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Im sure its nerves but.....

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Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

I can't stop farting on hard crux moves. I feel at times it helps because it gives me an extra little burst but other times I fear I may shart myself, so I waste my core strength attempting to hold in.

What should I do?

Luc Ried · · Batesville, AR · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 440

The great Cedar Wright sharted before sending one of the gnarliest roof cracks in Yosemite while being filmed for First Ascent. YMMV

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340


David Rice · · San Antonio, TX · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 441

This product should allow you to send with confidence. Might have to go up a size in your harness.


Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25

I'd be getting the fuck out from under that dude the second he started gagging, let alone when he told me he just shit his pants. WTF! LOL!

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20

In the hindsight, this should've been obvious ;)

Went on multipitch after having root canal done, and after taking the preventive dosage of antibiotics.
Things started moving somewhere around 2p.
Made it to the top.
Made the walk-off.
Made it to the porta-potty.
Hardest climbing of my life, but I held my shit together...

Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

All the ruffage my health freak wife feeds me paired with the beer doesn't help.

Daniel H. Bryant · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 275

Near my limit I tend to shake when I'm moving thru a crux.

Do your nerves vary with climbing style or rock type? I know my nerves get especially stressed when I climb slab.

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 125
Dan Cooksey wrote:I can't stop farting on hard crux moves.
I do the same and call it my turbo boost. I have never been concerned about releasing more that just a bit of gas though.
Adam Kroz · · Boulder, CO · Joined May 2012 · Points: 20

Brown climbing pants. Don't be afraid to fire the nitros.
Is it a brown-point if you send?

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

There is no limit to the indignity of being alive.

Stiles · · the Mountains · Joined May 2003 · Points: 840

You gotta calm down, dude. Fix the nerve problem. Check out 'The Rock Warriors Way' by Arno Ilgner.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Uh, I think it's the gas problem more than nerves. Science has shown us that certain foods create more gas. Also, stop gulping your food down so gaddamn fast.


Also, fascinating calculations of how much lighter you become after farting. Yeah, you know it. You were wondering about that.

keithconn · · LI, NY · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 35

First of all I'm calling foul on the OP. This is a troll if I've ever seen one.

Second the video of the guy at the beginning of the thread heaving and sharting is one of the funniest if you have never seen it.

Kevo · · South Lake Tahoe · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

do you chew sugar free gum...? I went from gassy to classy on crux moves just by switching to fucking juicy fruit. this statement has not been approved by the food and drug administration. But really one time I cleared a crag out, I felt so bad:(

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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