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One Day Hero
7-Mar-2010
10:34:02 AM
On 6/03/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>Alas, Aldi stores don't sell grog in NSW.

Stock up next time you go to Booroomba

Chuck Norris
18-Mar-2010
9:00:12 PM
Conversation between XXXX and stugang

XXXX, "I'm a vegeterian"

Stugang, "Uh huh"

XXXX, "Yes, but I really like salami and sausages"

Stugang, "how does that work?"

XXXX (and the quote in question), "Well, I only eat the amount of meat I would be prepared to kill IF I lived in the wild"

Stugang, "That's the biggest crock of shit I've heard in my life"

Outcome: XXXX and stugang are no longer friends
simey
21-Mar-2010
10:01:03 AM

"If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats." — Lemony Snicket
simey
21-Mar-2010
10:03:34 AM
Tact is for people are aren't witty enough to use sarcasm.
simey
21-Mar-2010
10:15:02 AM
If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?

pmonks
21-Mar-2010
10:33:55 AM
On 31/05/2004 nmonteith wrote:
>"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved
>body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "f&ck
>what a ride".

After repeating this to another climber, his immediate response was: "yeah but most people mistime it by about 10 years".
egosan
11-Apr-2010
7:45:27 PM
On 9/04/2010 JamesMc wrote:
>This post reminds me that a marine biologist I work with told me that she
>had once eaten whale meat. Aparently it tasted like seal.
>
>JamesMc

JamesMc, you nearly killed afjclark and I. Driving back from the pines I made the mistake of reading your post to Andrew. When Andrew laughs that hard he can't be relied upon to keep it between the lines.
spicelab
27-Apr-2010
3:50:08 PM
"There should be a separate grade given for how hard it is to find the easy way...." - one day hero.

What I love about this brilliant quote is that people always expect kudos for doing a climb the "hard" way, but they can be quickly put in their place if they're told that they just weren't good enough to find the easy way. How do you train finding the easy way?

skink
27-Apr-2010
5:06:16 PM
On 27/04/2010 spicelab wrote:
>"There should be a separate grade given for how hard it is to find the
>easy way...." - one day hero.
>
>What I love about this brilliant quote is that people always expect kudos
>for doing a climb the "hard" way, but they can be quickly put in their
>place if they're told that they just weren't good enough to find the easy
>way. How do you train finding the easy way?

Yep, nice quote, kinda distills climbing to it's essence - those who make it look easy aren't necessarily stronger, just better.

Kinda similar to the semi-famous climbing quote "Be good... and if you can't be good, be strong." - now who said that...

Good advice I heard recently which probably addresses training to find the easy way - after getting up a route you found challenging, climb it again (you may have to rest...) - the theory is the first time you may have been climbing 'badly' even though you got up the route. The second time around you will be more relaxed and will possibly find better ways to climb it (being a bit tired also forces you to climb smarter). More a sport climbing thing, but a trad climb option too - depends how scary it was :o)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5-May-2010
9:51:45 AM
On 5/05/2010 mikllaw wrote:
>I think the 5 star sytem is useless and makes unwarranted claims as to accuracy and objectivity.

Regarding climb descriptors I agree and consider the three star system adequate.
Even better is to use ones eyes and imagination and let the line/climb choose itself.
The so called 'plums' on any given cliff are done first for a reason!

gordoste
5-May-2010
11:42:03 AM
M9 - sometimes climbs look rubbish but climb really well, and vice versa.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5-May-2010
12:03:14 PM
On 5/05/2010 gordoste wrote:
>M9 - sometimes climbs look rubbish but climb really well, and vice versa.

... I agree with the 'sometimes' bit; but the majority of climbs (imo) fall into the 'what you see is what you get' category, but maybe that is just my old fashioned perception!
;-)
Godless
1-Nov-2010
10:59:18 PM
Been looking for this quote for a while, ever since I came across it in a K2 game.

"To find adventure on a tame planet, the children of comfort plunge themselves into ever more bizarre escapades." Wilhelm Bittorf

It's from http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/205389/ which has some other gems as well.

ajfclark
17-Dec-2010
9:14:13 AM
Raphael Slawinski on some things that help make alpinism what it is:

“Being miserable. Let’s face it, if at no point you didn’t wish you were somewhere else, you were probably not alpine climbing.”

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23-Jun-2011
10:40:09 PM
>"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"
>Bertrand Russell

(From the OT: Plebiscite thread, thanks PDRM).

regdog55
24-Jun-2011
8:22:17 PM
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

WB Yeats: The second Coming

ajfclark
2-Aug-2011
4:21:16 PM
Bl@ke's bouldering thread reminded me of this from the weekend:

"Dude, bouldering in a kilt is not fair to your spotters"

regdog55
2-Aug-2011
9:13:00 PM
"Johnny where's your trewsers?" For those of us ancient enough to remember the novelty song...
gfdonc
3-Aug-2011
9:47:06 AM
Heard on Sunday evening.
"Climbing on plastic is like practising ju-jitsu with a store dummy".
- Singer Smith.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
3-Aug-2011
8:21:19 PM
>"Isn't the whole point of bouldering such that you don't have to have friends to do it?"

~> A classic quote from Sabu on another Chockstone thread!


































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