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billygoat

climber
3hrs to El Cap Meadow, 1.25hrs Pinns, 42min Castle
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 3, 2009 - 01:39pm 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 - 01:41pm 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 - 01:44pm PT
Do NOT come off there dude, you'll land right on my face!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Apr 3, 2009 - 01:49pm 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 - 01:56pm PT
those are Good?
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Apr 3, 2009 - 01:59pm 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 - 02:01pm 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 - 02:03pm PT
Not good scuffy, the best!
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Apr 3, 2009 - 02:04pm 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 - 02:07pm PT
It's only 5.9
72hw

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Apr 3, 2009 - 02:10pm 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 - 02:14pm 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 - 02:20pm PT
Nice legs.
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Apr 3, 2009 - 02:23pm PT
i get that a lot too sherri.
treeman

climber
mule city
Apr 3, 2009 - 02:32pm 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.
originalpmac

Trad climber
Apr 3, 2009 - 02:59pm 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 - 03:22pm PT
A different voice than the belayer I started with.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 3, 2009 - 03:48pm PT
That's great Sherri!!!!
BluntMan

Gym climber
Wild Omar, CA
Apr 3, 2009 - 04:12pm PT
In this case, I'm the belayer:

south crack, thor peak, e. sierra....partner is about 20 feet above a very crappy piece at a cruxy section with a good piece about 20 feet below that. All the rope's out....he needs 20 more feet to get to a belay...tells me I'll have to simul...he can't down-climb. I'm f*#king scared that I'll fall and pull both of us down. I'm thinking, "why didn't you set up the f*#king belay 40 feet down"? I yell, "no problem...I'm on it". I think that's the best thing he could have heard.
SGropp

Mountain climber
Eastsound, Wa
Apr 3, 2009 - 04:18pm PT
"Hey man! Do you have the lighter ?"
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