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May 24, 2012
APBT1976 wrote:
So serious.... I kid he did ask a question right?

clausti
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May 24, 2012
slopey
Hahaha I'm just pulling your leg clausti, tis' a joke. Jeremy Hand
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May 24, 2012
Jeremy Hand wrote:
Hahaha I'm just pulling your leg clausti, tis' a joke.


oh good. my hand were getting a little sweaty, clutchin these pearls.
clausti
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May 24, 2012
slopey
disturbing.... Jeremy Hand
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May 24, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
These threads always remind me of an old REM song:
"Oddfellows local 151 behind the firehouse
Where Peewee sits to prove a sage to teach
Peewee gathered up his proof
Reached up and scratched his head
Fell down and hit the ground again
Why do the heathens rage behind the firehouse
Where Peewee sits upon the wall to preach
This boy and girl that gather pearls
Of wisdom falling from his mouth
Wash off the blood, wash off the rum"
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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May 24, 2012
me
I would like to point out that this is a problem when you are female as well. By looking for climbing guys that are at your skill level or greater you have narrowed the field of datable guys a LOT but it is hard to let go of the idea, as you want to date someone you can share your weekend and adventures with. ErikaB
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 10, 2011
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May 24, 2012
ErikaB wrote:
I would like to point out that this is a problem when you are female as well. By looking for climbing guys that are at your skill level or greater you have narrowed the field of datable guys a LOT but it is hard to let go of the idea, as you want to date someone you can share your weekend and adventures with.

I'm assuming this is a generality and not a specific problem you've encountered. Living in Boulder and leading 5.7 (as your profile states) leaves about 14 undateable guys.
matt davies
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May 24, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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May 24, 2012
me
oh going straight for the personal insult..... 5.7 on Trad I think is ok around Eldo and 10b on sport for leading which I'll admit is low for what I can climb.... why am I trying to defend myself this is retarded.... ErikaB
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 10, 2011
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May 24, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
ErikaB wrote:
oh going straight for the personal insult..... 5.7 on Trad I think is ok around Eldo and 10b on sport for leading which I'll admit is low for what I can climb.... why am I trying to defend myself this is retarded....


Eh, don't defend your MP stats. The whole score card is pretty stupid. But do realize you have a much better chance of finding a climber guy given the current glut of 'em relative to women. We met incidentally at High Wire crag a year or so ago. Pamela was with us that day.

I think most everyone's problem is our social circles are small and in order to meet someone new we have to expand them. Parties are good, but they are kind of random. I would recommend the whole goofy Meetup thing around the Front Range. There are two climbing groups that are pretty active. That's where I met my gf. She had just moved back to CO. She's also my age, so there's even room for that you old farts. Ha ha ha.

Now mind you, these climbing clubs are not going to be your bread and butter for climbing partners necessarily, as a lot of the people in them are not committed to climbing and some kind of dabble. But there are some people that are just tired of their ruts and wanted to make some new climbing friends. The dating aspect is pretty incidental, but it's there.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
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May 24, 2012
Llama Races- Fairplay, Colorado
ErikaB wrote:
oh going straight for the personal insult..... 5.7 on Trad I think is ok around Eldo and 10b on sport for leading which I'll admit is low for what I can climb.... why am I trying to defend myself this is retarded....


Pretty sure he was just suggesting that a very high concentration of Boulder dudes lead 5.7. Not saying you're lame because you climb 5.7.
Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
594 points
May 24, 2012
Hey ErikaB, since we're both in Boulder and experiencing the same problem and all...

TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
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May 24, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
problem solved. Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
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May 24, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
These are the two climbing Meetup groups right now in the Front Range that are active.

Denver Social Climb

Rock Climbers of Colorado Springs

It's free and you just might recognize some of the people there already. I went on a group trip on a Saturday that I didn't have a partner for when I met a nice lady that had moved back to town and we got along pretty well.

