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Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 176

You come home to find your favorite climbing clothing fresh from the laundry, of course it can't go in the dryer. So it is hung on spare cordellette clove hitched to a hook on one end and Purcell Prusik'ed and cinched tight on the other end.

Meg Ryan · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

My partner prefers to build her clothesline with the rope. Cordalettes are so overrated.

polloloco · · Boston · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 255

Agreed - just use the rope - keep it simple and dynamic.

Also, doesn't sound redundant. If one anchor were to blow, you'd lose all your clothes.

ErikaNW · · Golden, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 145

I always incorporate a PAS into my clothesline. Flame on. ;)

Jake Jones · · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 1,639

You get an old fashioned in the tent because the flapper you recently obtained won't allow you to rough up the suspect yourself.

Lee Green · · Edmonton, Alberta · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 50

... your wife comes home from shopping with her impulse purchase, new Italian shoes.

They're Scarpas.

Because her other two pairs are great for face climbs and friction slabs, but just aren't quite it for bouldering.

Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 176

Using rope, expensive and you have to repack it before you can climb.

polloloco wrote: you'd lose all your clothes.
Nope, they just get dirty. Again.

ErikaNW wrote:I always incorporate a PAS
Love it, a bit expensive, we will discuss it.

Jake Jones wrote:You get an old fashioned in the tent because the flapper you recently obtained won't allow you to rough up the suspect yourself.
Showing my age, I don’t understand any of that.

Lee Green wrote:.new Italian shoes. They're Scarpas..
What a coincidence, we just got new approach shoes, hers are 5.10 Warhawks and mine are Scarpa Crux’s.

PS don’t jam Scarpa Crux;s into cracks with quartzite runners. The soft side leather slices like bologna.
wivanoff · · Northeast, USA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 552

When she doesn't climb but volunteers to babysit my (female) partner's kid so that we can go to the Gunks.

Gretchen 81 · · Longview, WA · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 60

When he buys you ice screws for an anniversary gift!

wonderwoman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 83

First of all, let me say how happy this topic makes me! It sure is a special thing when you share your entire life with the person who is most commonly on the other end of your climbing rope. I've been married to my climbing partner for 10 amazing years. We grow together, we climb stronger together, we swing leads, and we push each other to achieve our goals.

Here are some of the good partner / good marriage things that I have experienced:

- Your partner offers to stay home with the kid so that you can go off to the Gunks for the weekend.

- Every anniversary / birthday / Christmas / Valentine's / whatever gift usually increases the size of your rack or is celebrated using it in someway.

- Your partner is more psyched than you are when you finally send that project.

- Sharing romantic, beautiful places where there are only the two of you.

Love is a beautiful thing. And so is climbing!

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

You go on vacation for a month and never argue.

they belay you with no intention of following. Just happy to help you stay out as long as you want.

you don't care about doing something you think is lame (gondola rides, museums) because you recall all the time they spend doing stuff you know they thought was lame.

Lastly, they waste hours listening to your opinions about all the dumbass non sense that goes on Mountain Project.

John Byrnes · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 577

You pull into the parking spot. The outside thermometer reads 20F. She looks at it. She looks at the rock. "It's in the sun, let's go."

Jason Ackerson · · Lafayette, IN · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 10
Dallas R wrote:You come home to find your favorite climbing clothing fresh from the laundry, of course it can't go in the dryer. So it is hung on spare cordellette clove hitched to a hook on one end and Purcell Prusik'ed and cinched tight on the other end.
Yer gunna dry
Tracey Barna · · Broomfield, Colorado · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0

You spend your 25th Wedding Anniversary at Jurassic park in Rocky Mountain National Park and decide that year to tattoo wedding bands because you're tired of leaving them at home.

C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 871

She's seriously bummed to find out that her family is coming for Thanksgiving because it will interfere with our road trip plans.

C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 871

When two dudes on a multi pitch route ask if I'm "letting her lead the crux pitch to be nice," and I say, "no. I'm letting her lead the crux pitch because she's stronger than me."

wonderwoman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 83
claty wrote:where are all the women?
At least 6 of us replied so far, including you. We are here.
Alicia Sokolowski · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 1,080

He watches your zany toddler for ten days so you can climb your heart out in the high sierras. He gives you all the fun leads because he knows the second pregnancy is around the corner. He lugs both rack and Rope so you can still climb outside in your ninth month. He says, "come on, it's just like climbing hard 5.11," to make you laugh in labor. He looks cute in his washed once a season climbing pants. He is willing to try camping and climbing with an infant and a toddler. He is your constant partner in making it work without giving up one moment of adventure!

Gnomestyle McKinney · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 15

When with an odd number of people, me and my buddy are really excited about a multi pitch and she is willing to play with the best friend (dog) at the bottom so he doesn't get butt-hurt that we're all on the wall at the same time

Ashley romance · · Fort Collins, co · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 10

He brings over a piece of rope and a knot tying book to work on knots.

His idea of a Friday night out is hiking a mountain with head lamps and a couple beers..

He runs interference and gets up with your kids in the middle of the night so you can get some sleep..

Daniel Worley · · Big South Fork, TN · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 90

When your wife agrees that climbing at Mt. Lemmon and the Cochise Stronghold for a week is a good way to spend your honeymoon.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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