"Real Nose" - appropriate name?


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Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
I always thought the name was based on location.

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Park Rat is right - Harding would have been hunting someone down at what he surely would have seen as a knockoff. I can hear him now, after a half-gallon of Pedrizetti red or a couple bottles of Vino de Tavola - “X!!#&x3!! Everybody’s out to get Harding!!” Then he would have started to look for something more dramatic.

Steve - no sweat - I was sure no negative connotation was intended, especially since there seemed to be two names. Thanks for the history. I envy the “Real Nose”, “Competitive Edge” experience - must have been awesome exposure.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:37am PT
“Sometimes I sing so pretty, I like to break my own heart.”

A singular talent to be sure as NOBODY else sounds like Jimmy D.

I envy your experience being first ones to voyage on up there into the wilderness that it was.

Social climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
This is a false thread.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Hey, Wayne. The first dump's always free.

They get you used to it, you start to think you like it, then you are fuched and hooked.

You are just like the rest. You know you want it, you just gotta take the leap.

"Real" is the new "normal."

There are hundreds of "Normal Routes" in the alpine world, why not rock climbing.

Why not "Reality-based Figments of the Imagination That Would Have Gone Had I the Nerve, Time, or Wasn't So Wasted"--the cragnostic in me says go for it.
Park Rat

Social climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Hi Wayne,

I assume that only the original climbers can change the name The Real Nose.

That said if it were my choice I would rename it in your honor.

The Merry Way or some such name.

Then all concerned would be happy.

I can hear Harding saying, that's a good idea let's drink to it.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Hey, it's good like it is. It won't go away. Let's let it go now.

Dec 10, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
When they originally named it the real Nose it made sense.

It's way out there on the outer upper dihedral along with follows straight up the "Nose" of the Captain.

It didn't take anything away from the original "The Nose" route either to begin with.

It's stupid Americans that make stupid problems where there never were any to begin with ......
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 10, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
It's a national pastime...LOL
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 10, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
Just a clarification Werner, but what nationality is on your passport? I know you're a citizen of the karmic universe, but what do you show when crossing borders?

Dec 10, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
what nationality is on your passport

I don't have a passport anymore as I don't have enough money to go anywhere these days.

I never did have any money to go anywhere a passport is needed to begin with.

Everywhere I went where a passport was needed I was working for a film production.

But when I did have one it said I am a stupid American ...... :-)

Trad climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
How about Nostrilman? :-)

Lake Tahoe
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
Modern people over think everything and unnecessarily tax their brains where there's no real reason too .....

I asked a cave man from 10,000 B.C. who gave it a lot of thought then agreed.

He said to call it "ug."

Trad climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
Hey, not for nothin', but I HAVE the Dolt's nose...it's an original reproduction.

HA! (That was bad, I know.) But I couldn't help myself. :D

Long day stuck in a chair @ work...


The Sinus Route!

OMG, someone get me off of this overcrowded, stuffy, overheated, meandering-like-a-lost-cow commuter bus creeping along the Mass. Pike...please?????!
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Okay - since we're getting ridiculous and having fun with it, how about La Nariz Real?

Or maybe The Septum?

Or since it is right up the middle of the Nose, The Vomer? In that case you could call climbs which articulate with it The Sphenoid, the Palatine, and you could call the major crack the Nasopalatine Groove.

Of course if we started to lay anatomical names on climbs, things might get a little out of hand...

Yeah, I know, Werner. Stupid Canadians!

Trad climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Climber OF Fossils,

I was just about to write that you just made me snarf (that last post is a riot), but for some odd reason thought I should probably look it up just in case, before I posted. Good thing I did. I have apparently been using it wrong my entire life. Eh-hem. But, since we're on the topic...I can't seem to find the antonym of snarf...which is kind of what I intended to begin with, but out through the nose...good thing I invested in the screen protector for my iPad. :D Off to the Urban Slang Dictionary to see that I can "dig" up.

(P.S. Especially after meeting you @ Oakdale, I'm definitely NOT buying the "Fossil" part!!!)
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