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Gym heroes 30-Mar-2006 At 8:57:08 AM rolsen
Weíve sorted started trying to climb regularly at the gym (only third time), Iíve been climbing for 10 years outdoors but never got into the gym scene.

Last night we were climbing a route and this hero and his partner set up next to us and then when I lower down he (without a word) begins leading a route right where we are tied in. We were in a group of three and the other two hadnít climbed the route yet. He didnít ask if we were finished Ė obviously knowing we werenít. He steps in from the right into our line and proceeds to so slowly dog his way up a climb (21) that travels the same space as the one we were on. He then sits on practically every bolt and we had to move rather than wait 10 minutes. We found another climb and climbed it while he was still dogging his way to glory.

The gym was half empty last night and there were lots of spare wall. Itís not something I would ever do or allow my partner(s) to do Ė his partner was to blame as well. If we realised what he was doing we would have said something but by then it was too late and why make a scene just because someone is a jerk.

Does he think he has more of a right to climb than us? Cause he's leading? Cause he has a membership?

Do these gym heroes get up your nose as well? Letís ask them to leave their egos at home.

PS. I was going to shame him by describing him, his partner and his gear but Iíll let it go Ė this time. But if he tries it out again.....

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