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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Sarah Simon » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:02 pm

GEM Trail wrote:To take this to an extreme, how many girls have you taken climbing, or even camping? Almost all of them require significant changes to your trip that, if you weren't getting laid, would probably be dealbreakers. But you compromise and carry the heavy shit and wake her up with a fresh brewed espresso and suddenly she's more adventurous.


Wow, all this time, I never knew a) I was putting a serious crimp in the climbing plans of my guy climbing partners, completely ruining their weekends, esp. because there was no sex involved and b) that they were supposed to carry my gear and brew espresso for me. :o

Thanks for the enlightenment!
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Woodie Hopper » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:45 pm

GEM Trail wrote:To take this to an extreme, how many girls have you taken climbing, or even camping? Almost all of them require significant changes to your trip that, if you weren't getting laid, would probably be dealbreakers. But you compromise and carry the heavy shit and wake her up with a fresh brewed espresso and suddenly she's more adventurous.

With guy partners I take the same attitude- we are in this together, whatever it takes to make a good trip I am willing to do. Short of the getting laid part!


Really?

Unless this was just a poor attempt at being funny, all I can say is "Yuck!".
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Marmaduke » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:53 pm

GEM, speaking of getting laid, you just laid an egg with your post.
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby TimB » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:48 pm

Marmaduke wrote:GEM, speaking of getting laid, you just laid an egg with your post.

:D

I wouldn't mind finding some women climbing partners, but I ain't hauling an espresso maker up the mountain, no sir!
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:00 pm

GEM Trail wrote:With guy partners I take the same attitude- we are in this together, whatever it takes to make a good trip I am willing to do. Short of the getting laid part!



what if they hauled a coffee maker for you? :lol:
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Daria » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Woodie Hopper wrote:
GEM Trail wrote:To take this to an extreme, how many girls have you taken climbing, or even camping? Almost all of them require significant changes to your trip that, if you weren't getting laid, would probably be dealbreakers. But you compromise and carry the heavy shit and wake her up with a fresh brewed espresso and suddenly she's more adventurous.

With guy partners I take the same attitude- we are in this together, whatever it takes to make a good trip I am willing to do. Short of the getting laid part!


Really?

Unless this was just a poor attempt at being funny, all I can say is "Yuck!".



"yuck!"-my sentiments exactly.
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby SierraSeeker » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:30 pm

My first post, and relevant to a recent experience...

Was the beneficiary of a lucky trail meetup and subsequent climbing partnership (for a day) on Mount Abbott at the end of June.

Had planned to solo the NE Couloir route and shared some trail beta with a solo climber during an acclimatization hike, she had planned on tackling Mt. Starr the next day.

Long story short, we teamed up for Mount Abbott, everything clicked, we had a blast on a great day, in a great location and will always remember how a chance meeting can turn into a great adventure.

Part of our initial discussion for this climb included the, "we must respect each other's level of comfort and safety and if something doesn't feel right, we need to talk about it, ego-free."

When we hit the top of the ridge late that afternoon and got blasted by the wind (50+ mph) on the knife-edge, that earlier conversation made turning back a whole lot easier.

As a result of our turning back, the glissade down the couloir was PERFECTLY timed; in a couple of more hours, it might have been quite icy.

Pics and trip report to follow.

Full disclaimer: we both related to each other later, how, when we first met, there was an instant of "I feel like I've known this person for years" and our conversation of teaming up was a result of this mutual feeling. If my gut had said no, I wouldn't have even mentioned my plans.

Summary: if your instincts say no, it's probably wise to listen. The opposite can also be true, so go with an open mind.

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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:10 am

GEM Trail wrote:
To take this to an extreme, how many girls have you taken climbing, or even camping? Almost all of them require significant changes to your trip that, if you weren't getting laid, would probably be dealbreakers. But you compromise and carry the heavy shit and wake her up with a fresh brewed espresso and suddenly she's more adventurous.



Are you one of those guys who will carry all of the heavy shit? Because I'd like to sign up for that trip.

Jesus, what a pussy.
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Ben Beckerich » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:33 am

Wow... don't take a crack at the weaker sex 'round hur, eh?
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby kylenicolls » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:34 am

Daria wrote:
Woodie Hopper wrote:"yuck!"-my sentiments exactly.


Yuck...black light? Lol

But seriously, I think some of you are taking GEM Trail a bit too literally. It's an "extreme" comparison (said it in the post too) about compromise.

This reminds me of this random friend of a friend getting bent about me using the word 'chick' last month and proceeded with subtle personal insults. Apparently it is objectifying and offensive. Chill out, Christ...
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:02 am

Don't know who you are (I'm sure a current SPer with another account) and I don't know Daria but taking cheap shots at her for a personal thing you have in an open forum shows your level of class. Just my opinion, we all had seen a lot of this some time back, was nice had ended.
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:01 am

The Elves will take care of that Daria, he using an another avatar, expose him.
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Re: bad climbing partners

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Oddly, it was all pretty much on subject. Sacramento does strange things to people.
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