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scot'teryx

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scot'teryx said:

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"I say, that is QUITE remarkable. You say that you just point your toes down and go? Di-ah-bolical, old man!!!" yellaf.gifrolleyes.gif

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The place is across the street from Eightmile Campground, and the event appears to be the Mountaineers Alpine Scrambling Course, which I took in 1997. The instructor's name is Bonnie. The students are usually total novices, as was I at the time. They actually learn a lot at this field trip.

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it's good to see the instructor is wearing gaitors with no snow anywhere around, even though she can't actually commit to the uniform and wear shorts over polypro.

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i thought instructor was on the left. the person on the slabv appears to dress for climbing in the andy cairns fashion school.

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Somehow, Scotty's sig is so perfect for this pic:

 

"Go straight down, if anything gets in your way....turn" Better off Dead

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catbirdseat said:

One of the instructors is wearing black and if you look closely, you'll see she is in uniform. Geek_em8.gif

 

Look closely at her hand position. She's not instructing: she's spotting! yellaf.gif

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"Get a crash pad on that rock below him immediately!"

 

 

On a serious note: Just put yourself in their position. Imagine NEVER looking at rock in such a way as to climb it before. You have to teach from the very start. Just getting used to it. It could be a BIG deal for some people.

 

The instructor should have told her to take the gaitors off. There is no need to wear them to "get used" to them. There is no major adjustment period for them. It's like wearing a condom when your jerking off. blush.gif

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catbirdseat said:

One of the instructors is wearing black and if you look closely, you'll see she is in uniform. Geek_em8.gif

 

I just enlarged the photo and its true, the "instructor/spotter" is in Mountaineers uniform and everyone except the "climber" is wearing gaiters, though the girl on the left is wearing her pants OVER her gaiters. wazzup.gif

 

 

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laugh if you must but if you have ever had to lead someone down talus or scree who does not have an understanding of the terrain...

 

it's like waiting up for the chumps who don't head up hood with some planks on their feet. laugh.gif

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Bill_Simpkins said:

On a serious note: Just put yourself in their position. Imagine NEVER looking at rock in such a way as to climb it before. You have to teach from the very start. Just getting used to it. It could be a BIG deal for some people.

 

Yeah, you're right, Bill. I went for a hike a couple of years ago with someone who had never done any kind of outdoor anything. We found ourselves traversing a large, fairly steep slope of late-season snow, and I had to show him how to kick platforms in the snow for his feet, and then how to plunge step coming down the steeper bits. It was a pretty non-descript hike for me, but seeing the expression on his face, watching the lights turning on inside as a whole new world opened up for him...that was pretty cool.

 

bigdrink.gif to those with the patience and energy it takes to teach the true beginners.

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We all start somewhere for sure!

I always get a good laugh at my website when I had first posted "Lake 22" back in 2000. Pretty hilarious.

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I still laugh when I look at your website. Appears Prana Girl and Mike Adam are the only two supporters. hahahaha

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Extreme Bouldering

 

Look at this Hi-Ball!

 

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Here is some great spotting technique

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I know, I know, stop making fun of those that are less experienced, but this is way too much fun.

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Now......discuss

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trask said:

I still laugh when I look at your website. Appears Prana Girl and Mike Adam are the only two supporters. hahahaha

 

I always think about taking down the board, but those 2 going off on each other is 2 classic too destroy. You would enjoy it even more if you knew Rachel!

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We all know you're 'just outside' the camera's viewfinder in those snapshots, Scotty ... quit making fun of your friends.

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WTF why is NO ONE wearing shorts over polypro in those pictures!!!!!! confused.gif

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scot'teryx said:

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i was gonna say the guy on the right in the blue coat does look alot like trask. i think gregw could confirm this. and this is the everett mounties group, that is the closest branch to trask's compound.

 

 

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and another thing, i dont think i have seen any of you climb those routes or do those sickfest boulder problems. you are guys are a bunch of no-can-do shit talkers!!!!

 

go climbers! have fun!!!! and fuck these naysayer little bitches!!!!

 

 

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scot'teryx said:

Extreme Bouldering

 

Look at this Hi-Ball!

 

H_BOULDER08.JPG

 

Here is some great spotting technique

B_SLABS7.JPG

 

I know, I know, stop making fun of those that are less experienced, but this is way too much fun.

the_finger.gif

 

Now......discuss

 

Looks like Cris Farley in the first pic. I miss that guy.

 

Second pic is just wrong. If those chicks are trying to spot him, they are doing a great job, but, where is the old guy's pride? If they are casting a spell, I wonder which one?

 

Keep em comin scott! HILARIOUS! fruit.gif

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