You know you’re a climber when...
All your draws are 25cm long • Your kid climbs harder than you • You’ve worn out a set of cams! • There's scar tissue on the back of your hands • You shave the back of your hands • You have six part used rolls of tape in your office drawer • You see lots of sunrises on your climbing trips • You say, “what?” when your leader says, “take!!” • You have 5 pairs of climbing shoes • You do a first ascent and report the names of all members in your party • You drop your belay plate and you still know how to belay •
You read back-issues of mountain magazine • You know what a rurp is • You wake up at 2:00am to go climbing • You take a nap in the middle of a climb • You spend two hours removing a fixed cam • You don’t want beta • You think a bong is a type of piton • You remember when climbing gear didn’t have springs • You take a forty footer • You summit a desert tower • You know what an abalakov is • You still use a gear sling • You ab twenty pitches in the dark • You ab twenty pitches in the snow • You drill from a stance • you’re looking down at the birds • You have sex on a belay ledge • You’re on day 2 of a sport climbing trip and you can’t remember what you did on day 1 • You drop your water bottle and it takes five seconds to hit • Your rack is worth more than your car • Your best memories are from the epics you’ve had • You have a great day of climbing then find out you didn’t do the route you thought you did • You spend a night hanging in slings • You miss work on monday because you epic’d on sunday • You drive all night so you can climb all day • You drive all night because you climbed all day • You’re up so high the trees look like broccoli • Your rack of pegs is heavier than your rack of draws • Your slings have knots in them • You know who Ron Fawcett is • You think “beta” is a video tape format • You can shit and and belay at the same time • A long approach doesn’t deter you from a good climb • A good job doesn’t deter you from a good climb • Hendrix runs through your head while you’re climbing • You’ve set up a belay with the only piece of gear left on your rack •
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Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on the Chardonnet on my birthday.
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Interests Outside Climbing
Caving, Kite surfing, Snowboarding
About My Photography
hmm, nikon or canon...
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Anything Else We Should Know
Paths make you fat