Author Topic: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!  (Read 174 times)

Offline RAH

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Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« on: May 28, 2003, 08:31:34 PM »
Top Ten Reasons Ice is Better Than Rock

10.  No one ever brings a boom box.

9.  It's easy to cool back down when you overheat.

8.  No peer pressure not to wear a helmet.

7.  You don't have to buy ice to keep your beer cold.

6.  You can make your own footholds and handholds and no one will complain in the forums.

5.  Your hands stay clean (they may be cold but at least they are clean).

4.  No friction climbing on slabs.

3.  Lots of ice to suck on if you get thirsty.

2.  Cool tools.

1.  No bugs!!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2003, 08:32:37 PM by RAH »

Offline cguertin

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2003, 06:47:59 AM »
You forgot:
11. Sport climbing is neither.

Just kidding. I will do my best to present the Rock alternative to your thread. Not trying to start any wars, just in the name of humor:)

Top Ten Reasons Rock is Better Than Ice:

10. No Handsicles
9. No Toesicles
8. No Belay Parka Necessary
7.  No waiting for a climb to be "in"
6. Longer season
5. Lets face it, ice climbing is just aid climbing
4. I've never seen an indoor ice training wall
3. Not labeled "insane" by every other climbing discipline
2. What's an avalanche?
1. Climbing with your shirt off is WAY cooler than Gore-Tex

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2003, 01:58:08 PM »
only in NH or Calgary would you see this thread.

(don't they do that during ski season???)

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2003, 02:07:26 PM »
I just gotta L O V E it. Of course these are all the reasons I love BOTH sports.

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Offline ClimbSki20320

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2003, 12:00:55 AM »
Unfortunately with ice climbing both #10 and #4 I have done and #1 I have seen.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2003, 12:01:43 AM by ClimbSki20320 »
Speed is safety.

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2003, 01:38:57 PM »
so how was it?

(skiing from the summit of Denali, I mean)

;)

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2003, 06:18:19 PM »
I dunno, my favorite is always the one I'm doing RIGHT NOW... :D

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2003, 03:48:10 PM »
My little top ten List of why Rock is better than Ice

10.  The gear is way better
9.    More finess
8.    Less sharp gear to fall on
7.    Who ever cut through their rope with a cam?
6.    The feeling of warm rock between your fingers.
5.    Climbing from 6 am till 9 pm and still being able to drink a beer outside without freezing.
4.    
3.  Sport Bra's!!
2.  Less wet smelly cloths to wash.
1.  Being able to use some clueless tourist as a backup anchor at the top of catherderal.  They're better if you tie a couple together  :)

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Re: Top ten reasons ice is better than rock!
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2003, 11:46:51 AM »
So why is #4 empty? Can I add "Shirtless hot guys."   ;) Thought it would fit appropriately after "Sport Bras"