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Just another guy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 9 days ago · Points: 0

I will do all the advice here forsure so thanks everyone, but I think I'm gonna duck out of the thread at this point...

Dont get TOO crazy MPers

Logan Hugmeyer · · Salem · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 6
Dan Cooksey wrote: No. Mostly because you can’t live in either of those places In a van.

What you do is drive your ass to Oregon and find Logan Hugmeyer.  You guys can frolic in the woods for days together.

Best of luck. Have fun and be safe. 

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/117103888/does-anybody-actually-like-to-go-climbing

Thats pretty funny there. 


To the OP. Like others have said make your profile appear like you are a human in a specific area. Real name, real location, real experience level. Then just be persistent. Finding people can be tough but it is possible. The "community" isn't exactly what it seems like sometimes. The days of kinda structured mentor mentee seem like they might be in the past. Hope you find some luck.
master gumby · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 227
CO Climber wrote:

Thank you for contributing to the shit show. I’m not bringing any gear with me on my trip to California but I wonder if I can get Roger Brown to let me borrow his gear and stay at his cabin for a bit?  Does he still have one in the Valley these days?

I’m tempted to go up Half Dome and rap bolt that blank spot between the Salathe and Blond Ike. I’ll call it Harumpfster’s Tears. Or maybe Devin’s Fries.  Still undecided. I guess it depends on whether you or Devin honors me with a response first.

Plz do. I like drama. Also you are coming to the the state with the best climbing? Common just admit it ;)

CO Climber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 0
master gumby wrote:

Plz do. I like drama. Also you are coming to the the state with the best climbing? Common just admit it ;)

Que?  I’m going over there tomorrow to visit an old ailing friend for a few days. There’s a reason I left my climbing gear at home. You guys got nothing!  Pons and pick for North Peak but that’s all the ice you’ve got. Have to spend my time with a fellow geezer and just hike and drink. Rolling hills and choss every where. 


We have The Diamond. You guys have the Manure Pile Buttress. Nuff said!!!

Can’t even get some young hoodlum to keep me company on a “climb” for a day.  Weak rock, weak climbers. :-P
LL2 · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Sincere response: The internet is toxic, and so is MP to an extent. Best to approach it in fun, post silly stuff for laughs, ask earnest questions but don't expect earnest answers. I've been in Santa Fe a little over a year and a half. I've made one really good friend and partner for climbing in the time I've been here. Have lots of acquaintances and people I see regularly at the crag, but only one real partner. I suppose some other folks that could become community, but distractions get in the way. But that's okay. I'm in it for the long haul. Things happen organically rather than through concentrated effort. You will find community. It will find you.

Choss Connoisseur · · Denver · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 10
CO Climber wrote:

Thank you for contributing to the shit show. I’m not bringing any gear with me on my trip to California but I wonder if I can get Roger Brown to let me borrow his gear and stay at his cabin for a bit?  Does he still have one in the Valley these days?

I’m tempted to go up Half Dome and rap bolt that blank spot between the Salathe and Blond Ike. I’ll call it Harumpfster’s Tears. Or maybe Devin’s Fries.  Still undecided. I guess it depends on whether you or Devin honors me with a response first.

Can we please turn this into the fries debate the people need that we were tragically cut short on

CO Climber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 0
Choss Connoisseur wrote:

Can we please turn this into the fries debate the people need that we were tragically cut short on

Ah, I wish I could my young fellow Coloradan. I have to leave that task up to you if you’re up to the challenge. Unfortunately I won’t be able to partake in the joy and glory that is MP for many days as I get to climb a single lousy route before I imbibe on much Sierra liquor with my dear old friend, and we reminisce of the glory days when he could still climb. 


I’ll be thinking of you all as I smell the polluted California air again. God willing, and I mean this with all sincerity, I’ll run into Devin as we hike around the base of Tuolumne’s many domes, luring him like the Pied Piper with my bag of fries from the Tuolumne Grill, which while good cannot compare to the best out there, the chili cheese fries from Wienerschitzel. 

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,477
bruno-cx wrote: REI's best move for this online property would be to extract the route information into a printed guide book and then shut it down.

BURN THE HERETIC!


Ron O wrote:
Where is the climbing community? They are making me wait on line for routes I named!
You want a vision of the climbing community?


This is your community.
Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 6,720
LL2 wrote:Things happen organically rather than through concentrated effort. You will find community. It will find you.

