Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Items that do not fit the categories above.
Forum rules
Please do not use this forum to advertise, sell photos or other products or promote a commercial website. For more details, please see the Terms of Use you agreed to when joining the forum.
jibler
Posts: 364
Joined: 6/12/2008
14ers:summits12 
13ers:summits24 
Trip Reports (13)

Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by jibler » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:03 pm

I'm guessing there might be some serious specialty lingo here.


Mine is going to be rather nerdy and obscure.

"The Crusher Bubble" - in honor of the Star Trek Next Gen episode where Dr Crusher is trapped in a collapsing warp bubble.

but the term refers to a region outside Denver that allows for a reasonable one night camping trip experience while also knocking out some kind of cool mountain thing.

It speaks to a limited existence - staying within the bounds. And also laziness at not wanting to drive too much either.

https://imgur.com/AnJsDGM

This is pretty much The Crusher Bubble in my experience.
Keep looking up - Jack Horkheimer
User avatar
daway8
Posts: 499
Joined: 8/25/2017
14ers:summits58 winter10 
13ers:summits65 winter10 
Trip Reports (41)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by daway8 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:29 pm

I invented the label of Class 2W5 terrain for a Class 2 route that feels like Class 5 because the wind is so intense (had that on Buckskin to Loveland of all places...). I was about to label it Class A (for Airborne...)
peter303
Posts: 3199
Joined: 6/17/2009
14ers:summits34 
13ers:summits12 
Trip Reports (3)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by peter303 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:57 pm

That was the broadcast episode 10/15/2020 on H&I channel.
User avatar
nyker
Posts: 2438
Joined: 12/6/2007
14ers:summits58 
13ers:summits22 
Trip Reports (69)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by nyker » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:00 pm

Class T, for "Tree assist" for many northeast routes
User avatar
GregMiller
Posts: 972
Joined: 6/16/2011
14ers:summits36 ski4 winter1 
13ers:summits22 
Trip Reports (5)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by GregMiller » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:04 pm

daway8 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:29 pm
I invented the label of Class 2W5 terrain for a Class 2 route that feels like Class 5 because the wind is so intense (had that on Buckskin to Loveland of all places...). I was about to label it Class A (for Airborne...)
Found some Class A terrain on the normally Class 2 ridge between Atlantic and Pacific on that high wind Saturday a few weeks ago, still have slight coloration from the bruises I collected upon landing.

As far as lingo, I didn’t create one, but a friend did - a “kuchta” (named after a mutual friend), defined as an inopportune bowel movement, most often on a standard route above treeline.
Still Here
been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me,
Looks like between 'em they done Tried to make me
Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'-- But I don't care! I'm still here!
Langston Hughes
User avatar
cougar
Posts: 802
Joined: 8/9/2007
14ers:summits44 
13ers:summits83 winter2 
Trip Reports (10)
Contact:

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by cougar » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:57 pm

Class scree screeamble
Snizzling. Snowy drizzle
Suba Rue: when you push a subi too far on a rough road and rue the decision
Manatee of the Hills: nickname for a slow hiker
http://www.listsofjohn.com/m/cougar

"If we don't change direction, we'll end up where we're going."
"Bushwhacking is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get."
"Don't give up on your dreams, stay asleep"
User avatar
Kiefer
Posts: 1505
Joined: 5/11/2008
14ers:summits58 winter37 
13ers:summits244 winter23 
Trip Reports (4)
Contact:

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Kiefer » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:36 am

I've referred to winter climbing as, 'Wintereering' for years.
I'm still waiting for my royalties. 😁
seano
Posts: 488
Joined: 6/9/2010
14ers:summits56 
13ers:summits131 
Trip Reports (3)
Contact:

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by seano » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:02 am

"Chossineering" -- most of what I do. A useful alpine skill requiring technique and practice that gets no respect.
User avatar
nyker
Posts: 2438
Joined: 12/6/2007
14ers:summits58 
13ers:summits22 
Trip Reports (69)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by nyker » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:11 am

Kiefer wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:36 am
I've referred to winter climbing as, 'Wintereering' for years.
I'm still waiting for my royalties. 😁
sounds like a good name for a mountaineering store..."The Winterneer"
User avatar
Trotter
Posts: 964
Joined: 6/5/2013
14ers:summits53 winter2 
13ers:summits179 ski2 winter11 
Trip Reports (13)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Trotter » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:24 am

Traily. Used to describe a route on an obscure 13er. When it looks like maybe one or two people have walked on that spot.

As in, "Well this looks kind of traily, we might be on route"
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. -Nelson Mandela
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called Ego. -Nietzsche
User avatar
Snow_Dog_frassati
Posts: 55
Joined: 3/29/2020
14ers:summits56 winter5 
13ers:summits54 winter1 
Contact:

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Snow_Dog_frassati » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 am

I honestly have no clue if this is a thing or not - I got it a looong time ago from the counselors and guides of the summer camp I went to as a kid.

I refer to climbing a mountain as "slapping a ridge" so for example I'd say "I just slapped Crestone Peak!". Or someone might ask what are you doing this week and I'd respond "Slappin ridges!" People seem to at least infer what it means.

Anyone else say that?
“What do you fear, lady?" Aragorn asked.
"A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”
User avatar
HikesInGeologicTime
Posts: 344
Joined: 10/28/2016
14ers:summits46 winter5 
13ers:summits41 ski1 winter8 
Trip Reports (27)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am

Gravalanche: the inevitable (for me, at any rate) result of descending ball-bearing/kitty-litter scree slopes.

Grassade: intentional or unintentional (almost always the latter) use of glissading technique(s) on a slope that has grass instead of snow.

Who knew San Juan Cents could be so inspiring...!
"I'm not selling drugs, dude. Drugs sell themselves. I'm selling stoke!"
- Guy at the table next to mine at Alta's Slopeside Cafe, in what I can't help but selfishly hope were (will be?) his verbatim words to the arresting officer(s)
Post Reply