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Postby Bob Burd » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:30 pm

I've done a few naked walks in desert washes of the Mojave and Mexico, but I can't imagine naked peakbagging. Perhaps it's because I'm not confident in my scrambling skills to keep from inadvertently scraping my knees or worse.
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:40 pm

Scrambling sounds a little scary but I guess a hike could be enjoyable :lol:
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Postby Day Hiker » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:47 pm

Luciano136 wrote:Scrambling sounds a little scary but I guess a hike could be enjoyable :lol:


Just don't forget to apply sunscreen, especially at elevation. Made that mistake once. Luckily, the sun was coming in from the side, not head-on.
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:54 pm

Day Hiker wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Scrambling sounds a little scary but I guess a hike could be enjoyable :lol:


Just don't forget to apply sunscreen, especially at elevation. Made that mistake once. Luckily, the sun was coming in from the side, not head-on.


Ouch LOL
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Postby snowflake » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:57 pm

Best thing about naked climbing is that I can self-arrest without an ice-axe.
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Postby outofstep80 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:17 pm

Birthday crack in your birthday suit at Devils Lake? Anyone, Anyone? I was going to do it one year but the only belay I had was my sister. That would have just been...uncomfortable. Would be interested to see if anyone with a winter birthday has done this.
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Postby surgent » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:40 pm

With my wife I hiked a segment of the Crest Trail in the Huachuca Mountains (AZ) nekkid. It was in the 90s and I was plain old hot (as in thermally). Various flies and insects suggested that some parts of my body should not get bit as much as other parts. So I put back on my shorts. Then not 5 minutes later we come across two Mexican Nationals hiking south back to the border - coyotes most probably. Boy that would have been a scene had we come upon them, me as I was. The whole day was a crazy border-patrol keystone cops epic.
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Postby JHH60 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:01 pm

Rob A wrote:Image

Dick Williams makes the first nude ascent of Shockley's Ceiling, in 1964.
His buddies took off with his clothes so his descent was also a first.


I gather naked climbing became something of a Vulgarian tradition in the Gunks (Williams was an early Vulgarian). Since my recollections of the Gunks include poison ivy, black flies, and wasps in addition to vertical/overhanging rock for relatively easy routes, this practice is scary in more ways than one.
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Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:54 pm

Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwww.

I can safely say that the vast majority of the folks I've summitted peaks with, bless their sweet hearts, I have zero interest in seeing any more of.

In fact, many of them should stick to winter mountaineering for the full coverage offered.

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Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:57 pm

sarah.simon wrote:Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwww.

I can safely say that the vast majority of the folks I've summitted peaks with, bless their sweet hearts, I have zero interest in seeing any more of.

In fact, many of them should stick to winter mountaineering for the full coverage offered.

NO THANKS!


Errr...uh...no disrespect meant to the many mountain lovelies here on SP I've hiked with... :oops:
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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:02 am

sarah.simon wrote:Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwww.

I can safely say that the vast majority of the folks I've summitted peaks with, bless their sweet hearts, I have zero interest in seeing any more of.

In fact, many of them should stick to winter mountaineering for the full coverage offered.

NO THANKS!


Well, I'm glad I haven't summited any peaks with you :D
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Postby Andinistaloco » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:33 am

Day Hiker wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Scrambling sounds a little scary but I guess a hike could be enjoyable :lol:


Just don't forget to apply sunscreen, especially at elevation. Made that mistake once. Luckily, the sun was coming in from the side, not head-on.


Well, it sounds like you certainly had...





















...wait for it....


















The sunburn to prove it!
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Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:35 am

These people climb naked, and they really do climb: http://www.stonenudes.com/2010-gallery.html

Note: NOT SAFE FOR WORK


From the site: "Stone Nudes: an extract of the art of climbing. Intended to inspire and celebrate the human form. Stone Nudes draws from the community it represents. Over the last ten years, a body of over one hundred photographs drawing from three generations of climbers has evolved.

Unlike current climbing media, these images do not seek to sell or promote anything beyond the experience. This approach has attracted climbers of all abilities to participate in a project designed to capture the essence of the climbing spirit."
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Postby Foxy Long Bottoms » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:09 am

Do I climb naked? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt but I didn't wear it because I was naked! It was a full moon on the 3rd Flatiron over Boulder. :lol:
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