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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 6, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 6, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Climbers don't date they masturbate.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
27 "I know's".....
Dig it.

I'll go out with whomever will have me. Like most rockmonkeys.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
I married a climber. She has tried to quit climbing. That would be a problem.

We are working on getting in better shape so climbing is more fun. But am I gunna quit....... not a chance. She knows what's expected.

Last time to the Valley we stopped at the Meadows. Climbed Northwest Books on
Lambert Dome. Then did some real easy stuff in the Valley. Kept it fun and light and by the end of the trip she was climbing Church Bowl Lieback 5.8 and having the time of her life.

I'll keep her in the game. I just have to be tricky about it. Hee hee hee....

Plaid
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
real easy stuff in the Valley

Please advise!!!!!????

Every year it gets harder for me. Boo hoo poor pitiful me. Headed up Monday for our first spring Valley foray.

Susan
BurntToast

climber
CA
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Get yourself a Belay Queen

kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Why do married people always start dating threads?

Cuz they're better than the pope thread?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
anything is better than a Pope thread, maaaaan.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
@SCseagoat - Here is a list of easy stuff we did.

Swan Slab Gully, T. Claude's Delight on Swan Slab.

Regular Route on Sunnyside Bench -WARNING- The walk off is 5.9!

Uncle Fanny and Church Bowl Lieback on Church Bowl.

I am surprised we didn't make it over to do the Grack on Glacier Point Apron.
That's a fun one in the rain. Not really. Fun when it's dry. Scary when wet.

Plaid
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Thanks Plaid, pretty familiar with all of them, thought perhaps some others I might have overlooked. Footstool up on base of El Cap is nice and easy, and Aunt Fannys.
As it After Six et al at Manure.

Susan
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Apr 6, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Ever Dated a Climber?

Nah, my wife gets really pissy when I do stuff like that.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Scrubber, LOL!































I am still laughing :)))
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Scrubber tell em your gear story!
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Apr 7, 2013 - 08:13am PT
Well, I dated a few, married the last. Would still be married today if he hadn't died climbing! :-( I used to think sometimes, like you do, "if something ever happened to Jack, I'd NEVER date a climber again." Why not? Sooo selfish about the activity. And that being said, Jack was actually REALLY good. He ALWAYS asked me if I would be ok about his various trips, rather than, "oh, by the way, I'm going to Alaska for a month." Also, he/we loved doing OTHER stuff together also...biking, swimming, nice restaurants, reading, skiing.....anything, really. And when I was feeling wimpy, he'd ramp the level down a lot, and wouldn't (hardly!) complain. So the memories of our adventures together, climbing or otherwise, are some of the best I have.
So now I'm "single", a year and 3 months now. A gal looks around even if she's not that interested in leaping into the pool quite yet (well, maybe for a dip, but not necessarily a swim! :-) ). Anyway, I don't see much out there that is interesting (and not already married or too young)...but what I DO know is I'm probably doomed to only be interested in people that are passionate....whether it be about climbing, or something else, Fortunately or unfortunately, climbers are some of the most passionate people I know. So yeah, I guess I'd date a climber again....after all, some of my best friends are climbers! :-)
Pam
















Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 7, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Bldrjac,

I feel for you. I don't know what it's like to lose a good mate, but gosh... That must be the worst of the worst. As for me... I was a serial long term relationship gal. My average was three to five years, once I even went seven years and sadly I am not even kidding or exaggerating. Every time I got out there were less choices. (Yes, the good ones do get taken FAST.) I was getting deeply sad because all my friends had families, good home lives and I... I was always elsewhere, mostly alone, wondering about my right to want what they had.

All I can say is stick to your guns, know exactly what you want, speak up for it and don't settle for less. Be aware there will be backlash but heck.. It's worth burning a few bridges than dealing with someone not up for the job and yet... Does want possession of you. (I have some crazy stories.) To sum it up quickly... I myself realized being alone was a heck of a lot nicer than being with the wrong person who thought you owed them everything for putting up with you. (Yes, It was A Red Flag Parade.)

As for me, Bill showed up when I had given up. I was literally dusting off my pants from the last train wreck relationship and figuring that dogs were the best companions. Even today I don't understand what happened. All I know is I tried scaring Bill off, I tried hooking him up with friends, I gave him every reason to not date me and instead he married me 9 weeks later.(Yes, he is impulsive and as crazy as I am.) Plus, strangely I still got a dog. Life really is weirder than fiction. :)

I do know that if something happened to Bill... I'm done. I was lucky enough to win something this good once. I'm not known for luck to pull this off again. Plus dating with a kid, I really rather not. I hope Bill sticks around for the long haul and... If not, yeah, Dogs are really good companions.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 7, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Bldrjac--

While ALL the climbing folks I know and have known are somehow more intense about something, climbing was the activity which brought them all together.

Sacherer had his physics, along with many others.
Roper became a Roper of note, along with the other writers like Robbins, Higgins, Amenttins, et al.
Denny and Cooper and Rowell and Flores, photographers of exceptional talent.
Phil Bircheff and others too numerous to mention are artists and creators.

But then that tends to be the problem in that the intensity gets in the way of intimacy. It says so, right there in Roper, someplace.

Good luck with 'em.



moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
When my wife (non climber) talks about our marriage, she says that life with me is not boring.

I guess she says I am a little(?) crazy. She didn't know she was marrying a climber :)

I was good in setting traps too!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 7, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Some of my best friends are climbers.

That's almost as self-incriminating as,

"Some of my best friends are lawyers who climb."

I think I would date a lawyer to go scuba diving with the sharks.
Then I would feel privy to, if not protected by, the professional courtesy schtick.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Apr 7, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Reilly, I kind of meant that as a joke, since I myself have been a climber (rock, ice, mountains,) since about 1984! I still climb now, although not with the frequency and/or intensity I did when I was younger. Anastasia, thanks for your words/thoughts. Guess I was just thinking out loud. I've actually not ever "dated" much....I have always been SUPER particular, and really only had 2 major boyfriends(relationships of about 3 years each) prior to Jack. Interestingly, those 2 other guys have remained among my closest friends since, and were friends of Jack also. Guess I've always preferred my own company or the company of my girlfriends to a guy I know I'm not interested in, plus I've always been afraid of giving a guy the wrong impression. I can tell right away if I'm "into" a guy or not....and I've always hated the complications that (ahem) arise when you go out with someone anyway, just hoping for a bit of male friendship, and they get the wrong message. All of my best guy friends are married...guess it feels safer! Anyway, all interesting to think about. Hope it works for you with Bill! Oh, and I already have a dog! :-)
Pam
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