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psyched climbers

PreferKnitting
27/11/2006
11:30:39 AM
I've noticed that many climbers have a frantic enthusiasm about their climbing. Infact their enthusiasm could sometimes be described as 'over-the-top'. Other climbers seem to admire and be drawn to those who possess this frantic energy, describing them as 'psyched' or 'super psyched' climbers. In the climbing gyms or bouldering caves, forests of the grampians you'll hear whispers of 'He/she is so psyched to go climb. It's awesome!' Then there will be a thundering roar as they attempt their project.

IN between their projects and their outtings to the gramps they'll be saying 'I'm so psyched give me some rock/plastic I'll crush anything! I'm so psyched can't you tell that climbing is my life climbing is me that's who I am I am a climber, hm hm hmmmm i better say it louder so no one thinks that i'm just some hobby climber I'm so psyched!!'

The word 'psyched', isn't it short for psychopath?

As my moniker says, I prefer knitting, but I am quietly curious about climbing. I am slowly discovering what climbing is about for ME and trying to avoid losing myself to climbing.

I don't want to be one of those people who when asked 'what have you been up to?' respond with 'nothing, I haven't been out climbing lately'. That can't be the total existance of your life!?! Can it?
kp
27/11/2006
11:56:04 AM
Climbing is what you make of it. Some of the most psyched people i know barely speak a word at the crag/gym... perhaps you should rename your post to 'loud climbers'?

>I don't want to be one of those people who when asked 'what have you been up to?' >respond with 'nothing, I haven't been out climbing lately'. That can't be the total >existance of your life!?! Can it?

No, work is. It's all about doing it for the man... earning a shiny buck in the process.

gordoste
27/11/2006
1:10:15 PM
>As my moniker says, I prefer knitting, but I am quietly curious about
>climbing. I am slowly discovering what climbing is about for ME and trying
>to avoid losing myself to climbing.

Can I meet this Monica you speak of?

Seriously, if you enjoy it and are passionate about it then starting climbing might be the best thing that ever happened to you. But if other things are important to you as well then make sure you share yourself around. Sometimes you may not be able to go climbing because of other commitments, but you have 25 or 30 years of climbing ahead of you so it's not that bad.

>I don't want to be one of those people who when asked 'what have you been
>up to?' respond with 'nothing, I haven't been out climbing lately'. That
>can't be the total existance of your life!?! Can it?

It can be, but it doesn't have to be at the exclusion of all else. A lot of the best climbers have very varied interests - families, professions, hobbies etc. You just have to decide on your priorities - which only you can do.

Oh, and ignore the folks who proclaim themselves as being super-psyched, they'll get bored eventually and their enthusiasm will find some other outlet.

cruze
27/11/2006
1:18:28 PM
I hate climbing near climbers yelling and spraying and spewing beta. I prefer climbing near climbers (if at all) that are quietly getting on about their business and still being 'super-psyched'.

muki
27/11/2006
6:02:50 PM
If your not enthusiastic about climbing then just bugger off and do some tea cosy's or a doilly or two and
stop borring us all with your winging and whining. articles like bowline comes undone if you pull this end
and tug this end at the same time..." oh wow the kids all ask me to do it again" go and "slowly discover
what climbing means for you" by actually doing some at a remote cliff far away from me and stop
clogging up the site with any more esoteric deep and meaningfull crap, or facts about knots that have no
bearing on climbers that actually know how to tie in ....the bomb

tmarsh
27/11/2006
6:05:08 PM
funny how this sort of response always comes from people who choose to remain anonymous.

muki
27/11/2006
11:35:02 PM
Heaps of people know me !... who are you?

mousey
27/11/2006
11:42:05 PM
he is tim

muki
27/11/2006
11:54:10 PM
OH... TIM ...right...tim who...oh tim marsh...tim marsh who?who cares

nmonteith
27/11/2006
11:56:50 PM
bomber = muki woods

mousey
28/11/2006
12:04:51 AM
retro: hi muki!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/11/2006
9:15:19 AM
What's with the aggro, bomb?

imo you have missed the subtle point that PK was making with ...
>when asked 'what have you been up to?' respond with 'nothing, I haven't been out climbing lately'.

