Successful Rescue on Quandary

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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by SkaredShtles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm

SchralpTheGnar wrote:But there are people giving him s**t on IG for his cavalier attitude, so at least we're consistent.
People giving Honnold crap? That's rich... :mrgreen:
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by stephakett » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:10 pm

SkaredShtles wrote:
SchralpTheGnar wrote:But there are people giving him s**t on IG for his cavalier attitude, so at least we're consistent.
People giving Honnold crap? That's rich... :mrgreen:
oh yeah-- its incredibly entertaining to read the ridiculous comments people make on news articles or facebook posts about alex being "careless" with his life, or how free soloing isn't a sport because there's too much risk. :shock: just stay seated on your couches, folks.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by ultimategully » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:39 pm

stephakett wrote:
SkaredShtles wrote:
SchralpTheGnar wrote:But there are people giving him s**t on IG for his cavalier attitude, so at least we're consistent.
People giving Honnold crap? That's rich... :mrgreen:
oh yeah-- its incredibly entertaining to read the ridiculous comments people make on news articles or facebook posts about alex being "careless" with his life, or how free soloing isn't a sport because there's too much risk. :shock: just stay seated on your couches, folks.
I find people who bash Honnold for soloing disingenuous. I'm guessing more people die while using pro than die soloing, and there are a ton of people who solo "on the side" like Honnold does. By the arm-chair warrior logic any climber roped or unroped is being "careless" with their life if the goal of life is to live as long as physically possible.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by SkaredShtles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:50 pm

stephakett wrote:
SkaredShtles wrote:
SchralpTheGnar wrote:But there are people giving him s**t on IG for his cavalier attitude, so at least we're consistent.
People giving Honnold crap? That's rich... :mrgreen:
oh yeah-- its incredibly entertaining to read the ridiculous comments people make on news articles or facebook posts about alex being "careless" with his life, or how free soloing isn't a sport because there's too much risk. :shock: just stay seated on your couches, folks.
Pro-tip: Never read the comments.

Don't ask me how I know this.

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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by AlexeyD » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:54 pm

I mean are you guys seriously surprised? This is Facebook after all...the land of he who knoweth leastest, sprayeth the mostest...

That said, I do kind of see the point about the publicity thing. I mean, personally, reading about a guy in a magazine who can free solo things that I can never dream of climbing with a toprope doesn't exactly fill me with the desire to march up to the Dawn Wall and give it a shot, but then again, never underestimate the power of stupid...
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by CheapCigarMan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Forgive my noobiness, but I don't get it. Did Honnold climb the face of Longs in the pic? And some members of the forum are critical of that feat? And this has what to do with Successful Rescue on Quandary? Again, I apologize for the confusion. I'm just new here. Thanks in advance for clarifying.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by Conor » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:42 pm

CheapCigarMan wrote:Forgive my noobiness, but I don't get it. Did Honnold climb the face of Longs in the pic? And some members of the forum are critical of that feat? And this has what to do with Successful Rescue on Quandary? Again, I apologize for the confusion. I'm just new here. Thanks in advance for clarifying.
You’re clearly a newb around here if you expect to be still on topic after 4 or 5 posts, let alone 4 or 5 pages.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by SkaredShtles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 pm

CheapCigarMan wrote:Forgive my noobiness, but I don't get it. Did Honnold climb the face of Longs in the pic? And some members of the forum are critical of that feat? And this has what to do with Successful Rescue on Quandary? Again, I apologize for the confusion. I'm just new here. Thanks in advance for clarifying.
Read the whole thred, n00B!!

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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by B_2 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:07 am

Staying on topic is no fun. I love you guys.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by Trotter » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:08 pm

Aaaaaaand a bunch of idiots turn the thread political :roll:

Let's keep that crap out of a 14ers mountain climbing forum. Go to reddit or 1000 other forums for it
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by painless4u2 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:05 pm

highpilgrim wrote:
ezabielski wrote:Threads like this make me understand if Bill decides to just turn the forum off.
Maybe you should just refrain from reading what offends you so...
Wow. This thread is something to behold. From a Quandary rescue to Natives Rule to Hate Texans to Hate Trump to Hate Honnold and such. Just amazing.
Oh, and I do see ezabielski's point. Kill it if necessary, but it does have some entertaining value.
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Re: Successful Rescue on Quandary

Post by LetsGoMets » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:34 pm

painless4u2 wrote:
highpilgrim wrote:
ezabielski wrote:Threads like this make me understand if Bill decides to just turn the forum off.
Maybe you should just refrain from reading what offends you so...
Wow. This thread is something to behold. From a Quandary rescue to Natives Rule to Hate Texans to Hate Trump to Hate Honnold and such. Just amazing.
Oh, and I do see ezabielski's point. Kill it if necessary, but it does have some entertaining value.
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