/ new additions to climbing terminology?

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rginns on 01 Dec 2006 - 217.33.235.67 whois?
Ok, so we already have headpoint and redpoint....

How about the following!

Blackpoint - ascent at night
Ballpoint - ascent whilst maintaining a keepy uppy
pinpoint - ascent whilst not knowing where you are or what route you're on

Any more suggestions?!
Alphin - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Wet tooling - dry tooling in the rain!
Michael Ryan - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

"A Stainforth".....the refusal to do sit start to a boulder problem....nay the disgust and ridicule directed at those who like to sit in dirt at the base of small rocks.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=215123
Dave C on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Ballpoint = claiming an ascent you haven't done,created to describe some of Gary Gibson's claimed new routes a few years back (allegedly.)
Fiend - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Ballpoint is already in use - it's an ascent claimed on paper (or these days, the computer screen) but not actually done...
Fiend - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to Dave C:

Oh, *SNAP*, you bugger.
rginns on 01 Dec 2006 - 217.33.235.67 whois?
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
> (In reply to rginns)
>
> "A Stainforth".....the refusal to do sit start to a boulder problem....nay the disgust and ridicule directed at those who like to sit in dirt at the base of small rocks.

I like it! put like that it does seem a bit ridiculous!
Chris the Tall - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
I like "HindSight" - virtual onsight of a route you've done so long ago you can't rememeber anything about it, or possibly even having done it at all.
nikinko - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Isn't blackpoint already used for what you've suggested? I thought I'd heard it somewhere- along with whitepoint for doing the same under a head tourch.

Nikki
David Bowler on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Pi - when you have so much beta that the route finding is easy
David Bowler on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Titchmarshing - When gardening you remove the plants you don't want but replant them in crevices off route.
David Bowler on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Fiending - Climbing a route with a belayer you've never met before.
Chris Tan Ver. XLIX SP2 on 01 Dec 2006 - 130.88.74.199 whois?
In reply to rginns:

U-boating (courtesy of MarcC) - Preinspection of the holds using a periscope.
dread-i - on 01 Dec 2006
Yellowpoint - a scarey route
Brownpoint - a really scarey route
Whitepoint - following some one elses chalk marks
deepsoup - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Nedpointing - toproping with groups of kids (especially glasweigan kids)
rginns on 01 Dec 2006 - 217.33.235.67 whois?
In reply to rginns: erm...

flashpoint - you think you've flashed it, then fall from the last hold... then get up it the second go
Michael Ryan - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

An old chestnut......

Beta Sandbag Flash

coined by Paul Greenland.........when someone gives you the wrong beta and you still manage to flash the route.

The ultimate ascent.

Mick
rginns on 01 Dec 2006 - 217.33.235.67 whois?
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

ha ha! sounds like a mate of mine!
sam the man on 01 Dec 2006 - student-halls-devonshire-pc251-235.leeds.ac.uk
In reply to nikinko: There was an article a while back (in Summit i think) about night climbing which suggested black point and white point as terms.
What about 'Thatsnotthepoint' for adding a sit start to perfectly good routes....
Sam
dread-i - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to sam the man:
>which suggested black point and white point
bah, so I cant have whitepoint then.
How about:
theypoint - a group of ramblers
Tony Buckley on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns: Hedgepoint - headpoint of a very vegetated route.

Headpint - thoughts of drinking beer after a headpoint

Deadmanspoint - headpoint whilst needlessly carrying winter gear

Betterdeadthanredpoint - headpoint by someone with political affiliations to the right

etc etc

T.
palomides on 01 Dec 2006 - ppp-185.net-203.magic.fr
In reply to Chris the Tall:
> (In reply to rginns)
> I like "HindSight" - virtual onsight of a route you've done so long ago you can't rememeber anything about it, or possibly even having done it at all.

I prefer "retro-flash" for that situation.
Tony Buckley on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns: One last one...

Needlepoint - route climbed just to annoy someone.

T.
Jonny Tee 69 - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Nopoint - trying a route that's far too hard and failing miserably.
Alan Stark - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Second Sight -- Following the leader up a route the second has not climbed before.

Hindsight -- done as the last person in a party of more than two
Alan Stark - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Wassapoint -- a totally artificial boulder problem that does not top out.
Jonny Tee 69 - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Pinpoint - finding the route that you want to climb after perusing the guidebook.
deepsoup - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Bledpoint - gritstone jamming crack climbed without taping up
Jonny Tee 69 - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Gunpoint - doing a route that you really really don't wanna do.
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Psychopathic_Barbie - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns: mootpoint - pick a blank section of rock at a popular venue, then ab down it at night with chalkball in hand, dabbing the chalk on to the rock at random points. Then hang around next day to see if anyone attempts the "route".

