rule about what to drink while climbing. Bring what you like. Water is just easier to find and it gets the job done. But, if you like Gatorade, bring it. Unless you want to lug a cooler filled with your favorite drink, you will eventually run out if you stay long enough. You'll turn to water eventually because there's a fountain nearby or the river is not as bad as it looked before.

I usually just bring a few bottles of water and one bottle of something to replenish electrolytes. But, don't overdue it on those sport drinks. If you need energy, train to build stamina.


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personally I preffer taking powdered sports drinks, water doesn't absorb as fast as gatorade or the like and doesn't quench thirst so much.

when drinking gatorade (actually cheaporade) I don't pee as much as when I drink just plain water. and the little extra sugar does help to keep you on your toes.

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gatorade


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Mostly water, but for long days you need something to replenish electolytes (I think), so it's good to gave some sports drink or even just regular juice.


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Water and Cytomax. Sugars in Cytomax are easier to digest than those in Gatorade. I use Cytomax as a recovery drink as well.


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  Water all the way for me, it's about the only time I actually like drinking water. But as someone above said, you're not marathon running, your body doesn't really need all the extras that gatorade and the like will give you.

Water is cheap, no harmfull effects on the body like dropping your blood sugar level, and when you're done you can use your excess water to wash the chalk and dirt of your hands! Try that with gatorade...ick...
Mike...


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Water.....HANDS DOWN!!!I don't care for those sport drinks.The only things I drink in life are 1) Orange Juice 2) Pepsi or Coke 3) Water. You can never have enough!!!



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I usually buy powdered gatorade its much cheaper,and having been fried a few times I find it helps prevent sun stroke better than just water.


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I take powdered fluid replacement drinks, the same as when I work out in a gym. Cytomax, Hydra Fuel by Twinlab, and Accelerade (from the makers of Endurox) are all far superior to Gatorade. I think plain water is superior to Gatorade. The sugars in Gatorade are of a type that slows down the absorption of water from the stomach into the gut, and thereby slows down fluid replenishment. Yeah, you need sugars to get back into the muscles, but they do no good if they and the water is sitting in the stomach. The sugars in Hydra Fuel and Cytomax are especially good (better than the refined-type sugars in Gatorade); and Accelerade is a little more complete as a recovery type drink, because it includes protein. For me, the best is to take two sport bottles of Hydra Fuel or Cytomax, and one of Accelerade. And, yes, it makes a difference. When I've had only water, I bonk sooner, and my water-drinkin' partners don't go as long as I do on my sport drinks, either.


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Water good...


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Nothing beats Ice cold water then after hiking up a 50šslope with all your gear in your pack

However, I drink All Sport when i'm at the gym..because it tastes better and I normally forget my waterbottle.

As for the crag, I only bring a single water bottle (for weight reasons) then bring in my filter.

Drink Drink!
Jeremy


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Wow, this is getting complicated, jds... I usually take plenty of water and a few powerbars...

AW


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i don't like the taste rf water, so i tend to bring gatorade.


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I usually only have water.


climber_dude


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how about gurana drinks?(i know i spelt it wrong)


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water...


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