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Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 30, 2011 - 09:16pm PT
No Beer Here
No Beer Here
Credit: Dingus McGee

It seems about 80% of the climbers I have known are somewhere between a heavy binge drinker and an unconfirmed alcoholic.

Bob Scarpelli quoting another climber (E. Zeechi?) used to say,"You can climb, you can drink (I take it he meant partying in general) and you can eat, but you can not do all three."

Scarpelli has now been on the wagon some six years. He laments,"Boy did I ever spend a lot of money partying."

About two cans of beer can get me sick--I would rather be climbing the next day with a clear head.

Are climbers as a group predisposed to numbing out with alcohol after climbing?

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:17pm PT
Climbers are predisposed to obsessive compulsive behaviors I think, addictive personalities to some extent or other.

DMT
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
About two cans of beer can get me sic

FACT: PUSS
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Old Vine Zin....and loving it.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired to Appalachia
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
Agree with DMT
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
Weld-it,

as a puss my red blood cell to white blood ratio beats just about every boozer.
apogee

climber
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:23pm PT
SN Torpedo IPA.

Not my favorite IPA, but it works.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
sapporo not a binger, more of a couple beers at night type.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:25pm PT
Water
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
Orange Powerade.

Yesterday, the sour melon flavor made me puke.
Reeotch

Trad climber
Kayenta, AZ
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
I'm enjoying a Red Hook IPA, one of my faves

Hold the aminos . . .

Actually, I think there may be something in beer that aids in recovery. In moderation of course. But I always appreciate beer 100% more after a workout (climbing, mt. biking, weight training for me).

If I don't work out, the beer is just kind of "meh" . . .

You've got to earn it.

And, don't be stupid about it, if you can't stop once you start, you may have a problem.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
Sunkist orange soda...
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:29pm PT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
I just posted to a Hankster thread.

I am not drinking, --- for a while.
apogee

climber
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
No Pajuta Sapa for you, Reeotch? (forgive spelling)
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:33pm PT
Decaf Chai as soon as it cools down. 4 hours of work to go....
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:34pm PT
most serious climbers of our generation were/are self-medicating in the mountains.

the alcoholism, psychedlics, crank, pharmaceuticals, shoplifting, autotheft, serial relationship avoidance, and even worse supplements are all just additional symptoms.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:35pm PT
Blueberry smoothie
Reeotch

Trad climber
Kayenta, AZ
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:35pm PT
Way too late for that. I need to sleep some too . . .
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 30, 2011 - 09:37pm PT
Stone Ruination
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