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simey
19/07/2012
12:23:04 AM
On 18/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>Bloody hell, i've climbed 27 and fallen on truckloads of trad gear and
>I can only boulder v4! What is it with all these guys bouldering harder
>then me from almost the moment they touch rock? Andrew, Sol and Blake
>all boulder way harder then me and only climb high teens!!!!

Well it's difficult to climb harder boulder problems if you don't go bouldering Wendy! How many years have you put into trad climbing in comparison? As for falling off truckloads of trad gear, lets rephrase that to the fact that you have 'slumped' onto truckloads of trad gear and fallen on lots of pre-placed trad gear.

And the idea that reasonable boulderers should be good roped climbers and vice-versa is like saying that Usain Bolt should be a good marathon runner.
Wendy
19/07/2012
10:03:59 AM
On 19/07/2012 simey wrote:
>On 18/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>>Bloody hell, i've climbed 27 and fallen on truckloads of trad gear and
>>I can only boulder v4! What is it with all these guys bouldering harder
>>then me from almost the moment they touch rock? Andrew, Sol and Blake
>>all boulder way harder then me and only climb high teens!!!!
>
>Well it's difficult to climb harder boulder problems if you don't go bouldering
>Wendy! How many years have you put into trad climbing in comparison?

Yeah, ok, but still, over the course of 20+ years, I've done at least as much bouldering as the three of them put together!

As
>for falling off truckloads of trad gear, lets rephrase that to the fact
>that you have 'slumped' onto truckloads of trad gear and fallen on lots
>of pre-placed trad gear.

Hey, i've lobbed onto that gear whilst dogging it in, too!
>
>And the idea that reasonable boulderers should be good roped climbers
>and vice-versa is like saying that Usain Bolt should be a good marathon
>runner.

Still, i wouldn't expect the massive difference of bouldering v7 and leading 18! Something weird is going on there. In a cynical moment, i've thought those three are all so tall they just grab the top out holds from the ground! I should go do Bum Drag with them when i'm climbing again.
>

muki
19/07/2012
10:57:22 AM
On 18/07/2012 1GeKKo3 wrote:

>woah there....wasn't saying it the way your reading it

really? so what are you saying that you haven't fallen on any gear yet, you don't get out on real rock much, you only climb 16 trad, and 21 sport, can only boulder to v4, no self rescue or other hauling skills, but that your willing to climb with a beginner ?
>
>I have climbed with many beginners, and been there my self as everyone
>has

My point was that to many you are in fact still a beginner, no big wall skills, no mountaineering experience, no aid climbing skills, only climbing low grades, and moderate bouldering, etc,..... so saying that you

>have the patience for any beginners that are interested

might read a bit hypocritical is all

>i'm just happy to get out there and climb anything, including the low
>graded stuff and at any pace. I only put the grades up for climbers that
>climb much harder than that who might not be looking to climb with someone
>that will struggle on the routes they want to climb.

Try climbing stuff that will make you struggle, good for gaining skills in getting up a rope if you can't get up the rock, and its also a great way to get experience/technique and stamina needed for those mid grade climbs when your ready.

Goshen
19/07/2012
2:25:21 PM
Gee what a pack of ass-wipes some of you are...! Hell, there's boulderers down our way that can Boulder V6 (and harder), but can't do a 21 on ropes.

Perhaps we should rephrase the opening post for those of you nasties who have some kind of ego inflation disorder...

"Looking for someone to climb with, and who can give me a lift up there from melbourne. I can dog my way up sport (23), but don't expect me to lead you up grade 20 trad, because I've done stuff-all of it. I boulder about V4, because I've done a bit of bouldering in gym.

I have all the gear, and the patience, for any OTHER beginners that are interested.

But really, I'd love to climb"
1GeKKo3
19/07/2012
7:29:33 PM
On 19/07/2012 muki wrote:
>On 18/07/2012 1GeKKo3 wrote:
>
>>woah there....wasn't saying it the way your reading it
>
>really? so what are you saying that you haven't fallen on any gear yet,
>you don't get out on real rock much, you only climb 16 trad, and 21 sport,
>can only boulder to v4, no self rescue or other hauling skills, but that
>your willing to climb with a beginner ?

yes, i'd be happy climbing with someone who is only comfortable climbing grades 1-5 and i've done it before, that was the point i was trying to make. I remember being a beginner and feeling intimidated by good climbers and their ability to do things I couldn't come close to.

