You know you're a dirtbag climber when......


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susan peplow

Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 17, 2008 - 12:37pm PT
You steal toilet paper from public restrooms.....

You haven't paid for housing in over 3 months.....


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 17, 2008 - 12:45pm PT
Don't talk about Dean Potter that way!!!!!

Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jun 17, 2008 - 12:49pm PT
When your shower in the parking lot outside your rig.

When you helpferry food from the dumpster to the waiting volvo, while local kids look on in horror. "Stay in school!"

Jun 17, 2008 - 01:35pm PT
When your idea of dining out is eating random peoples leftovers at the Woe Nelly.

Gym climber
San Fernando Lamas
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:38pm PT
. . . the SuperTopo forum is something you've only heard about from your trustafarian bros.
susan peplow

Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2008 - 01:50pm PT
You've spent more than 250 nights in a year in your rig, tent or some other bivouac.....

Social climber
My Inner Nut
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:51pm PT
You consider a 40 of King Cobra and a couple of cans of beanie-weenies a date dinner.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:52pm PT
When you have to dig through your haul bag to find
your cleanest dirty shirt to go out for dinner after the big wall.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:05pm PT
What a gentleman!!!!

It's the morning after that would induce suffering. . .


Jun 17, 2008 - 02:11pm PT
...your climbing food leftovers are the same stuff you eat on non-climbing days at home. live out of the same ditty bag at home that you do on the wall. feel more comfy on the floor in a sleeping bag than in a "real" bed.

Michael D

Big Wall climber
Napoli, Italy
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:19pm PT
You're totally stoked to find an unopened pack of frosted Pop Tarts under the drivers seat. Loose change is the bonus.
Cheers, Michael

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:05pm PT
you pass on your daughter's birthday party for a climbing trip.
susan peplow

Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2008 - 03:14pm PT
Your hair closely resembles dreadlocks............

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:31pm PT
I wish I was one again....


Trad climber
South East PA
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:36pm PT
A Porta-Potty is an upgrade for #2.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:50pm PT
Can you out-dirt-bag Tucker Tech;
See how many of these you can check off

1. You don't own a car;...too expensive and there is only a 20 min. period each day where you are within the legal alcohol limit;....the first 20 min. after you wake up...

2. You only own one pair of shoes ( Besides climbing);..sandals only.

3. You climb in a swami only....(Leg loops are for sissys)

4. You never have paid for rent.

5. You lived in a cave for 5 years.

6. You have done back to back walls without bathing in between.

7. You only bathe every month or two.

8. You never comb your hair.

9. YOu have only been to the doctors twice;...both times others took you there because you were unconscious.

10. YOu haven't been to the dentist in over 30 years.

11. You don't own any underware.

12. You don't carry water in your climbing pack, or on climbs;....only beer.

13. You use lounge chairs "borrowed" from the lodge and convert them into porta-ledges for El Cap routes.

14. You jumar with the haulbag on your back as you clean aid pitches while soloing walls.

15. All your clothes you own were given to you .

16. You have lived on less than $5000 a year.


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:56pm PT
You're a slacker if you believe #1 is correct.

Or you're not drinking enuff. . .
You should be legally drunk when you wake up, if you've been
drinking. . .



Gym climber
Jun 17, 2008 - 05:21pm PT
You wake up one morning and notice there's moss growing in your hair.

[What famous climber said this motivated him to move?]

Your version of an uncomfortable bed is a pair of aiders and a harness.

Your version of a comfortable bed is pine needles.

You need money only for:
- Chalk
- Resoles

Your "super market" is the campground dumpsters on Monday morning.


Don't talk about Dean Potter that way!!!!!
SteveW, you obviously don't know Dean!

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jun 17, 2008 - 05:37pm PT
Olde E is a once a week luxury treat after 6 days of CamoXXXX tall cans.

Sleeping in the (slightly heated) camp4 handicapped shitter is a real option during extended periods of cold or rain.

You hold your best cord up to the light and can see through it.

You have shellac'd the paper cups from every major fast food and coffee joint keep them in your rig to get lifetime free re-fills.

You pick cigarette butts out of ashtrays, extract the tobacco remnants and then roll it into a whole cig, using the blank pages out of the back of a pocket sized Gideon's bible because rolling papers are way too spendy.


Trad climber
St. Paul, MN
Jun 17, 2008 - 05:38pm PT
Drunken rants about can recycling being to high class a form of self support to consider personally.
You walk farther than most people drive on a daily basis.
It is a natural assumption for most that if they have not seen you in six plus months you are probably dead.
Have mooned a large group whilst soloing in inclement weather.
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