Climbers' Phrases

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by 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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by 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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by 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

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:41 pm

"PASS ME A BONG."

:D

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

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

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by 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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by 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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by 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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by 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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by Brad Marshall » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:00 am

One more,

"Umm, you might want to put a piece of gear in now, you've got more than enough rope to deck".

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by Andinistaloco » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:58 am

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


Reminds me of climbing in southern AZ.

"Now you're free!"

...calls my partner, a disturbing amount of feet below, as my last piece pops out of the shit-rock.


Love this topic. Every two years it starts and every two years I love the responses.

Three that come to mind, said by various partners:

"You might as well move!"

"I don't want to come back here...."

"Can you hold up? I really need to rest for a bit here."

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by Charles » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:15 am

Dingus Milktoast wrote:Had a guy call me and my regular partner pussies for taping up to climb some cracks.

The guy said real climbers don't use tape.

This guy bled, that day, profusely. He also failed to send, on top rope, what the pussies led for him.

A few weeks later on an internet site, not this one mind you, the same climber lectured others he taped up because he didn't want scabs on his hands putting off people at work.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Grasshopper learn, HARD WAY.

THEN TAKE CREDIT FOR ADVICE.

Hahahahahahaha!

DMT

Last year in the Torino hut I watched two guys who wanted to climb on the rock spires near it the next day, tape their hands in the evening and then cut the tape off like a glove so they could "slip" into it the next day. Good idea thought I.

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by mvs » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:16 am

Dingus Milktoast wrote:The Czech from the Eiger Sanction :

"Bad weather, good weather, its all climbing weather." (spoke about a day before he got the chop, lol)

DMT


Not Czech, Austrian!

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by Charles » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:53 am

mvs wrote:
Dingus Milktoast wrote:The Czech from the Eiger Sanction :

"Bad weather, good weather, its all climbing weather." (spoke about a day before he got the chop, lol)

DMT


Not Czech, Austrian!


Pedant!

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by SKI » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:24 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:
Had a guy call me and my regular partner pussies for taping up to climb some cracks.

The guy said real climbers don't use tape.

This guy bled, that day, profusely. He also failed to send, on top rope, what the pussies led for him.

A few weeks later on an internet site, not this one mind you, the same climber lectured others he taped up because he didn't want scabs on his hands putting off people at work.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Grasshopper learn, HARD WAY.

THEN TAKE CREDIT FOR ADVICE.

Hahahahahahaha!

DMT

Last year in the Torino hut I watched two guys who wanted to climb on the rock spires near it the next day, tape their hands in the evening and then cut the tape off like a glove so they could "slip" into it the next day. Good idea thought I.


My girlfriend made me throw away my rather pungent tape-gloves from Indian Creek when I returned home :( . I've heard that some people keep their tape-gloves for years and just replace the wrist-wraps...

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