Has the fad of bouldering left us?

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Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 1, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Bouldering is fun. It will always be so.
5.2~5.12, anyone? Only climberfolk go there.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 1, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Cosumness!

Yay!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 2, 2013 - 12:06am PT
This is a funny page.


bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:50am PT
Personally, I pine for the day when this absurd, transient sport "climbing" fad goes away once and for all. It's an embarassment -- the practice of sport "climbing" is the mp3 of the climbing experience. Sport climbing takes the totality of the rich and deeply spiritual mental landscape of the quest and compresses all the life out of it. No bass; shrill, tinny highs; the meat, soul, richness, texture and depth: digitized and plasticized out of existance. Niel Young and I are aghast, and vigorously object. Super-highball bouldering, and smaller, exquisite blocs writ by the hand of God himself arrayed in ambrosian glens of old-growth conifers, rich soft meadows festooned with wildflowers, rainbows arcing across a cloudless sky of indigo blue, and a sane and honorable amount of foam for the truly bad landings, are the future of the sport. Don't even get me started about indoor climbing on petrolium products and "climbing" gyms.

Mark my words. Thus spake the American Legend, the last Oracle of unfiltered truth channeled directly from the marrow of the human condition. Sort of like the Last Unicorn, without the glitter.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Bvb, I have the best bouldering pad ever. and it doubles as my guest bedroom. You take a big platform, 12 inches by twin bed size, full length velcro full of cut off chunks of other pads. This thing is the sh#t.
I'm taking it to Homestake. That place rocks.

American Legend edit: I ain't Nekking no minutes. WTF? Meh.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 2, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Nek Minnit! Get 'er done!
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 2, 2013 - 02:19am PT
Can we now get back to the only real climbing = multi pitch climbing?
Bring a pad in case you sketch the first clip.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2013 - 02:38am PT
Personally, I pine for the day when this absurd, transient sport "climbing" fad goes away once and for all. It's an embarassment -- the practice of sport "climbing" is the mp3 of the climbing experience. Sport climbing takes the totality of the rich and deeply spiritual mental landscape of the quest and compresses all the life out of it. No bass; shrill, tinny highs; the meat, soul, richness, texture and depth: digitized and plasticized out of existance. Niel Young and I are aghast, and vigorously object. Super-highball bouldering, and smaller, exquisite blocs writ by the hand of God himself arrayed in ambrosian glens of old-growth conifers, rich soft meadows festooned with wildflowers, rainbows arcing across a cloudless sky of indigo blue, and a sane and honorable amount of foam for the truly bad landings, are the future of the sport. Don't even get me started about indoor climbing on petrolium products and "climbing" gyms.

Mark my words. Thus spake the American Legend, the last Oracle of unfiltered truth channeled directly from the marrow of the human condition. Sort of like the Last Unicorn, without the glitter.


Spoken like a tru desert rat!

That shiz iz on FB now. Going viral yo!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 2, 2013 - 02:40am PT
All good except for "Niel".....editing, man.
Ahem.
skywalker

climber
Mar 2, 2013 - 02:46am PT
Is this a FAD? Back to the O.P. I can go the rest of my life without tying in. Thats not what climbing is about.

Respectfully

S...
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 2, 2013 - 03:44am PT
All good except for "Niel".....editing, man.

You mean it's not "I before E except after C?" See? Do you see?! This is what I'm talking about! I'm sure my language tutors were all wannabe Sp0rt Climbers! Ahhhgh! The decline of Western Civilization, here and now!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 2, 2013 - 12:45pm PT

Matt Schutz Trad bouldering
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 2, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
I've seen bvb sport climb... he's right, it sucks!
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Mar 2, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Bouldering...it's just not real enough, like that picture above clearly demonstrates.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:14pm PT


"Trad bouldering"...

Huh???...

What the fuk is, "Trad Bouldering"???...

this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
No pad. You know like all the bitd climbers must point out. Haha.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:21pm PT

"No pad."...



Pad???...

this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Exactly.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
boldering is neither
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Mar 2, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Posted this before, but it seems appropriate (by the way, the "boulderer" here is actually a very fine "trad" climber)

Taylor Canyon - Gunnison
Taylor Canyon - Gunnison
Credit: ydpl8s
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