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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:41pm PT


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^^^

That's sort of maybe not that far off for me...

LOL!!!...

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Training is for cheaters.
Stretching is for girls.
Yoga is for...?
Sport climbers are...?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
LocKer: But the local skanks report you can still get a Boner, so you got that going on! Ef not, just charge that extra tank with compressed air ...
FrankZappa

Trad climber
Hankster's crew
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:48pm PT
I do think it's funny to see the young, strong ones up at the trad cliff toproping the hell out of the hardest routes up there so they can then lead it with the knowledge of every move and every gear placement, and seeming very proud of themselves for being out "Trad" climbing on 5.Hard R/X.
I tell them they are not really Trad climbing; they are working a route.
They look very confused.

But who really cares?
Out climbing = fun!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Are u trad if you run outta cum?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Trad is to sportclimbing like new wave was to punk. A definition by what it's not!
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Within my free complimentary copy of Ascent 2013 from Mountain Gear is an article addressing the title of this thread by Dean Flemming pgs 96-97. Defining the Line, a lexicological look at trad and sport climbing.

For Dean exceptions can be cited everywhere to about any defination we have for trad yet the term(s) [trad and sport] is evolving. But we can tell a lot from, "the type of equipment that is needed to complete it[the climb]."
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
agree with above. This photo surfaced from the early 60's and shows hints of what was to come.
Credit: TMJesse
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Yes Jesse that's the spirit!
This thread needs pictures, THOSE kinds of pictures.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Are u trad if you run outta cum?
Well, strictly speaking, no. See: perpetual adolescence = young dumb & full of cum.
It's a state of mind as much as anything else you see, or stubbornness.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
kooky pointed felt hat


I feel worthless now.


Where can you get a felt pointed hat? A nice red one like Mr. Galwas'!
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Or a terswary.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Can you distinguish a trad climber from a sportclimber by appearance?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
I'll be right back with that in a bit Munge,
but in the meantime ...

Sheridan Anderson: how can we get much more trad?
Yes folks, and thank you Jay! A quick visual scan reveals this man absolutely not ever ever to be confused with a sport climber!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Trad is to sportclimbing like new wave was to punk. A definition by what it's not!

YES by all means: we need to expand this concept. Definition by exclusion.
Question: A TRAD CLIMBER IS NOT?

Review the precepts in the second post first however ...
Pull the rip cord on your lists people!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
This is very important work we are doing here folks.
God's work, if you will, not to impugn the faithful!
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Laramie
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Tarbuster,

it seems traditional for a trad climber to be concerned about the definition of his group and sporty for a sport climber to not be concerned how his group is defined. So you can define the sport climber with sport even though you are a trad.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:44pm PT

and more important...

What is darT???...


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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
So, Dingus:
In answer to the question: A TRAD CLIMBER IS NOT? Simple answer number one would be: sport climber?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
This image is of course WAY indicative of TRAD!

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