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Jul 23, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
A gluttonous fat fuck sitting on their couch cramming shit down their gullets is not the same as someone that's outdoors and inexperienced that didn't do enough research. Gray area: The large portion in between the black, and the white. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,156 points
I dunno if it is a level of n00bness or just a lack of confidence in ones self(probably because of n00bness) that causes people to freak out in situations that they could easily think their way out of. Personally I am now so mortified of being flamed on on MP that I will never call for help. haha.
Jul 23, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Dow Williams, 2011
peer pressure is a good thing....Sat I was chased by a grizzly, fell 40' with a huge pack trying to jump a 3' log...bruised ribs, broken hand, several gaping wounds...but finished climbing Mount King George yesterday then descended all the way out to worry about wounds...because I knew if I didn't, I would be called a pussy....I appreciate the pressure myself....I don't 50 yrs of age, maybe I need a SPOT....maybe Rob and Killis will get me one for xmas? Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
226 points
Jul 28, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Dow Williams, 2011
Chopper actually is my uncle, no joke dufus. No, I do not carry a cell phone climbing, Canadian Rockies or desert. Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
226 points
Aug 28, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Party In My Mind. Endless Wall.
Here is the link to their blog. I know both of those involved so I will not pass least not publicly Phil Schuld
From Bethlehem, NH
Joined Sep 7, 2009
170 points
Aug 29, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Pano of Choas in the P2 crux. Undercling-high-step...
I think the decision to call for help in the future for these two climbers will be all too easy. From 8am to midnight, they only reached the top of the tower! Climbing 5.9 chimney's with no experience and no means for bailing! They went out partying right afterwards. They must have been really dehydrated. This is all ridiculous. I stand by my original assessment, they needed a penalty of some sort.

Bail with one rope, leave gear, hike out, return with water and a second rope. Re-climb to high point bail without losing gear or continue to the top.
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
2,671 points
Aug 29, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Dow Williams, 2011
Where are all their defenders now??? In their own words nonetheless...ignorant blokes to be sure. Yes, where is the f&*$#( bill????????? Should have been handed to them on the 2nd free heli can tell they got a real rush, like going to Disney World or something...took one rope because they are going to top out no worries???? I have done the route three times,gotten down before dark no worries except for a Feb outing.... contemplating even soloing the damn thing...and still use double ropes when climbing (roped up) such a long route. But no, they just needed a single because no worries even though they never climbed chimney before...seriously where do you find these people? How can anyone possibly defend against charging for rescue services after this statement on the issue? Also, lesson learned posted on the official review of the incident: 5 liters!!! (2 people) are not enough water for this route?...that is pretty funny. Just more mis-information. (Yeah I only drank 2.5 liters of water today on a north facing route...I might die)

We had two young folks die up here in Canmore this summer, fell while simul rapping. Official gov mountain safety specialist says in the media..."prussic rap backups would not have made a difference in this case because they were simul rapping"....mis information is abundant
Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
226 points
Aug 30, 2012

That's pretty entertaining. A bunch of yuppies! Get your ass back down to St. George and lets climb. I "ditched the bitch," so i'm going to have some more free time.

Rob Fielding
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined May 8, 2011
240 points
Aug 31, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Colonel Mustard
Dow's bitter because he did the walk off to that choss heap three times! Hater! Um, I mean, hiker! Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,403 points
May 23, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: 78 degrees north at 40,000 bearing about 220. Five...
I was just re-reading this thread. That rescue still takes the title in my book for most staggering thing ever. Those goobers should be publicly horse-whipped for lack of everything real climbing embodies - self-reliance first of all. As a career USAF flier I would also remind you gung-ho SAR types out there: NOTHING we do is routine and all it takes is one cannon plug or titanium bolt or hydraulic actuator to fail and we're having funerals. That is even more true for helicopters. (Did you you know that multiple coordinated hydraulic actuators are changing the rotor pitch angle EVERY single time that blade goes around - just to keep the thing straight and level?) How would like to live with knowing that a helicopter crew died rescuing your noob ass because you were thirsty and couldn't man-up? I don't climb hard anymore but when I did, cell phones were not part of the equation. Period. We did our research and took self-rescue very seriously. I spent some tough nights on the back of the learning curve. Oh well...I'll stop. You guys be careful out there. crewdoglm
Joined Dec 31, 2010
27 points
May 23, 2014
I would have had good ol' "Uncle Pat" shimmy up there and lead the way out! Whenever you're in a jam on Epinephrine, just toot on the ol' grass flute and he come's a climbin'! criccia
Joined May 26, 2011
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