>>
>>I have climbed with many beginners, and been there my self as everyone
>>has
>
>My point was that to many you are in fact still a beginner, no big wall
>skills, no mountaineering experience, no aid climbing skills, only climbing
>low grades, and moderate bouldering, etc,..... so saying that you

Sorry for not making it clearer but I use to call myself a beginner until i had enough experience to take someone climbing that had never climbed before and these are the beginners I was talking about. Someone might be an experienced seconder but doesn't lead for what ever reason...i would not call them a beginner, unless they wanted to start leading. I have no interest in big wall, mountaineering, or aid climbing and have never attempted them so how can i be a beginner? So I guess i am a beginner of all the grades I have not made it up. And you say 'only' as there is a problem that i only climb these grades.....the only climbing that I'm really interested in pushing is my bouldering, and not by grade, the others make no difference the grade. I'm perfectly happy climbing where I am currently until I feel like attempting harder climbs.

>
>>have the patience for any beginners that are interested
>
>might read a bit hypocritical is all

You only gain more experience from climbing with those that have more, or different, experience than you or climbing more...so if i'm not climbing then not much i can do to improve my skills in either of these ways.

>
>>i'm just happy to get out there and climb anything, including the low
>>graded stuff and at any pace. I only put the grades up for climbers that
>>climb much harder than that who might not be looking to climb with someone
>>that will struggle on the routes they want to climb.
>
>Try climbing stuff that will make you struggle, good for gaining skills
>in getting up a rope if you can't get up the rock, and its also a great
>way to get experience/technique and stamina needed for those mid grade
>climbs when your ready.

this is true, but i rarely get the opportunity to climb with people who climb harder than me and it doesn't bother me enough to want to set up top ropes for myself.

jezza
19/07/2012
8:18:00 PM
On 18/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>>Bloody hell, i've climbed 27 and fallen on truckloads of trad gear and
>>I can only boulder v4! What is it with all these guys bouldering harder
>>then me from almost the moment they touch rock? Andrew, Sol and Blake
>>all boulder way harder then me and only climb high teens!!!!

That's not fair actually, because it depends on the style of climbing. I don't know Blake, but if Andrew and Sol pre-placed all their gear, and found someone patient enough to belay them while they projected the shit out of something (probably the same style as Wendy's 27), then they'd be climbing 28s.
El Jefe
19/07/2012
9:05:13 PM
Bloody hell! Gekko posts that he'd like to go for a climb and comes off pretty stoked to get amongst it and gets crapped on by all and sundry. Who cares what grade he climbs, who cares if he can't enact a rescue, who cares if he's left handed.

Have people forgotten their own noobhood or did you all start climbing with a perfectly balanced climbing skill set?

gnaguts
19/07/2012
9:07:45 PM
On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>Bloody hell! Gekko posts that he'd like to go for a climb and comes off
>pretty stoked to get amongst it and gets crapped on by all and sundry.
>Who cares what grade he climbs, who cares if he can't enact a rescue, who
>cares if he's left handed.

I dont.

>Have people forgotten their own noobhood or did you all start climbing
>with a perfectly balanced climbing skill set?

I did.

I can tie a triple figure of eight one handed with my eyes closed too.
El Jefe
19/07/2012
9:11:50 PM
On 19/07/2012 Stugang. wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>>Bloody hell! Gekko posts that he'd like to go for a climb and comes off
>>pretty stoked to get amongst it and gets crapped on by all and sundry.
>>Who cares what grade he climbs, who cares if he can't enact a rescue,
>who
>>cares if he's left handed.
>
>I dont.
>
>>Have people forgotten their own noobhood or did you all start climbing
>>with a perfectly balanced climbing skill set?
>
>I did.
>
>I can tie a triple figure of eight one handed with my eyes closed too.

If that's three figure eights in a row than I like the cut of your jib sailor. And you have a purty mouth (or at least your avatar does.)

gnaguts
19/07/2012
9:18:28 PM
On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>If that's three figure eights in a row than I like the cut of your jib
>sailor. And you have a purty mouth (or at least your avatar does.)

Sounds like we should compare rope logbooks.
El Jefe
19/07/2012
9:26:33 PM
On 19/07/2012 Stugang. wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>>If that's three figure eights in a row than I like the cut of your jib
>>sailor. And you have a purty mouth (or at least your avatar does.)
>
>Sounds like we should compare rope logbooks.

