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stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Saying climber chicks are all psycho is kind of the fox and the grapes, isn't it?
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:37am PT
no sheee, but look who it's coming from, wouldn't date any of them. ;->

doh, the post quoted was deleted! bahaha


I could have some great reasons for bashing climber guys, but I don't. I love men. Especially climbers. All faults aside, most of them know how to live. Never did go in for much of that girly sh#t.
WTF

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Isn't climbing where you go,to get away from your chick?

I would never teach or look for a chick who climbed its my sport and ill be damed if I'm going to spend all week with you performing sex acts and cooking and then spend my weekend belaying you.

Nooooo way. Plus IMO the only thing more lame than dogs at crags are couples fighting at crags. It's just a real crag buzz killer.

Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Most interesting folks have at least a dash of crazy in the mix.
Work with it, or don't.
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:35am PT
A question I have pondered for years.

Positive side, I will always have a partner.

Negative, she will always wants to go climbing with me.

I had meet this chick that was looking for a climbing partner. So, we started to climb together. We became "climbing partners", and a month into our climbing ventures she found a excuse to spend the night at my place. Now we were dating. That lasted for six months, during this time my old partner moved back into the area. So, her and I didn't climb all the time together. Then she pulled the " I want to be just "friends/climbing buddies". I told her I have plenty of friends and other climbing buddies and I don't do friends well with x girl friends. She became my stocker.

I have had most of the climber ex girl friends become stockers. What's up with that!

I could go on............

Dated this climber chick. We had mid week days off, so we would be at Josh almost every week and I guided there on weekends. I got to know the entrance gate park service girl. Once the girlfriend and I pulled up to the entrance, I had forgotten my pass. The gate keeper let us in for free and gave me a note for the way out. This pissed off the girlfriend, saying what's up with that. You doing her on weekends? So, I dumped her and started dating the gate keeper, a non climber. Not only a non climber, but a working girl with a hot shower and a warm bed!

A girlfriend that climbs wants you to carry everything.

A girl climbing partner shares the load.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:37am PT
WalMart needs stockers.
Others, not so much. The flux can be deluxe.
Some days, anyways.
ncskains

Ice climber
Alaska
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:45am PT
With the recent failure of my A5 marriage.. To a woman I gave up the entire world to, later to find out she constantly lied to me about everything and talked to other guys/exs behind my back...

Through this i have set new life expectations and desires.. Not only to protect myself but to enjoy wall climbing together, with out the infamous mid wall melt down as discussed above..


She Must own a set of wall ladders and have led a at least climbed C1 before.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Here's something to consider, whether or not your spouse or gf climbs/skis misses the point. Your own passion is what counts and having a complimentary partner in life that understands just how important that is to you is what separates a good relationship from one that is challenged constantly.

I met my wife climbing and we had so much fun and still do climb, hike and ski together in joyful bliss. She doesn't climb as much anymore nor does she enter my world of "mono-thought" when the snow flies. She does however appreciate that need to fed my soul and freely let's me go and pursue my passion without the guilt trips when I leave. I am truly a lucky man and I wish for you all to find or keep those who are already happy with themselves so you may be free to fed your rat with or without them.

That said it's easier for one to know one:

Credit: Charlie D.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Apr 6, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Yeah. I was sitting there at her kitchen table when totally out of the blue she says...

"You know what the problem is? When I look straight into your eyes I can tell that you are not sane."
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
Good for you Charlie!

My girl understands me too even though she is not a climber. Aren't we lucky?

:)

Edit: Ksolem, too funny. lol
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
^^^indeed, luck I'm afraid has much to do with it, glad to hear you got it.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 6, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Define "dated". . .
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country. The most common idea is two people trying out a relationship and exploring whether they're compatible by going out together in public as a couple, who may or may not yet be having sexual relations. This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.

According to Wikipedia :)
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Apr 6, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
^^^indeed, luck I'm afraid has much to do with it, glad to hear you got it.

Truth is I've dated climbers exclusively since I started climbing. And after being disqualified due to insanity and various other reasons many of us are still friends, some not. Anyway luck, or serendipity or whatever came my way too. Actually I think I must have saved the universe in a previous life...

Credit: Jeff Lieberman
Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 6, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
I am experienced with dating all types of climbers. From want-a-be climbers to bona-fide bad asses. Plus I dated non climbers which really didn't work because of the psycho factor. It's an interesting road, that's for sure...

One... Yes, ALL climbers are psycho... There are different versions of psycho, some more obvious than others but it's "there for sure." Anyone who is happiest on the side of a cliff isn't rational. This is not the best trait for having a good relationship. Unless the other person feels the same... They will not understand and will be very afraid of what you call fun.

Two... I married one and even worse, he is an Alpinist and yes... He was thinking of going on a climbing trip when I was due to give birth to Aris. He would have done it too until he realized that I would have hunted him down and killed him with his own ice ax. (Insert psycho factor here.) He did it two months later and yes... I really didn't mind then, I get it since I am a climber too.

Three... PLEASE Note: An Alpinist might have a real job unlike a Rock Climber but... It is to support their climbing trips to Tibet and Patagonia, etc. You will as their spouse never own real furniture or good silverware. The only reason they "might" have a nice car is that it allows them more trips... It will not stay nice since it will spend more time off road in bad terrain than not. Yet the good news is you will own a collection of camping gear that rivals REI's selection. On your anniversary, birthday, etc, you will get more gear. You will never give up old gear because you "might" need it. By the time you are my age, you will have enough to outfit a large group of boyscouts and their families. Maybe their neighbors too. Yet when you buy soap, or a dress, your husband will consider that a waste of money. Now if you buy techno adventure wear, SPF 20, etc. That is all good because it's "gear."If you need to buy the kid a crib, or diapers... Tell your spouse you are buying kid "gear." Gear is always good. Never mention it as anything else since that is under the category of unnecessary stuff.

Four. When Bill is free, it's not about yard work or family time, it's the next big trip.

Five... Quality time for the family is during the drive to his next climb.

Six, His version of childcare is hauling the kid, buying the kid gear. Tying up the kid so the kid can learn how to undo knots quickly, etc. Be prepared for unconventional parenting.

Seven, If you want a husband on weekends and holidays. Don't marry a climber. If you like them gone... (I do since I get the place to be my way, I can keep the kid on a routine, etc.) It's not a bad deal.

Eight, If you both want to climb... Hopefully you have family to take care of the kids. If not... Be prepared that your husband will volunteer you every time for the childcare while he goes off. No worries, whenever he is gone, I get rid of some of that old life threatening gear he swears we need to keep. See... Everyone gets their kicks in some way.

Nine: You will fight over who's gear is who's... Who gets to use the nice rope. It will be passionate. It will involve bribery sex, it will be good.

Ten: If you think sanity will enter the room when you have kids... Nope, it only gets way more interesting. Luckily the kid will get it since it's "your kid." In fact when he wants something like an xBox... The child at the tender age of four will inform his father about the new "gear." :)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 6, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
By the time you are my age, you will have enough to outfit a large group of boyscouts and their families

By the time you are my age you see equipment in climbing museum displays and say "hey I have that in my garage". Or your 22 year old son sees some of your old equipment andsays "was this Grandpas?" And Grandpa is 90.

Susan
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Wow Anastasia, awesome post!

You wonna date?

;)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 6, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Seems that cluster B personality disorders are really over-represented in women climbers, and in "outdoorsy" women in general.

sullly

Trad climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Why do married people always start dating threads?


moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
I don't know Sully. Do you?
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