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What is a bumbly?

wallwombat
3/06/2008
4:52:54 PM
Take your hard-cranking mates to Point Perpendicular and see who is the bumbly.


And I'm on the patches now, so the second chalk bag will be staying on the ground. Hang on! A can of beer fits in it quite nicely, so I think it's still employed.

Chalk Free
3/06/2008
7:11:57 PM
On 3/06/2008 evanbb wrote:
>I've always thought of a bumbly as someone who doesn't really know what
>they're doing. IMO your mates are way off the mark, climbing high grades
>doesn't definitely make you a non-bumbly.
>
>Being a non-bumbly is more about being competent than good. Bumblies get
>washed out of canyons in thunderstorms, non-bumblies do not. Climbing hard
>just means you're fit. It doesn't mean you can build anchors, place gear
>or climb anything you like. I actually think there are a lot of 'Sport
>Bumblies' in the mountains, that climb higher grades than most people.
>The sort of people who only own a chalkbag, harness and shoes, can't build
>an anchor, don't know what a Munter is and can only belay with a gri-gri.

and I was so enjoying being a Bumbly
V
3/06/2008
7:51:10 PM
I always thought it meant someone who climbs mainly in the lower grades, usually trad. And bumblies
are usually found carrying hexes, hence the term "bumbly bells". Nothing to be ashamed of. I often refer
to myself a bumbly, but then again I don't own hexes, so not sure if I qualify...?

Capt_mulch
3/06/2008
7:56:04 PM
>And I'm on the patches now, so the second chalk bag will be staying on
>the ground. Hang on! A can of beer fits in it quite nicely, so I think
>it's still employed.
What? Only one can? I carry three chalk bags so that I can carry two long necks. The sound of them smashing at the bottom of the crag sounds great (when they are empty), though you've got to be careful not to hit the dog. You'd better lift your game if you're coming to Araps with us (Cuzzi Bro Brett is coming too).

evanbb
4/06/2008
7:25:14 AM
On 3/06/2008 SteveC wrote:
>The Sport Bumbly.

>The sport bumbly by contrast will never fall on gear. He will just layback
>faster and faster until he gets to the top.

Thinking of anyone in particular?
"What'd you think of Psychopath" (a grade 18 hand crack at Piddo)
"It was great. Really good laybacking for 30m."

Eduardo Slabofvic
Online Now
4/06/2008
9:29:07 AM
On 3/06/2008 SteveC wrote:
>The Sport Bumbly.


"Sport Bumbly" is a tautology.

hangdog
5/06/2008
1:19:49 PM
Bumbly is what we all are until we develop a more defined sense of arrogence.

evanbb
5/06/2008
1:30:09 PM
On 5/06/2008 hangdog wrote:
>Bumbly is what we all are until we develop a more defined sense of arrogence.

I think you'll find that's arrogAnce.

Bumbly.


foreverabumbly
5/06/2008
2:49:48 PM
bumblies are the ones who are trying to kill you, themselves and eveyone else.
tastybigmac
5/06/2008
3:27:13 PM
no, i think you'll find that they are bearded turban wearing people called terrorists

Sabu
5/06/2008
3:53:22 PM
On 3/06/2008 V wrote:
>I always thought it meant someone who climbs mainly in the lower grades,
>usually trad. And bumblies
>are usually found carrying hexes, hence the term "bumbly bells". Nothing
>to be ashamed of. I often refer
>to myself a bumbly, but then again I don't own hexes, so not sure if I
>qualify...?

I reckon there is a confounding variable with the Hex and bumbly correlation. consider the price difference of cams to hexes, younger climbers perhaps do not have the same funds available as an older climber, hence are more likely to buy hexes.

skink
5/06/2008
4:11:52 PM
anyone who does not appreciate the value of hexes... is a bumbly

Eduardo Slabofvic
Online Now
5/06/2008
4:30:09 PM
On 5/06/2008 Sabu wrote:
>I reckon there is a confounding variable with the Hex and bumbly correlation.
>consider the price difference of cams to hexes, younger climbers perhaps
>do not have the same funds available as an older climber, hence are more
>likely to buy hexes.

You may also like to consider the required skill level to place a hex against the required skill level to place
a cam.

tnd
5/06/2008
4:55:21 PM
On 5/06/2008 tastybigmac wrote:
>no, i think you'll find that they are bearded turban wearing people called
>terrorists

Or white supremacists called terrorists

wallwombat
5/06/2008
5:29:37 PM
http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/bumblies/bumblies.htm

hangdog
5/06/2008
7:22:40 PM
On 5/06/2008 evanbb wrote:
>On 5/06/2008 hangdog wrote:
>>Bumbly is what we all are until we develop a more defined sense of arrogence.
>
>I think you'll find that's arrogAnce.
>
>Bumbly.
>
>
I guess YOU would know.

Sabu
5/06/2008
9:46:25 PM
On 5/06/2008 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>You may also like to consider the required skill level to place a hex
>against the required skill level to place
>a cam.

yea but that went against my argument, so i ignored it.....
tastybigmac
6/06/2008
7:41:21 AM
hey, i saw team america. terrorists wear turbans. it was on TV...that makes it true...just like things on the internet

jkane
6/06/2008
1:00:00 PM
On 5/06/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/bumblies/bumblies.htm

An excerpt from that web site will serve very nicely as a route name if I ever put up a new route..."ambassadors from the Planet Bumble".

This also reminds me of a recent adventure to the Grampians

"Bumbly One was their leader and the most intelligent one. Bumbly Two was the fattest and most jovial of the trio, and Bumbly Three was the dim one, who always got things wrong".

I think I was Bumbly 2

SwineOfTheTimes
9/06/2008
11:12:34 PM
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