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Brian coming out of a stem up on Lone Star
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Tom Moulin
Sep 29, 2004
Brian coming out of a stem up on Lone Star  
Xavier Wasiak
Las Vegas, NV
Xavier Wasiak   Las Vegas, NV
Classic, Wes.

Ben, I gotta ask. Why the personal crusade with the helmets? I'm sincere when I say that I get it, but it comes down to personal choice, right? Are you just trolling or is there a story there somewhere? Sep 4, 2013
Xavier, if you check out Ben's profile, he's got 3,000+ contributions. Un-trollish, esp as he's contributed stacks of routes to the database, a step seldom taken by those who live under bridges. You'll notice that every fifth comment is helmet-related, and as you say, it's a gettable point being made. Irony here: my first thought when I saw this photo way back when I was green as grass to Red Rock was: "wow, Tom and Brian are climbing some rad-looking shit! Can't wait to do that one! No helmets though? What a coupla knuckleheads..."

You simply can't account for the vast gulf in personal taste and style. I wear mine because it seems much more likely that I'm going to live long enough to best Wilt Chaimberlain in at least one area if I do. Plus, peeing kidney-filtered PBR on the graves of those less posessed of forethought is an old Irish tradition. Or maybe it was whiskey. As Q-Tip said, "If you're hitting them skins, better wrap it up tight!" Words to live by. Coming from the ground falls-are-rad school, it makes the odds better that I'll live to assert than another top roping spradboy is a candidate for the musical theater all-star team. Sep 6, 2013
Lee Robinson
Salt Lake City, UT
Lee Robinson   Salt Lake City, UT
Nice. I did it and no helmet needed. Pretty clean rock and no rockfall. You can wear a helmet or not no need to spray on other people what to do. Maybe some punk ass little bitches would need a helmet when they take a whip with their foot in front of the rope. Haha.
That pitch was the best. Jun 9, 2017

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