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Postby Charles » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:35 am

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Postby mvs » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:11 am

"Fingerlocks or pine box" - from my friend Robert M. every time he launches into a finger jam. :lol:
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Postby Brad Marshall » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:11 pm

I always liked the popular "looks dangerous...you go first".
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Postby norco17 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:38 pm

"You might want to put another peace in"

or

"Are you sure that one will hold"
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Re: Climbers' Phrases

Postby Alpinisto » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:48 pm

BorutKantuser wrote:"There's good climbers, and living climbers"


I learned this one as, "There are old climbers, and there are bold climbers...but there are very few old, bold climbers."
(Maybe it loses something in translation?)


A couple of my faves:

-If you ain't flyin', you ain't tryin'. (sport climbing)

-When in doubt, run it out. (trad climbing)

-Yer gonna DIE! (rc.com)
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Postby adventurer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:01 pm

As he returned from a recon of a climb we were looking at in the Bolivian Andes, I asked my friend; "So, what do you think?"

His reply; "We can die in many places"
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Postby norco17 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:25 pm

A buddy fo mine who is about 6'6" is standing in the gym watching another friend who is about 5'5" boulder. As he starts to fall off the route he reaches back behind him trying to catch himself by placing his hand on the top of Joe's head.

While this is happening he yells out "Give me head!"
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Postby welle » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:49 pm

A friend of mine trying to extract dropped gear from a crevice, when I express concern about it getting stuck or rolled in deeper - "Don't worry, I'm a dentist".
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Postby CClaude » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:52 pm

I'll probably misphrase it, but my favorite is,

"The answer is not at the base or the summit but somewhere in between"
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Postby Diggler » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:02 pm

"It's all about the spray, man."
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Postby welle » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:18 pm

BorutKantuser wrote:
welle wrote:A friend of mine trying to extract dropped gear from a crevice, when I express concern about it getting stuck or rolled in deeper - "Don't worry, I'm a dentist".


Commercial thread? :D


i guess it's not funny out of context - we all thought it was funny at that time, given the fact that dentists work in small cavities and openings...
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Postby billisfree » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:28 pm

When sizing up your new rock climbing partner, ask:

"Are you a screamer or a flapper?"
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