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#778388 - 03/03/08 02:23 PM funny instructional videos
David Trippett Offline
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Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 824
TRs: 14 Photos: 227
Loc: Vancouver, B.C.

watch the whole series!

One of Mike's many gems: "in a climbing system you want there to be multiple opportunities for failure"

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#778417 - 03/03/08 03:39 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: David Trippett]
nkane Offline

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 130
TRs: 3 Photos: 8
Loc: Missing the NW
AMERICAN DEATH TRIANGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!11!!

#778435 - 03/03/08 05:02 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: nkane]
pindude Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 692
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Loc: Mead, WA
OMFG. I only watched the first one and couldn't believe what I was watching. It'd be funny if it was meant to humorous, but this guy's serious. He certainly isn't AMGA-certified. It's gotta be said for the few who read this board that don't have a clue: this guy's an idiot and shouldn't be taken seriously. I'll save the real criticism for for those here who certainly know better.

FWIW, here's his website:

Apparently, you can get paid a little more than beer money if you register as an "expert" and provide your video spiel at this site:

Avi, how'd you find this one?

#778460 - 03/03/08 06:41 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: pindude]
kurthicks Offline

Registered: 04/22/03
Posts: 2567
TRs: 26 Photos: 316
Loc: Seattle
the information about insurance is awesome!


Liability Waiver

Due to the dangerous nature of the sport, insurance is not an option. A relaese of liabilty must be signed and returned before any trips commence.

In reality, insurance is an option (actually a requirement for operation on public lands) for guide services, albeit it is expensive.

#778470 - 03/03/08 07:10 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: kurthicks]
sobo Offline
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Registered: 12/17/00
Posts: 10987
TRs: 4 Photos: 270
Loc: The Oklahoma Dustbowl of AFG
What's really crazy is that some bunch of fuhqs rated this guy's videos 4.32 out of 5! \:o

I can't believe this shite!
By royal proclamation of Marmot Prince, I am an e-mountaineer and I don't know shit.

#778834 - 03/04/08 03:59 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: sobo]
Zulock Offline

Registered: 04/18/07
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Loc: Bend, OR

#778837 - 03/04/08 04:02 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: Zulock]
pink Offline

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 8496
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this should be in spray, obviously everyone is making fun of this guy.

#778995 - 03/04/08 08:56 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: pink]
kevbone Offline
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Registered: 12/31/04
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Loc: land of the little people.
 Originally Posted By: pink
this should be in spray, obviously everyone is making fun of this guy.

All you need is love.....

#779031 - 03/04/08 09:40 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: kevbone]
spotly Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 872
TRs: 34 Photos: 50
Loc: Mead, WA
"How to Use a Sliding X Anchor in Rock Climbing" was particularly ROFL material.

#779044 - 03/04/08 09:50 PM Re: funny instructional videos [Re: spotly]
David Trippett Offline
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Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 824
TRs: 14 Photos: 227
Loc: Vancouver, B.C.
Good news from

So I called up the guy in the video. He is a nice guy. Here is the scoop: He created Climb On Adventures to take some friends on a few trips. He hasn't really "guided" since. He has no formal training and is only going off of what was taught to him. I know I used a lot of the same techniques when I first started climbing, many years ago. I have since learned the folly of my ways after many years of experience and formal training from the AMGA.

An acquaintance of his is a film maker for Expert Village and got him to make these videos. Expert Village also is responsible for the poor wording of the titles, such as chalks vs. chocks. They were merely transposing what the thought they heard.

He has petitioned Expert Village (who uploaded the videos to You Tube) to remove most of them. Now it is in their hands. By only bashing this guy, we have have shown a bad side of the climbing community.

Whether climbing recreationally, or guiding, we are a small community and should be supportive of each other. This guy would have thought we were all just a bunch of jerks and not done anything if someone hadn't actually talked with him.

well done....the videos are still funny though, sorry.


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