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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion
General Climbing Discussion
On 10/03/2004 Steve M wrote:
>To continue on the epic thread. Why is it that some climbers are perpetually
>having epics ? I know a couple of climbing friends that seem to constantly have epics.
>Is this a subgroup of the climbing community?
Probably, though they may not consider themselves a subgroup, and they may not even consider their style of climbing as being epic prone, especially if they are enjoying it.
Some bent individuals like me actually prefer to do things that it seems the majority are not inclined towards.
If we do what the masses do, then we put a new spin on it either deliberately or inadvertantly because of what we bring to the situation in terms of ignorance or past experience.
What is an epic anyway, as one persons epic is anothers recreation? Seems to me that there are some truly 'hardmen/women' out there who constantly redefine the word 'epic'.
On a philosophical note my most enduring epic is simply being slow!
It is the common denominator in most aspects of my life, but it has its advantages and I have learned to live with it; though I am sure I frustrate some of my climbing partners by it fairly often!!
I have come across others who have 'epics' for reasons such as;
Inability to tell direction (sense of direction challenged);
Minimal common sense;
Poor safety awareness skills.
I would rather team up with another slow person than one specialising in one of the above catagories.
Since I am not into mountaineering my slowness is not potentially life threatening, as I have heard that speed=safety in the Mts.
Take time to enjoy the moments ...
especially the epic ones!
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