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Rate your arrogance as a climber -- a survey of mountain project users


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Taylor Parkin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

Here's the scale...you can interpret the intermediate numbers (fractions and irrationals) however you like.

0 -- Stripped of pride, lower than the dust of the earth, as humble as could possibly be.  (I could be a great climber or a lousy one.)

2.5 -- I secretly know I'm better than everyone else, but I don't make a show of it.

5 -- I sometimes vocalize my superiority to other climbers and talk condescendingly.

7.5 -- I often vocalize my superiority to other climbers and talk condescendingly.

9 -- I can't climb unless my shirt is off and everyone is fixated on my 8-pack while I'm pulling down 5.15.  Unless you're as bad-ass as me, or super hot, I will not give you the time of day.

10 -- All other climbers shall bow before my infinite greatness.  All climbers of lesser caliber should cower in shame and give up climbing forever.  If you do not climb as well as me, you don't deserve to live.

Where would you rate yourself on this scale, 0-10?  Any negative number would be self deprecating.

Remember, this has nothing to do with actual skill, just self perception as a climber.

I'll go first.  I would probably be a -2.  Note that this is not necessarily a person stripped of pride.  Pride is an often misunderstood concept.  Pride can take many forms, and is never a virtue.

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

11!


Steve Marshall · · Concord NH · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 40

-2. Unless I'm at a popular gumby area on a weekend, then it's a 3 or 4. Then I remember I'm at the same area because I suck and it's -2 again. 

Taylor Parkin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0
amarius wrote: 11!

So you're 11 factorial?

Jenn K · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 0

I'd like to say as an experienced gym climber just getting outside that I'm a 0-1, because the first outdoor trip was very humbling. But then on my second outdoor bouldering outing, I did a V0 highball with only a 3" used crashpad, which can only come from stupid pride. 

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125

(-inf, 0] is "humble" brag.

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,104
amarius wrote: 11!



Well, guess that makes me a 12!

Jon Frisby · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 110

5-6 depending on the day and whether newbs are taking their hand off the gri gri to take pix

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 337

I feel like if I believed I were above a ‘0’ I would be dead right now. 

curt86iroc · · Golden, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 53

1 because everyone else sucks at belaying

Nolan Huther · · Potsdam, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 439

Anyone with a Mountain Project account giving themselves below a 4 is a lying

jason oliphant · · warren, Pa · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 20

how could a n00b be arrogant or condescending,exactly.
and no

I don't want a negative number.

better but similar would be something like; have you ever sprayed too much beta?  Rate your inclination to do that
....
and then perhaps.

even if you have only a little knowledge; its easy to be a overeager.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

I have only gotten 3 people killed on multi-pitch climbs and was able to cut the rope and finish them free solo... so I think that puts me maybe around a 10 (pushing 11).

Floyd Eggers · · Kennewick, WA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 351

I spray down Sharma, from my TR'ed 5.6, and tell him that pre placed gear on a 5.14 is weak sauce. 

mountainhick · · Black Hawk, CO · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 120

1- Feel fine about myself, abilities and limitations climbing. Don't feel a need to compare to others nor compete with others' egos... actually hate this aspect when it arises in partners, and I usually just avoid climbing with them again. You could call it an arrogant attitude towards arrogance.

jg fox · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5
slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107

i'm probably around 8.8.  i don't really ever climb with my shirt off.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240
amarius wrote: 11!



My amp goes up to 12. I don't like odd numbers.

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125
slim wrote: i'm probably around 8.8.  i don't really ever climb with my shirt off.

I mean I'll totally climb w/ my shirt off if I had an 8 pack and my pants off if I was hung like Ron Jeremy.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240
reboot wrote:

I mean I'll totally climb w/ my shirt off if I had an 8 pack and my pants off if I was hung like Ron Jeremy.

You need to go shirtless with spandex on.

jg fox · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5
ViperScale . wrote:

My amp goes up to 12. I don't like odd numbers.

Does your amp do "sub-zero?"

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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