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#425 Re: climbing-goes-mainstream weirdness
February 10, 2024, 11:36:04 am
Who's got time for dating when you're ARCing your way through life?

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#426 Re: climbing-goes-mainstream weirdness
February 11, 2024, 12:02:59 pm
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#427 Re: climbing-goes-mainstream weirdness
February 11, 2024, 01:07:11 pm
Just for boulderers? Thatís niche

Bit of mixed messaging with the carabiner logo.

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#428 Re: climbing-goes-mainstream weirdness
February 11, 2024, 02:23:56 pm
Bit of mixed messaging with the carabiner logo.
I'd have said it would actually make sense considering who is likely using that app. I'm always surprised by the random screwgates and other hardware you see attached to chalk bags etc. at walls nowadays.
Not bouldering, but I did see someone with four different belay devices on their harness at Big Depot. They were not an instructor.

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One of the biggest youtubers is now a climber, and has done a 20min video commentary about his indoor bouldering session.


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Saw that. His style of YouTube personality is definitely a blast from the past

I liked when he said "this V6-V7 block is realistically V3-V4 at most" because I was thinking it didn't look 7A lol

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Fortunately not designed for climbing, for motocross/anything using a bar apparently. Still no need for them to exist.

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dunno. Could maybe possibly work to protect the skin when doing extensive endurance. I used to get calluses higher up though, on the third phalange, until I got clued up and started to do it with gloves.

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Yeah, suppose that's another potential customer base

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Hopefully a wind-up.

More shite for the landfill

Having seen friends palms that we've recently got into climbing I can see their place. Pain and torn flesh really does get in the way of progression. They have to stop early way to often..

Of course you eventually toughen up but I've seen some proper grim flappers...

Incidentally..
Lad who works for me keeps showing me his flappers that are getting closer and closer to the tips as he's breaking through the grades.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2024, 11:50:11 pm by Nike Air »

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Oh dear. I'm going to have to admit that last time I went climbing the last move I did was slapping for the sharp lip of a grit boulder (jet pack at Froggatt). I cut lose and flopped off and my skin felt chewed. I had to hurry home but my plan for a next go was to super glue elastoplast tape to my palm. I did similar to protect finger skin from that grim pocket on Alpha at Anstons.

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I used to get calluses higher up though, on the third phalange, until I got clued up and started to do it with gloves.

What type of gloves?
I get the same problem on the circuits at the depot and long steep routes on the comp walll at Awesome Walls

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Tight gardening gloves. You will loose a couple of grades in ability though. I loose almost one full number of my steady state grade


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ldnclmbr goes mainstream!

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Get him signed up on a plan Remus!

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Not weird, but mainstream. Does anyone in climbing actually call him "Toby the terminator"?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/apr/24/toby-the-terminator-roberts-climbing-paris-olympic-games-2024


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Not weird, but mainstream. Does anyone in climbing actually call him "Toby the terminator"?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/apr/24/toby-the-terminator-roberts-climbing-paris-olympic-games-2024

From the way it's written, I'd guess the commentator (was it Matt Groom?) said it as an offhand comment on the Edinburgh livestream.

Never heard it myself, but since Natalie wrote the article, I'm inclined to believe it's not completely fabricated... I hope  ;D

 

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