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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 14, 2012 - 08:53am PT
This is one of the better in these series I've seen :)


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:22am PT
I spittled on my screen within the first second. Excellent video!!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Bwahahahahaha.

DMT
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:40am PT
"Huh?"

LOL!!!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:24am PT
ho ho ho

kinda makes you wonder what climbers say back
locker

Social climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:49am PT


My favorite part is when the dude is helping the other guy boulder, holding his leg, hoisting him a bit and the guys says...

"Is that free climbing???"...

LOfukingL!!!...
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:38am PT
That was awesome.... HUH?¿
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
Pretty much captures it all! Thanks!

Missing one (probably needs to go in the specialty department): Me and buddy sorting out gear at Ellery Lake turnout post mini-epic up Ellery Couloirs. Dude in big RV drives up, gets out. Looks at us. Looks up. Looks at us again. Looks up again. Then looks at us once more:

In pitch perfect Slim Pickens voice: "You boys gonna scale that peak?"

Eric
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
You beat me to it locker!
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Climbing at Swan Slab one day, the driver of the Green Dragon said to the tourists "This is where the climbers Practice their climbing" PRACTICE?!? This is real climbing buddy! Later that day while riding my bike to the Manure Pile, I passed the bus and yelled "This is where the climbers practice riding their bikes!"
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Is that a purse?

Watching him running up the rock with his trekking poles put tears in my eyes.

Good stuff GDavis.
SeanH

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
Spot on with Mt. Everest, but forgot my second bane: El Cap! (I've stuck to mostly alpine and multi-pitch sans aid up til this point, it'll happen eventually.)

Gearing up at the parking lot for Ancient Art, hiker sees California plates: "You boys climbed that El Capeetan?"

Co-workers, "How was your weekend?" - "Great, was in Yosemite climbing". "Oh neat, did you climb El Capitan?"

While in Squamish, countless times, "Oh, from California? You climbed El Cap?"

If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked if I climbed El Cap, I could buy a new rack.

I should probably suck it up, buy aiders and ascenders and just do it one of these days. Maybe I'll just rap it though, I hear that's pretty easy.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
e butt of el cap counts when answering the tourists- but only then
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
ICOMSAHMSMLAT* !!!!



*I choked on my spit and hurt my stomach muscles laughing at this!

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
It that Fritz in that video???

From Fritz photos


Do you guys use pitons?
Do you guys use pitons?
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Yeah, the shoes, it's all about the shoes. All about the shoes. All about the shoes....


Good one!



Susan
BFK

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
I was bouldering in Acadia NP, Maine in 2002 and everywhere we went we would get the 'What the heck are those things' in regard to our crash pads. So we just started randomly telling people our crash pads were actually for our traveling puppet show. I guess word spread quickly and about 3 days later a gaggle of kids with their parents came up to us and asked when the next show was. Sadly the only show they got was us flailing on some terrible rotten rock covered problems.

B
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Co-workers, "How was your weekend?" - "Great, was in Yosemite climbing". "Oh neat, did you climb El Capitan?"


Old boss. But let me tweak it a bit for you.


Manager, "Hi Michael, what did you do this weekend?" - "Oh I took my girlfriend to Yosemite for her first time". "Did you climb El Capitan?"


-.-
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
A friend told this story. He was leading something, gripped, sewing machine leg, whatever, not making much progress. A suburban couple walking by stops to watch the drama as my friend is fighting for his life. "Come on, honey, lets go. He's GONNA make it," says the husband to the wife. They were just watching to see if he was going to fall!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
The one I always get from clueless clients and co-workers:

Them: "How was your hiking this weekend?"

Me: Er.. "it's rock climbing.. you know.. like straight up a vertical face.."

Them a week later: "So how was your hiking?"

Me: "Uh.. remember.. its actually rock climbing that I do.. I don't like hiking"

Them one week later: "So did you get out on a hike again this weekend?"

Me: *(sigh)* "Yeah... the 'hike' was great." Meh

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