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Topic - The Minor Irritations of Climbing Thread

Ramblin dave - on 12 Sep 2013
In This Thread: unwarranted bile about silly / trivial stuff that does your head in when climbing.

Before anyone jumps in to complain about people being oversensitive or petty, note that posting in this thread tacitly accepts that the stuff you're complaining about is a trivial irritation rather than a matter of life and death. Conversely, don't post stuff which you genuinely think is a major issue, eg serious safety or ethics related stuff.

So...

Indoors:
* People who've read a blog somewhere about stamina / power endurance training and decided that they need to do laps on problems or extended ARC rainbowing sessions. At a popular bouldering wall. On a busy tuesday evening.
* People who spend ages earnestly debating what's "in" and what isn't for a given problem despite their being an obvious notice or a route tag that unambiguously tells them.
* People who want to do the sociable "working problems together" bouldering thing, and fail to pick up on hints that you don't.

Outdoors:
* People who, when being the second second in a group of three, wait for the climber before them to finish climbing before putting their shoes on, putting their helmet on, taking their belay jacket in their bag etc. Particularly on a cold day.
* People who, when you can't figure out what to do on a route, shout up to suggest things that you've already tried repeatedly.
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