I wish I could believe in this. I’ve tried... Nothing that I have achieved has happened naturally. Everything has been a concentrated effort. A very concentrated effort, I must say. This is particularly true in my pursue of climbing. I’m a strong believer in concentrated effort, going hard after it and making it happen. But then I also have faith, however, I believe faith without deed is dead.

Dara · · Peep's republic · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 20

Here's a thought, Just Another Guy. Where do you climb? Chances are there's an "LCA"--local climbing affiliate--of the Access Fund in your area. Go to the AF website and find out who it is, then check it out. Your LCA is made up of climbers (duh) and it probably always needs volunteers. Go volunteer. Spend some time with other climbers doing things that help climbers and their crags. Get to know them, arrange some climbing dates, and find a mentor or two. THAT's your community.

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 6,720
Artful Dodger wrote: Let it go Brena,
Don't feed the troll, makes their head grow. Too much excitement makes em dizzy.

:)

Fehim Hasecic · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 155

Funny, as soon as I start thinking MP is getting boring another basket case reappears and makes my day! 

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,510

The "community", whatever that means, is definitely owned by the trolls since the lemmings keep posting in our threads!

LL2 · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
Brena Guerra wrote:

I wish I could believe in this. I’ve tried... Nothing that I have achieved has happened naturally. Everything has been a concentrated effort. A very concentrated effort, I must say. This is particularly true in my pursue of climbing. I’m a strong believer in concentrated effort, going hard after it and making it happen. But then I also have faith, however, I believe faith without deed is dead.

Brena: I certainly understand that perspective, and I make efforts. I guess I mean that for me, the things that have lasted are the things that happened on their own. I think there's a balance between effort and letting things happen. I am happy to have my good friend Nuttaphol. Out of my efforts over a year and a half, he is what has lasted. Cheers.

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 6,720
LL2 wrote:

Brena: I certainly understand that perspective, and I make efforts. I guess I mean that for me, the things that have lasted are the things that happened on their own. I think there's a balance between effort and letting things happen. I am happy to have my good friend Nuttaphol. Out of my efforts over a year and a half, he is what has lasted. Cheers.

You nailed. You are right about having a balance between effort and letting things happen on their own.

In my experience so far, it seems that if I had sat back and had just let things happen naturally then I’d have done nothing. But at some point, I will be forced to just sit back and let things take their own course and happen naturally because I’m going back to school and won’t have any time to keep doing the concentrated effort. 

The only things I have let happen naturally are just attraction and love. I can’t make myself to feel attracted to anyone that I’m not naturally attracted to. Everything else has been a concentrated effort. It also could be because of my tough growing up. I’ve been going hard after the things I want for as long as I’ve known myself, so it’s been very hard for me to take a sit back and just let things happen on their own. Very few things in my life have happened on their own. I certainly appreciate your insight.

For instance, I’m going to do a big climb at the end of July that I have been literally moving the earth and the heavens to make it happen. I’ve been planning this climb for 14 months. Learning the skills to climb this mountain has been a mountain of hurdles, and I have no idea how but after all my very concentrated effort, the climb is FINALLY going to happen. At this point, only the weather/ conditions will cancel. If things go well, this will be the best climb of my life so far, and nothing absolutely nothing about this climb has been naturally happening on their own. If things go well, this climb will have been 100% concentrated effort. Very concentrated effort. In fact, because of all the things that have gone wrong, it almost feels like the climb is just not meant to be, at least for this year. But again I have pushed against all the odds and I am making it happen... I can only imagine what it would be like to have things to happen on their own without much or any effort on my part...I’m glad to hear it has happened to you. It may never happen for me... and that’s okay with me...Cheers :)
revans90 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 25
Andy Eiter wrote: On Tinder maybe:
1. Get a recognizable username or use your real name
2. Use a picture of yourself being a real person
3. Show your location
4. Comment on threads so people get to know you
5. Frequent the forum so you get to know who is active and climbs around you
6. Ask them out


CO Climber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 0
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Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 311
CO Climber wrote:

How can someone write so much and say absolutely nothing at all?

Agree..... but I just wish to comment on something you wrote pages ago. 

You might have “The Diamond” CA has - well to much to list..... 
grog m · · Saltlakecity · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70
Brena Guerra wrote:




For instance, I’m going to do a big climb at the end of July that I have been literally moving the earth and the heavens to make it happen. 

Brena, what climb are you going to do?

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 6,720
grog m wrote:

Brena, what climb are you going to do?

If things go well, I will tell you lol 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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