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By MountainMan
From LoTown, Utah
Feb 15, 2010
Ibex

What gyms are good for solves the problem the guy in another thread has with drinking and climbing....nothing better than turning an otherwise potentially boring night pulling on plastic into a party with a Nalgene of PBR and some good friends.


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By Mark Roth
From Boulder
Feb 15, 2010
not climbing

MountainMan wrote:
a Nalgene of PBR

mmmmmm BPA-PBR


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By MountainMan
From LoTown, Utah
Feb 16, 2010
Ibex

Mark Roth wrote:
mmmmmm BPA-PBR


Hey, it's 3.2 here......adds a little kick.


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By Price
From SLC, UT
Feb 16, 2010

MountainMan wrote:
Hey, it's 3.2 here......adds a little kick.


It's 3.2 there too.


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By Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Feb 16, 2010
RMNP skiing. Photo by Nodin de Saillan

duh wrote:
You edited your post? I'm sorry, but that's just weke.


I'm not cupping balls here, but if you call someone weak for editing a post while you're being an anonymous coward thats just ritarded.

What?

thats just RitARDed.

Retard?

Thats what I said. Just Ritarded.


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By Chad Miller
From Grand Junction, CO
Feb 16, 2010
Smile for the camera.  Me topping out of Pice of Cake, Taylors Falls MN <br />

What do I hate most about rock climbing gyms?

People who hate rock climbing gyms yet still climb there and then bitch about it.


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By Dana Marie
From Cold Spring
Feb 16, 2010
by the river <br />

getting to the top and touching a dust bunnied man-made wall edge instead of belaying my partner up and looking out on a magnificent vista.

btw-the short film at the beginning of this thread is worth a view. made me laugh out loud.


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By Ryan Kelly
From work.
Feb 16, 2010
My kinda simian

Chad Miller wrote:
What do I hate most about rock climbing gyms? People who hate rock climbing gyms yet still climb there and then bitch about it.


This topic has been covered already in this thread. Hank climbs harder than you, so therefore your opinion, if different from Hanks, is invalid. Please hate something else about rock gyms, preferably whatever Hank hates.


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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Feb 16, 2010
Lone goat..

Ryan Kelly wrote:
This topic has been covered already in this thread. Hank climbs harder than you, so therefore your opinion, if different from Hanks, is invalid. Please hate something else about rock gyms, preferably whatever Hank hates.


It was just a topic question man. The Wife and I are on the way to the gym this evening, we actually love our time in the gym, I just thought that crappy tape jobs made my mind into jello. I don't climb harder than anybody and I would appreciate Ryan not using a monkey with a beer to taunt me! Chill people. Fuzzy bunnies, cool blue oceans, serenity now.......


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By Tea
Feb 16, 2010
just Jong it!

Bobby Hanson wrote:
I know several people who have gotten infections after climbing the cracks there, one was hospitalized last year.


Oh man...sorry to hear someone got hospitalized...but I have called those things the "Staph Cracks" from the get go. Doesn't take a genius to figure out they could be unhealthy. No thanks.


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By duh
Feb 16, 2010

kevin murphy wrote:
Looks like Hanky has a FanBoy. CAUTION: If Duh stays anonymous, usually means he/she has alife size picture of you in his closet and pulls the old "Crying Game" in front of it. Fanboys at first will attack quite aggressively, but eventually tire themselves out, the scary part is duh is probably someone you know, with tiny little balls.


For the record, Any life sized picture, I may have in my closet, is of a much younger guy. I mean, come on, the hankster is forty and well into the decline. Sides... if Im going to 'pull the old Crying Game' I prefer guys that don't name drop and spray as much.

And yea, I am somebody Hank knows, unless he was to busy 'inventing the word spray' to notice who was climbing, biving and partying right next to him ' back in Rifle in the early 90's'.

As far as the size of my balls, check them out next time you are massaging my taint with your tounge.


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By duh
Feb 16, 2010

Phil Lauffen wrote:
I'm not cupping balls here, but if you call someone weak for editing a post while you're being an anonymous coward thats just ritarded. What? thats just RitARDed. Retard? Thats what I said. Just Ritarded.


