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wayne

Climbing Specialization Chart

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Hi Wayne,

 

Thanks for the big picture. But where's Trash Climbing fit in? I mean in the vein of Tim & Mike's outlandish gorge adventures: Nesmith Super Direct, Patagonian Trade Route, Mystery Pillars ... Tim was calling it "Patagonian Adventure Climbing", while Mike was for "S**t Climbing", but after sampling a couple routes I suggested "Trash". It's an old and honorable, demanding form with its own unique challenges and wide ranging possibilities, if less refined & widely appreciated these days, for which our hoem region is uncommonly rich in potential.

 

Tim was saying that he'll include his unpublished guide to this aspect of the gorge in the next edition PRC, so it'd be only fittind to provide the idiom with some degree of recognition, eh?

 

- XC

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i think iain should post verbose mock treatises using archaic britishisms while DFA focuses childishly inane but amusing one liners.

 

what do you guy(s) think? smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

 

 

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childishly inane? Your insipid wit bores even the cows. How dare you bite your thumb at me! rolleyes.gif

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RobBob said:

It's Gerald Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzgerald, in the flesh blush.gif

 

Oh, it's the ever-so-clever SNL reference tack. Brilliant. rolleyes.gif

 

Take long to post that with your crappy Windows box crashing every five seconds? yellaf.gif

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DON'T CALL ME WHITE

DON'T CALLLL ME WHITE

DON'T CALL ME WHITE

DON'T CALLLL ME WHITE

The connotations wearing my nerves thin

Could it be semantics generating the mess we’re in?

I understand that language breeds stereotype

But what’s the explanation for the malice, for the spite? wave.gif

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thumbs_up.gifGreat chart, Wayne! That took some thought. I will forward the link along to my friends and family that just don't get it. I think this will answer a lot of questions. For example, so many civilians think that "free climbing" means climbing without a rope. That can't be farther from the truth! Free climbing encompasses several asspects of the sport, which you have so handily shown in your chart. They also don't understand the difference between clean climbing and aid climbing. Maybe a short phrase in small font under clean climbing (removable protection used to protect leader from ground fall, but not used for upward progress) or under aid climbing (bolts, pitons not removed and used for upward progress) Great chart! I think you should try to get it published somewhere!

 

 

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Whoa now. You completely forgot "climbing stoned".

And what about climbing clueless? That is the purest form of climbing. Remember carving points on sticks and kicking steps with waffle stompers? How about belaying with a waterskiing rope? Or freesoloing in tandem after a bongfest? There's a lot missing from that board!

Never-the-less, I like it. bigdrink.gif

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You are scaring me with how well you seem to know me personally. Just for the record , I did not kill those bunnies!!

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So Wayne, there WAS that one bunny you pasted on the way to Newhalem a few weeks ago...

 

By the way, I mailed that ckeck for the poster yesterday.

 

Cheers

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You cant make mayonaise without breaking a few eggs.

Notice I said THOSE bunnieS. A sacrifice was a sad necessity

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Wayne's going after the bunny problem one bunny at a time.

 

We sat down in Marblemount for a burger recently and it looked like the bunnies were on to him, cuz they had us surrounded. Luckily all they wanted to do was bunny stuff so we got out OK.

 

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