How to be a Rock Climber

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Don't forget passing every wall on every building and saying "I could climb that." Or crimping every ledge you see.

Author — Danu Garbarino

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I didn't realise that my life was missing a crimp mug until this video

Author — Toby

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You forgot about the bare foot 12 year old who never wears a harness, and is somehow way better then you.

Author — Scott Gutierrez

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Boulderers are always shirtless and wear beanies. Geesh guys.

Author — John Woods

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Step 22: Accept the fact that the climbing gym is now basically your home, and your actual home is only used for sleeping.

Author — nicole sulimani

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I've been climbing for over 20 years and this video was SPOT ON!

Author — Vincent Cocciolone

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Something along these lines would be a nice addition: "For a project like this, I think it is necessary to have two chalk bags on me. I like to have the Black Diamond course stuff for the crimpy crux section and Friction Labs ultra fine chalk for the sloper section. That, combined with Miura's on my left foot and Solutions on my right should make this 5.9 project go."

Author — Keith Laurenz

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Those guys had haircuts, climbers don't get haircuts.

Author — Range Motorsport

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If you don't have a van you have to have a Subaru Outback.

Author — J

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You forgot always blaming the belayer for everything

Author — Joe Cox

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You forgot to put carabiners on absolutely everything

Author — NateMediaProductions

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the alpinist got me .... "is it winter yet?" hardly ice in austria this year.

Author — Baserape Umad

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Very funny but you forgot to be shirtless for your "real" tries!

Author — Jack Moore

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Forgot that every sentence starts with “ When I was living in Yosemite.... “

Author — Zack Snow

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You forgot to either heel hook everything or drop knee on everything

Author — Clinton Roose

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'How do you get the ropes up there?!?!' And 'I climbed once and it was easy'

Author — Robin Brooks

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You forgot chacos and a 90's subaru outback with at least 50 stickers on it.

Author — ShaneBonness

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a clip of a climber analysing a route before climbing it - with all the over detail

Author — Gabrielle Trépanier

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"Have you climbed/ are you going to climb Everest?"
Get it like twice a week

Author — Nick Smith

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Climbers' jargon!! (like you included in how to be a skier, road biker, etc..) to include any of the following:

Slap, sloper, slab, pinch, crimp, cross over, jug, heal hook, bat hang, overhang, undercling, monopocket, side pull, layback, drop knee, highball, lowball, dyno, whipper, traverse, comp, cruxy, crimpy, juggy, chossy, pumpy, varnish, hueco, sandstone, limestone, granite, solid, hollow, run out, heady, onsight, red point, flash, lead, top rope, belay, dirtbag, chimney, offwidth, arete, cut feet, crack, stem, static, dynamic, greasy, grigri, pas, atc, ipa, locker, nut, cam, hex, dog bone, quickdraw, figure eight, clove hitch, munter hitch, back clipped, z-clipped, sandbagged, wag bag, anchors, bolts, crash pad, downturned, aggressive, approach, flapper, beached whale, top out, tufa, bomber, beta, crag jam, hand jam, foot jam, ring lock, knee bar, foot chip, finger board, break hand, ape index, multi pitch, sport, trad, bouldering, buildering, free soloing....to name a few :P

Power sounds - Tssssaah!! Tsssst!!
Talking beta should've included more climbers' jargon (still funny though)
Boulderer should have the dude with loads of chalk slap hands together a few times and make the guy next to him start coughing and rubbing his eyes XD

All in all, "This video ROCKS." Would be awesome to break this one down into different how to's for gym climbers, sport climbers, trad climbers, and boulderers (perhaps even alpinists and ice climbers too :P). Now that would keep you busy for a while! It would also help break down that massive list of jargon I wrote, haha.

Author — Monicano