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Is it wrong to pick on those weaker than yourself?

Postby ShortTimer » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:42 pm

I mean these are your friends! And if they can't do the problem, is it wrong if I/we harass them hard for their obvious weakness? I just don't see it. In the game of climbing, especially bouldering, step up or get stepped on.
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Postby norco17 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:54 pm

Me and a buddy were looking at a boldering problem and neither one of us could do it. I had never aid climbed before so I decided to aid the thing. A couple slings and a couple cams and I was soon at the top. He was sitting there laughing his ass off at me. We can always pick on each other, but I have a problem when someone makes fun of someone who isn't as talented or skilled or..... whatever.

If someone does something stupid then laugh and give them some shit, but you better also tell them a better way of doing it or encourage them. Because if you don't you are just being a jerk.

So I guess my answer to the OP is harass them, but every once in a while encourage them also.
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Postby ksolem » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:59 pm

Climbing is a game?

Maybe pebble wrestling at Stoney Point is a game.
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Postby DukeJH » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:06 pm

A little good natured ribbing over beers is cool but just don't go too far. Surely somebody's better than you!
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Re: Is it wrong to pick on those weaker than yourself?

Postby Guyzo » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:48 pm

ShortTimer wrote:I mean these are your friends! And if they can't do the problem, is it wrong if I/we harass them hard for their obvious weakness? I just don't see it. In the game of climbing, especially bouldering, step up or get stepped on.


To your friends, it's OK. :wink:

To strangers, you had better watch out, what you say. :wink:
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Postby outofstep80 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:21 pm

There is nothing like yelling up to someone, "Hey Susie, pull up your skirt and pull that move". They usually laugh and fall at that point. Then I try and fail with just as much style. As long as your friends and it's playful there are no worries. Can be taken to far depending on the person.

It is mean if it bothers the person. A little fun builds character. To much builds enemys.
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Postby The Chief » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:03 am

If you don't or can't take whippers like I do trying to get the send...

YOU ARE A PUSSY!
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Postby Dragger » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:46 am

squishy wrote:Peer pressure is the best motivator

I have succumbed to this many a time... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gak Icenberg » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:57 am

hey, ......you guys smell that? ALRIGHT WHO LET GO?.....damn, i had my mouth open and everything!
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Postby climber555 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:01 am

Harassment and encouragement from your buddies go hand in hand while climbing.
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Postby The Chief » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:16 am

Gary Schenk wrote:
The Chief wrote:If you don't or can't take whippers like I do trying to get the send...

YOU ARE A PUSSY!


I'm a pussy, I don't like to fall. The leader must not fall. Unless of course your sport climbing, then you can take those 3 foot whippers.


PUSSY!
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Postby Gak Icenberg » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:19 am

here kitty kitty.
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Postby SpiderSavage » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:04 am

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Postby Snowslogger » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:15 am

justanothertroll wrote:
ksolem wrote:Climbing is a game?

Maybe pebble wrestling at Stoney Point is a game.



"There are but three true sports--bullfighting, mountain climbing, and motor-racing. The rest are merely games" Barnaby Conrad


Wasn't that Hemingway?
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