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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 18, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Anyone who can't tell that DMT is an SOF (sentimental old fart) hasn't been reading his trip reports very carefully.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Just warning you guys that you are getting sandbagged.

2.5 pull-ups is Lila's way of saying she did the third one with just one arm,...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jul 18, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
^Makes me wonder which arm she used and whether it was an overhand, underhand or side grip. I also wonder why not do the one-handed first then follow up with the two-hander. Why are things so complex? And that's without getting into body position.


Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 18, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
your right Ron! she might be calling a one-arm pull-up a half pull-up. So she did 5 one armed pull-ups?
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
HA!!! You guys have me laughing so hard, I have tears in my eyes and my fellow commuters on the bus appear very unsettled by my mirth...

But can I just ask you this? Can you NOT SEE the extremely awkward STATIC mess of a (third) attempt I've locked myself into on that...er...pebble??! Ug-ly!!!

One-armed pull-ups, my TAIL.

:D

(Anyone generous enough to share some advice about how to quit obsessing about how/when I'm going climb again so I don't lose my ability to earn a paycheck? This stuff should be accompanied by stronger warnings...completely counterintuitive.)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
It is too late.


And the cure is worse than the disease.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 18, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
//Anyone generous enough to share some advice about how to quit obsessing about how/when I'm going climb again so I don't lose my ability to earn a paycheck?//

It's possible that some here know a thing or two about balancing work, family, and climbing. Some more successfully than others.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 18, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Who's the sandbagger now?
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Ron, I had to put my newly purchased climbing what-nots IN THE CAR so that I physically couldn't keep fiddling with them. And what do I think about every 5 minutes? Nope.

Sox just hit a 3-run homer and I'm thinking about ROCKS. Ha! Back-to-back home runs, and I'm considering sitting on my hands so that I don't grab my keys and make a run for the car.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 18, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
You're doing it all wrong!

Gear is for fiddling with!!

You are the Dolts kid fer Gosh sakes

Go get that gear

-------


Am I going to hell for this? lol
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 18, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
hahaha, fiddling with gear is a great diversion. After 30 years of fiddling it is not out of my system. I just bought 3 Omega Link cams on craigslist, they are fine fiddling material, got them on the coffee table right now, even non-climbers like to fiddle with them.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 19, 2012 - 12:01am PT
don't worry about the pullups
I've never been good at them, you learn to use what you have.... and the more you use, the more you have.

There is no cure for obsession... imagine listening to the 3rd game of the 2007 World Series on your car radio which you're bivouacked next to on a climbing trip.

What's more important? Climbing? or the BoSox in the Championship?

(and it is nice to see the team coming together, at least the offense after the break!)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2012 - 09:22am PT
What a relief it was last night to bring my new treasures back in the house. Ooooooo! Nifty gadgets. Lots of knot practice, too.

Ed, I took my younger bro to game 2 of the 2007 WS @ home - I figured it might be my only chance, so bit the bullet and picked up some tix on StubHub. It was an incredibly tense game, definitely the quietest I've ever experienced @ Fenway. Very happy memory to be sure.

Oh, and that one-armed pull-up idea? That's for the birds or more bird-like folks...lol. I'm built quite solidly (think Mac truck), thank you very much. At least genetics dished me looser tendons & ligaments, so I don't break easily. ")

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
TWO lousy chin-ups is STILL all I can squeak out...T W O!!! Expletive-squared!!! Granted, no cheating allowed & I start from a dead hang, but is three too much to ask?

How am I going to wrestle (I mean HUG) No. 46 if I can't even do three chin-ups?!! Oh, the shame...
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 3, 2012 - 12:28am PT
OK, if you can do two pull-ups from a dead hang, please have the kindness not to be throwing out challenges to pull-up contests at the FaceLift. No need to embarrass anyone, eh?
john hansen

climber
Aug 3, 2012 - 01:18am PT
You have to remember that climbing is about foot work too. It is better to move your foot up six inches then to hang on your arms doing pullups.

Always take the baby steps if you can, the more wieght you keep on your feet the less your arms have to work.

Always use your legs before your arms.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 3, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
^^^^^
???? Sensible advice ????
how BORING
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2012 - 01:15am PT
Grin. MH, I don't have a competitive bone in my body. My frustration with the chin-ups is that I seem to be going in the reverse in the strength department.

Cognitively, I get the legs before arms idea (true in many other sports, your power comes from the ground and big muscles tire less easily than the finer ones), but I seem to have an issue with sticking to the rock unless I use my shoulders/arms. The blood drains right out of 'em and I'm back to where I started. Figured the chin-ups would help my arms adapt to reduced circulation. My completely uneducated guess is that I'm doing something back a&&wards...no doubt I'll get schooled but good in Sept., eh? ;D

Haven't found anyone to climb with yet in the Boston area, alas, hope springs eternal...
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
First time in a harness and the Muppet was instructing ME where to put my hands and feet. What a hoot!

The Muppet's first climb
The Muppet's first climb
Credit: LilaBiene
Prod

Trad climber
Aug 5, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
Haven't found anyone to climb with yet in the Boston area, alas, hope springs eternal...

Have you tried Mountainproject.com? Try posting a "looking for a climbing partner" in the Eastern States section. I know there is a website that focuses more on that area but can't remember the name right now.

You should have no problem finding partners, especially if there is an indoor facility in your area.

Good luck,

Prod.
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