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Aug 26, 2010
Me.
Jays are tougher to catch.
Jays are tougher to catch.


Don't get mad. Get even.
Jonathan Williams
From Minneapolis
Joined Mar 4, 2007
1,258 points
Aug 26, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Mmmm, squirrels are good eatin' too. Much like rabbit flesh. Campsite grilled wild meats, caught illegally in the national parks, can lead to some hefty fines and jail time I'm sure. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Aug 26, 2010
Mike Anderson wrote:
Mosquitoes, hands down.


BLACK FLIES

they fly and attack like mosquitoes and bite like red ants

got swarmed 3 pitches up on Cannon back in May, I was bit over a hundred times on my arms, neck and face.
chris21
Joined Apr 27, 2009
129 points
Aug 27, 2010
Lost Cities 5.12a,Black Canyon,CO
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
That's no rat, it's a golden marmot!


trust me. Its the biggest blonde rat you ever saw!
justin dubois
From Estes Park
Joined Jan 2, 2001
625 points
Aug 27, 2010
Those meanies at RC Joel Andersen
Joined Nov 18, 2008
20 points
Aug 27, 2010
The Shield
My vote is mosquitos... they almost killed me at least once, the little whores. Sam Lightner, Jr.
From Lander, WY
Joined Apr 9, 2006
2,248 points
Aug 27, 2010
Bocan
Sam Lightner, Jr. wrote:
My vote is mosquitos... they almost killed me at least once, the little whores.


suprising accurate, mosquitos are the the root cause of the most human deaths at over 2 million per year.

listverse.com/2007/07/13/top-1...
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
942 points
Aug 27, 2010
My vote for worst resident: the copperhead I went nose-to-nose with on a ledge about midway up the first pitch of Hawk in the Gunks. I was on 5.easy ground and had no gear in -- was planning to put something in once I got to that ledge. Managed to climb over and run it out some more. My partners sometimes wonder why I place gear on 5.easy terrain.... snakes, man, snakes. PTR
From GA
Joined Aug 31, 2009
12 points
Aug 27, 2010
Beer
justin dubois wrote:
Man, theres a yellow rat that lives in a very beautiful bivy/climbing spot in RMNP. I have no photos, but he's big..and he's MEAN!



I met that sneffelhound or his cousin under in a boulder bivy below Spearhead. I broke my camera trying to get the gear away from him. That's why there are no photos of this thing, crafty little devil: Bushy Tailed Wood Rat.

But my vote is for the killer bees. The only 'bees' I've had sting me near a climb are the ground nesting yellow jackets.

Oh and I've brushed a copperhead off a hand hold thinking it was a stick!
J C Wilks
From Loveland, CO
Joined Aug 29, 2006
291 points
Aug 28, 2010
Eldo Pigeons - Maybe not the worst, but worth a nomination.

Bats are also worth a nomination - yea they normally only leave stuff around and chirp at you, but if you get bit it is a bad situation.
Kent Pease
From Littleton, Colorado
Joined Feb 13, 2006
118 points
Aug 28, 2010
Old Greg with his downstairs mix-up.
The wives of climbing buddies. They may not always be in residence, but then again they are. Stucker
From Centennial, CO
Joined Aug 1, 2006
86 points
Aug 28, 2010
mountain golf
Sub-contracted campground hosts! j fassett
From tucson
Joined May 19, 2006
148 points
Administrator
Aug 28, 2010
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Stucker wrote:
The wives of climbing buddies. They may not always be in residence, but then again they are.


LOL
Adam Stackhouse
Joined Jan 3, 2001
13,518 points
Aug 28, 2010
Sign near the Third Flatiron
j fassett wrote:
Sub-contracted campground hosts!


+1.

Especially the elderly ones.

Wait, they're all elderly...
Chris D
From the couch
Joined Apr 14, 2009
2,191 points
Aug 28, 2010
My kinda simian
chris21 wrote:
BLACK FLIES


The only thing I hate more than Black Flies are the spikey haired, goateed, big truck driving douchebags that wear them.
Ryan Kelly
From work.
Joined Oct 10, 2006
3,262 points
Aug 28, 2010
ants jamboni
Joined Aug 20, 2010
0 points
Aug 30, 2010
Black Mountain
Anything that poops on my holds. Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Joined Aug 23, 2010
36 points
Aug 30, 2010
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Ed Wright wrote:
Y'all will be glad to know that Jabba took off after almost being killed by the massive rock fall we had last Dec. and has not been seen since.


Praise "Bob!" I hated that guy.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,496 points
Aug 30, 2010
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
Spiders willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Aug 30, 2010
justin dubois wrote:
Man, theres a yellow rat that lives in a very beautiful bivy/climbing spot in RMNP. I have no photos, but he's big..and he's MEAN!



I know that rat, hes viscious


On another note, I vote for the red ants that engulfed my arm in yosemite when I put my arm around a tree at a belay and had a flaming arm that put me into a backwards 20 footer when I let go in panic.
JPVallone
Joined Aug 25, 2004
199 points
Aug 30, 2010
rednecks from OR Francis Kelsey
Joined Mar 11, 2010
31 points
Administrator
Aug 30, 2010
Artist Tears P3
Definitely the Kea if you ask me.

Beautiful bird in the wild but it could put a real damper on things if you weren't careful.

Seeing a Kea flying away with one of your socks or worse, a boot liner made for an interesting trip. There was also the surprise waiting for you at the trailhead if you were silly enough to leave a car. Windshield wipers or any exposed rubber being the hot item.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea
John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
1,913 points
Sep 1, 2010
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"
Africanized Bees... Any climb any place! Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Joined May 6, 2010
90 points
Sep 2, 2010
False Summit of the Thumb
Mountain lions. They're cool until they kick the crap outta you. I'm still waiting to get my revenge on this bad boy.
Cougars YAY!
Cougars YAY!
suprasoup
From Rio Rancho, NM
Joined Mar 16, 2009
590 points
Sep 2, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Where's your .44 Mag climbers backup weapon when you need it? Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points


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