Start from the bottom, carry gear on a sling, protect as you go, top out, pound chest and yell like Tarzan.
Fall on the way up? Lower down, pull rope, try again. Three strikes and your out.
At the worst, yoyo.
As well as
irrelevant (see: perpetual adolescence)
painter' s pants
blue jeans (cuffs optional)
Chouinard standup shorts
faded Hawaiian shirt
faded & torn t-shirt
your girlfriend' s shirt!
Blue Meanies (RRs)
anything that edges
kooky pointed felt hat
balaclava (not to be confused with baklava)
unkempt curls (see: dirt & leaves)
tincture of benzoin
obsequious, if you are a holdin’
thoroughly and completely unrepentant
way, way stubborn
sleep in the dirt and like it
makes own gear
never quite sure of the outcome, but doesn't give a sh*t and goes anyway
shares food, stash and adventure with complete strangers
training is for cheaters
stretching is for girls
yoga is for sport climbers
sport climbers are neither
a drop knee is something that occurs when your knee replacement goes bad
flagging is what happens to you on every approach
deadpoints are the arguments made by sport climbers
a high ball problem is a testicular condition induced by cold weather, or simply the lack of a fresh drink
a knee bar is a thing you have to wear to keep your leg from buckling
a dynamic move is...a move
a static move is...a failure to move
chains are something used to lock up your bicycle
"I am trad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!"
well acclimated to downtime
fit, lean, bricked (see: lats)
boldly goes where no man has gone before!*
*...and where no one in their right mind would ever in their wildest dreams even consider going.
**no, not for any amount of money, loose p$ssy, fame, adulation or more m$ney ... Get Real!