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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 4, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Just so there's no confusion. I love me some sport clipping, in addition to other rope shenanigans.


*Well protected means you don't die.
*You get to fly! (for free!)
*Crazy cool climbing moves you won't get, or try, on death routes.
*Everyone else has done the routes so you get to share the experience and discuss the nuances.
*Usually there are places to drop gear without getting PO, Ticks, etc.
*You get strong!




Wet Kiss
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 4, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Yeah hell yeah Munge! I also enjoy clipping bolts.

While we're all getting stuff off our chests here- I boulder as well.





Shameless
Shameless
Credit: Nathan A
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2013 - 01:44am PT
choss clipping...


mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Mar 4, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Weak choss
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Yep, it's fun.....in fact i think ALL types of climbing are fun with the the single exception of kicking steps up steep snow slopes.
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Mar 4, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
An old friend of mine use to say that Sport Climbing was like having 2 or 3 girl friends....It's a lot of fun and there is no commitment..

Stevo
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 4, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
An old friend of mine use to say that Sport Climbing was like having 2 or 3 girl friends....It's a lot of fun and there is no commitment..

No commitment? Hahahahaha! I hope your old trad friend actually TRIED sport climbing, and didn't just talk about it.

DMT
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 4, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
What I'm discovering in my most recent forays into sport climbing is how long the fall needs to be before you get the "stomach sinking" feeling. Seems like about 15' into the fall is about where you get enough velocity.

I was taking some intentional falls this weekend, climbing through the crux of the project, up to the next bolt where the hard climbing is over, and not clipping that next bolt, just calling for some extra slack and jumping off. 10' is over so quick, it barely registers, 5' isn't much more than slumping onto the rope. They start feeling like a proper fall at about 15'.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Mungeclimber on Runnel Vision
Mungeclimber on Runnel Vision
Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Credit: Tork

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Tork, where is all that? You've got half your trip report already done.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Man, I love kicking steps up steep snow slopes.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Yeah, I was surprised Donini said he didn't like that sh#t. He would like it if he used his Crocs.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Great! I have two guys to break trail....i'll provide the Luna Bars.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 4, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Prima Donini !
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
I miss cave rock. It put the sport, in sport climbing!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
I've climbed with maybe a dozen or so people that talk sh#t about sport climbing but won't climb a move harder than 5.7 unless they have a piece clipped above their head...
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Sport is awesome. Here's a pic of my girfriend following Shagadelic - awesome little climb.
Credit: McHale's Navy
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
GDavis....you hang around with the wrong crowd.

In 47 years of climbing i don't think i have ever met someone who had progressed to leading who needed protection above there head on 5.7.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
You should climb in California... less. Walk by any popular crag in Joshua Tree close to the road on a given sunny weekend to see some pretty plebeian epics. Once saw someone get rescued on a 5.2 at Josh, got halfway up and decided this rock climbing wasn't for him so had his buddy untie and scramble above to lower a rope.

The best was the ledge he got stuck at, it was HUGE and just above a 4th class chimney (which wigged him out). So, while waiting for the rescue, he actually turned around, faced out, and sat down on the big ledge, waiting with a frown worthy of a British dignitary. Looked more like Time-Out than rock climbing.
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Barry the Resoler
Barry the Resoler
Credit: this just in
Hah tork
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Hmmmm...got a rental in Yosemite West for the month of May, i'm doomed. By the way, i would be the last old school trad climber to diss sport climbing.....i think it's way fun.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Nice!!! I am living in Idyllwild that month or I'd beg to join you! Where you goin' in June? I plan on being in the valley for the bulk of that month... :P
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Probably probe around in the Sierras before i head home.....Incredible Hulk.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Nice :) Been needing to go back there and try more routes, I've only done Yggdrasil (Red Dihedral) as a day hike, positive vibes looks great and so does Sun Spot. Hopefully in the next 4 months I don't get injured, should be good enough to try those routes!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Now that Donini has confessed his love for the evil pastime, I'll admit I'm a shameless bolt clipper, and I really like ultra light draws.

How the bolts were placed doesn't even cross my mind - how well they're placed is what's important.

It's a perfect compliment to the mind game of placing gear for protection - each makes the other better.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Well said Warbler.

Each has its own place.




TORK!!! WOOT! That really is one of the funnest climbs and formations I've been on.




gdavis,

"I've climbed with maybe a dozen or so people that talk sh#t about sport climbing but won't climb a move harder than 5.7 unless they have a piece clipped above their head..."

I don't think we've climbed together. How do you know me so well? heh
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:37am PT
I'm going sport clipping tomorrow.
Another month and my shoulder should be healed up enough to go crack climbing.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Red or NJC?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 5, 2013 - 04:07am PT
Isn't there sport climbing in Yosemite?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:20am PT
Killer Pillar on Elephant rock has a few excellent sport routes and the view and exposure are outstanding.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Mt. Clark
Mt. Clark
Credit: can't say
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:42am PT
NJC, Munge
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
nice, we only stopped in there once on the way home from JT. Frigid ass cold.

Post the pics when you get em.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:17pm PT

Awww, c'mon Donini. You love the burn kickin' steps!!!!
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
TJI, Is Barry hittin' it ? Was that recent? Yay! Barry!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
No Gerry, that was a couple years ago. I think he's dealing with a knee problem right now, but haven't talked to him in a little while.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
I went clipping up 4 of 9 pitches we did at NJC today.
My shoulder is healing nicely, and I, AM, getting my Physical Therapy.

Another month and I'll get back to some, GOOD OL, non clipping, climbing!

;-)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 6, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Where dat Munge? Linda going for the no hands ascent.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
n00b sh#t...

bitd, if ya didn't have the balls to do something, ya waited until ya did. BUT, today, if it was my kid (or grandson) that was learning to climb, i would say "HELL YA..."! Using yer head, and keeping it safe, is SMART (imo). And I would now say FU to anyone that put somebody down for doing something as simple as ^ that. It's all about having fun. And no damage was done to the route/environment.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Tork, left of Grey. 10c Maybe on Minerva?
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Credit: Grippa

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