Does lacking a woman lead to dangerous soloing?

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by Gak Icenberg » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:00 am

I read maps, I can navigate too! Even underground!!!

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by Yeti » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:21 am

Brad Marshall wrote:There was a story in one of the climbing mags a while back about soloing and women. The article described the reasons some of the top male climbers in the world did hard, dangerous routes solo. It wasn't because they weren't getting any but because they just went through a hard break up.

lol I can add supporting data to this study.

Tackling daring (stupid) challenges is something people do when they just.don't.care. They tend to care by the end of it, though. 8)

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by Gak Icenberg » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:00 am

Yeti wrote:
Brad Marshall wrote:There was a story in one of the climbing mags a while back about soloing and women. The article described the reasons some of the top male climbers in the world did hard, dangerous routes solo. It wasn't because they weren't getting any but because they just went through a hard break up.

lol I can add supporting data to this study.

Tackling daring (stupid) challenges is something people do when they just.don't.care. They tend to care by the end of it, though. 8)
Yep, nothin like scaring the shit out of yourself to snap you out of it.... :shock:

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by Kiefer » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:54 am

FortMental wrote:one time, this chick broke up with me..... so I made her solo something dangerous...

:lol: Awesome!!

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by CClaude » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:31 pm

For me solo'ing (rock/ice/mtns) is something I do because my mind is relaxed and I just want to move. I do have to say about 70% of the solo trips I attempt as I start up, I notice my mind isn't in the right place and I end up going for a hike instead.

Right now, I'm happier pushing myself and I know that I will more likely fall then not) so its not a time for soloing, but I go in cycles and I may go back to a period of time of soloing.

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by Gak Icenberg » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:19 pm

Lack of nooky make man brave! - eddie murphy

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by MoapaPk » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:33 pm

MarthaP wrote:
No, as a matter of fact we get smarter, since you guys never read the frickin' map. :lol:


Some times a woman must draw a map for the man.

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by TheOrglingLlama » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:37 pm

Image

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by Guyzo » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:44 pm

Protect your sheep.
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by Guyzo » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:54 pm

Jan.... I don't think your love life has anything to do with "free solo".

I think the more you climb, the more you free solo.

It's all about your comfort level.

I don't know of anyone who free solos above their comfort level.

They don't last long. :roll:

Free solo is an important part of climbing, IMHO. :wink:

And every climber needs to know where their comfort level lies.

gk :wink:

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by Buz Groshong » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:10 pm

How many of the world's great solos are just because someone isn't getting any?


Just what kind of soloing are we talkinga bout here? :lol:

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by mconnell » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:43 pm

TheOrglingLlama wrote:Image

:mrgreen:


They're talking about soloing, Mr. Llama.

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by cbcbd » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:52 pm

I once had a girlfriend that led me to want to do dangerous solos! I guess the relationship was good and bad in a way.

My current girlfriend makes me want to spend time with her and not alone on a mountain face.

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by ShortTimer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:23 pm

Ok, so I suppose this is more of a rock climbing thing. I know that I have personnally soloed harder stuff when rather horny and frustrated than at any other time in my life. I know the same can also be said for some of my friends. If the rest of you are immune to this problem, good for you.

At the same time I agree with Guy that I solo more then more I am climbing, because I am more comfortable on the rock. But this is play stuff, not serious life threatening stuff and really isn't what I was talking about.

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