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Stupid Ass Climbing Trend

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What's with this trend of marking loose rocks with a big chalked up "X" caked on it? C'mon, cut that crap out. Especially at the crag. I'd rather look at Geoff's cigarette butts at the base of the climbs than that stupid-ass graffiti telling me that a pebble might come loose!!!

 

If you want to feel heroic, buy yourself a year's supply of chalk, go to Sunshine Wall and knock yourself out. Leave Leavenworth out of this stupid practice.

 

okee doke!

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Didn't you know? They left the "X" on the rock for you. So you could carry it down for them.

 

I do it all the time because I know you are going to climb right after me. Plus I am too lazy to carry the rock down myself.

 

 

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there was a X on a loosy block on the last pitch of GNS for years but was finally gone sometime this year. Did you finally take it down for me?

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I thought it meant "X marks the spot". I pull on those all the time in hopes there's treasure back there.

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This thread is a stupid trend....

 

i couldn't be more in agreement, rudy, but have to admit it also gives me a powerful urge to go up to leavenworth and start sprinkling the crags there with Xs...

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Climb it at dawn or sunset and trundle the shit. No X required.

 

Other things that require an X are the infinite amount of looseness on Serpentine on Stuart and most other alpine routes, avalanche and glacier dangers throughout the Cascades, and please put an X on every rattlesnake around Leavenworth and Tieton.

 

The X only belongs on the videos you watch at home. In the field knowledge, judgment, and tolerance for some risk is what climbers do.

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please put an X on every rattlesnake around Leavenworth and Tieton.

 

I think they pretty much come marked that way.

 

Chalked x's on loose rocks isn't even in the top ten stupidest things peeps do at the crags.

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I've not yet climbed in the L, so I don't know what the crag culture is like up there.. but I put a couple very faint Xs on a couple loose holds on I-Rock to warn my slightly uncomfortable follower a couple weekends ago.. Does that make me a hero?

 

There's an application for everything... some people like to douche it up and take things too far, but it doesn't make a given practice completely stupid

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I've not yet climbed in the L, so I don't know what the crag culture is like up there.. but I put a couple very faint Xs on a couple loose holds on I-Rock to warn my slightly uncomfortable follower a couple weekends ago.. Does that make me a hero?

 

There's an application for everything... some people like to douche it up and take things too far, but it doesn't make a given practice completely stupid

 

As the follower, I can attest that there was an X marked on I-Rock itself, which was loose, in its entirety. So the X was helpful.

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An X on a rock could save a person's life. It should be given a heave when conditions are safe.

 

At least they didn't draw a pictograph. Sheesh.

 

 

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This thread is the worst trend. Nice arm chair climbing chief. There is a reason for the X. protecting my belayer is important to me. if all you want to d is complain then you should really take a look at youer life and think "DAMN, am I realllllly that person"....

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I thought it was a "Y" for "yes, we are here."

 

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Nice retro photo grab. They never did find those other two climbers, did they?

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Nice retro photo grab. They never did find those other two climbers, did they?

patience, butterfly, these glaciers need more time to melt :)

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As the follower, I can attest that there was an X marked on I-Rock itself, which was loose, in its entirety. So the X was helpful.

Big X I'd bet. Cover the whole rock? LOL.

 

 

Like, how would you get the X big enough to cover everything in this shot?

 

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