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Offline lucky luke

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where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:48:33 PM »
many climber in the old time used to train by climbing two or three route at cathedral or Canon just to stay in good shape. I saw some of them climbing just aside us and asking the permission to pass us and going up as fast as they appear from the bottom. climbing six pitches of 150 feet is the equivalent of a building of 90 stairs, a good exercise and healthy activity.  If we think that it is more fun and harder than climbing stairs, it is harder to understand that few party "snake the cliff" just to have fun with a good partner.

Today, we saw group of people whit a leader who power a movement without too much technique, like an elephant in a circus. He amuse the public, doing hardly two or three pitches, if it is not staying all day in one or two moves, and falling again and again, disturbing the wildlife and neighbor around the area.

I use the word snake because they are very much like them going up a cliff with the cold and rapid approach of the animal, and the rope zigzagging fluently is very similar to a snake. As they do a new move at each three or five feet, they use a lot of different technique and they had a lot of experience. I remember looking at four team in a week end and they always use the same spot to place there pro even if they on sight the route. They are skill in technique and in the way they protect themselves. When you asked them a question, they can't answer because there reaction on the rock was instinctive, the survival instinct of an animal in the wild.

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 11:43:58 PM »
The purpose of this post escapes me.  Sorry.  Really.  Is there a question somewhere in there?
I think Tradman does plenty of "snaking" for fun and exercise at his fave Vt crags.  And I am sure he is not alone in this practice. 

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 07:16:34 AM »
I must say that I have no idea what this is about...
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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 08:23:30 AM »
I must say that I have no idea what this is about...

Maybe true, but I guarantee where it's headed!
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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 08:35:25 AM »
Brilliant!

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 09:15:10 AM »
many climber in the old time used to train by climbing two or three route at cathedral or Canon just to stay in good shape. I saw some of them climbing just aside us and asking the permission to pass us and going up as fast as they appear from the bottom. climbing six pitches of 150 feet is the equivalent of a building of 90 stairs, a good exercise and healthy activity.  If we think that it is more fun and harder than climbing stairs, it is harder to understand that few party "snake the cliff" just to have fun with a good partner.

Today, we saw group of people whit a leader who power a movement without too much technique, like an elephant in a circus. He amuse the public, doing hardly two or three pitches, if it is not staying all day in one or two moves, and falling again and again, disturbing the wildlife and neighbor around the area.

I use the word snake because they are very much like them going up a cliff with the cold and rapid approach of the animal, and the rope zigzagging fluently is very similar to a snake. As they do a new move at each three or five feet, they use a lot of different technique and they had a lot of experience. I remember looking at four team in a week end and they always use the same spot to place there pro even if they on sight the route. They are skill in technique and in the way they protect themselves. When you asked them a question, they can't answer because there reaction on the rock was instinctive, the survival instinct of an animal in the wild.

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 09:59:22 AM »
Can a snake do the X position?

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 10:15:14 AM »
I've witnessed two snakes fall from cliffs but never once saw an elephant fall -- so I think that blows a giant hole in your theory Luke.

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 02:26:22 PM »
Why must you ridiculise elephants?In the golden ages snakes and elephants would have a friendly discussion at the base of cliff.  Now it is hard to tell the elephants they should stick to sport climbing because there is lack of discussion.   ;-?

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 02:50:08 PM »
An elephant or a snake in the X position--boggles the mind! ???

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 03:53:52 PM »
Two snakes can form an "X" or "V" or ..... :)

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 05:15:10 PM »
Yes, but elephants have strong trunks.
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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 06:56:13 PM »
True. But can either snakes or elephants do the move described as:
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take a look with your hand to find good hold over the overhang, find some thing, throw your leg on the edge of the roof, turn your body over the overhang and push with the lower leg and try to find a rest.
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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 07:57:25 PM »
saw a milk snake in Toe crack and another milk snake half way up a sport climb (does that count?) @ shangrila . A bat flew out from behind a loose block that Alex trundeled from Mo Pleasure last weekend. pretty sure it was a trad bat because it was on the 1st pitch which is mixed. the 2nd pitch is sport though so perhaps the bat was a gym climber :o

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Re: where is the climber who snake the cliff?
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 08:07:20 PM »
I'm thinking squirrels are definitely trad climbers. Ever seen the dynos those suckers are capable of? Don't even gets me started about their nut placements!