Sorry my user name throws you into a tizzy. Just suck it up princess and try to pay attention, it makes your posts sound a lot less silly. Hank figured out and posted, who I am yesterday. Probably took him about 60 seconds to figure it out, I'm hardly anonymous.


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By duh
Feb 16, 2010

Ryan Kelly wrote:
This topic has been covered already in this thread. Hank climbs harder than you, so therefore your opinion, if different from Hanks, is invalid. Please hate something else about rock gyms, preferably whatever Hank hates.


heh... gud won A_B.


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By dameeser
From denver
Feb 16, 2010
Vanagon

i hate that it's not acceptable to give a hi-five to someone who is on the route next to you.


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By Nathan McBride
From Fort Collins
Feb 17, 2010
Top of the final pitch (4th) of Otto's Route.  Exposed and a little burly but great holds the whole way. Beautiful place.

This thread is great, thanks for posting, Hank. In gyms, I don't like seeing the large number of people using unsafe belaying techniques - and nobody approaches them to correct the danger, not even staff. A climbing gym consists of the local ***COMMUNITY***


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By slim
Administrator
Feb 17, 2010
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

anybody read the article about computer generated route setting in the latest issue of climbing? interesting results.


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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Feb 17, 2010
Mathematical!

Hank Caylor wrote:
What do you hate most about rock gyms?


I have two main gripes with climbing at the gym. One is over crowding. It can be frustrating to wait and wait for a chance on that one new route. It's also aggravating when you're getting ready to pull the crux on a boulder problem in the cave, only to see someone watching you intently... right in your fall zone.

My other complaint is that it kills my shoes. As a poor social worker/student I can't afford a lot of gear. Luckily I've found some great local deals thanks to MP :)

(Also, after climbing at Momentum for a season, I switched to Rockreation, and found it to be a much higher quality experience, with more creative and challenging routes. At least that's my opinion :) )


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By Mike
From Phoenix
Feb 17, 2010
Doing the jump-across off The Mace.  I never get tired of this climb.  Photo by Wednesday Hugus.

They hurt. I only climb indoors a couple times per year, but when I do I seem to walk out with a tweaked tendon somewhere.


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By Jeremiah Johnson
From Hershey PA
Feb 17, 2010
Me

Reachy routes/boulder problems. The routes at the gym here have grades that are pretty reasonable if you're 6 feet tall with a good-sized wingspan. If you're 5'8 or shorter, good luck finding anything over v0/5.9 that doesn't have an unintended crux throw to some hold or another.


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By J. Fox
From Black Hawk, CO
Feb 17, 2010
Me too!

1. Not being able to see the tape. Put the tape on top of the holds! I spend too much time/energy trying to find where my feet go because I can't see the tape below the holds from above.

2. The music! Good gawd! Would it really kill them to play some Napalm Death every once in a while? Sheesh!

3. Crowds. I went to Movement for the first time last week with Tits. It was a nut house!


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By 1up
From Wetumpka, Alabama
Feb 17, 2010

Gym rats
I always seem to bash my elbows on massive holds
I climb a full number grade softer inside from outside
Gym rats


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By Lee Smith
Feb 18, 2010
You can love your rope but you can't "LOVE" your rope! <br />(Back by Popular Demand.  There you are Mom) <br /> <br />

John,

I had to watch that video several times and I still don't believe it....

"Serious gangsta skill on the mark". Oh brother.

I am glad I grew up in a period of (ancient) history when music had some, er, music in it.

Climbing gyms rule! At least I think they do; I have never been to one.


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By Tom Hanson
Feb 18, 2010
Climber Drawing

What do I hate most about rock gyms?
The climbing is inside, and being outside communing with nature is the very reason that I find climbing appealing.
I'd rather hike around outside in a blizzard than climb indoors.

What do I like the most about rock gyms?
It keeps the outdoor crags vacated on cold, snowy or rainy days.
I like to boulder caves on rainy days.


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By Gabe Reagan
From Boulder, CO
Feb 18, 2010
Al the kiddies pal!

... the fact that they are indoors!


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By half-pad-mini-jug
From crauschville
Feb 18, 2010

John, that video is the sickest example of gangster skill i've ever seen. Thank you.


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