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Apr 14, 2010
At the anchors.
Greg Twombly wrote:
Mother and Father said with a tone of utter scorn to their 10 year old son leading a 10d at Cat Slab in Clear Creek Canyon: "Just do it for god's sake" He was at the crux, crying and saying he couldnt do it. Later they said he is "the next Chris Sharma".


Crag Dweller wrote:
You should've called the department of children and family services. Seriously.
Brigette
From Duvall, WA
Joined Sep 22, 2008
391 points
Apr 14, 2010
mountain golf
I plan on getting a lot of mileage out of this pic.

Enough said!
Enough said!
j fassett
From tucson
Joined May 19, 2006
148 points
Apr 14, 2010
Bastille Crack Final Pitch
j fassett wrote:
I plan on getting a lot of mileage out of this pic.


You gotta post a larger version then!
John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 23, 2008
212 points
Apr 14, 2010
Rapping from the top of Cat in the hat
"I'm just going to solo it and set the rope up"

The guy was with a friend who hadn't climbed before and didn't know how to belay so his solution was to solo the route -with a rope hanging off him- and set up a toprope. Just as he was stepping off the deck another guy at the crag offered him a belay and he accepted. From the get-go you could tell he wasn't a person that should be soloing anything. He struggled all the way up the 5.6 and FELL 2 OR 3 TIMES. I remember the guy belaying him just kind of looking back at us with a shocked look on his face.
Tyson Anderson
From SLC, UT
Joined May 14, 2007
140 points
Apr 14, 2010
Edge of Time, Jurassic Park
The Gunks, mid 1980's. One of the routes above the Carriage Road near the Uberfall. The big burley guy in the woods screaming at me: "What are you yelling at my son for?"

His son had been peeing on me from the top of the route I was leading.
Greg Twombly
From Conifer, CO
Joined Nov 1, 2007
260 points
Apr 14, 2010
Rewritten
John Maguire wrote:
You gotta post a larger version then!


To help him out...

Bigger version
Bigger version
Julius Beres
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 27, 2008
210 points
Apr 14, 2010
not climbing
Greg Twombly wrote:
The Gunks, mid 1980's. One of the routes above the Carriage Road near the Uberfall.


You just reminded me of a guy I saw there at that time. He was looking for partners along the Carriage Road, without much luck. He had sleeping bag straps for slings. He insisted they were better because he didn't need any biners. He's probably dead now...
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,836 points
Apr 14, 2010
Katie Rockwood wrote:
Multiple comments heard during one climb from a father belaying his teenage daughter up Bath Rock in City of Rocks, ID Father - Don't fall for a minute, I'm putting my jacket on, you're not on belay Daughter - I'm all out of those things you put on my harness Father - what things? Daughter - the things I clip to the bolts but there's still like 2 or 3 left before the top Father - Don't worry about it, just go up to the top, you'll be fine Daughter (from the top) - So I untied from the rope but I can't remember what knot you told me to use to tie into the anchors She was standing on an insecure ledge at the anchors not clipped or tied to anything. A nearby climber offered to climb up quickly and clip her into the anchors and the father just said, ok sure, that sounds great. She held onto the anchors till the other climber reached her. She nor her father ever seemed scared the whole time, though every other climber within earshot was on pins and needles dreading the accident we were about to witness any second.


Wow, Katie.
kBobby
From Spokane, WA
Joined Oct 5, 2001
1,373 points
Don't know why the video is titled Deadly, just a group of idiots


Apr 14, 2010
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Maybe not dumbest but biggest jackass:

While waiting for one of the most popular routes on wall st, moab. After everyone in the party climbed the route and the "leader" was on his fourth lap I asked if they were going to be much longer. He said he was just going to climb till he burns out. Then he asked me how far did I drive to get here cause he drove all the way from SLC (5 hours). If it were actually relevant, we drove 6 hours. He didn't like that and mumbled something. This when I noticed he was top roping through the anchors. His partner was new to climbing. So, I said nice example your are setting for your friend by taking laps while tr'ing though the anchors. His partner didn't understand. It was fun watching jackass "leader" explain this one to his friend.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
961 points
Apr 14, 2010
Don't know why the video is titled Deadly, just a group of idiots
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Woa.
tenpins
Joined Jan 29, 2007
30 points
Apr 14, 2010
Rewritten


I love the comments on this one:
"The route is a 5.9+, well within the lead climber's ability."

Followed by the video where you can hear the climber first say:
"Don't talk. Please don't talk. I really need to concentrate."

His form sucks, he is clearly nervous... yet he doesn't place any pro in the crack. Then he falls. His last piece of pro, way below him pulls.

Then, my favorite quote:
"I think I broke a foot again."

