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Bleeding is the result of attempting to climb cracks with sporto technique.

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Bonington to Robbins: "I suppose you can tell who the aid chaps are by the scars on their hands?"

 

Robbins to Bonners: "Actually the best aid climbers are the ones without the scars."

 

Or something like that - on the BBC in the 60s.

 

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Cutting your hands is usually the result of inexperience and bad technique. Tape is aid. You can develope your technique at an improved rate by not taping.

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You'll find that birth control pills will interrupt your monthly cycle, therefore bleeding is more traditional.

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I don't consider it rock climbing unless I leave a little DNA behind. No blood...it's 4th class scrambling.

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If you are doing alpine in the Cascades and your legs aren't bleeding from the schwacking by the end of the trip, then you are doing it wrong!

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Bleeding is the result of attempting to climb cracks with sporto technique.

 

Cutting your hands is usually the result of inexperience and bad technique.

 

 

A commonly voiced opinion, but one I think is mostly spray.

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There is something you can use instead of tape...

 

Technique

 

 

Hands bleed because they slip. They slip because your jam sucks. Stop sucking, stop bleeding.

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There is something you can use instead of tape...

 

Technique

 

 

Hands bleed because they slip. They slip because your jam sucks. Stop sucking, stop bleeding.

 

listen up, people, the king of all gumbies is speaking here!

 

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If Bridwell and Bard are tough enough and pure enough to use tape for cracks, then i'm with them.

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There is something you can use instead of tape...

 

Technique

 

...Oh Shit! That climb is 5.10!

Where'd I put my tape?

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There is something you can use instead of tape...

 

Technique

 

 

Hands bleed because they slip. They slip because your jam sucks. Stop sucking, stop bleeding.

 

listen up, people, the king of all gumbies is speaking here!

 

Oh Snap!

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If you aren't bleeding, you probably have better technique than some scabbed up gumby that bled on the same thing.

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listen up, people, the king of all gumbies is speaking here!

Oh Snap!

 

Whoa there, learning from Fender made me the gumby I am today, and I am grateful.

 

Tape is for pasty Northwesterners when they go to Indian Creek.

 

I heard Donini tapes at IC. Slander? (now libel?)

 

 

At any rate, this is not a tape-is-aid discussion. For one thing, aid is pretty damn trad. For another, you have much more skin from which to bleed, than merely that on your hands.

 

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If Bridwell and Bard are tough enough and pure enough to use tape for cracks, then i'm with them.

Jens - I agree, apparently one has to experience the sharp crystals of the quartz monzonite of JT to appreciate the use of tape.

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People are letting their red badge of pride show. Dont tape if you know how to climb. I only do when I know it is going to be a complete meat grinder.

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be sure to jam your bloody hands into the bird crap infested cracks to achieve maximum sepsis points.

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