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Feb 3, 2012
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With so many n00bs hitting the rocks...

I'm surprised that more aren't hitting the rocks...

Are n00bs more informed/educated on climbing techniques these days or is it just plain LUCK that they survive at all?
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Cobra Kai
Maybe in your neck of the woods. I saw enough gym n00bage hit the rocks in 2011 to last me a lifetime.

Make sure your belay actually knows how to belay before you hit the rock.
Red
From Tacoma, Toyota
Joined Sep 11, 2008
1,586 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: My navigator keeps me from getting lost
We need a new word.

There are definitely plenty of nOObs out there. We were all nOObs at one point in time. And, fortunately, the majority of us make it through that phase in spite of mistakes made while learning.

Perhaps, because we found the balance between our lack of experience/knowledge and our willingness to take risks. And, that enabled us to increase our knowledge w/o hitting the rocks. Or, at least, w/o hitting them too hard.

But, there are also some people who have no F-in clue what they're doing and have no business tying into a rope or clipping one into their belay devices for that matter. And, they seem to have no idea that they don't know what they're doing. We need a word other than nOObs to describe those people.
Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Cobra Kai
Crag Dweller wrote:
there are also some people who have no F-in clue what they're doing and have no business tying into a rope or clipping one into their belay devices for that matter. And, they seem to have no idea that they don't know what they're doing. We need a word other than nOObs to describe those people.

I believe Carlos Mencia had a popular catch phrase for these people a few years back.
Red
From Tacoma, Toyota
Joined Sep 11, 2008
1,586 points
Feb 3, 2012
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"Resole business a little slow these days?"...

Quite the OPPOSITE...

But THANKS for asking!



Snowed in currently...

;-/






Was actually kind of CURIOUS as to IF people think that the n00bs of today, are better informed/trained etc...

NOT really insulting the n00bs...



positiveresoles.com

(Might as well get a "Shameless PLUG" in)...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Colonel Mustard
David Sahalie wrote:
thrashing nOObs is kind of a nOOb thing to do


Kinda true.

In small doses, n00bs can be some of the best people to climb with.
Colonel Mustard
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,472 points
Feb 3, 2012
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"thrashing nOObs is kind of a nOOb thing to do"...


That's only true if you're n00b to it.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: My profile
How about tarded nooblets?

Or better yet, Tarded nooblets with gumby tendencies!
Johny Q
Joined Aug 23, 2011
38 points
Feb 3, 2012
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Rock Climbing Photo: can of n00b corn
can of n00b corn
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Feb 3, 2012
Johny Q wrote:
How about tarded nooblets? Or better yet, Tarded nooblets with gumby tendencies!


Well, they're certainly not going to learn anything from reading this thread or your posts, I didn't.
coldfinger
Joined Oct 23, 2010
127 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: gilman
Every year there's more topropes for them to deploy on.
My personal experience w/ the gym kids is that they have been taught to avoid going outside until they hook up w/ a mentor. And even then, I've noticed an abnormal level of fear of the outside in them; no doubt from all that pussyfication our education system instills in our kids.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
984 points
Feb 3, 2012
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Also- if you're reading this and don't know locker, I'll just say he just did the best damn resole job I've seen. Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
984 points
Feb 3, 2012
Mike Lane wrote:
Also- if you're reading this and don't know locker, I'll just say he just did the best damn resole job I've seen.


Thanks! Learned somethin'.
coldfinger
Joined Oct 23, 2010
127 points
Feb 3, 2012
Mike Lane wrote:
Also- if you're reading this and don't know locker, I'll just say he just did the best damn resole job I've seen.


So then you got my shoes?

Locker what is up with that, I thought they were in Alaska?

I want my damn shoes...

Prod.
prod.
From Boulder, Co
Joined Nov 29, 2008
52 points
Feb 3, 2012
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Prod...

thanks to the return address on the package, your shoes made it back from Tasmania this morning...

Not real sure how that mistake occured...

I've already resent them to your place in France...

THANKS!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Administrator
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Wherever your shoes are, I'll bet the new soles on them are phenomenal. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,217 points
Feb 3, 2012
muttonface wrote:
Wherever your shoes are, I'll bet the new soles on them are phenomenal.


Shit I ordered Souls not soles. Now how am I going to find enlightenment?

Prod.
prod.
From Boulder, Co
Joined Nov 29, 2008
52 points
Feb 3, 2012
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Sh!t dude...

I didn't think you ordered SOLES or SOULS...

I put JIZZ on there...

Oops!!!...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Estes Park Yart
I think that there was a similar discussion awhile back when the front range had a bunch of accidents in 09/10.

I'd have to say it's probably seems like more accidents are happening but probably due more to the fact that there's simply so many more people trying out climbing and isn't anything to do w/ n00bs in particular.

In regard to the "I've been gym climbing 6months, can send V6 and just watched Honnold solo the Phoenix... how hard can it be?" phenomenon.
It does seem sometimes that w/ climbing becoming more mainstream there's a bigger and bigger percentage of the LCD being represented.

At least +2 for the Monty Python Holy Grail reference.
Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
176 points
Feb 3, 2012
"I put JIZZ on there... "

I'll be bummmmmmmmed out if that is the path to enlightenment.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Prod.
prod.
From Boulder, Co
Joined Nov 29, 2008
52 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: My profile
coldfinger wrote:
Well, they're certainly not going to learn anything from reading this thread or your posts, I didn't.



If I gave a shit about teaching noobs I would ask you what kind of help you were looking for.
Johny Q
Joined Aug 23, 2011
38 points
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Mike McHugh wrote:
Probably the most dangerous climber is the one that's coming back from a decade+ layoff without a serious ego check.


Indeed. Even if we have free soloed routes in bunny slippers, those same routes can bite our asses once they are treated too casually.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,641 points
Administrator
Feb 3, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake ...
I'm a n00b - every time I head out to the crags, I get the same old feeling,never goes away.

After 42 years of climbing, always something to learn.
Chris Owen
From Big Bear Lake
Joined Jan 1, 2002
10,696 points
Feb 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Mike Lane wrote:
Every year there's more topropes for them to deploy on. My personal experience w/ the gym kids is that they have been taught to avoid going outside until they hook up w/ a mentor. And even then, I've noticed an abnormal level of fear of the outside in them; no doubt from all that pussyfication our education system instills in our kids.



It's the pussification of America sir!
NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Feb 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Colonel Mustard
Chris Owen wrote:
I'm a n00b - every time I head out to the crags, I get the same old feeling,never goes away. After 42 years of climbing, always something to learn.


I like it. Embrace your inner n00b.

It seems like every time I warm up I feel that n00bish uncertainty and the apparent impossibility of doing what we rock climbers do. I feel the fear as only my logical mind connects the dots and directs the body; my emotions reel to throw off the checked boxes and civilized restrictions in order to fully live a physical experience that is as old as our arboreal past. Then there's the damned relief of clipping the anchors, breathing a sigh, and getting on with the rest of the day knowing that I've survived the re-initiation into the ways of our clan. You can't buy that, it's a gift.
Colonel Mustard
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,472 points
Feb 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: ...
"Embrace your inner n00b."

Needs to be on a T Shirt...

LOL!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,541 points


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