Wide crack whips and big bros?

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
one pass away from the big ditch
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2006 - 11:34am PT
Leroy, serious mang, post some pics.

Elb looks rad. The one place I want to visit in Europe.
Gunkie

climber
East Coast US
Sep 12, 2006 - 11:45am PT
if a bigbro can handle a fall as described above, I'm assuming you could also stand on one. get a full blow rest, eh?

Stand on the sling side only!

I was doing some OW at the New River Gorge about 13 years ago and had placed a Big Bro. As I oozed by it, I nudged it with my toe on the unslung side; it trickled out and whipped down the rope, nailing my belayer on the wrist. So now I'm 30' up with no gear and a crippled belayer. I almost did a Yabo and jumped into the nearest tree. Instead, I placed another BigBro above my head and lowered off, hoping the damn thing would hold. It did and I ran around, rapped off and retrieved the gear. We then went for ice and beer to placate our various injuries, orthopedic and mental. It was 10 AM on a West Virginia summer morning. Yee ha.

Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 12, 2006 - 01:18pm PT
Leroy, paint some depictions on the ceiling of your 'house' like the previous owners did. Just left of Bison with spears.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:25am PT
another bumpage
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Jaybro your life sounds awesome!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
he gets to eat all the sushi he wants in four weeks w/o paying* for it. I want that life.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Never taken the zing on one, but I'll admit to standing on once...
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 13, 2013 - 02:32am PT
even worse i once ground off my entire
left nipple when i turned
a grace-begging-off-width
into squeeze-job.

the poor thing remained a scab for 6 months
and on the 7 month it rested, and forever
remained mutinous.

prior to the accident,
that nipple,
rest in peace,
was especially erogenous,

it just soaked up the action
of hot chicks like a leaf
does sunlight.

within seconds of heated contact,
the sugars inside me began to boil
and i'd enjoy a shot of photosynthetic
energy within.

then i'd bloom into a scented and beautiful flower.

but now that it's no longer with me,
the late nipple,
my roots they are rotting,
my stalk is pest-infested,
and my crown is utterly discheveled.

and that other nipple is chaffed and uninspired
due to his extra inherrited work load,
so my flowers no more present,
thus the bees they never come around
no more, and

i sold my left nipple
along with my cyclic bouquet
to the that fat merchant.

Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Jul 13, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
People still use Big Bros? WTF????

Chouinard stopped selling tube chocks in the 80's. The Big Bro is only slightly different and better.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 13, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
some wide thing at winslow wall... a slo melting 7ft slide... still have the mottled scar on the back of my shoulder... witnesses say it was hard to watch.... I may be exaggerating the 7ft... but i slid enough to scar...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
slo melting slide grimness bump
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