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Postby rhyang » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:52 pm

Brad Marshall wrote:I always liked the popular "looks dangerous...you go first".

Or, as we like to put it -- "Looks bomber to me dude" :D
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Postby Sleighty » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:10 am

I read one today from one of Brutus's old tollhouse reports (the 7 pitches with 7 biners one):

"Slab skills or hospital bills"
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Postby Dow Williams » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:55 am

welle wrote:
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...

One of my female partners recently reminded me in front of a bunch of friends at a campfire that as I retrieved some booty off a route, and she was surprised that I could retrieve it, I told her it was due to the skills I honed artificially inseminating cows back in the day. I always think that, but did not remember sharing it openly. Perhaps I should stick to climbing sober.
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Postby Joe White » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:21 am

In respectful memory of Micah Dash

"I've got yamakas bigger than this bivy ledge"
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Postby Marmaduke » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:19 am

I had heard a comic do a routine describing holes on a golf course and suggesting the holes should be named after the type of comments made after swinging the club. Like "oh shit", "goddammit", etc.

It would be more interesting/humerous instead of, "Northeast Chute", "East Buttress", The Slabs", or "East Face" if the names were Ohhh Fu....., or I think I Shi Myself, or maybe I think I'm going to Yack" ??????
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Postby welle » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:24 pm

Dow Williams wrote:Perhaps I should stick to climbing sober.

That's worth quoting ;)
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Re: Climbers' Phrases

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Postby axisofevil » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:31 pm

Usually better left unsaid: " Your last piece came out"

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Postby highlandvillager » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:59 pm

From my hiking partner after releasing a cloud of toxic gas on the trail in front of me, in his best Yoda voice: "Die on the mountain you will!" :shock:
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Postby b. » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:15 am

From a leader belaying from above after I yelled "Take!" to clean a pin: "I'll pull the slack, but don't weight the anchor."

I love alpine climbing.
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Postby kentR » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:21 am

"summit or plummet"

"there's only two ways off this thing, your lead or mine"

"the summit is optional, the descent is mandatory"

"yer gunna die"

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Postby Brad Marshall » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:57 am

"Get the F*CK off the rope!"

This comment was made by a friend of mine to his partner when the partner arrived at the end of their first pitch. Apparently his partner leaned back on the rope and it caused the leader's nut sack to get pulled into his belay device. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Man did we laugh our asses off all the way home. Good times, well for the rest of us anyways.
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