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stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Doug Scott, how could we forget him! They kept asking him to smile for the camera after he broke his legs, you know, for a nice shot. But he just kept grimacing. Not much of a good sport there.

The video is safe for work. It demonstrates proper American one foot rope ascending technique. I think.
Enty

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Hi Craig,

I'm guessing that's not so work safe so I'll check it out tonight.....

Steve

Totally safe Blakey - a proper wanker on El Cap........

E
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Shackleton was a wanker - he lost his ship. That is an automatic court martial in the Royal Navy and even the US Navy.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
^^^^^

Will due respect to former colleagues........

'and even the US Navy'. Is that because they have so many ships they don't know when they've lost one, or that they are just massively 'shite'? ;-)

Steve
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Blakey, just having you on, mate. As an old USN apologist I can sympathize
with your lot still being sore about our un-sporting 'frigates' in 1812. ;-)
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
No offence taken or intended ;-)

We are drifting off topic here Reilly, but as a riposte, I thought it was the French Navy that did for us in that little war, and that we were somewhat distracted at that juncture by what was going on in Europe!

No offence taken or intended ;-)

Steve

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
If this 'topic' had any real value I would agree with you but I think our
nautical drift is more interesting. It is well known that the War of 1812
is little known, cared about, and certainly not taught in Blighty so I can
understand your wish to think that it were the Frogs who done ya for. But,
being well-versed in the subject, I can assure you that in single ship actions
we had the better of you with only the one glaring exception that being when
HMS Shannon had her way with our Chesapeake. ;-)

In order to appease the on-topic mavens I offer a pic of my luverly back
side poised over what your lot so quaintly are given to calling a 'gully'.
I am happy to report no butt-sliding occurred.

Some bloody 'gully' on the Ben...
Some bloody 'gully' on the Ben...
Credit: Reilly
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
But what a video!
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Reilly,

I have in my possession a book (Rik Winfield) that lists all French 50 Gun ships laid between 1688 and 1750, Very interesting. As is The Command of the Oceans, by Rogers - You've probably read the latter?

But they aren't as interesting as your photo, from your position it surely must be Gardyloo Gully..... Most folks take their pants off first though ;-)

Steve

EDIT. I forgot about the vid. I watched it this evening - Can't see what the fuss is about, that's how I usually go about jugging.
Jon Ratcliffe

Trad climber
UK
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Tradmanclimbs you are soooo hardcore you cheat death, please tell us more of your epic trad solo stories they 're amazing! I bet you have a massive rack
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Meh, bouldering is way cooler & better than this any day.
Beardymike

Mountain climber
Bath
Mar 13, 2013 - 07:33am PT
Hark at you Tradman with all the right lingo. You should appoint yourself 10 points for learning to speak proper English and use the word wanker. I suppose you'd call Mick Fowler, Stevie Haston, Dave Macloed and chaps like that noob, accident, prone wankers who know nothing eh? Oh and then of course there was Tom and Pete who apparently fell off everything they set their sights on. Oh no, hang on a second. What's that you say? Oh they spanked you at your own game? Oh I see. And as for shite food, jeez - coming from you lot that really IS an insult. At least it seems to be putting off enough people to be behind you in the fatty stakes...

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews4.lasso?l=2&keyid=34188
http://www.climber.co.uk/categories/articleitem.asp?item=296
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNRIA7ckJeE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8A6Y7MwnA
http://sonictheplumber.com/opinions/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/polls_FatAmericanFlagShirt_4637_312260_answer_1_xlarge1.jpeg
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:13am PT
Stevie Haston? He just does a lot of sit-ups. I mean, a ridiculous number of sit-ups. He doesn't have time to actually climb with his sit-up schedule I don't think anymore.
Beardymike

Mountain climber
Bath
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:21am PT
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA you're a card...

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=49308
orle

climber
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:27am PT
Yeah, but what have you ever done on grit?
Beardymike

Mountain climber
Bath
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:31am PT
Not much. But I've done a bit on the Mot.
sowr

Trad climber
CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Parsley Fern is a pretty basic gully - kind of an introduction for a lot of people, usually not a lot of ice, and if you're lucky good hard snow.
ashtond6

climber
Northampton
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
your an idiot, it's a grade 2 gully... And basically a steep snow plod, tonnes of those routes can be done around Wales and Scotland with just a single axe. You wouldnt think twice about climbing terrain like that in the alps unroped. He was just very unlucky.
Terri Payne

Trad climber
Purcellville, VA
Mar 18, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Lucky he did not slash his own throat, dem tools is sharp.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 18, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Not bad luck. poor form, not strong enough and a bad decision.
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