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Dumb runout routes.


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Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

That's just it! I don't get it why some "easy" routes are bolted to be run out on purpose. This year I got into soloing, so I was passing this group of climbers and thinking to myself: why do they even carry all that gear? The route is so run out that the consequences of the fall are pretty much equal to just soloing it. I wasn't even sweating it while the other dude was all shook up carrying a grip of cams. I don't get it!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Are you really Elena? Is this your latest incarnation?

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Are you Nancy, Frank?

Kauait · · Sandy Utah · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Comfort level.
Just think about it! When you started how solid did you feel?

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Solid enough, more solid without dragging a 20 pound rack and a rope and stopping to place pro. Much faster too! I trick my mind to believe I'm only 10 ft off the ground no matter how high I get.

beensandbagged · · R.I. · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 10

Dumb run out questions

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20

Next time I'm on that route I'm gonna chop off the existing two bolts. They are useless anyway. Hope growing a pair is not too dumb!

Chad Miller · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 150

Beard man not paying you enough attention Ellenore?

Billy G · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 20
Chad Miller wrote:Beard man not paying you enough attention Ellenore?
The attention is all mine. I was just looking for some tunes for my diving videos and thought to mess with ya all. But, thank you!
Bill Lawry · · New Mexico · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 1,523

Heh - the only dumb runout is one done to tell others. :-)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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