(Climbing) Partner Disappointments, Delusions and...


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Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 12, 2006 - 09:02am PT
I used to swear that I was going to start a poloroid album of all the people *not* to climb with. Like a picture of the slung rhododendron anchor, and then the guy's picture next to it.
That was in the Gunks where dangerous and/or obnoxious partners are a dime a dozen. Really had to weed through some bad ones before meeting some great ones.

Big Wall climber
Apr 12, 2006 - 09:19am PT
Polaroids would work better.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Apr 12, 2006 - 12:39pm PT
Not to take credit where is not due, I think Guyman said what you said I said.

Social climber
Cambridge, MA
Apr 12, 2006 - 07:29pm PT
An ST user sent me an email that said your terrier is annoying.


Trad climber
the south
Apr 12, 2006 - 07:32pm PT
Slung rhodos are bomber, whimpo.

Gym climber
Miami Florida
Apr 12, 2006 - 08:16pm PT
Rajmit, it was me that sent you that Email. But you obviously misread it. Here it is again. Now read more careful this time.

"An ST user sent me an email that said Rajmit is annoying."

Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 12, 2006 - 08:26pm PT
Is Rajmit's last name Moran?

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Apr 12, 2006 - 08:37pm PT
actually his last name does start start with an 'M'. I can't remember what it is though... Roger Msomething...So Gary... you maybe right...

Social climber
Cambridge, MA
Apr 12, 2006 - 08:48pm PT
You guys still think I'm Roger. Wow. I really thought that you guys were a smarter group of people than that. I wonder if I should've said "April fools" a long time ago, though I gain so much laughter from your lack of reasoning and logic.

Trad climber
Near a mountain, CA
Apr 13, 2006 - 05:51am PT
I use to date a climber that had very limited verbal skills. He had learned how to climb through trial and error. It was also his method of teaching...
He would put me on things that were over my head, get us into an epic adventure and then give me a specific "look." It was this "oh shiest you are going to die, you better save yourself" look... (I hated that look.)
Our last epic was during a crack climb. I followed him to the bolt and then discovered that we didn't have enough rope to rappel down. We didn't have the option to top out and we didn’t have the right gear to set up another anchor below us, etc… Instead I found out that he had another plan, we were to climb off rope across the face into an easier crack. We were then going to free climb it the whole way down...

I remember focusing on each hold... Somehow I made it across and slowly fitted myself into the "easier" crack. It was pretty solid until I found myself in a very interesting section. A tree had grown out of the crack and was making the area crumble and fill up with dirt... It created a fragile ledge that you could walk across to another spot on the wall that had huge jugs. Nothing was solid going across but it looked a whole lot easier then climbing the slab around the tree. When I put my full weight on the dirt, I quickly realized my mistake… I felt my world shift and my feet fly over the ledge. At the same time, I flung myself across to grab a tree branch and held for life. I felt my hands being ripped by the bark; the pain was sharp as my shoulder jerked. I ignored the pain and held tighter, feeling the blood dripping across my wrist as my whole body dangling in the air sixty feet from the ground… The world slowed down and at the corner of my eye I could see him giving me the "look." He then called out to me; "don't let go." Somehow with this golden advice ringing in my ears, I pulled myself back in and made it down.
We dated for another year after that, but never did another rope climb. I was sick of epics, so I developed a preference for bouldering.
Looking back I can honestly call him both the best/worst teacher I ever had... He was the best teacher because I did go pass my limits on a regular basis. He was the worst because he kept putting me in danger.
(It was an interesting stage in my life…)


Trad climber
pitch above you
Apr 13, 2006 - 07:12am PT
This thread reminded me of an epic TR I read a while ago on another board (canyoneering this time). About as bad a time as I can imagine 2 people and a dog having... especially the dog. Give it a read and happie's dog woes will seem inconsequential at best:



Trad climber
stoney point,ca
Apr 13, 2006 - 09:26pm PT

To Anastasia_ Sorry I ever became your partner from Hell.
Sorry for ever investing in that "Fish" Harness.
Looks as if the climbing world will never climb with me.
I must be limited. wow- I feel horrible!

I must remember that day.
You must have been soo pissed at me since that day.
I ran into a guide over the weekend his name is todd and he works for Bob Gains. I'll sign up ASAP. It should make me the safe climber that I need to be. thanks for the compliment.
Limiting vocabulary is being fixed, because I go to school for that.
I can't do anything right can I.

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Apr 13, 2006 - 11:45pm PT
Rajmit wrote:

"You guys still think I'm Roger"

Well OK then... Who the fuk are you? Try being real for once and not some bullshit Troll...

Big Wall climber
Apr 14, 2006 - 11:35am PT
My name is Dorothy and this is my little friend, Toto.
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