Could be fun, though be warned; I have more than one rope logbook, and they're all short, skinny and wet noodle like:(

gnaguts
19/07/2012
9:34:50 PM
On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 Stugang. wrote:
>>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>>>If that's three figure eights in a row than I like the cut of your jib
>>>sailor. And you have a purty mouth (or at least your avatar does.)
>>
>>Sounds like we should compare rope logbooks.
>
>Could be fun, though be warned; I have more than one rope logbook, and
>they're all short, skinny and wet noodle like:(

Did you find that having more than one rope logbook increased the life of your ropes?
On that note, duang daunks got a black book that he keeps but simey doesn't reckon it is worth a slab of singers beer.
Wendy
19/07/2012
9:47:11 PM
On 19/07/2012 jezza wrote:
>On 18/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>>>Bloody hell, i've climbed 27 and fallen on truckloads of trad gear and
>>>I can only boulder v4! What is it with all these guys bouldering harder
>>>then me from almost the moment they touch rock? Andrew, Sol and Blake
>>>all boulder way harder then me and only climb high teens!!!!
>
>That's not fair actually, because it depends on the style of climbing.
> I don't know Blake, but if Andrew and Sol pre-placed all their gear, and
>found someone patient enough to belay them while they projected the shit
>out of something (probably the same style as Wendy's 27), then they'd be
>climbing 28s.

They aren't onsighting 23s either Jeremy.
Wendy
19/07/2012
9:49:09 PM
Incidently, i'm not dissing their climbing, but it does amaze me that I can climb way harder routes (in a reasonable range of styles) but can't touch the boulder problems they do. I'm really not joking, I've never done a v5 in my life.

Eduardo Slabofvic
19/07/2012
10:29:21 PM
On 19/07/2012 Stugang. wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>>On 19/07/2012 Stugang. wrote:
>>>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>
>>Could be fun, though be warned; I have more than one rope logbook, and
>>they're all short, skinny and wet noodle like:(
>
>Did you find that having more than one rope logbook increased the life
>of your ropes?


Will you two get a room, were in the middle of a good dick waggling session here.
citationx
19/07/2012
10:48:35 PM
On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>Who cares what grade he climbs, who cares if he can't enact a rescue, who
>cares if he's left handed.

Holy crap!! He's a LEFTIE?!!

jezza
19/07/2012
11:34:08 PM
On 19/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>Incidently, i'm not dissing their climbing, but it does amaze me that I
>can climb way harder routes (in a reasonable range of styles) but can't
>touch the boulder problems they do. I'm really not joking, I've never
>done a v5 in my life.

Right - you'd never diss another climber while 'subtly' propping your own ego Wendy. Incidentally, it could be the difference in body types that make Andrew and Sol better boulderers - they're both pretty skinny, especially in the ass dept.

jezza
19/07/2012
11:37:22 PM
On 19/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 jezza wrote:
>>On 18/07/2012 Wendy wrote:
>>>>Bloody hell, i've climbed 27 and fallen on truckloads of trad gear
>and
>>>>I can only boulder v4! What is it with all these guys bouldering harder
>>>>then me from almost the moment they touch rock? Andrew, Sol and Blake
>>>>all boulder way harder then me and only climb high teens!!!!
>>
>>That's not fair actually, because it depends on the style of climbing.
>> I don't know Blake, but if Andrew and Sol pre-placed all their gear,
>and
>>found someone patient enough to belay them while they projected the shit
>>out of something (probably the same style as Wendy's 27), then they'd
>be
>>climbing 28s.
>
>They aren't onsighting 23s either Jeremy.

Who is onsighting 23s?
El Jefe
20/07/2012
6:05:52 AM
On 19/07/2012 citationx wrote:
>On 19/07/2012 El Jefe wrote:
>>Who cares what grade he climbs, who cares if he can't enact a rescue,
>who
>>cares if he's left handed.
>
>Holy crap!! He's a LEFTIE?!!

Double holy crap! I meant to write 'Who cares if he's right handed.' If he truly is a leftie he deserves the flaming, and more! Carry on!
Wendy
20/07/2012
8:32:08 AM
Are you trying for the title of selfrightous forum wanker, Jeremy? I don't need to justify what i can climb to you - anyone who actually climbs with me knows what I climb. I also climb with Andrew and Sol a fair bit and know what they can climb, and my point is - there's a massive discrepancy between bouldering and climbing grades on both sides.

Anyway, by the time I can actually climb again in December, i'll probably be unable to touch v0 and struggling up 18s. The wastage in my right arm is noticeable already and it's only a month.

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