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


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Spencer Parkin · · Bountiful · 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. 

Spencer Parkin · · Bountiful · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0
amarius wrote: 11!

So you're 11 factorial?

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,414
amarius wrote: 11!



Well, guess that makes me a 12!

Jon Frisby · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 120

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 · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 53

1 because everyone else sucks at belaying

Nolan Huther · · Potsdam, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 510

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.

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 0

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).

F loyd · · Kennewick, WA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 356

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

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.

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 0
amarius wrote: 11!



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

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 0
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?"

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 0
jg fox wrote:

Does your amp do "sub-zero?"

No it only goes down to 2 because zero or lower would be pointless and I don't like odd numbers.

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

No it only goes down to 2 because zero or lower would be pointless and I don't like odd numbers.

I guess you never heard of this.

Troy S · · Somerville, MA · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 25

9 for sure

Mark P. · · Luzern, Schweiz · Joined May 2013 · Points: 760

5.10a

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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