Climbing The Rock

A young climber posting pictures, information and somewhat of a blog on the art of Rock Climbing.
~ Tuesday, October 19 ~
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~ Friday, October 15 ~
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Climbing Quotes

Here are some funny quotes you may find useful or amusing.

"One method of getting loved ones to look more fondly on your climbing is to tell them that since you’ve started climbing you hardly do drugs anymore."    — David Harris.

"The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun."    — Alex Lowe.

"Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up."    — Ed Sklar.

The one below is amusing, i watched a film where a guy explains that the french dont climb like everyone else, that its “cop out”

"In France, a publicly accessible climbing area without bolted lines is viewed like a publicly accessible swimming pool with sharks in it."    — David Kastrup.

"Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."    — Doug Lawson.

"Why ? Why, why, why do I do this ???"    — Chuck Pratt

"How do you distinguish between being off-route and putting up a first ascent ?"    — Bruce Bindner.

"Vertigo I can handle alright — It’s horizonto that drives me nuts."    — Jim Lubell.

"How can you tell Santa is a climbing bum ?
He’s got a beard, always wears the same clothes, and only works one day a year.

"As far as I’m concerned, if someone eliminates the mental part of climbing, then we might as well all go play miniature golf."    — Greg Opland.

"I climb much harder in my posts than I do in real life."    — Geoff Jennings.


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Yosemite climbing and HELLO new followers!

No matter what you are feeling right now, or what you have felt like this week.

One thing that will completely take over every other thought or feeling is climbing.

When things become hard to handle and you cant seem to stop dwelling on your problems. You should do something that will make you proud of yourself, make those problems seem minuscule in comparison….i have the perfect idea for you.

YOSEMITE’S 

This is where recreational climbers and Professionals climb the same rock. Yosemite’s is it the beginning of everything or the end of the beginning. Who knows all i know is that, if i climb this that will be the day, i will call myself a climber.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbingareas/yosemite.html

This is a site with great info on Yosemite Climbing.

So to welcome my new followers, id like to ask you what is it you would like me to talk about next? 

-Equipment

-Certain climbers

-Comparison of sports and why Rock climbing win every time!

haha anyway pick a topic or anything you’d like and ill write about in one days time.


~ Tuesday, October 12 ~
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The First Ascent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksq2FKvkm0Y&feature=related

The link above is to a film made a few years back called the first ascent, not to be mistaken with the awesome t.v series. It is an awesome film that inspires you to see the big picture and the absolute determination and obsession climbers get with the wall. It follows the “Cobra Crack” and many other places like tombstone and you watch climbs try, and try again.

The film below however is a tv series, i have been trying to download the damn thing anywhere i can. It is not available on legal downlaod yet on this site http://www.senderfilms.com/. So in my own obsessed impatienced i almsot broke google trying to find somewhere i could watch the series.

I remember flicking past it on the Nat Geo Adventure channel before i was addicted to climbing and saying i should record this. However i didn’t and have been kicking myself ever since so i am just going to have to wait until its available on download from there site( Damn). Anyway make sure you watch the video in the post below, i assure you goose bumps and an urge to climb something that scared the shit out of you yesterday!

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Must see!


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Climbers Hands and a French Manicure

As i type there is an increasing difficulty of pressing the correct keys.

What is responsible for this? A Formal (Prom i think usa calls it)

So for one night in your 12th year of schooling, you no longer wear a school uniform but a formal gown. Everyone goes all out, the guys buy expensive tux’s, the girls transform themselves and for one night everyone can see how well each other “scrubs up”.Talk about ruining a good time, who your date is, what dress you wear and what car you arrive in is seen by the most plastic as your identity. Anyway so this awful time of year is wear i have found myself in a nail salon.

The small older Asian women pointed at a chair for me to sit in, as i sat down she grabs my hands and begins smiling and giggling in Chinese to the other women in the shop.  They all look over at me and snicker back and i smile and say “Yeah they are a bit mangled haha” she looks at me with out a blink or a smile and says “Yes” in broken English.

She then proceeds to jab and twist my hands and fingers which always have ccuts or blisters usually from guitar playing and a nasty nail bitting habit. After all the broken skin has been pushed and pulled i walk to the counter to pay, what was $45 has now turned into $50, we inform her of the issue and all of a sudden the english speaking counter girl doesnt speak english. Im eventually informed she used a certain glossy finish costing an extra $5. I have been all around Asia and Indonesia this is called “sim sala bim” in other words “ripped off” even though i did not ask for the stupid gloss and was not told they would charge extra for things they sneakily put on you i paid the small fee and left. I thought right, if you would have seen my hands a few years ago from gym, all the rips and tears her reaction and complete disgust would have been worse. After all the annoyance i sat through i thought, although i may have ugly hands that tiny little Asian women laugh at, i got them from hard work. Ill take that any day thank you!

So to all of you out there who have blisters, rips, gashes and broken fingers from climbing…be proud.

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~ Monday, October 11 ~
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