And I Quote, "F*ck aid climbing"

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addiroid

Big Wall climber
Long Beach, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 2, 2007 - 10:56am PT
So I was watching the Patagonia video about Katie and Lynn freeing the WFLT and at about 9:04 Katie comes across some duct taped edges and (I think) mutters softly "f*ck aid climbing".

Watch it and tell me if I'm wrong. Just thought it was funny because they silenced out/bleeped her yelling F*CK when she fell, but they missed this one.

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/patagonia.go?assetid=17551
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Mar 2, 2007 - 11:08am PT
Man....watching Lynn climb is like watching effortlessness personified.

And yes, in addition to wearing giant hoop earrings Katie Brown tooootally says "F*#k aid climbing."
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Mar 2, 2007 - 11:35am PT
bADASS. I wanna climb that thing! The Westie looks like some of the coolest pitches ever. How many of you have even contemplated freeing out on that thing-- does it look totally implausible when you're on it? Seems like it would be worth it to climb what you can, and pull on gear for the rest, but that's a very easy perspective from the comfort of my house right here.

And yes, she says 'f*ck aid climbing' very clearly after powering through what looks like some very pumpy stuff.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Mar 2, 2007 - 11:48am PT
Didn't really consider it. I was too busy toiling and covered in bat guano.
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Chicago
Mar 2, 2007 - 12:49pm PT
Whatever happen to that sweet little Kati that was playing the flute in that master's of stone video?

Sup Paul? wana go do the reg. on HD in the dark?
Tahoe climber

Trad climber
a dark-green forester out west
Mar 2, 2007 - 01:09pm PT
Man, watching both of those two climb is super inspiring.
Especially Lynne - she is so fluid and powerful, she's an awesome role model. They seemed to key in on some of Katie's less fluid moments, but trust me, I've seen her climb, and she's also very smooth, and very powerful and very tough - check the rating on that thing if you don't believe it!

As far as Katie goes, she's also an amazing climber, and if cursing about aid climbing helps motivate her up the rock, then good for her!
f#ck aid climbing!

:-)

Of course, "I've" never cursed while climbing...

-Aaron
sketchyy

Trad climber
Vagrant
Mar 2, 2007 - 01:38pm PT
Goofy earings or not that's freakin sexxy.
Wade Icey

Social climber
Mar 2, 2007 - 01:41pm PT
I've said the same thing everytime i've been on leaning tower. Except no goofy earrings...and I was Aid Climbing.
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Chicago
Mar 2, 2007 - 01:42pm PT
hahahaha!!
Kupandamingi

Trad climber
Berkeley
Mar 2, 2007 - 01:55pm PT
For WFLT done in 'proper' style see video link below. I remember both me and my partner distinctly muttering some like 'f*ck free climbing' when we forced to do some what little mandatory 5.7 there is!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7146690118303087560&q=leaning+tower&hl=en
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Mar 2, 2007 - 02:09pm PT
I've never aid climbed, so be gentle with me...but, what do aid climber's use "duct tape" for? I know duct tape has ubiquitous qualities in facets of life, but can't for the life of me figure out how you would use duct tape in this situation...duct tape anchor? duct tape a hook or hanger onto the rock? Please enlighten me oh wise ones, I'm too lazy to go look it up!...Thx.

FK

oh yea, Katie did say a naughty word!...for the record.
pc

climber
East of Seattle
Mar 2, 2007 - 02:12pm PT
Looked like they were duct taping the edges to well...take the edge off.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Mar 2, 2007 - 02:16pm PT
Duct tape is for sharp rope cutting edges.

JDF
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Mar 2, 2007 - 02:18pm PT
Or for peace of mind.
randomtask

climber
North fork, CA
Mar 2, 2007 - 02:23pm PT
Aid climbers use duct tape to anchor themselves to the rock at belay stations. this helps when they run out of drill bits.
-JR
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Mar 2, 2007 - 06:34pm PT
Thx. for the info. Out of all of those responses...I'll go with "randomtask's", makes the most sense to me. Now I know of 1 million and one uses for duct tape! I love that stuff!
jackass

climber
Mar 2, 2007 - 06:42pm PT
I agree Kupa, I am the opposite, all I ever hear myself say is "f*#kin free climbing."
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Yes. Katie Brown.

And yes, f*#k aid climbing.

F*#k climbing.

I am headed out there tomorrow, though, wanna go?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:33am PT
I hear ya cowboy, about the aids & all, but I gotta ask:


Where do u find these esoteric threads?? Are u just typing 2007 in the search bar or something? You've been uncovering some interesting stuff, mostly about climbing so....... cheers!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 21, 2013 - 12:35am PT
OP link is kaput.

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