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WBraun

climber
Apr 16, 2018 - 07:28am PT
If you actually have a life then all this drama here has no real effect ultimately on oneself.

Do you people actually HAVE a life?????

The politards have NO life.

They spend all their dumb ass time focusing on Trump and everything associated with him .....
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 16, 2018 - 08:03am PT
what is there to disparage about a blank page?
douse the expectations and be the contributor you'd like to encounter.

quants will never get the soulfulness of an earnest share.
(no offence to the always coherent nah000)

besides, there's a ton of gold left in those archives ... doh!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 16, 2018 - 08:50am PT
I have such a wealth as technical Age Climbing and think while climbing tips to share, but it seems futile to bother anymore in a climbing for them will so little of the content is devoted to climbing any more. So I just don't bother.

Could you translate that into English? I tried Google but it crashed my machine. Thanks!
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 16, 2018 - 09:19am PT
Gary - Pete uses the dictation thingy on his phone so we get a lot of long sentences that don't make sense
L

climber
A place where Blue is the new Black...
Apr 16, 2018 - 01:34pm PT
What is it about Fabio that makes my knees turn to I-Can't-Believe-it's-Not Butter?


Edit: Since someone deleted the awesome photo of Fabio with his tub of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", this post makes no sense. C'est la vie.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Apr 16, 2018 - 01:41pm PT
^^^^^

It might be his glue-on widows peak?
L

climber
A place where Blue is the new Black...
Apr 16, 2018 - 01:47pm PT
That's it!!!!!!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:01pm PT
Best "peak" glue on in the biz...

Credit: Wid O. Peak
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Apr 16, 2018 - 03:39pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^



Nope.



RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Apr 16, 2018 - 08:05pm PT
Ed posted the link, but all you really need is the one image:

Credit: RURP_Belay
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Apr 16, 2018 - 08:46pm PT
pete, you have NOT done sixty routes to the summit, stop claiming that right now. its gotta be more like 57 or 58 dood. ss
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 18, 2018 - 07:09am PT
I’m getting a glue on widows peak!

At least it’s good for plugging competing
Books....
WBraun

climber
Apr 18, 2018 - 08:01am PT
pete, you have NOT done sixty routes to the summit, stop claiming that right now.

I'd say way over 90% have never climbed to the summit of El Cap.

It's another 1000 feet of steep slab to the real summit ......
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 18, 2018 - 08:37am PT
Say what you want about Fabio but the dude abides, at least as measured by his car collection. LA Times car guy had a good time with him (the short video is entertaining):

L.A. Drives: Carving a Malibu canyon with Fabio

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-la-drives-fabio-latigo-canyon-20180315-story.html

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 18, 2018 - 08:41am PT
Sure, the forum has hit rock bottom, or close to it.
But there is some subjective, positivist irony here!

It's so cleaned out in terms of participation, that now when I go on many threads, a lot of the riffraff general public is absent, and once again, as in the heyday of 2006 through 2009/2011, the threads I read are populated primarily with people whom I well recognize, respect and enjoy. (We're just less active than we once were, so not generating as much TR type content. So it goes.)

Now that the forum has crashed, it seems only us diehards are left: and this is a good thing!

Also, the front page stays static for much longer, somewhat due to the fact that there is less junk: less junk in terms of topics, and less junk in terms of meaningless argumentation.
And as of late, (though of course it is cyclic as always), I see more climbing/outdoor oriented stuff on the front page than I have become accustomed to seeing over the last half dozen years.

Here's a sample of 32 topics on the front page from yesterday:
(It will enlarge to a readable size)

Front page 2018-04-17
Front page 2018-04-17
Credit: Tarbuster

Going for a loose count to include climbing and outdoor/nature related threads, I count 20 out of 32. So two thirds of the content is relevant: not bad at all.

And as in this thread right here, right now, I'm likely going to be very familiar with about the same ratio of those avatars who post up, if not more!

 We own it again!!!

(So we are the kings and queens of nothing, but hey, I like open space, and as hooblie noted: what is there to disparage about a blank page? ... Yes, that's where creativity happens)
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Apr 18, 2018 - 09:09am PT
Tarbuster: . . . it seems only us diehards are left: and this is a good thing!

I suspect the subjective experience of climbing has brought many people to this site, not only because it talks about the technical aspects of moving over rock, but because climbers like to hang-out with other climbers. They share some beliefs, some values, and some norms of behavior (i.e., they share a culture). I enjoy shucking and jiving with folks in all the communities I participate in, and I recognize that community members talk more much more than HOA, climbing, academic, spiritual, artistic, etc. matters (some of my communities). I’d suggest that at the base of every community are connections that coalesce from learning about each other socially—that is: what we believe, what we want, what we think, what we’ve experienced. Hearing how a man treats his children or a woman treats her employees, what he or she thinks about art, where they’ve been in their lives all help us to learn who or what we are talking with. Communities seem to be like language: organic; with lives all of their own. No one can appear to control them. They seem to be the result of a mutual agreement among members: people select in and out, and the community selects and deselects participants.

I got into climbing because I wanted to build and test my character. I volunteered for Viet Nam back in ’67 for the same reason. Both worked out pretty well for me, but not without a fair amount of difficulty and error (and fear).
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:23pm PT
Yeah, most of those still harboring gross amounts of black, gunky cognitive dissonance in their shadows have gone elsewhere to continue the purge of their edgy discontent, self-selecting themselves for a protracted dip into another shallow party pool with a new batch of like-minded, reactionary miscreants, leaving only us self-actualized, gleaming old souls here to wallow around in the drunken promised land of our self-made punch bowl! Woo hoo & yeah baa-bee!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
I thought you were talkin' 'bout me until I read the self-actualized part.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
Yeah, most of those still harboring gross amounts of black, gunky cognitive dissonance



#BULGEMELON!!!!

One Adam Bulgemelon
One Adam Bulgemelon
Credit: Cosmiccragsman

Credit: Cosmiccragsman
L

climber
A place where Blue is the new Black...
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
Tarbuster: ...leaving only us self-actualized, gleaming old souls here...

I was going to answer this assertion with a chipper "You called?"

...but then I remembered what a very wise Buddhist monk once told me:

Old Souls = Slow Learners
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