I'll add that I thought Erika was really nice when I met her a while back dudes, so there you are.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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May 24, 2012
He took the whipper while trying to place his #1 S...
"Does this smell like chloroform to you?" Nathan Scherneck
From Portland, OR
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May 24, 2012
bacon
clausti wrote:
bottom line, you can't trick someone into loving climbing. you can give them a chance to try it, but you can't dictate desire. also good to remember for other asspects of a relationship, as it were.

She knows what she is talking about!
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 24, 2012
bacon
The Dread Pirate Killis wrote:
And can spell! Ah, cheap shot, I know. Couldn't help it.

She is a good climber too! Nice.
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
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May 24, 2012
ErikaB wrote:
oh going straight for the personal insult..... 5.7 on Trad I think is ok around Eldo and 10b on sport for leading which I'll admit is low for what I can climb.... why am I trying to defend myself this is retarded....

Shoot, Erica, I wasn't trying to dis 5.7, I was trying to crack on Boulder a little and all the crushers up there. Sorry if my lame joke came across as an insult, leading 5.7 in Eldo is more than OK!
EDIT: What Hank said.
matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
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May 24, 2012
The Dread Pirate Killis wrote:
No, no, Ellenor. I was saying SHE can spell, pointing out by inferance that this is a quality that you do not share. I was not complimenting a random stranger's basic spelling proficiency. I was satirizing your lack thearof. My apologies for being opaque.


Oh the irony...Even those who normally do spell well enough seem to lose it precisely in that post where they criticize other people's spelling.

Though Ellenor/Elena/Mitch/snowboarder dude and any other impersonations I missed are all in a class by themselves.
Christian
From Casa do Cacete
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May 24, 2012
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ErikaB is just being nice...... After you eliminate the dirt bags, hair bags,, druggies, alcoholics, smokers, stinkers, nerds, dorks, too skinny, too fat, dog owners, cat owners, VW bus owners etc etc there really are not too many climbing dudes left for us climbing girls to pick from!!!!!

It's a tough life!!!!
Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
422 points
May 25, 2012
me
haha yes!

Thanks Stich, I do seem to remember that.
ErikaB
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 10, 2011
16 points
May 25, 2012
bacon
Mia Tucholke wrote:
ErikaB is just being nice...... After you eliminate the dirt bags, hair bags,, druggies, alcoholics, smokers, stinkers, nerds, dorks, too skinny, too fat, dog owners, cat owners, VW bus owners etc etc there really are not too many climbing dudes left for us climbing girls to pick from!!!!! It's a tough life!!!!

Mia I disagree
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 25, 2012
bacon
The Dread Pirate Killis wrote:
No, no, Ellenor. I was saying SHE can spell, pointing out by inferance that this is a quality that you do not share. I was not complimenting a random stranger's basic spelling proficiency. I was satirizing your lack thearof. My apologies for being opaque.

She is smarter then me probably...so what
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 25, 2012
bacon
Christian wrote:
Oh the irony...Even those who normally do spell well enough seem to lose it precisely in that post where they criticize other people's spelling. Though Ellenor/Elena/Mitch/snowboarder dude and any other impersonations I missed are all in a class by themselves.

The name or gender do not matter
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
May 25, 2012
The West Desert...it's not just for climbing, suck...
I have to admit, I've had moments where I felt I only wanted to date men who climbed in some form or another, and other moments where I felt I could never date a climber again. That said, my current beau is...a climber. Yeah, yeah, you can't escape it :}....although I would say he is less exclusively focused on climbing than I am. And despite the fact that we both want to climb quite a bit (together or not), our conversations and much personal time spent together are still mostly not about climbing (...we drink a lot of wine and eat a lot of sushi, haaa).

In the end, most of my committed relationships in the last 7+ years have been with climbers. And most, if not all, of those climbers have been good men. Climbing was a conduit for us, but in the end, it's not about the climbing when it's the real deal. You don't have to climb really hard to be attractive (you do need to have some other social graces, however, and sometimes some gentlemanly persistence).

I'll be honest and say, though, that I still haven't decided whether I think dating a climber is the best path or not. The non-climbers I've dated never really understood me or my lifestyle, but climbing relationships bring their own unique stresses at times as well.
Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 5, 2007
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