/ wearing your climbing harness in tesco`s !!!!!
sat evening at tesco`s carpark in aviemore a group of "geofreys" got out of their car with their climbing harnesses ON! & with various collections of shiney dangly stuff attached!! now this is bad enough, but one of the group even went shopping in his harness, why?? complete fecking tools!!!
What's a Geofrey ?
Sounds reasonable, they may have been desperate for some fags.
Another example of a pointless thread. Did you say anything at the time.......... No you didnt
Haha. Yea you did
Maybe they were lost and thought they were in Keswick?
Ok ok I believe you. What was his response.
Your bloody mental!
Maybe they were going to practise placing ice screws in the freezer cabinet?
I've made it as far as the Outside cafe in Hathersage before, but there the process was: get caught in sudden downpour while still wearing harness, put on waterproof jacket and trousers, head back to the car, not fancy getting out of waterproofs in continuing downpour so getting into the car wearing them, drive into town, head into cafe for a cuppa, take of waterproofs, notice harness, take off harness quickly while feeling a bit silly.
Got to admit it would be quite amusing to see.
Don't be like that I'm a midget
That is just a sheer lack of class!
Tesco! Now, Waitrose..........
> What's a Geofrey ?
Similar situation once in The Clachaig.
Outdoor Instructor enters bar and the barman looks over his head and says
" are this lot with you ?"
OI looks back to see his clients still festooned in harnesses, slings, gear etc.
Mutters "Fuksake" under his breath and says............
"It's OK lads.................................you're safe"
I've probably worn my harness in tesco on portland, while travelling from the crags on one side of the island to the other.
However, I don't use apostrophes inappropriately, so I guess we are even.
Great thread. Love it. We need more laughs like this to distract us from all the media rubbish that can consume us all. ( well, it consumes me and makes me depressed)
No harnesses in Tesco but I've seen chalk bags being worn in Longton (about a mile from AW Stoke).
> I've probably worn my harness in tesco on portland, while travelling from the crags on one side of the island to the other.
> However, I don't use apostrophes inappropriately, so I guess we are even.
Poor punctuation is small beer in comparison with admitting to wearing your harness in Tesco on Portland. Please note correct use of capitalisation for Tesco and Portland...
On a recent uni climbing trip one of the group decided to wear his new climbing shoes to the pub that night, said he was 'just wearing them in'. Not seen anything quite like it... smart jeans, nice shirt and a pair of red chilis sausilitos!
> "It's OK lads.................................you're safe"
That's fantastic :)
> Maybe they were lost and thought they were in Keswick?
Very good :)
I did that once, ages ago, when everyone left the wall for the pub way too quickly for me to change my shoes.
I won the "Plank of the Year" award with the team one year for wearing my harness to the pub after a training session.
In my defence, I had been packing away gear at the crag later than most, and it was quite close t last orders and I was in a rush...
I always wear a harness to tesco. Just in case...
There's an (ab)seil on!
I wore a wetsuit into a 7-11 once.
not climbing gear, but on a flight out of Geneva a few weeks ago a guy was sat in departures wearing his skiing helmet, and also came onto the plane wearing with his helmet on his head, oblivious to the laughs and looks that followed him!
In chamonix I saw a man carrying a single crampon in the evening out drinking in a group. I could only think it was the smallest thing he thought he could carry to show off that he was a climber.
I'm pretty sure he would have lost it and someone returned it to him during his evening.
Pretty retarded this thread
> Pretty retarded this thread
What a thoroughly unpleasant thing to say. Grow up.
Not everything needs to have a serious point.
There's a few too many times I've got back into the car after an evening's soloing and achieved the white cloud of shame. Must remember to take the chalkbag off...
& where planning a first ascent of aviemore high street.
I'm sure you'll feel just as self righteous when your doing your harness up in a blizzard with freezing fingers whilst the geoffries hop on the route ahead of you :-)
> not climbing gear, but on a flight out of Geneva a few weeks ago a guy was sat in departures wearing his skiing helmet, and also came onto the plane wearing with his helmet on his head, oblivious to the laughs and looks that followed him!
Two words: baggage allowance.
Anyway, muppets who rock up to the pub still wearing their gear in a ‘look at me’ kind of statement deserve to have the piss taken out of them. Indeed I remember on one occasion in Llandudno a group of young lads strolled into the Queen Vic pub after climbing on the Orme and while sitting on a high bar stool another punter took the chance to tie one of his stupidly long slings around the legs of the chair which had the desired effect of making him look like a right pratt when he went to take a pee.
Ok you want a drink.. but that's what shower beers are for.. an hour getting ready, having shower, beer, used to be much better in the old baths, get changed, look respectable.. then go out..
It's just look at me..
Shower beers!...The foundation stone of any good night out.
Back on topic...Hathersage seems to be THE place to wear climbing/alpine gear whilst eating breakfast in the cafe in Outside.
I've seen salopettes, bright yellow winter boots, harnesses, arctic standard down jackets etc. Normally worn by portly middle-aged men who finish their 10 item breakfast, nip to Spar for the Daily Mail and some wind-eze then go home and watch Cadfael on G.O.L.D
".............then go home and watch Cadfael on G.O.L.D"
And what is wrong with this activity?
Yep, we have a beer rotor down the rugby club, if its your turn you buy a slab of beers and a bag of ice and we put them both in a big bucket before hte game. Lovelly chilled post match beers
That chalk bag 'bunny tail' leaning against the bar is a particularly good look !
Definite Geoffreys. Jeffreys are purer and unaware of their jeffreyness but this was clear a group of Geoffreys as they consciously make effort to advertise their extreme mountain ways. I remember when I worked in Nevis Sport in FW quite a few came into the shop fully geared up.
Surely the uber Jeffrey, is the one who wears a rucsac on the Tube, with the chest and waist straps fastened, and a large screwgate hanging off the back - you know, just in case.
probably got a Sigg bottle in a side pouch as well.
“You make sure that rope is on the outside of your pack when we get to the parking lot.”
What does this mean? It means the guy wanted everyone at the trailhead, and in the parking lot, to know that he and his pals had just done an, ooh-aah, technical climbing route on Longs Peak — not like all the other suckers who had just hiked up and done the 3rd-class Keyhole Route. No, this group of men was special. They had used ropes. Like the one that was going to be on the outside of Lee’s pack when they strolled off the trail, so they could impress everyone in the parking lot.
I've done the same but only because everything I took with me out of the UK would have to be carried when I climbed, so I sure as hell wasn't going to carry another pair of shoes, I thought about buying a pair of shoes to through away but we were on the baggage limit anyway. I had to use a dry sack as carry on and fill that up aswell!
I can't get over the fact that people shop in Tesco.
Even North Wales has a Waitrose near bangor. (just the other side of the old bridge)
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