Not Reading or Just Spraying?


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Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

Do people really not read a post requesting info or are they just interested in pushing/spraying their own view? Usually there are reasonable well thought-out responses, but invariably there will be some kind of crazy outlier mixed in.
Some things that seem to regularly surface....

  • someone asks for route suggestions in the 5.x - 5.y range and invariably they'll get a recommendation for a super classic that's 4 grades harder than 5.y.
Eg:
Q:"We're going to the Tetons. I lead up to 5.6 trad and my partner maxes out at 5.5. What recommended routes are there?"
A: "Oh man you gotta do Irene's Arete!!! Super cool!"

  • a beginner with toe problems asks for shoe suggestions; Mr. Hardman offers up super high end aggressive downturned expert shoes.
  • where should I go climbing in late July/early August?; people start suggesting baking desert areas
  • "I want to move to a small mountain town with good access to local sport climbing"; someone suggests Denver, someone else says New Paltz
Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 234

This thread needs more guns.

Creed A · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 680

I don't know, but you gotta do Astroman! So sick!

Burcheydawwwwwwg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 375

Sounds like you're expecting climbers to post intelligently

which is hilarious

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 643

Tape is aid.

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,040

kernal mystard in the Offwidth

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 120

Spray and neuter, definitely.

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 730
Old lady H wrote:Spray and neuter, definitely.
dogs have no place at the gym
csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 25

It's not that we don't have the right answers...it's just that you're asking the wrong question!

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,040
T Roper wrote: dogs have no place at the gym
Jim has a dog?
Zac St. Jules · · New Hampshire · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 1,013

Soloing is selfish.

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,040
Zac.St.Jules wrote:Soloing is selfish.
Speaking of which did i tell about my latest send...it was just awesome....there i was...i ..me...i...me,,,, and then i
Jake T · · Prescott AZ · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

Guns don't kill people, x4's kill people

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 0

Bouldering is great!

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 120
T Roper wrote: dogs have no place at the gym
Oh! We were talking about dogs???
Zac St. Jules · · New Hampshire · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 1,013

Drones are dangerous to climbers.
Drones are aid.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15

And what is the number for Rock and Resole?

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 0

Well, I don't know what you expected but in the gunks this would be

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15

Marc, thanks for getting this tomfoolery started. Fun!

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 120
Marc801 wrote:Do people really not read a post requesting info or are they just interested in pushing/spraying their own view? Usually there are reasonable well thought-out responses, but invariably there will be some kind of crazy outlier mixed in. Some things that seem to regularly surface.... * someone asks for route suggestions in the 5.x - 5.y range and invariably they'll get a recommendation for a super classic that's 4 grades harder than 5.y. Eg: Q:"We're going to the Tetons. I lead up to 5.6 trad and my partner maxes out at 5.5. What recommended routes are there?" A: "Oh man you gotta do Irene's Arete!!! Super cool!" * a beginner with toe problems asks for shoe suggestions; Mr. Hardman offers up super high end aggressive downturned expert shoes. * where should I go climbing in late July/early August?; people start suggesting baking desert areas * "I want to move to a small mountain town with good access to local sport climbing"; someone suggests Denver, someone else says New Paltz
An actual reply to our esteemed op!

Simple: starts off as a one on one conversation, and digresses as more people get involved, becoming a party, a brawl, or both. And yes, people really do not care overly much what anyone is saying, but that relieves us of the obligation of cooking breakfast in the morning for our cheap date. OP can always just pm the handful they'd like to have a second date with. Just be careful how you phrase it. : )
Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85

Do people really not read a post requesting info or are they just interested in pushing/spraying their own view? Usually there are reasonable well thought-out responses, but i. .

"I want to move to a small mountain town with good access to local sport climbing"; someone suggests Denver, someone else says New Paltz". . .

Your double negative begged to be answered, yes no not ever unless some-times only then when?

The Gunks added bolted anchors, that get top roped off. ..pre placed gear for pseudo - sport .
And there is also a quarry near by for true clip ups.

But did you see that I recommend Westchester Ny, Maryland, ( DC area) and New Jersey?
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Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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