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The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 22, 2013 - 07:29pm PT

Noble - Having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 22, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Some guy asked if I climbed trad the other day.
He got real pissed off when I said the term trad was an overused misnomer and that anything beyond climbing ropeless, barefoot in a loincloth was not traditional.
To each their own.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 22, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
So, like, do you?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 22, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
anything beyond climbing ropeless, barefoot in a loincloth was not traditional.

The real purists get all snippy about wearing a loincloth
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 22, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Nope, I'm a technophile and an aid climber.
Henry Barber and Skip Guerin are examples that come to mind.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 22, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
I think that boulder problem in Vitaliy's photo is a Gill route.









when he did it it was trad.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 23, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Kevin, that description seems appropriate if we are talking about "climbers"
but I interpreted it as the "activity of climbing was noble"
which is a bit pretentious considering how selfish it is overall.
Maybe I misunderstood but was just looking for clarification.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
May 23, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Noble schmobel. And courage schmourage for that matter. After 56 years, I love climbing as much as the next guy, but nobility and courage (except when referring to those who perform rescues) hardly apply to what is, in the end, just a game we choose to play.

Don't get me wrong, the game seems important to the players. To us. Some have devoted their lives to it. But I see more nobility in someone who, say, gives up a passion for climbing and works two jobs so their kids can have a better life than in all our heros combined posing on all the hard-gained summits of the planet.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 23, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Quote But I see more nobility in someone who, say, gives up a passion for climbing and works two jobs so their kids can have a better life than in all our heros combined posing on all the hard-gained summits of the planet. Here

+1 WORD!

Guilty myself.

30 yr. climbing hiatus to do just that.
resumed climbing after becoming a grandfather.


Captain...or Skully

climber
May 23, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Trad. It's a myth, man.
Homer told me about that sh#t. Achilles was Trad, right?
DanaB

climber
CT
May 24, 2013 - 06:37am PT
but nobility and courage (except when referring to those who perform rescues) hardly apply to what is, in the end, just a game we choose to play.

No kidding. Climbers are just ordinary people with a slightly unusual hobby, nothing more.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
May 24, 2013 - 10:57am PT
What Dana said!

Being climbers doesn't make us special, just a bit odd.

However wonderful the climbing game is to play; however fun and even transformative it can be, however great it can be to be part of the tribe; regardless of how awe inspiring some are at playing the game, it's just a game we play and doesn't make us anything special. What we do in life really starts to count when it counts for someone else. Just sayin...
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 24, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Climbers are ordinary people?

Bwahahahahaha!
MH2

climber
May 29, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 5, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Donini bump!
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Jun 5, 2013 - 08:33pm PT


Still ?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 5, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
MH2, awesome loincloth, yours??

Where do I get one?
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