Things I have learned from the taco


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Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:14am PT
I have learned my prior existence lacked Russ Rants.
My only problem now is not knowing when my next fix will be.

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:22am PT
I knew that a girl would get a doubled butt cheek and extra cellulite in the compressed conformation by the time I was, like, 13. I guess I had better access to the equipment to run the experiment than most of the people here. I can't say the taco has informed my opinion of what was sexy much.

I make and reconnect with friends and get inspired more than I get tech tips these days.

This was an insight into or reflection of something that I already knew to be true and am missing right now that was posted here today:

When I finally surrendered to the granite bench, the parched throat and the whole shimmering clusterf*#k, Id synch up with my life and for the moment experience freedom while being literally tied to a stake.

(Quote from R&I interview w/ John Long.)

It's been a tough couple of weeks, and this one fueled my fantasy of being in my happy place.

Dec 13, 2012 - 02:50am PT
I've actually learned a bunch- lots of cool stuff on here: historical threads, TRs, music, social issues(global, my own, & those of others here), etc.

Never know what your gonna click- It's a jambalaya!

John M

Dec 13, 2012 - 03:03am PT
I broke my forum cherry here on the taco. I learned that..

Its easy to get your panties in a twist online
lots of people wear panties
I wear pink panties, though I prefer purple
Even though people get their panties in a twist a lot, they can still be nice people
there are some serious badasses out there. Okay.. I already knew that
What I didn't know is that they get their panties in a twist just like the rest of us and can still be nice people

what I just learned

I have a panties fixation.. hahaha..

Cheers everyone. The taco is full of some seriously funny people.

while some people need more cowbell. We need more Fish rants. Okay Okay.. and more cowbell


Dec 13, 2012 - 03:21am PT
My mom is awesome. That's what I've learned. She's 77 years old and not all that good with computers, but check out this shot she sent me tonight. I had to talk her through it. She took it last month in Palestine.

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Social climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:42am PT
hey there say, all...

hmmm, you knowwwww, i would have thought that you all learned all this, uh, 'certain stuff', BEFORE you ever FOUND the ol' taco.... ;)

okay, things i have learned from the taco:

the friday night posting while drunk thread, seems to overflow
into saturday, on through to thursday, and back to friday...
at times.. ;)

there are fabulous photographers!!! here...

all kinds of climbers, of various levels, and they all mix and well,
very well: mainly, when climbing, :)

more gals climb, than i EVER knew... :)

there is such a thing as 'nature sushi fest'... :)
and--there IS such a thing as: facelift for yosemite! :)

climbing history ABOUNDS here... :)
so do bear 46 stories... :)
and 'nose' records... :O

so do some very WILD stories--which fall under history, of course, ;)
(even new stories WILL be history, 'once around the campfire'... :)

and: there is NO place like the taco...
nor, is there anything LIKE you climbers, gathered anywhere else...

this is a 'gateway' to many parts of the world that i'd never
have heard of OTHERWISE, :)

and--i've STILL got a lot to learn, :)

AND, lastly:
chris so patient, tolerant, and kind, and open to
'the versitilities of humans' in a way that helps you
all learn-and-grow, in the midst of what other forums would
just NOT understand... :)

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:57am PT
I've learned that even the biggest internet as#@&%e makes me want to help them if they need it, even if they don't want it, enthusiastically, because of who they are...

The Man's Prayer:


Social climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:43am PT
Although we sometimes see the dark side of folks here; there is more often than not a bright and kind side as well.

↓↓↓ or too old.

Dec 13, 2012 - 10:10am PT
That the typical supertopian is far to busy here to ever get out climbing
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:20am PT
I've learned that, aside from the political stuff and some name calling, Supertopians are a pretty decent bunch. The Ian Gill fund continues to grow at about $100 a day with people buying expensive mommento biners and gear they probably don't need. Thanks!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:48am PT
The Taco is like a big computer system :-) (imagine that)...

you put garbage in it, you get garbage back out of it. Put in some sugar, get some sweet talk back. Put in some alcohol, get a bunch of drunks jeering you and and hot women smacking you on your figurative ass (or mine, anyway).

Put in something from the heart, and you'll get something back for your troubles.

But if you shovel too much garbage into the machine sooner or later ALL you will get back out is the same garbage you shoveled in there, Glutton Vomit.

Its a good amplifier though... I usually get back 3x what I put in, over time, good and bad.


ps. being stalked, sucks.

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:49am PT
ps. being stalked, sucks.



Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
I'm definitely going to die

People are pretty cool for the most part

Asking for advice is always funny at first (got to have thick skin) and then useful in the long run

If it's your first post we will probably (see:definitely) give you some sh#t

There are a lot of strong climbers on here

There are a little of people who don't climb on here

I basically learned how to big wall climb from this site (see point #1) and I appreciate any and all advice!

Oh yeah and I like booty

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
*eKat and Neebee are the world's sweethearts.

*Ron is a broken record sometimes.

*Some people post a lot of climbing stuff and even TR's, some never do.

*Jeremy's got a mom, WOO HOOO!

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Having access to those who climbed before me is almost as rich an experience as climbing itself (based on the presence of posters like Guido, jstan, Peter Haan, BBA, rgold, DR, Tom Higgins, Pat Ament, Jogill and so many others).

Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
If you don't climb a certain type of climb, on real rock you're not a climber.

If you don't use a certain type of protection, you're not a climber.

There are a lot of good people out there willing to share a lot of time, expertise, knowledge and love.

A lot of us are really lonely.

An awful lot of places look just like Lembert Dome.

If things ever really got bad, this community would be there for anyone who needed it.

We still don't know if the Stones ever really did country...

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
*That some things on the internet last forever, and some don't.

*That the MooseDrool has an owie.

*That Guido is a man of many talents.

And yes, that Lembert Dome is EVERYWHERE!


Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
And yes, that Lembert Dome is EVERYWHERE!



Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
The best of us make mistakes.

Like taking a picture of Everest that is off by about 700 miles. Course that was only 2 minutes and 20 seconds early. Missed it by a smidge.

Trad climber
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
I learned that whatever the question is, the people of Supertopo will have the answer.

Often half the people disagree with the answer, and vehemently express what the RIGHT answer is. But nonetheless, the question is answered and/or the problem solved.

I also learned that if I had a multimeter, I would somehow know the answer without having to ask.
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