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Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Jul 4, 2015 - 01:14pm PT
I don't know about drama queens. I'd say we tend to be "spice" addicts. We each like the effects of various "spices" and each of us have our favorite "blends."

"Throwback Trad" - nice!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 5, 2015 - 09:07am PT
It's all just inning....

But

Tradclumbing is like sport climbing, only without the training wheels...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 5, 2015 - 09:38am PT
It's that thing when you put those widgets in a rock right? ;)
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Jul 5, 2015 - 10:49am PT
...we tend to be "spice" addicts...

Credit: Ojai Alex
Trad babe...
overwatch

climber
Jul 5, 2015 - 03:06pm PT
So many words
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 5, 2015 - 03:16pm PT
That's because every short definition of trad is wrong.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 5, 2015 - 03:21pm PT
Trad is what I say it is.







Fricking nOOBs.


edt: Sitting in a hot cubicle on Sunday. I'm pisssed.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 5, 2015 - 03:42pm PT
Trad is the silly name imposed on rock climbing by the advent of "sport climbing." The need was felt to differentiate climbs with preplaced bolts, where no gear would be placed by the leader, from the rest of climbing, hence the term sport climbing.
Once that term got established I guess it was felt that what had previously just been referred to as climbing needed an adjective added to differentiate it from sport climbing. To me it's all just climbing.

Oops, just came in from four pitches of sport climbing....no, I mean, climbing.
jstan

climber
Jul 5, 2015 - 03:45pm PT
I'm guessing sport climbers will have big problems with arthritis in thirty years. Trad climbers, on the other hand, will be broke from paying for all the artificial arms. Then all of the argument will be about how long an arm you can ethically have put on.
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Jul 5, 2015 - 04:29pm PT
I think that boulder problem in Vitaliy's photo is a Gill route

Trad Bouldering = No crash pads, but an occasional top rope.

(which I used the first time I did the Pinch Overhang on the Mental Block in Ft Collins)

;>)
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 5, 2015 - 06:08pm PT
there is absolutly nothing trad about a modern trad rack $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
It's called buying your way up a climb.. Whatever. just think it's pretty damn lame when gear climbers get all high and mighty about how cool they are for sewing up crack climbs;) It's all just climbing to me:)
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Jul 5, 2015 - 07:27pm PT
year old threads are SO trad
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:38am PT
Bump. More climbing content please
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 21, 2015 - 12:16pm PT
(which I used the first time I did the Pinch Overhang on the Mental Block in Ft Collins)

;>)

I now feel less shame for my "WTF was he thinking" comment on contemplating trying to this the day before the Dylan 'Hard Rain' concert.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 10, 2016 - 05:54am PT
Bump 4 tradition.
overwatch

climber
Arizona
Apr 10, 2016 - 09:19am PT
You mean Trahd, Myahn?

Annoying term, to me it is bolted, gear or mixed
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 10, 2016 - 10:02am PT
Here's what you get when trad climbers try to equalize bolts


DMT
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Apr 10, 2016 - 02:20pm PT
Looks good to me.....

....as long as there is an equal amount of clusterf*#k on both bolts they're equalized....


....right?
overwatch

climber
Arizona
Apr 10, 2016 - 02:25pm PT
You went climbing with Ace Ventura?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 10, 2016 - 03:14pm PT
Q


Tarbuster climber, right here, right now

Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Tarbussier Profiles™: Identifying The Genuine Trad Climber

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

Age:
irrelevant (see: perpetual adolescence)

Clothing:
knickers
painter' s pants
blue jeans (cuffs optional)
Chouinard standup shorts
rugby shirt
faded Hawaiian shirt
faded & torn t-shirt
your shirt
your girlfriend' s shirt!
no shirt

footwear:
Kronies
Cortinas
Spiders
Blue Meanies (RRs)
RDs
PAs
EBs
FeeRays
anything that edges
JapFlaps
Huaraches

Coiffure:
kooky pointed felt hat
terswary cap
balaclava (not to be confused with baklava)
headband
unkempt curls (see: dirt & leaves)

Smell
tincture of benzoin
sweat
loose pussy

Disposition:
abstruse
haughty
disingenuously competitive
obsequious, if you are a holdin’
thoroughly and completely unrepentant
shiftless
way, way stubborn

Behavior
no beta
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

Occupation:
perpetually unemployed
opportunist
itinerant mooch

Income Stream:
minimal to nonexistent
no visible means of support
canning
bangin' nails
temporary girlfriend

Diet:
cafeteria scraps (see: scarfing)
bunk weed
cheap beer
sarcasm

Career Aspirations:
nil to none
hand cracks, rurps, hauling
seasonal girlfriend

Love Life:
only two women in the whole wide world would/could possibly love him: his mom, his grandma

Hobbies:
eat, sleep, sex*, drink, dream
*see: chronic masturbation

Precepts:
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

Quotes:
"I am trad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!"

Defining Characteristics:
defensive posture
stoned
well acclimated to downtime
thoroughly misunderstood
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!
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