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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Feb 26, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

Email from my dad today:

"To tether or not to tether that is the question.
Nis nobler to climb completely free and unencumbered in body and spirit?
Or is wiser and more calming of spirit to tether, knowing tools will not be dropped and a minor slip will be arrested?
To tether or not to tether that is the question?"

My response:

"Tis nobler in the mind to ascend freely, unrestricted? To scorn and abhor the tethers that so mimic the ties of society?"

Then Simon chimed in:

"It may just be that I was the uncanny type of fool
Who belives that he himself could never drop a tool
But a fool I am not, for a fool never learns
And now, for a BD tether I yearn"

To which I responded:

"I stood there, giving an attentive belay
The pitch took a little while, my mind was away

From on high I heard a shout!
I look up from my trance, and there was no doubt!

A tool was flying, through the air, that inseparable
extension to Simon's hand came loose, it was laughable!

When the chuckling subsided and logistics had to be dealt with
I realized that this situation should be handled seriously, with pith!

If we had been up high on a face, our livelihoods depending on that holy extension
we surely would have been promised an epic, with such a minor lapse of attention!"

To which Simon retorts:

"The question is not whether to tether or not
But can your mind remain calm if a tool is dropped?
When the ice gets thin and the pro is sparse
Will you pull the crux moves or just fall on your arse?"


So, this leaves us right where we began, do we tether?


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Feb 26, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

Does the decision whether to tether depend on the weather?

Is the answer a resounding "it depends," like wind blowing on a feather?

Or is there an absolute "yes" or "no," like the debate of plastic versus leather?


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By robrobrobrob
Feb 26, 2013

Nay the question to which you reply,
Leather or plastic, the logic awry,
Plastic or Stone? Is the question says Jim,
And we all know it's Synrock according to him.


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Feb 27, 2013
Cleo's Needle

There once was a lad from Albany,
who's mind did ponder security.
He sat and he fret
about a tool not dropped yet.
If only he'd used the search function query.


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Feb 27, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

The search function query, says Ray,
Would have brought the solution my way,

So that I wouldn't have to weigh
The pros and cons of tethering all day,

This lad from Albany profers, though
That the answer is not a simple yes or no

There is proof for either side you can show
for example, a tether may interfere with your flow,
and they're useless if your placements blow...

On the other hand, a tether can save your life,
With falling ice, the sport we love is rife!

So when god's hand comes down, holding a knife,
coming to give you the chop, you may again see your wife!


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Feb 27, 2013
Cleo's Needle

What tool do you climb
Your answer is it depends
Give us more info


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Feb 27, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

A serious question, this Ray asks
Yet this inquiry is merely a mask

I was looking for a place for poetry to exchange,
To tell stories, inquire, anything, even the most strange

In all honesty, a little entertainment was all I sought,
The desire to be taught, my desire was not

Perhaps someone can help my improve my skills in writing lines,
Because all I can seem to do when drafting poetry, is rhyme!


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By Just Solo
From Colorado Springs
Feb 28, 2013

You guys have WAY too much time on your hands! Now get out there and climb!! :-)


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Feb 28, 2013
Cleo's Needle

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I use a Boa,
And so should you.


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