What Is Trad ?????????


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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!!

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


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

Trad climber
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...

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

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

Trad climber
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.

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.

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.

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)


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