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Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, Ca
Apr 11, 2008 - 08:41pm PT
Stylin' at the slabs...
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Apr 13, 2008 - 12:52pm PT
123, don't look at me!



mack

Trad climber
vermont
Apr 13, 2008 - 01:49pm PT
So, tell me this, I would love to wear lycra to climb in however, I'm umm, 50ish and not really a very good climber. Is that ok? Or would I feel funny? I love that Funky lycra site and would definately buy and wear them. Would other climbers think I was putting on airs? Please advise.

Leslie
Crimpergirl

Social climber
On my way to Boulder
Apr 14, 2008 - 09:42pm PT
Will the patterns never cease? Great stuff!
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Apr 15, 2008 - 04:49pm PT
Hank "plumb smuggler" Caylor nice pics! That is the bird suit lycra. Woohoo!
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Apr 15, 2008 - 04:52pm PT
Leslie,
Whaat, climbers have airs? Wear whatever you want. Who's gonna see you anyway...way up there, where you are? :)

Back when the lycra craze had barely begun, I was on the start line for a XC ski race when this guy shows up in a neon tiger-stripped, nut-hugging outfit that set everyones' eyes a rolling.
I figured that anybody with the balls to wear that is probably gonna win the race. Sure enough, made the rest of us look like a bunch of pansies.

edit: BTW, congrats on the big move. Hope everything went smoothly.
COT

climber
Door Number 3
Apr 15, 2008 - 06:41pm PT


sometimes you just say to yourself WTF was I thinking? circa 1986
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Apr 15, 2008 - 06:51pm PT
Oh my eyes, MY EYES! It Burns!
Crimpergirl

Social climber
On my way to Boulder
Apr 15, 2008 - 10:21pm PT
Whoa. That really does hurt my eyes!
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Apr 15, 2008 - 10:28pm PT
Bad Azz!!

Jimmy S

climber
Granite State
Apr 15, 2008 - 11:39pm PT
The man who started it all...

COT

climber
Door Number 3
Apr 15, 2008 - 11:51pm PT
Hey Jimmy S,

I am sure there are few images of you sporting some fine lycra (like the cover of a NH climbing Guide) Here is a story I know you will laugh at. I remember when Stevie Damboise came back to Maine from the "mecca" of North Conway sometime in the late 80's and told us backwoods bumblers that lycra was dead. I was crushed. I had a pair for every day of the week and Halloween was only once a year!!!

Dave A
airiq_p

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Apr 18, 2008 - 03:06am PT
Honestly, I have been continuously discussing the possibilities of bringing back lycra. I'm heading to Red Rocks in a week. If anyone can tell me where I can get a sweet pair of 80's style lycra pants, I'll wear them. Plus I'll rock the handle bar mustache.

Any help????
Geno

Trad climber
Reston, VA
Apr 18, 2008 - 04:42am PT
Hankster and Cot posted some great vintage wear. We are getting into the real stuff now.

Jimmy, Yeah I remember those early heavy duty tights. Here's Rob Robinson in mid 80s wearing em.


Rockrat

Trad climber
Lake Havasu City AZ
Apr 18, 2008 - 10:03am PT
Ah true fashon statements have a language all their own. Wonder what it is?
knieveltech

Social climber
Raleigh NC
Apr 18, 2008 - 10:24am PT
airiq_p

Running Funky (linked up-thread) has an incredible selection of fantastically eye-searing patterns to choose from. If you're looking for lycra, they're worth taking a look at.
airiq_p

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Apr 18, 2008 - 09:00pm PT
Thank you, thank you, thank you... Running Funky

Now my problem is deciding which pattern to buy and how many pairs to get.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Apr 18, 2008 - 11:00pm PT
Geno, curious where that pic of RR is...
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Apr 19, 2008 - 02:25pm PT


Curt

knieveltech

Social climber
Raleigh NC
May 28, 2008 - 11:52am PT


Lycra at the New this weekend.
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