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Jack Lumber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

I think both Forrest and jg fox are getting the better of Jeffrey K, and they both come across as much more likeable than Jeffrey K. Anyone else?

Ryan Swanson · · Pepedidnothingwrong, freejg · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 50
Jeffrey K wrote:

Just trying to privately help you with biology

Yea that doesn't sound bad at all when talking about sex to a straight man

Randy Von Zee · · Darien, IL · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 18,672
Jeffrey K wrote: Lighten up, Forrest! ;) You seem awfully fond of attempting to shame people. 

Wasn't shaming someone the precise purpose of every one of your posts in this thread?

Nate Tastic · · Sutter Creek · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 10
Randy Von Zee wrote:

Wasn't shaming someone the precise purpose of every one of your posts in this thread?

Perhaps a case of the kettle calling the pot black?

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 240
jg fox · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5
Jeffrey K wrote:

Just trying to privately help you with biology, kiddo. And no, I don't date bigots.

Yeah you also don’t get dates apparently.
Harumpfster Boondoggle · · Between yesterday and today. · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 0
jg fox wrote:
If his messages to women are anything like what he sent me, then it should be no surprise he fails.

Don't worry bro, you'll find true love eventually.


:P
Lena chita · · OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 735

Anybody else thinks it is hilarious that a bunch of tough guys in this thread think that telling a guy that he can't find dates is an insult? (actually, not hilarious at all, the INCEL sentiments have come out on MP before, but I'll focus on the hilarious part for a change).

I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

Jake Jones · · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 1,644
Lena chita wrote: Anybody else thinks it is hilarious that a bunch of tough guys in this thread think that telling a guy that he can't find dates is an insult? (actually, not hilarious at all, the INCEL sentiments have come out on MP before, but I'll focus on the hilarious part for a change).

I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

Don’t refrain Lena.  It’s a shitshow already.

Ryan Swanson · · Pepedidnothingwrong, freejg · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 50
Lena chita wrote: 
I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

That seems rather objectifying don't you think?

wendy weiss · · boulder, co · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 10
Lena chita wrote: 
I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

LOL. A great idea. Just don't ask whom we would least likely consider.

Nate Tastic · · Sutter Creek · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 10
Lena chita wrote:... 

I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

Do it. Man up and do it. 

s.price · · the deck of Rover or Pagosa… · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346
Lena chita wrote:

I'm half-thinking of running a little poll asking the ladies on this site which of the online personas in this thread they would most likely consider for a date, based on what they have read. But I will refrain from doing so. Just a little thought experiment.

That would be a great read. I say do it.

Nate Tastic · · Sutter Creek · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 10
wendy weiss wrote:

LOL. A great idea. Just don't ask whom we would least likely consider.

I'd like to nominate myself for this position. 

Forrest Halley · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 0

So she took her first good whip today leading an slightly overhanging 5.8+(gym rating card). I was paying slack for her to stand up and clip into the anchor and she lost her grip and sailed off the wall. I caught her softly with a hop, but it was a shake up that ended the attempt. We both had half of a really rich protein bar on the way to the gym and she was sick to her stomach. She's not much on lead falls and was a little tense afterwards, but fifteen minutes later she was laughing about it. So far she's top roped a few eights and worked on a nine. We got tired so we decided Hibachi grill for dinner, it's her favorite, then we'll sneak back and attack a few more routes before heading home. I've got a 5.9 with really good holds in mind for her to try. It's going to be a great lead comeback for her after the earlier whip. Wish us luck!

Paul Hutton · · Idaho · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 740
Jared M wrote:

This is gold, coming from the guy who sprays about his 5.7 solos on MP

 fuck yea i do! But I didn't start a thread. 

Do you solo? 
Forrest Halley · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 0

Well the lead rope was ready for us, but there just wasn't enough recovery over dinner. We each belayed some new folks who were stoked to get off the auto routes, but don't have their belay certs yet. She gave a valiant effort to start the 5.9 I had picked, but her grip was just too far gone. We dropped to a 5.8 she hadn't done yet and she fell after the first clip trying to clip the second. She got back up and dusted herself off and went up all the way to the third clip and got it before grip strength was gone. She doesn't like lead falls and we're working on it slowly. She was done after that, but she belayed me up two more routes and that allowed me to leave on a high note. She's excited about going again Sunday.

xcrag-corex · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 30
Tradiban wrote:

Well played

Nate Tastic · · Sutter Creek · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 10
xcrag-corex wrote:

Well played

I'll take some of the credit for the set up. But only 'cause Tradiban is an attention whore and we don't want it all going to his head. 

Also, it would have been funnier but, as it turns out, Forrest has mad skillz. 
Forrest Halley · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 0

So, outside climbing experience update:
Went to Manchester Wall today in Richmond, VA. Outside was confusing for her and she became very frustrated quickly. The easiest route was an arete on but was weak in the toes and required a bit of creativity with the hands. Allegedly 5.5, but it made me reach a bit. She tried top rope and just couldn't get going. She was super frustrated and said that she just couldn't grab any of these holds as they were much smaller than anything she's climbed in the gym. I think she got scared off on the first route and there was nothing that could said or done to get her to try again. I think it was a combination of frustration and a little bit of confusion being used to colored specific holds to grab.

Currently working with her to strengthen her grip a bit. Have rock rings, metolius finger ball,  and gripmaster Pro at home to use.  Any ideas that might build her confidence are appreciated. I'm definitely going to try to find another couple to climb with. I think she could use a woman's perspective on the routes. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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