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Post edit;
Ahh; just read ..
http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=40798

This probably explains where the aggro is coming from, though it seems to me the aggro was already there and simply being commented on?

As KP once quotably wrote;
>After all, it is the internet.

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2nd post edit;
... seems like things are going downhill fast over on that thread !
http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=40740&Replies=21&PagePos=0&Sort=&MsgPagePos=-1#newpost

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3rd post edit;
>stop clogging up the site with any more esoteric deep and meaningfull crap, or facts about knots that have no bearing on climbers that actually know how to tie in ....the bomb
That thread has 37 replies on it (and I was not one of them), so it seems I am not alone in enjoying 'deep & meaningful' (or otherwise) stuff, as I note there are some well respected contributors amongst the reply list.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/11/2006
9:56:04 AM
Back on topic ...
On 27/11/2006 PreferKnitting wrote:
>The word 'psyched', isn't it short for psychopath?
Probably not.

Psychological: 1. of psychology 2. of the mind. 3. affecting the mind.

Psychological Moment: 1. the moment when one is mentally ready for something. 2. the critical moment.

>As my moniker says, I prefer knitting, but I am quietly curious about
>climbing. I am slowly discovering what climbing is about for ME and trying
>to avoid losing myself to climbing.
Good. We need some sane people to measure our ideas (/selves ?), against.
It is an interesting undertaking, but be forewarned ... even at this level it could still consume a fair bit of your life !

>I don't want to be one of those people who when asked 'what have you been
>up to?' respond with 'nothing, I haven't been out climbing lately'. That
>can't be the total existance of your life!?! Can it?
I appreciate the subtle innuendo, though the game of climbing can be a full-on lifestyle for some; ... but I am sure you know that already.

Climbing has many interesting facets; not least is the mental component. Exploring this component of the game for me is a source of endless fascination.
Pommy
28/11/2006
11:12:19 AM
Being "psyched" and being a noisy tosser while climbing are completely different things.
I can't stand being near people who grunt like Monica Seles as they thrash around on their latest project.
They're probably the same sort of people who put exhaust tips on their Hyundai Excels to get noticed

muki
28/11/2006
12:38:41 PM
you know your right , Its just the internet! and I am not aggro just commenting on all the fools on this
site, and there foolish subjects like nachos how is this related to climbing?
dalai
28/11/2006
12:49:02 PM
On 28/11/2006 bomber pro wrote:
>and there foolish subjects like nachos how is this related to climbing?

It's not really related, but given some people have been around on this site a while and the question of 'When to go to Arapiles', which gear for a rack etc etc which has been asked and answered so many times already. Perhaps a non climbing specific OT discussion is okay once in a while?

So I ask you, when around the campfire after a days climbing, do you enforce the conversation to be about climbing only? Very one dimensional and pretty boring...

Not related to Hexy by any chance?

muki
28/11/2006
1:00:30 PM
I log on to this site because its supposed to be a climbing site, talking about climbing related subjects, if
I want cooking lessons then I can allways look it up on a cooking related site. Im not enforcing anything
how can I?, just wondering about why you try to portray me as a boring one dimensional enforcer, chill
out man and stop bieng so aggro!
dalai
28/11/2006
1:08:37 PM
LOL!! Are you suggesting that Dalai is aggro? I think you have me mistaken for someone else...

nmonteith
28/11/2006
1:12:14 PM
bomber - this site isn't JUST about climbing. Most of us are good mates who get out and climb/socialize
together in the real world. Occasionaly we chatter amoungst ourselves on the more 'social' end of the
spectrum! Your blunt abuse to fellow 'stoners rubs people the wrong way. Generally we just get along...
Bob Saki
28/11/2006
1:16:52 PM
bugger you NM who the hell would want to get along, take your egalitarian approach elsewhere. This site has lacked menace and acrimony for too long now!

; - )

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