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Does anyone else bite chunks out of their knuckles
leeman
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19/12/2013
9:50:14 PM
I've noticed that I tend to bite my knuckle when I am leading and taking and 'need' to take an extra rope in my mouth to clip. Obviously the best answer is to climb higher, which I would rather do in any lead situation, but sometimes its not always ideal. Has anyone else done this or am I just a gumby

JamesMc
19/12/2013
10:12:12 PM
No

shortman
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19/12/2013
10:40:18 PM
Possibly because I'm slightly tipsy, I am so confused by what you are asking.
leeman
Online Now
19/12/2013
11:11:28 PM
So if the draw is as little high, I pull up rope, grab it with my mouth, and occasionally take a chunk out of my knuckle with my teeth. I usually don't notice until I'm back on the ground.

shortman
Online Now
20/12/2013
7:55:55 AM
On 19/12/2013 leeman wrote:
>So if the draw is as little high, I pull up rope, grab it with my mouth,
>and occasionally take a chunk out of my knuckle with my teeth. I usually
>don't notice until I'm back on the ground.
>

Well that is much clearer now. No, I've never done it.

rodw
20/12/2013
8:06:09 AM
No but I often suck my thumb and curl up into a fetal position if I get 1 meter above a bolt...does that count?
Pommy
20/12/2013
9:18:40 AM
Yes - but only when I'm really pumped

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/12/2013
10:20:38 AM
On 20/12/2013 rodw wrote:
>No but I often suck my thumb and curl up into a fetal position if I get 1 meter above a bolt...does that count?

Yes meters count...

Right, well you have had it good then haven't you!
When I am 25 cm above a bolt, whether or not there is trad protection beside it, I yell out to my belayer to watch me, chalk up, reach up, lower arms, chalk up again, move up, move down, chalk up, tell belayer to watch me-
... and if you try to tell young folk these days about how hard climbing is, they won't believe you!
;-P

BoulderBaby
20/12/2013
10:27:08 AM
No, but my teeth have been ripped out by taking a fall when trying to clip with the rope in my mouth.

shortman
Online Now
20/12/2013
10:51:02 AM
On 20/12/2013 BoulderBaby wrote:
>No, but my teeth have been ripped out by taking a fall when trying to clip
>with the rope in my mouth.

Seriously??

Kudos! Is that why you took up bouldering?

Duang Daunk
20/12/2013
10:58:23 AM
On 20/12/2013 BoulderBaby wrote:
>No, but my teeth have been ripped out by taking a fall when trying to clip
>with the rope in my mouth.

You should have yelled.
Give , not take!
martym
20/12/2013
11:28:05 AM
>On 19/12/2013 leeman wrote:
>>So if the draw is as little high, I pull up rope, grab it with my mouth,
>>and occasionally take a chunk out of my knuckle with my teeth. I usually
>>don't notice until I'm back on the ground.

That's an unusual affliction.. are you climbing on shoelace thin rope?

I do find that I occasionally find big gashes in my fingers and knees and other parts without having noticed doing it while climbing... but not as a result of getting the munchees while clipping...

BoulderBaby
20/12/2013
7:29:26 PM
On 20/12/2013 shortman wrote:
>On 20/12/2013 BoulderBaby wrote:
>>No, but my teeth have been ripped out by taking a fall when trying to
>clip
>>with the rope in my mouth.
>
>Seriously??
>
>Kudos! Is that why you took up bouldering?


I was being facetious - You shouldn't put your rope in your mouth!!
maxdacat
20/12/2013
7:40:43 PM
On 19/12/2013 leeman wrote:
>I've noticed that I tend to bite my knuckle when I am leading and taking
>and 'need' to take an extra rope in my mouth to clip. Obviously the best
>answer is to climb higher, which I would rather do in any lead situation,
>but sometimes its not always ideal. Has anyone else done this or am I just
>a gumby

pics or it didn't happen.

salty crag
21/12/2013
12:23:11 AM
On 20/12/2013 BoulderBaby wrote:
>No, but my teeth have been ripped out by taking a fall when trying to clip
>with the rope in my mouth.
Yeek! one of my pet fears.
BA
21/12/2013
11:43:53 AM
Surely the rope falls out when you commence your scream?

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