Yeah... well within his ability to break a foot ;)
Julius Beres
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 27, 2008
210 points
Apr 14, 2010
"don't worry I'm not going to fall" thegreenalien
Joined Jul 26, 2008
0 points
Apr 14, 2010
Once, while driving by a large church group who was climbing in 11 mile canyon in the Splatte, I felt the need to yell "What's the rope for? You got God don't cha?" The leader fell and I got some nasty looks from the group. I cracked another Bud and drove off laughing all the way to hell. Mike Ben
From silverthorne/denver
Joined May 16, 2006
5 points
Apr 14, 2010
Few years ago in Durango, I'm talking with this girl, who I thought was still somewhat new to climbing... but then she starts rambling off an impressive list of routes she's "free-sol'd"

I'm thinking to myself, "holy s#*t, this chick is RAD!" I was 100% blown away that this cute girl has been bouldering out some techie sandstone routes.. totally under the radar of any of us durangotans!

So we make a date to go climbing, and she turns out to be a total gumby! Total gumby. During beers after wards, I asked her how did she solo x, y and z, when she seemed to flail hard trying to following a 5.6 that day??

"Free solo?" She replied, "No - I said "free-sol'd" I was barefoot when I top-roped those climbs I mentioned before"

Oh..............
bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
Apr 15, 2010
Half dome Cables
BobDergay wrote:
Few years ago in Durango, I'm talking with this girl, who I thought was still somewhat new to climbing... but then she starts rambling off an impressive list of routes she's "free-sol'd" I'm thinking to myself, "holy s#*t, this chick is RAD!" I was 100% blown away that this cute girl has been bouldering out some techie sandstone routes.. totally under the radar of any of us durangotans! So we make a date to go climbing, and she turns out to be a total gumby! Total gumby. During beers after wards, I asked her how did she solo x, y and z, when she seemed to flail hard trying to following a 5.6 that day?? "Free solo?" She replied, "No - I said "free-sol'd" I was barefoot when I top-roped those climbs I mentioned before" Oh..............


I LOLed at this one. This has to be the biggest miscommunication ever or she really tried to screw with you
Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
804 points
Apr 15, 2010
Mike Ben wrote:
Once, while driving by a large church group who was climbing in 11 mile canyon in the Splatte, I felt the need to yell "What's the rope for? You got God don't cha?" The leader fell and I got some nasty looks from the group. I cracked another Bud and drove off laughing all the way to hell.

Love this one.... I just had a post about this but there was a guy telling my little brother not to use the smooth side of a BD ATC-XP and the guy had a plain old ATC himself.
J.J
Joined Aug 23, 2008
185 points
Apr 20, 2010
Shucka Bra.
Climbers say all sorts of dumb shit:
"Indian creek is trad climbing."
"crushing"
"sending"
"spiritual"
"green"
"take" -guilty of this one myself
"whats a good beginner aid route in the black canyon?"
the list could go on and on forever...
Dustin B
From Steamboat
Joined Jan 29, 2006
1,516 points
Apr 21, 2010
Once you have Black, you will fear to go back...
While walking along the base of El Captain...

"I wonder what is in that brown bag, I think I will go look."
Guy H.
From Fort Collins CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
7,390 points
Apr 26, 2010
summit of whitney
While in Red Rocks.

A younger girl just got done TRing a sport climb and says

"I think there is something wrong with a nerve in my leg, my foot keeps twitching"

Heard in the gunks from a free soloist

"Alpine is like Russian Roulette"
Spiro
Joined Dec 18, 2006
160 points
Apr 28, 2010
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The best part of that video is that the "cameraman" is like directing the application of first aid "put him down here, don't set him on his feet, get something under his head," while still videotaping and not helping at all. An idiot and kind of a douchebag.
builttospill
Joined Nov 1, 2006
68 points
Apr 30, 2010
builttospill wrote:
The best part of that video is that the "cameraman" is directing the application of first aid "put him down here, don't set him on his feet, get something under his head," while still videotaping and not helping at all. An idiot and kind of a douchebag.
builttospill
Joined Nov 1, 2006
68 points
Nov 8, 2010
Hanging out on Moonlight.
I once took a co-worker from Brazil named Rock (his real name is Jaquim)
climbing at the Gunks. All day I'm yelling stuff like "OFF BELAY, ROCK" Eventually this guys climbs up next to me, and asks why I keep yelling "ROCK"? So I tell him that's the guys name. He says well call him something the fuch else! Made sense to me.

Or my all time favorite "Your on Belay!, but don't fall"
A. Roberts
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 2, 2007
877 points
Nov 8, 2010
Bocan
A. Roberts wrote:
Or my all time favorite "Your on Belay!, but don't fall"


Ha...I totally say that all the time!! (when the anchors call for it)
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
Nov 8, 2010
Bocan
builttospill wrote:
The best part of that video is that the "cameraman" is like directing the application of first aid "put him down here, don't set him on his feet, get something under his head," while still videotaping and not helping at all. An idiot and kind of a douchebag.


The climber kind of seems like the D-bag. One piece on a single pitch and WITHOUT a helmet? He's lucky he's not dead.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points


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