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By Cliff Cash
From Ajax, Colorado
Nov 11, 2012
Painted Wall
My buddy Samson's humorous take of 5 tips for entering the world of trad. enjoy.

climbingzine.com/portfolios/sa...

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By prod.
From Boulder, Co
Nov 11, 2012
Haha,

Pretty good advice. But as I am nearing "Old Guy" Status, it sort of hurts, not "Butt Hurts" though...

Best advice is #5. Be friendly. I always say hi and talk to folks at the crags. You never know who might have to help carry you out?

Prod.

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By Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Nov 11, 2012
Humboldt Bouldering
Hilarious! Love the Zine

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By Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Nov 11, 2012
me on my redpoint
Cliff Cash wrote:
My buddy Samson's humorous take of 5 tips for entering the world of trad. enjoy. climbingzine.com/portfolios/sa...





awesome

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By rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Nov 11, 2012
The traverse out to the Yellow Ridge on the Dogstick Ridge link-up.  Photo by Myriam Bouchard
The world according to Samson:

Put bluntly, these guys are bitter.  The most climbing they’ve done in the last month is the moment first thing in the morning (and again after their afternoon nap) when they climb out of bed…The closest these old guys get to V3 is the V8 they have in the morning with their daily fiber drink.

Maybe your work or high school is filled with catty, backstabbers that talk shit, but climbing is not like this.


Well, if we exclude folks like Samson, that is.

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By Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Nov 11, 2012
me on my redpoint
Well I wish the shit talking would come to an end on Mountain Project. Not that I haven't been guilty at points but some people are just bad on this site. Have some respect people.

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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Nov 11, 2012
modern man
I fucking love my hexes

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By Buff Johnson
Nov 11, 2012
smiley face
PBR pic -- oh hey, isn't that a hex placement??



blogs, graffiti with punctuation.

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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Nov 11, 2012
Oh Prod, I wish I were as close to old guy status as you are. . .

Yuck Yuck Yuck!!!!!!

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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Nov 11, 2012
Middle
Trying too hard to be cool but not hard enough to be grammatically correct.

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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Nov 12, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Nov 12, 2012
Mt. Agassiz
A noob obviously placed that bigbeerbro. Sling in the middle? Really? Always slide the sling over to one side of the can. By the way, the knot in that dyneema will reduce the strength of it by 72.5498256% exactly. I know because I saw it on MP.com

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By TBlom
Nov 12, 2012
Be friendly, don't spray, and leave the ego at home. And talk as much trash as possible about old guys who [actually] know how to place passive gear!

The cowbells scream noob or old dude, but damn they work well. And they sure are nice to bail from instead of a cam. Always carried a few bail hexes and bootied stoppers on longer trad routes.

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By Kiri Namtvedt
Nov 12, 2012
Great article. And sure, there's some hypocrisy going on, but the author pokes fun at both old timers and young guns, unlike some of the stuff I've seen around here.

#1 rule for all of life comes from Bill and Ted: be good to each other. And that applies to trad, sport, gym, whatever!

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By Ian Stewart
Nov 12, 2012
Other than the "don't buy hexes", what does any of that have to do with trad climbing?

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By bearbreeder
Nov 12, 2012
the people who are most offended are likely those who it applies to the most ;)

the intraweb forums are pretty irrelevant for climbing ... they are however fun on those rainy days =P

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By Tits McGee
From Boulder, CO
Nov 12, 2012
How I Send
If you are going to get "butt hurt" by mountain project, maybe you should be a sport climber instead?

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By Greg Springer
From Minneapolis
Nov 12, 2012
Friends big puppy
I get it, you’re nervous and want to defuse it. Cooking up sprayberry pies helps you feel competent and strong. Thing is, you sound like a jackass.

"sprayberry pies" is my favorite part of the page

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By Tits McGee
From Boulder, CO
Nov 12, 2012
How I Send
Ah, I remember a time not long ago, when forums progressed naturally - without moderator interference, lacking moronic questions posed by noobs. When the old dudes and young alike traded quips without getting all "butt hurt." Those were the days...

It all changed when Bob D. erased his profile and all of his contributions. Now we live in a politically correct(ed) mountain project world, where people get offended by random anonymous posts that must be deleted at once for fear of hurt feelings. What has this database come to? Where do we go from here?

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By J Q
Nov 12, 2012
Me again!
IDK, something about mediocre climbing ability mixed with mediocre understanding of climbing all the while wanting people to appreciate your opinion seems to be the trend. If they don't hold your hand and tell you what a nice job your doing out comes the whining. I spect when you have jumped through some "hoops", and have actually accomplished "stuff", it gets harder to offend.

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By Cliff Cash
From Ajax, Colorado
Nov 12, 2012
Painted Wall
Ryan Nevius wrote:
A noob obviously placed that bigbeerbro. Sling in the middle? Really? Always slide the sling over to one side of the can. By the way, the knot in that dyneema will reduce the strength of it by 72.5498256% exactly. I know because I saw it on MP.com


best reply!

hopefully no one is getting their panties in a bunch too much over this one, Samson wrote this to get some laughs, and just give a couple pointers (especially the part about not buying hexes). I mean how many of us bought hexes to start and then sold them off to a younger climber? I know I did.

(Now I'm going back to the weed debate. Legalize IT, uuuuuuhhhhh.)

-CC

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