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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by climbingcue » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:28 am

HikesInGeologicTime wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am
Gravalanche: the inevitable (for me, at any rate) result of descending ball-bearing/kitty-litter scree slopes.
When I saw this thread yesterday this is the 1st I thought of. A perfect description you came up with on the decent of Teakettle
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Chicago Transplant » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 am

Similar to NYker I definitely use "tree belay" on steep bushwhacking. I also use "class 3 grass" and "class 3 dirt" a lot on anything steep enough to require hands that has no rock to grab. I've probably used "root belay" a few times as well.

"Drivaneering" is any peak you either drive to the summit of, or close to. This only applies to Evans and Pikes on the 14er list, but there are certainly lots of peaks in other elevation ranges. I have also "Bikaneered" a few low peaks in my county that have dirt roads up them.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by madbuck » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:10 am

Scramblewhacking -- Class 3-5.easy through a mess of loose dirt, rock, and vegetation (trees, cactus, etc.)
Glissaditunity -- Description for a snow field that appears to be a relatively safe angle and consistency for glissading (whether actually taken or not)
"Lhotse Face" -- A description for the weathered visage of someone who was spent considerable time in the mountain sunshine and elements, specifically when the apparent age/wrinkling of the face is disproportionate with physical shape more typical of someone years younger.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:16 am

climbingcue wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:28 am
HikesInGeologicTime wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 am
Gravalanche: the inevitable (for me, at any rate) result of descending ball-bearing/kitty-litter scree slopes.
When I saw this thread yesterday this is the 1st I thought of. A perfect description you came up with on the decent of Teakettle
:lol: I’m just surprised there was anything left for you guys to set off after I was done with it!
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by SamWerner » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:48 am

"Screeing", when you're sliding down steep scree on your feet (like skiing), typically involuntarily.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by 9patrickmurphy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:51 am

Glissade-marking, a term recently invented to describe a technique I've pioneered in the last year. When the snow's just the right steepness and softness, I've found you can actually get some decent tele turns in, no skis required!

I've been meaning to ask if anybody else does this, or if I'm actually onto the next big thing in the downhill experience.
SamWerner wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:48 am
"Screeing", when you're sliding down steep scree on your feet (like skiing), typically involuntarily.
Oh, I'm the best scree-er on the mountain. Ski resorts should really consider just making an artificial scree slope for the summer months, I'd be there all the time. Now if I can just figure out how to tele on scree...
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by dwoodward13 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:59 am

9patrickmurphy wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:51 am
Glissade-marking, a term recently invented to describe a technique I've pioneered in the last year. When the snow's just the right steepness and softness, I've found you can actually get some decent tele turns in,
I lovvee doing this.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by WanderingJim » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:19 am

Term: "Oh s**t..."

Definition: That moment when you first see a mountain pass and can't for the life of you figure out how to get up to it.

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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by montanahiker » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:34 am

Trotter wrote:
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"
I like this one. Definitely fits a lot of 13ers.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by IntrepidXJ » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:01 pm

Trotter wrote:
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"
I've always used 'trailish'
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:24 pm

Palooza:
A crowded trailhead, summit, camping area, etc.
Works for pretty much anything that's crowded these days and should be avoided to stay safe.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by madbuck » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:16 pm

9patrickmurphy wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:51 am
Glissade-marking, a term recently invented to describe a technique I've pioneered in the last year. When the snow's just the right steepness and softness, I've found you can actually get some decent tele turns in, no skis required!
"No one cares that you glissade-mark!"

(Actually that was pretty cool, thanks for sharing!)
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