Signs that you may be addicted to climbing....

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DickMcfartin

Ice climber
soewhere over the rainbow....
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
You spend more days a week gone climbing than you do home. Your pack and duffle bag of clothes never makes it past the front hall before it is just repacked to shove off again.

When you are home all you do is think about what you have to get done so you can leave again. You put all that stuff off anyway to nurse nagging injuries as not to get in the way of leaving again in a couple days.

You spend most of your non climbing time playing with and or repairing gear, packing gear or wasting time on climbing forums.

You biggest worry is when will i fit in some work so i can make some $$$$ so i can take a trip someplace more rad than where you live to climb..

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Feb 21, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Everything you own - and I mean EVERYTHING - has a clip-in loop attached.

You can make an Anything into a Big Wall Anything by simply adding a clip-in loop:

 big wall sleeping bag
 big wall bivi sack
 big wall coffee press
 big wall ghetto blaster
 big wall microwave oven
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Uh oh, post shrinkage!

Those were good posts, too :(
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Do you ever climb alone?

Do you ever climb before noon?

Do you ever climb during the week?

Has work ever interfered with your climbing?

Do you feel powerless to stop?

go on....I resemble that....
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Climbing is one thing. What about BINGE climbing????
Anastasia

climber
Home
Feb 21, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
You discuss better ways to hang up a stove. You bought climbing shoes for your son before he was even born. You got married because she owns a really nice rack, and it isn't boobs.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
You got married because she owns a really nice rack, and it isn't boobs.

Made me flashback to one of my climbing partners who was a dancer at Crazy Horse and..Vegasized..

Wasn't thinking and honestly, innocently asked if I could hang my nuts on her rack (I didn't need them that pitch)

Facepalm....

Good posts so far!
Alexey

climber
climber, San Jose, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
it was a good tread about climbing dreams, but I can not find it.
Anyway, climbing dreams is important symptom of addiction
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
You walk off some sufferfest and swear you're DONE! Done climbing forever...get back home, take a shower and start thinking about the next trip...
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
You are going to spend the next 6 months living like a vagrant to chase the cold weather, which just so happens to be in the meth-ier areas. oh, and you skipped out on college/good relationships/security so you can fail on routes that were put up before you were born.

yup, I'm looking kinda dumb these days : /
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
choosing gas money over groceries... I like that one particularly.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
if you must know what route is being pantomimed by that monkey across the lot.

... and your companion languishes while you approach for confirmation,
thereafter bearing witness to a sumo session of beta exchange
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Dumb thread. Like being on a climbing forum isn't evidence enough that you are addicted to climbing.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
LEB....
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Nah.
I'm not ADDICTED to climbing!



Edit: I Wonder why my hand are SWEATING so bad
while reading this thread?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 21, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
I an quit climbing any time I choose.

Just like a lot of Taco posters did hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

Hahahah!

Haha!

HAH!

DMT

ps. really I can.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Hmmmm...I call bullspit, Dingus. Lol.
DickMcfartin

Ice climber
soewhere over the rainbow....
Feb 21, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
I have got two feet riddled with injury. Fat pad atrophy, achilles tendonosis, planters fashitus, on again off again sesamoiditis for two going on three tears now. I have tried everything from months of rest at a time to every doc on the block. Custom foot beds, and every shoe and shoe combination known to man. Most days just walking my dogs a couple miles sucks balls. Yet still i climb 2-3 days a week if not more year round other than the once or twice a year i am brought to a complete stand still as the injuries are just that bad.

Ow yeah as most climbers i also deal with the to be expected shoulder and finger injuries. Although they in all honesty they seem like nothing in comparison to the foot injuries.

Think i might be addicted...

surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
This is your brain on climbing

TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 21, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
you get together with a fantastic new girl friend, and the first thing your friends all ask her is whether she likes to rock climb (if the answer is 'no', they roll their eyes knowingly)
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