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Demented

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 17, 2004 - 03:05pm PT
You asked for it (ok. maybe you did'nt).
Tori Allen
Grid Bolting
LEO's (i.e. Tools with Guns)
Dingus Milktoast

climber
NorCal
Nov 17, 2004 - 03:09pm PT
Referring to boulder problems as 'routes.'

DMT
atchafalaya

Trad climber
California
Nov 17, 2004 - 03:53pm PT
dry-tooling aid routes to claim free ascents
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Nov 17, 2004 - 03:55pm PT
"dry-tooling aid routes to claim free ascents"

I'll agree with that one.
Ben Wah

Social climber
Nov 17, 2004 - 04:19pm PT
"working" routes that are far beyond your grade; endlessly toproping them and hangdogging them and (oh, abomination!) minitraxioning them, so that on the 50th or 500th try you can say, "yeah, I've led 5.12"
This is not climbing
The Schmutzvink

climber
The WAY past
Nov 17, 2004 - 04:23pm PT
lawyers. lawsuits. land owners afraid of being sued who close access to their crag

land managers who think climbing is too hippy freak wierd and close their crags to climbing
dufas

Trad climber
san francisco
Nov 17, 2004 - 05:03pm PT
yeah, why just the other day I saw a cadre of slimy lawyers in a black Cadillac Escalade with tinted windows driving around looking for crags where climbers were enjoying themselves, just so they could sue the landowner. scumbuckets. from the way they carried on, this, apparently, is fun to them.
funkness

climber
So,Ca.
Nov 17, 2004 - 07:37pm PT
When the "NO CAMPING" signs got put up at the Black Velvet Trailhead.
Brick

Social climber
SF, CA
Nov 17, 2004 - 07:41pm PT
....along the same lines… . . ..when they initiated the 2-car per campsite limit out at JT
(that was maybe ’78?? Before then, it was a PARTY lemme tell you

oh- and …lycra. . . .. .the absolute worst 20th century climbing phenomenon of all, bar none
montgomery wick

Trad climber
Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan
Nov 18, 2004 - 07:20am PT
i am a lawyer working pretty hard and spending my own money to help an lco open crags...so you say there are lawsuits out there related to crags? well damn, i quit and am headed over to the over team

asshat
Mick K

climber
Northern Sierra
Nov 18, 2004 - 01:08pm PT
Crowded Sierra backcountry climbs
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 18, 2004 - 01:12pm PT
worse yet Mick, guided Sierra backcountry climbs. They should stay the hell of things like the 3rd Pillar of Dana, Red Diehedral etc. Also they should keep their noob clients on Horsetail Falls and not clog up Lee Vining canyon.
atchafalaya

Trad climber
California
Nov 18, 2004 - 01:38pm PT
agreed... guiding in LV (bringing the masses to a limited amount of ice)sends a F@#$% you to all other climbers, placing their climber-for-a-living lifestyle over all others. We should have seen it coming when top-rope anchors (bolts)were installed at the top of every single pitch and variation... sad
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Nov 18, 2004 - 01:46pm PT
"Crowded Sierra backcountry climbs"

This only happens on the "Classics" that are covered in all the guides.

Take the 18 mile hike in to Seven Gables.

The two times I've been on the mountain I never saw another climber.

Try Spring Lake Wall

900+ foot wall with perfect granite and never seen a climber there either.

Mick K

climber
Northern Sierra
Nov 18, 2004 - 02:46pm PT
Jody:

I am guessing you job allows you to take weekdays off, whichis always an advantage. Unfortunatly some us don't always have that option. When I used to work weekends crwods were never a problem. I don't know why I complain, it is not like I get out climbing at all.

I do agree, hike a little farther. But let me tell you it sucks when you hike for miles only to be thwated by some ass who can't get up a backcountry 5.6 and prevents me from doing the climb. On the other hand running into competent climbers in the backcountry is a real treat.
Mick K

climber
Northern Sierra
Nov 18, 2004 - 02:50pm PT
Ice guides should farm their own ice and leave the public ice to the public.
Kofi Donny Annan

climber
Utah
Nov 18, 2004 - 04:17pm PT
bad tattoos, nose rings and anything patchouli
Kofi Donny Annan

climber
Nov 18, 2004 - 04:20pm PT
ASCA retro bolts on the Aquarian Wall.
Kofi Donny Annan

climber
Nov 18, 2004 - 04:23pm PT
Bolts
Kofi Donny Annan

climber
Nov 18, 2004 - 04:24pm PT
Rap Bolts.

and climbers.
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