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May 23, 2012
How did you meet your climbing lady? I mean seriously, for those of us who don't throw down 5.14 or starred in the last Big Up Production and have all the climbing ladies throwing themselves at us, how'd you do it? Meet her at the gym? At the crag? Somewhere else and then teach her to climb? Did you lay some genius line on her?

I only ask because I've tried "teaching" a girl how to climb but 1) that never goes well and 2) I never feel like she wants to climb as much as me. She's only doing it because I want to. I also don't want to be the guy at the gym trying to pick up a lady and thus, *^%&&*#^ where I eat. I know there are plenty of dirtbags on this site who somehow managed to talk a woman who climbs hard and is way too hot for them into hanging out.
TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 4, 2010
0 points
May 23, 2012
start with "Hi. I am Birdman" Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
2,810 points
May 23, 2012
I go to the gym by myself when I go, not very often, and so I always look around for a cutie that is by herself (quite common actually). And then ask them if they want to climb with me belaying, the answer is always YES! and then we chat then they usually wants to climb outside too. Now I am not into picking the chicks up, I just like having a cutie that can climb with me. So I am not really flirting, just talking and having fun. Usually they are totally open to moving past a belayer climber relationship within a couple times together. At that point I find a new one. haha Unassigned User
Joined Dec 31, 1969
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May 23, 2012
"I am the walrus" doesn't work too well, though.

Koo Koo Kachoo
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
May 23, 2012
David Sahalie wrote:
become a Stone Master and wear a codpiece.

Yesss!!
Walt Barker
From Reno NV
Joined Dec 16, 2010
375 points
May 23, 2012
Don't take her climbing! Rob Selter
From running springs Ca
Joined Feb 11, 2012
125 points
May 23, 2012
Be competent at climbing, safe, reliable, flexible, and generally fun to be around and you should be good.

And don't laugh if she tells you she has a degree in French poetry. Also, play a lot of Depeche Mode in your Scion at full volume on the way to the crags and bring lots of extra Red Bull.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
May 23, 2012
If you want a climbing girlfriend, DON'T try to get a girl you like into climbing. She'll either

1) not really like it, will get resentful if you spend too much time on it, or just do it to placate you since women in our society have been conditioned to cater to and support men's hobbies. It can only end badly. OR

2) she WILL like it, but then will get so much into it that she'll realize that she'd rather do it without you, or leave you for someone who climbs harder than you, since women in our society have been conditioned to go for alpha males, whatever the activity. It can only end badly.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
May 23, 2012
That was all covered in this film.

Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
May 23, 2012
Nice Stich. Rob Selter
From running springs Ca
Joined Feb 11, 2012
125 points
May 23, 2012
Note: The voice of Denis Hopper does not save this film. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
May 23, 2012
LMFAO.......

My advise......let the girls try to pick you up, don't try so hard.....
Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
30 points
May 23, 2012
Hahaha! Meet a person u love of she happens to be a climber its good. Don't try to change her just love her for who she is. Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
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May 23, 2012
As John L would say, just go up to her and dick stab her in the fartbox Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
145 points
May 23, 2012
Mia Tucholke wrote:
LMFAO....... My advise......let the girls try to pick you up, don't try so hard.....



Pshh what do girls know about picking up girls??? hahaha Just kidding Mia!

How do you tell your buddies that some girl picked up on you? We all want that story about how we saw this total hottie throwing down .12s at the crag, so we went over and struck up conversation. Next thing we know she is belaying us on our .13 proj while wearing our t-shirt.

Just saying
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May 23, 2012
climb in the gym shirtless? Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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May 23, 2012
Don't worry about it, she's a crazy bitch anyway Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
May 23, 2012
It's not that you have problems with women climbers...

It's that you have problems with women.
Eric Fjellanger
Joined May 8, 2008
725 points
May 23, 2012
Mia Tucholke wrote:
LMFAO....... My advise......let the girls try to pick you up, don't try so hard.....


Pretty much all of my female friends have told me that they didn't want to do the asking out, but would rather be asked out.

Also, when you take your prospective lady friend climbing outside, make sure to bring and extra Da Brim for her.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
May 23, 2012
Darren Mabe wrote:
climb in the gym shirtless?


Doesn't seem to work so well for me!
Joel Unema
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Nov 30, 2009
880 points
May 23, 2012
Jeff Chrisler wrote:
As John L would say, just go up to her and dick stab her in the fartbox


I tried this. Like I told the cops afterwards, it was all just a misunderstanding...
TheBirdman
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 4, 2010
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May 23, 2012
Joel Unema wrote:
Doesn't seem to work so well for me!

maybe bc you're there to actually climb! ;)
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
2,810 points
May 23, 2012
Why do you want to date someone that climbs? So you can spend ALL you time together? Gross. Try going out with women that you have OTHER interests in common with, and just be friends with your climbing partners, you'll end up much less miserable.

Which does bring up another quagmire, I personally don't know ANY women who climb who are dating or even would date a guy who doesn't. Is this some kind of reverse double standard?
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
275 points
May 23, 2012
Evan S wrote:
Why do you want to date someone that climbs? So you can spend ALL you time together? Gross. Try going out with women that you have OTHER interests in common with, and just be friends with your climbing partners, you'll end up much less miserable.


Uhhhhh... until he finds an obsessive project 7 hours away that requires 12 weekends in a row to complete. Non-climbing SO's are usually not too cool with that.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
May 23, 2012
camhead wrote:
Uhhhhh... until he finds an obsessive project 7 hours away that requires 12 weekends in a row to complete. Non-climbing SO's are usually not too cool with that.


Then she's a bitch and not date-able, seems simple to me.
Evan S
From Erie, CO
Joined Dec 30, 2007
275 points
May 23, 2012
I met my girlfriend through a local club that was doing a newbie mach trad lead day. We both learned to trad climb 2 years ago and now we swap leads up to 5.9. I did not force my way in and ask her out. We climbed together through a mutual mentor for about a year and then it just made sense to move it to the next level.

BTW,
Girls love canyoneering. They love the idea of rappeling down waterfalls and hiking down through beautiful scenery.

Summary:
1. Join multiple outdoor clubs that share your outdoor passion.
2. Do NOT hit on every girl you meet, make friends first.
randy88fj62
Joined May 28, 2010
78 points


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