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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
I don't care about numbers, but if you can climb .11, you are safer on .10 routes. Your climbing menu is bigger too.

I impoved my climbing skills by losing waight, bouldering in the gym, and out door climbing Be careful, I also broke my ankle bouldering. Make sure you always fall on a pad!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:54pm PT


Just trying to get this thing figured...

Is this a photo of you...

"Shreding the gnar"???...

...

I'm confused...

Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
I asked some old people ...they were ..like...35...gnar is that stuff between yer toes after a long day of climbing without socks.

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:56pm PT


Hi Wade!!!...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#275877
...

Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#271621

Hey Old Man!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:59pm PT


ROFL!!!...


EDITED:

That's a "gnar"ly shot...

Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
What's the fuk is the "GNAR" again???...

typical response from an old person who can't remember how to shred the gnar anymore.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:02pm PT



"shreding the gnar"...

What the fuk did he say???...



EDITED:

:-)

Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
not me in the pic, just a young man learning gnar shredding.





Back to the OP - as far as sport/gym 5.11 is also where technique becomes a lot more important. A lot harder to muscle through.

Practice that footwork!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:05pm PT

"Practice that footwork!"...

And of course learn the art of "gnar shredding"...



EDITED: and when you figure out what the fuk it is, please email and tell me...

Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
What the fuk did he say???...


typical response from an old person who has lost the ability to hear the gnar being shredded.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
^^^

LOL!!!...




EDITED:

Bad case of "gnarlitis"...




Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Shred the Gnar

To go big, never stop or give up; accept the reality that anything is possible, and everything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it..

Here you go ol' Timer
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:14pm PT


Then I, "shred the gnar" daily...

How gnarly is that???...

LOL!!!...

Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
You guys are adorable. BWHa-Ha-Ha-Ha!!!!!6!!!@

5.11 is pretty hard. In the World. In Da'Gym, 5.11 is just an easy lap or a warm up.
PSP also PP

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
So when I was first learning to try to shred the gnar I flailed on that thin crack next to church bowl (I think that was where it was) it was like 10C . Then this guy I think his name was Minnesota Dave totally cruises it . He was totally on his feet the whole way no pump. It's all in the feet (when your outside).
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
BTW I would never put a picture of myself on ST. I don't want to be in an interview someday having to explain why I am in a compromising position with Tom Jones, a blow up doll and a rubber chicken.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:37pm PT
mike526 - I think you'll notice a pattern here

1) Footwork. practice climbs that are below your max. make every foot placement count. try and make as little sound as possible with your feet. be precise. When you watch good climbers you'll notice how much they look down. They are looking at their feet. beginners mostly look up to where they are going to grab next.

2) the importance of learning to hear the gnar being shredded.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:45pm PT

"I don't want to be in an interview someday having to explain why I am in a compromising position with Tom Jones, a blow up doll and a rubber chicken."...

Obviously you plan on working for conservative as#@&%es then...

Enjoy shreding THAT gnar...

;-)





EDITED:


So on the weekends you get to use all the cool lingo like...

"Shreding the gnar"...

Then Monday rolls around, the white shirt and tie come on and it's...

"I was out the other day progressing nicely and working on my positive attitude"...


LOL!!!...
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
I always want to climb harder not because of the numbers, but because those hard climbs are so damn cool looking!

I want my M-Crimson Butterballs!444444444444444

I never could do a one-arm, so I guess that's why I max'ed out where I did. But heck, I did manage more than a couple of .11s, so perhaps that's not really a requirement.

If you're 200+, get to where your size doesn't become such an issue. Thin face and overhanging sport are gonna be your enemies. Wide crack is more about conditioning than weight, from what I've seen...
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