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By Dylan Weldin
From Austin, Texas
Dec 5, 2012
Summit of my first tower, the Rectory via Fine Jade
Friendly public service announcement:

IT'S RAPPEL.

You go RAPPELLING.

Not any of this:

No...
No...


No...
No...


No...
No...


No...
No...


No... (But I met this guy there. He rollerblades to the crag and has a thick Polish accent)
No... (But I met this guy there. He rollerblades to the crag and has a thick Polish accent)


BUT

YES THIS



Yes!!!!
Yes!!!!


ALSO Yes!!!
ALSO Yes!!!


In my opinion there are two possible solutions to this issue:
1) If you misuse this word, you will be reminded, slapped in the face, and reminded again not to repeat your mistake
2) We reinstate "abseil" as the new "rappel"...

Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself. Be mindful of the slap to the face weather you are on the receiving or administering end. (That one was intentional).

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 5, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

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By Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Dec 5, 2012
Dreamweaver
giggle

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By splitclimber
Dec 5, 2012
I'm repelled that climbers can't get this right. thx for the PSA

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Dec 5, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
nicely done...I thought this was going to be a legitimate post at first and you had misspelled rappel, I was thinking of creative ways to correct you.

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By Gunkiemike
Dec 5, 2012
Stand by for Part 2 - the appropriate use of the word "splitter".

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By Buff Johnson
Dec 5, 2012
smiley face
Two electrons walk into a bar...

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By T Howes
From Sisters, OR
Dec 5, 2012
Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.

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By Shelton Hatfield
From Austin, Texas
Dec 5, 2012
Photo by Damien
Tom Howes wrote:
Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.

BOOM! roasted

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By Buff Johnson
Dec 5, 2012
smiley face
comma splice

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By matt davies
Dec 5, 2012
Buff Johnson wrote:
Two electrons walk into a bar...

Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 5, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Best post ever in the history of mountainproject. Serious.

To take it further, the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.

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By Eric Engberg
Dec 5, 2012
ab off?

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By matt davies
Dec 5, 2012
Eric Engberg wrote:
ab off?

Is that what you say when you're at the end of an absail?

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By ChristopherAust
From Ohio
Dec 5, 2012
omg
camhead wrote:
Best post ever in the history of mountainproject. Serious. To take it further, the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.

Depends on what you're doing at the time...

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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Dec 5, 2012
blah
camhead wrote:
the slang verb of descending down a rope is not "raping." It's rapping.


...so... am I doing it wrong? it feels so right...

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By Dylan Weldin
From Austin, Texas
Dec 6, 2012
Summit of my first tower, the Rectory via Fine Jade
Tom Howes wrote:
Weather is that stuff up in the sky. Whether is often used to introduce a question, often a choice between options.


Notice how I said I "(That one was intentional)" in my original post? BOOM ROASTED

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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Dec 6, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.
It appears you could avoid those unfortunate situations by not reading blogs about rappelling. :-)

Or reading blogs at all for that matter.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Dec 6, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
I thought I was the only one that became furious wanting to maim the offender's parents for merely misspelling. It's good to know I'm not alone. Hug? It sounds like I'm being facetious, but I'm really not. I want to cripple these bastards for creating more dipshits.

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By Buff Johnson
Dec 6, 2012
smiley face
matt davies wrote:
Which does NOT beg the question, "what are electrons doing in a bar?"



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By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From Los Alamos, NM
Dec 6, 2012
Climbing at the Belvedere crag near Nago with a great view of the northern end of Lake Garda and the town of Torbole sul Garda below. June 2013.
Dylan Weldin wrote:
Notice how I said I "(That one was intentional)" in my original post? BOOM ROASTED

[sic]!

(Great PSA BTW.)

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By Tits McGee
From Boulder, CO
Dec 6, 2012
How I Send
To add, the abbreviated past (not passed) tense of rappel is rapped, not raped.

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By TWK
Dec 6, 2012
Thank you for the great post.

"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."
--George Orwell, "1984"

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 6, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Tits McGee wrote:
To add, the abbreviated past (not passed) tense of rappel is rapped, not raped.


Lebowksi? That's your name, dude!

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.
Also, Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. It's Asian-American.


Dylan, looking forward to your next installment.

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By JesseT
From Portland, OR
Dec 6, 2012
25' drop...wheeeeee!


Looks like his forehead is repelling his helmet...

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