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Apr 21, 2013
10 Reasons Climbers are Successful in Life

Matt Swanson
Joined Feb 9, 2010
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Apr 21, 2013
In #6, it says "a sign of how sadistic" climbers are. Shouldn't this be "masochistic"?

Regardless, this article is awesome! Any of you dirtbags out there hitting the job market now, read this. I've strategically mentioned my climbing experience during job interviews a lot. It always sparks interest, prompts curiosity, and opens up the floor for you to describe what it's like and draw parallels to your professional character.

Way to give 130%!
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Apr 21, 2013
horse puckey if you ask me. Max Supertramp
Joined Mar 21, 2008
15 points
Apr 21, 2013
With all due respect, #3 saying "Someone who on one day had to use a cut piece of backpack strap to build an anchor in order to safely lower off of a long route in the waning daylight"

Is it really that smart? We all know backpack strap webbing are not rated for taking too much load. Unless that backpack is made with climbing webbing
Bang Nhan
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
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Apr 21, 2013
I can't even bring myself to read that. There should be a vomit icon for this kind of thing. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,215 points
Apr 21, 2013
Ryan Williams wrote:
I can't even bring myself to read that. There should be a vomit icon for this kind of thing.


Word.

Oh, and that author really needs to learn proper apostrophe use.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Apr 21, 2013
I am left wondering what the 10 reasons are. He listed 13. Jason Kim
From Encinitas, CA
Joined Apr 30, 2012
60 points
Apr 21, 2013
It's no surprise. Most grew up with privileges, their parents paid for a good education, and they are devotedly middle class in temperament and aspirations. Climbers are just average people with a slightly unusual hobby, nothing more. Dana Bartlett
From CT
Joined Nov 18, 2003
890 points
Apr 21, 2013
Gheyest. Blog. Ever. chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
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Apr 21, 2013
#14 They are good at kissing their own asses with big heads tw160504
From fort collins, co
Joined Jun 4, 2009
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Apr 22, 2013
And I think we're wasting our money using drones to hunt terrorists. Climbing blogs would be better targets. Dana Bartlett
From CT
Joined Nov 18, 2003
890 points
Apr 22, 2013
so after all the sparkling reviews of yet another dudes blog I didnt open it but I will say of all sports/hobbies I have been involved with, ultimate players are the most successful in life.

climbers tend to smoke too much dope, dont like real jobs and are just dirty, lazy turds in general.
T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Apr 22, 2013
Fall Guy wrote:
so after all the sparkling reviews of yet another dudes blog I didnt open it but I will say of all sports/hobbies I have been involved with, ultimate players are the most successful in life. climbers tend to smoke too much dope, dont like real jobs and are just dirty, lazy turds in general.


hahaha awesome... wanna toss the B after work today dude?
Morgan Patterson
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Apr 22, 2013
Who said climbers are successful in life? By whose metric? And.. all climbers, or just some? robrobrobrob
Joined Oct 23, 2012
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Apr 22, 2013
robrobrobrob wrote:
Who said climbers are successful in life? By whose metric? And.. all climbers, or just some?



I will further complicate the quandary: what is success in life?
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
350 points
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Apr 22, 2013
Ben Brotelho wrote:
I will further complicate the quandary: what is success in life?


To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

And regarding #4, I meditate like a motherfucker and get Elvis leg whenever I'm a few feet above small gear so this one gets a big WTF from me.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Apr 22, 2013
that seriously might be the worst climbing blog on the internet S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
15 points
Apr 22, 2013
That was the dumbest sh!t I have read in a long time. Not that I came close to finishing it. Jeff Kent
From Sedona, Az
Joined Oct 10, 2012
0 points
Apr 22, 2013
This blog touched on a few things unique to climbing/climbers, but it certainly didn't warrant a 10-13 point article about it. I haven't been to a crag yet that I didn't come across a couple of bums who were being a general nuisance to the climbing community. Certainly not an example of sucess. This truly could be applied to any sport. This is something I would expect to read on the wall of a guidance counselor's office at a high school. Oh and as sucessful as we climbers are, if we go by your shining example we are certainly terrible at grammar and spelling which, if I'm not mistaken, is rather important to being sucessful in the business world.

It was a good idea at heart but the execution was terrible.
Kurt G.
From Reading, PA
Joined Nov 5, 2012
80 points
Apr 22, 2013
Ben Brotelho wrote:
I will further complicate the quandary: what is success in life?


Procreation.
Welfare Queens have us all beat.

The solo dirtbag climber is quite unsuccessful in life.
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
180 points
Apr 22, 2013
Matt N wrote:
Procreation. Welfare Queens have us all beat. The solo dirtbag climber is quite unsuccessful in life.


This is probably the most realistic answer anyone could have given. I am quite unsuccessful at life myself, by that definition, and I hope to be for quite some time.
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
350 points
Apr 22, 2013
There is so much advertising crammed into the article I didn't even want to read it. Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Joined Dec 10, 2010
10 points
Apr 22, 2013
The most successful climbers I know don't have a job. Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
0 points
Apr 22, 2013
Correlation does not imply causation. Climbing may make people "successful", or "successful" people may be more prone to climbing. Alex Washburne
Joined Apr 29, 2010
10 points
Apr 22, 2013
"10 unsuccessful Climbers with no reason in Life".


Probably closer to correct.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
1,635 points
Administrator
Apr 22, 2013
Tough crowd. Almost as tough as the Juggalos were on Tila Tequila.

Poor Tila.
Chris treggE
From Madison, WI
Joined May 25, 2007
8,040 points


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