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Cleophus

I'm new. I have a question about our collective personality.

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I'm just getting into mountaineering, and I have a question about drive. Are most of you out there what I would call "2 percenters"? By "2 percenter" I mean someone who, when they decide to do something, do it better or further than 98 percent of the others doing it? My closest activity to mountaineering, would be SCUBA diving. In fact they are very similar(although we strive in opposite directions!). Without meaning to seem boastful, I am a damn good diver. I am what we call a technical diver, i.e. deep diving, wreck penetration, rescue, mixed gas, etc. My point is that I took diving farther than almost every other diver out there. Now, I guess I look at mountaineering as "Ultimate Backpacking". Maybe I am wrong, but that is kind of how I see it. I loved backpacking, but it was never enough. When I walked under those peaks, I just had to learn to climb them. My question is (after much rambling)... Do you find yourself motivated to be better at the things you do than almost everyone around you? It may not be just to be better than they are, maybe we are just motivated that much more in general. I apologize for the overly metaphysical introduction. Oh, and uh... Hi!

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2%ers? there are some .01%ers that post on this site occasionally...but many are here jsut cause they lvoe climbing and the would be glad to help out [smile]

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I have a suggestion, climb because it is fun [Razz] any other reason is the wrong reason and IMHO you start to put yourself and your climbing partners in danger if you are more concerned with reaching your goal than you are with safety and fun.

 

Is it more wrong to do the wrong thing for the right reason? or the right thing for the wrong reason??? just something to ponder [Wink]

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ladies and gentleman, Mr. Mark Twight! you should hook up with freakin dennis harmon, that homeboy was always talking about scuba diving and climbing underwater rocks.

 

-gapertimmy

'the other end of the 2% spectrum'

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I do climb because it is fun. A big part of that fun is the personal challenge. Am I the only one that derives alot fun from the challenge? I can't be. It's just that when I go, I go big, I guess.

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Did you read the part about not trying to be in the top 2 percent of mountaineers? I said I look at that group as having backpackers in it as well. They are climbing into alpine areas as well. They just do it on trails mostly and with boots only.

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I think soloing is a good place to start. It's a good way to get over the fears that many have while climbing. That's what I always do at least, my two cents.

 

[ 09-26-2002, 08:15 PM: Message edited by: sexual chocolate ]

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Actually, I'm going to start my own style. I call it "Ninja Climbing". I will wear all black, climb only at night using no lights, football cleats and a clawhammer, and I will kill other climbers while they sleep in their tents. I expect it will start a craze.

 

[ 09-26-2002, 08:36 PM: Message edited by: Cleophus ]

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quote:

Originally posted by Cleophus:

I will kill other climbers while they sleep in their tents. I expect it will start a craze.

If I find you skulking around my camp, I will hunt you down and gut you like a fish.

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quote:

Originally posted by Cleophus:

Actually, I'm going to start my own style. I call it "Ninja Climbing". I will wear all black, climb only at night using no lights, football cleats and a clawhammer, and I will kill other climbers while they sleep in their tents. I expect it will start a craze.

In my experience you have to start climbing at the back of the line and work up to the front. There are young and bold climbers, but no old and bold climbers, unless your last name is Becky. How was Glacier Pk? In my experience climbing is not a place that you can fake anything, you have to go through all the learning to get to 2%. Good luck. TTT [big Grin]

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quote:

Actually, I'm going to start my own style. I call it "Ninja Climbing". I will wear all black, climb only at night using no lights, football cleats and a clawhammer, and I will kill other climbers while they sleep in their tents. I expect it will start a craze.

at night...with foot spikes...with "clawhammer" that is caled mountaineering... the rest is just your fetal alchoholism gettin teh better of ya! [Wink]

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How is it that so many people here cannot read? You know, how I said I don't plan to be in the top 2 percent of climbers? Are all of you so condescending that you can't see? Jesus. The ninja climbing thing was a joke, in case you missed that.

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dude you really have to realize that climbers as a rule of thumb are shit talkers (spraters if youwill) if you cant handle that...this IS NOT teh website for you...we are good people and some are great climbers...but we are all arrogant ass holes... i think you are too deep down...c'mon let it out...ya knwo ya wanna... [big Grin][big Drink]

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quote:

Originally posted by Cleophus:

Yeah. The 2 percent thing is just an expression for "Hell Yeah Crew" extreme at everything. That's me.

Me no get it???!!?? [Eek!]

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Oh fuck off, the lot o' ya'! i'm tired of your shit. Hell, who cares if I'm new. I'm still going to kill you in your tents. Your grandchildren will tell scary legends about my mountain axe and your wives will tell longing tales about my manhood. There, I'm done being serious.

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TTT said

Me no get it???!!??

 

Hell yeah crew is a term we use amongst friends and brothers for dudes who when asked if they want to do some wild ass shit for any or all reasons respond with "hell yeah!". For inclusion in this club, you must also be able to water ski with a beer (with or without cozy) and notr spill a drop while drinking it. Yes, it can be done.

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