Signs that you may be addicted to climbing....


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Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
This is usually good for a few funny responses. Did a search and couldn't find a thread, so here goes! If I missed a previous thread, my bad.

*Your gear is worth more then your car (Or in my case, more then 3 of mine)
*When someone mentions crack, you are thinking Indian Creek, not drugs
*You wonder what the rock facade of your office building goes at
*You can't understand why people don't know what cams or stoppers are
*You choose your honeymoon based on what climbing is available
*Your car is covered in dig-me stickers (I have been told this is a good way to alert LEOs to the presence of marijuana in your vehicle)

Don't take this one too seriously and have fun!

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
The fact that I even bother to read the junk on this site is evidence enough.
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
... that you actually go climbing rather than post at the Taco...

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
You plan climbing trips with more care & forethought than events with your family or significant other.

You lie or fib about if you went climbing. " ..but I have not climbed for weeks,you gotta let me go"

You avoid visits to places that offer no climbing. " I am not going to Kansas to visit your sister unless we stop in Boulder on the way."

You choose places to visit if they offer some climbing. "So your aunt lives in Bend, Oregon? Let's go visit her sometime."

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
You're getting a hip replacement, rather than tolerate the pain, so you can climb again.


methdeathsto ca
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
You can't walk past a crack in a sidewalk or wall without wondering what size stopper or cam would fit it.

Social climber
boulder co
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
1. everything is your house is messy except your climbing gear

2. you use the word splitter in everyday conversation

3. The following sentence makes sense

I was totally runout over a number 4 rp and I was getting pumped so I gunned it for the chains but I didn't make it and took the whipper.

4. it seems like fun to poop in a plastic bag for several days
this just in

north fork
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:47pm PT

So anyone still say they are addicted to climbing?

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
These aren't jokes people. They are facts of life.


You buy your vehicle type solely because you know you will need 4x4 to get to some of the best climbing you have done in your life!

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
pretty simple...

you're addicted if you constantly think about it even if you are trying to do something else.

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
No matter what you are explaining about to someone; business, your love life, your family, politics, thought processes, you Always use a climbing metaphor.

Edit: "It's like when your standing at the crux and you have to make the decision to take the time to put in a good piece or just move past it"

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
1. everything is your house is messy except your climbing gear

I resemble that remark!

You have a magazine with a fold-out picture of the Salathe Wall on the left, and a fold-out of an exceedingly sexually attractive person [is this inclusive enough for the politically correct?] on the right, and you can't take your eyes off the picture on the left.

Well, maybe that just means you've gotten old.


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
The clinking of racking gear....ah...well.... It just makes you "sweaty"


Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
fornicating with your wife,
you match hands for the transition
into the rowdy-cowboy-lasso-the-orgasm-mode,
always maintaining
one point of paw contact.

Social climber
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
You can't fornicate with your wife....

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Your non climbing significant other can sling gear beta with the best.

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Good stuff so far! A few more:

*You get a new ledge, and test it out by hanging it off your 3rd floor balcony and have lunch on it with your S.O. (My neighbors actually loved this)
*You are overdue for new glasses and buy a new set of offsets instead
*Your office decorations are all climbing related

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Do you ever climb alone?

Do you ever climb before noon?

Do you ever climb during the week?

Has work ever interfered with your climbing?

Do you feel powerless to stop?
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Everything you own - and I mean EVERYTHING - has a clip-in loop attached.

You can make an Anything into a Big Wall Anything by simply adding a clip-in loop:

 big wall sleeping bag
 big wall bivi sack
 big wall coffee press
 big wall ghetto blaster
 big wall microwave oven

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Uh oh, post shrinkage!

Those were good posts, too :(
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