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Ok, fess up, MPers!!! Who here has actually ever climbed? I mean actual outside, technical climbing type stuff with the funny shoes and harness and all?

Personally, I've toproped in a gym twice, climbed at a 20 ft. cliff in NH once (also TR, but HARD!), and dabbled with free soloing (more like glorified scrambling! Ha!).

Sometimes I feel like maybe i don't have the experience and general intelligence to contribute to this site, but I do anyways! Anyone else here fall into this category?!?!?
VerticalUrge
Joined Sep 19, 2011
5 points
Jun 6, 2013
old 1/4" bolt.
We climbed outdoors for thirty years before we ever heard of MP. MP is a time pit like Facebook or FarmVille. Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Joined Jan 2, 2007
11,903 points
Jun 6, 2013
Humboldt Bouldering
I'm a n0000b Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Joined Sep 16, 2009
472 points
Jun 6, 2013
9 years. I like the beta pics. Rob M
From Fullerton, ca
Joined Jun 14, 2010
20 points
Jun 6, 2013
OTL
Outside? That's crazy talk, man.


I climb in a controlled environment where all the holds are labeled for me and the temperature is just right for shirtless + beanie sending - you know, like 90% of the 'climbers' out there.
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
368 points
Jun 6, 2013
Aiding. Photo by Locker.
Wait, this is a climbing site? I thought it was about gardening. No wonder I'm so confused...

If I told you how I long I'd been climbing, then you'd know how old I am. Screw that! You young 'uns would laugh at me. But yes, I've climbed outside, for more than one season. On my own. On lead even! It's crazy, man! :-)
teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Joined Dec 16, 2012
636 points
Jun 6, 2013
Hilarious! Never really considered that most folks on MP are just a bunch of noobs and gym climbers, but it makes the plethora of moronic posts make a lot more sense. Been climbing outdoors for over 20 years and only climb in a gym every Xmas season while visiting family in Portland (most gyms really suck but The Circuit gyms are pretty awesome) I've climbed/led single & multipitch trad and sport, FAed a few easy single pitch trad/free solo routes and near 1000 boulder problems in several southeastern states, primarily SC. Brad Caldwell
From Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Joined May 22, 2010
1,360 points
Jun 6, 2013
If you really rock climb, you can get hurt. That's insane, man.

I saw that Alex Handhold guy on TV once.

How do they get the rope up there?

How do you get back down? With one of those wingsuit thingies?
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
116 points
Jun 6, 2013
At the BRC
Brad Caldwell wrote:
Hilarious! Never really considered that most folks on MP are just a bunch of noobs and gym climbers, but it makes the plethora of moronic posts make a lot more sense.


Hey, it's dirty outside and there's no coffee.
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Jun 6, 2013
Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks
VerticalUrge wrote:
Ok, fess up, MPers!!! Who here has actually ever climbed? I mean actual outside, technical climbing type stuff with the funny shoes and harness and all? Personally, I've toproped in a gym twice, climbed at a 20 ft. cliff in NH once (also TR, but HARD!), and dabbled with free soloing (more like glorified scrambling! Ha!). Sometimes I feel like maybe i don't have the experience and general intelligence to contribute to this site, but I do anyways! Anyone else here fall into this category?!?!?


Sometimes I look at pictures of people climbing outside on the interwebs and I daydream that it is really me, does that count?
kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Joined Aug 12, 2010
1,501 points
Jun 6, 2013
Closest I have gotten to real climbing is as a stand in for the movie "Vertical Limit". Norse Force
From Nederland, CO
Joined Nov 6, 2012
1 points
Jun 6, 2013
Must be a 34 year hallucination, this climbing nonsense. mountainhick
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 19, 2009
153 points
Administrator
Jun 6, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
VerticalUrge wrote:
Ok, fess up, MPers!!! Who here has actually ever climbed? I mean actual outside, technical climbing type stuff with the funny shoes and harness and all? Personally, I've toproped in a gym twice, climbed at a 20 ft. cliff in NH once (also TR, but HARD!), and dabbled with free soloing (more like glorified scrambling! Ha!). Sometimes I feel like maybe i don't have the experience and general intelligence to contribute to this site, but I do anyways! Anyone else here fall into this category?!?!?


Most of the photos on the site are Photoshop'ed don't be fooled.
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,417 points
Jun 6, 2013
Leading Blue Collar Crack.
CaptainMo wrote:
Most of the photos on the site are Photoshop'ed don't be fooled.

Human beings can't actually climb vertical rock. What would you even stand on? Pretty obvious that it's a sham.
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Feb 9, 2012
1,274 points
Jun 6, 2013
the man was smart
I'm still waiting for my yoga pants and beanie to show up from REI before I'm climbing anything and I have an appt. next Monday to get a tribal band tattooed on my arm. By a week from Friday I think I may be ready.

What do you guys think about Link cams? I'm thinking I should buy a set or two as well.
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,054 points
Jun 6, 2013
Taken at MWV Icefest 2014.
I went sport rappelling once. On a related note, I am listing 14 figure 8's for sale, $50 each. cjdrover
From Somerville, MA
Joined Feb 18, 2009
387 points
Jun 6, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Benjamin Chapman wrote:
We climbed outdoors for thirty years before we ever heard of MP. MP is a time pit like Facebook or FarmVille.



LOL!! That's an accurate evaluation. Friend of mine directed me here years ago,,now he's not on site anymore but I still hang out here between real world rock climbing tours.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,090 points
Jun 6, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
VerticalUrge wrote:
. Sometimes I feel like maybe i don't have the experience and general intelligence to contribute to this site, but I do anyways!?!?


Why?
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
960 points
Jun 6, 2013
OTL
VerticalUrge wrote: Sometimes I feel like maybe i don't have the experience and general intelligence to contribute to this site, but I do anyways!?!?

Greg D wrote:
Why?


If everyone self-policed their posts like this, MP forums would have no content at all!
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
368 points
Jun 6, 2013
About to set up a fire TR anchor
Benjamin Chapman wrote:
We climbed outdoors for thirty years before we ever heard of MP. MP is a time pit like Facebook or FarmVille.


I always thought of climbing as a time pit like Facebook or Farmville, you know, something to waste the time you could be spending on MP
Hamilton Kibbe
From Boston, MA
Joined Apr 27, 2010
57 points
Jun 6, 2013
Hahahh well defn I've seen a lot of the trolls who post and don't climb. They are usually spreading dysfunction and ire around MP.

I always know someone doesn't climb if they ask me if I rappel. For some reason this is a common question non-climbers ask me. Well yes, I do, but it's just the way to get down after the climb and not the highlight, at all (sometimes more like a chore). If you climb, you rappel.
Ana Tine
Joined Dec 7, 2012
86 points
Jun 6, 2013
...
What I have been doing on the rocks all these years resembles climbing. But it would be wrong of me to call it that. Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,361 points
Jun 6, 2013
Locker wrote:
What I have been doing on the rocks all these years resembles climbing. But it would be wrong of me to call it that.


Sunning, probably you are sunning like a lizard.

Fact: most lizards don't consider what they do to be climbing, or a hobby or sport. They just do it.
Ana Tine
Joined Dec 7, 2012
86 points
Jun 6, 2013
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I've also been known to do a great "Lounge act".

;-)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,361 points
Jun 6, 2013
tanuki
I have never climbed, but I Prancercise regularly.

NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Joined Dec 6, 2009
121 points
Jun 6, 2013
El Cajon Mtn. Leonids. 5.9.
Nope never. But i ate a brownie once... ChaseLeoncini
From San Diego, California
Joined Aug 22, 2012
145 points


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