Jonny Tee 69 - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Peelaying - taking a slash on a belay ledge.
Poolaying - taking a dump on a belay ledge.
Relaying - repeating either of the above.
rginns on 01 Dec 2006 - 217.33.235.67 whois?
In reply to rginns:

keep 'em coming! at this rate, we'll rewrite the climbing dictionary!
bpmclimb on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
Strongpoint - an ascent of a type of climb you find easy
Fairpoint - above reproach in style, ethics etc.
Extrapoint - an ascent in the rain
Disappoint - the route turned out to be rubbish
Threepoints - successful ascent done dangerously quickly
Repoint - a route that needed repair on the way up
Crosspoint - a successful ascent that involved climbing over other climbers
Rightsaidfredpoint - ascent while stripped to the waist
bpmclimb on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to bpmclimb:

Dreadpoint - an ascent of a seriously frightening route (not to be confused with Dreadspoint)
Vanishingpoint - no holds higher up
Medpoint - ascent at Kalymnos, Costa Blanca, etc
Cometobedpoint - ascent done mainly to impress (see Rightsaidfredpoint above)
Paul Leader - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

powerpoint - all the moves put onto a slide show?
pottsworth - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

repoint - repeating a route, restoring the odd hold or two to "how good it used to be"

Pointing - use of building materials to get up a route

Depoint - when the only hold on the route falls off
Tony Buckley on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to pottsworth: Ohwhat'sthesoddingpoint - climb done by someone suffering from the early stages of depression

stellapoint - ascent that leaves gear behind which cannot be retrieved, especially friends. So called because it's reassuringly expensive.

T.

sutty on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to Tony Buckley:

Has the 'cycling window cleaner' fallen into disuse now?

Hands and feet all over, desperately trying to find a good hold.

Jalling, trying to jump for a safe landing after falling off.
adam carless - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to sutty:

> Hands and feet all over, desperately trying to find a good hold.

I have heard someone use "tambourining" to describe flapping a hand around desperately looking for a decent hold.

I tend to use "mincing" for anything that requires a bit of intricate and delicate footwork. I think I heard someone at Leeds Wall use "power mincing" for the same kind of thing on serious overhangs with tiny sharp footholds.

I think Showboating is the usually accepted term for a flambouyant shirtless (or skimpies) ascent purely to impress a desirable onlooker.
Oli - on 01 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns: Surely an ascent a night without additional light sources (moon is allowed) is an 'offsight'?
Mark Sheridan on 02 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:
>> Any more suggestions?!

Doing a route with a real funky/soul groove in all your moves:
An outtasight.

Padraig on 02 Dec 2006
In reply to rginns:

Pierrepoint - quick descent??
Flash - on 02 Dec 2006
In reply to Tony Buckley:

> stellapoint - ascent that leaves gear behind which cannot be retrieved, especially friends. So called because it's reassuringly expensive.

Love it...
nikinko - on 02 Dec 2006
In reply to Mark Sheridan:


outofsight- When moving unroped on easy ground and your more fit partner forgets their not soloing.
Nosight- Climbing routes blindfolded.
Sitesight- a flashing a half completed building.
Birdsight- you had nearly onsighted a route but fall at the last hold coz you fancy the bird sat on the belay.
Shitsight- to do with seagull droppings
turnthelightoffsight- a route attempted while suffering the after effects of a drinking session.
Serpico on 02 Dec 2006 - 89.241.71.86 whois?
In reply to rginns:
Moot Point: an ascent you'd rather not talk about.
Re-Point: Redpointing a route for the 2nd time after being told off for grabbing the belay (see above).
Hot Point: An ascent done in full sun, give yourself an extra grade.
Cash Point: An ascent done for photos in full sponsors logos.
Freezing Point: An ascent made in Jan' at Malham.
Melting Point: An ascent made on a sunny day in Aug' at Malham (see also Hot Point).
Power Point: A boulder problem with bolts (see Raven Tor).
nikinko - on 02 Dec 2006
In reply to Serpico:

sorepoint- something else you'd rather not talk about.
knifepoint- an ascent at Vixen Tor- see also sorepoint.
Aimless King on 02 Dec 2006 - 88-111-145-105.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
In reply to Padraig: Surely it should be a quick descent with an unfortunate ending? Still, bonus points go to you for that one!

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