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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.
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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...)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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. 😁
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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.
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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"
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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"
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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?
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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.

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