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billygoat

climber
3hrs to El Cap Meadow, 1.25hrs Pinns, 42min Castle
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 3, 2009 - 10:39am PT
Since I don't really have an answer for the other thread...

After falling past my belayer on a wall, when he got yanked up to the end of his leash, "I fell up! I fell up!"
scuffy b

climber
4 to 8
Apr 3, 2009 - 10:41am PT
Best thing to hear from your belayer is
"You're past the crux."
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Apr 3, 2009 - 10:44am PT
Do NOT come off there dude, you'll land right on my face!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Apr 3, 2009 - 10:49am PT
When I had just finished the crux, "you're back on belay, I just got a better piece in for the anchor"
scuffy b

climber
4 to 8
Apr 3, 2009 - 10:56am PT
those are Good?
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Apr 3, 2009 - 10:59am PT
my buddy while giving me a belay on double cross in jtree, handing a stubbornly opened beer to a chick:

"there you go, i had to use both hands to get the cap off!"
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:01am PT
or drljefe who would brake into this refrain every time you sketched out:

"Desperado! When will you come to your senses!?"
billygoat

climber
3hrs to El Cap Meadow, 1.25hrs Pinns, 42min Castle
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2009 - 11:03am PT
Not good scuffy, the best!
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:04am PT
I once heard the worst from my belayer while leading a thin face route in Kings Canyon.......

"FALLING!!!!"

Adamame

Trad climber
El Portal
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:07am PT
It's only 5.9
72hw

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:10am PT
To a new climber on the ground just as I was reaching the crux of a 5.9 pitch with ground fall potential:

Belayer: "Now you see, if he falls here he will fall twice the distance from his last piece of protection..."

Me: "Ummmm... can we please talk about this some other time??"
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:14am PT
Me, "Up rope....UP ROPE"

A pause, then a dazed reply, "Dude, I fell asleep"

In context, I was replacing bolts on an old bolt ladder. He was laying down on a ledge with his body in the sun and his head in the shade. I guess the tap tap tap of the hand drill was all he neaded to doze off.
Sherri

climber
WA
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:20am PT
Nice legs.
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:23am PT
i get that a lot too sherri.
treeman

climber
mule city
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:32am PT
Barry Ward was belaying me on Sorcerer at GM, and I come up on a hornets nest in the middle of the pitch. I want to bail to avoid getting stung multiple times. Barry lets out with " Ah c'mon dude, go for it- I would!" So I did, got bit all to sh#% then bailed.
khanom

climber
dirt
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:47am PT
Nice ass!
originalpmac

Trad climber
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:59am PT
two things: a friend that had never seen someone lead climbing, finally realizes the dynamics of it all, "dude, if you fall... that is gonna HURT!" shut up Shane, came from every one else.

another, was on top-rope after a friend led a dripping wet and thin 5.9 corner, he calls down, "dude, you are on belay, but, uhhh, DON'T FALL!" a$$hole.
KathyS

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 3, 2009 - 12:22pm PT
A different voice than the belayer I started with.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Apr 3, 2009 - 12:45pm PT
"come on you tubby bitch, do it."
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 3, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
That's great Sherri!!!!
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