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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Flyingfish » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:57 pm

madbuck wrote:
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Scramblewhacking -- Class 3-5.easy through a mess of loose dirt, rock, and vegetation (trees, cactus, etc.)
I use class 5 dirt/ scree regularly to describe dirt and scree that is steep enough that you have to crawl to go up due to the angle/ looseness.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Altitude High » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 pm

Making a "Class S" move. You know what that is.
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Post by jibler » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:28 pm

also - just to jump back to the Crusher Bubble


due to a twist of history and fate - I have never been on the west side of the Indian Peaks. That's despite extensive monkeying around all over the east side.


so while my map specifically cuts that out - i don't see why you really couldn't get up in there in one night.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Dignus » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:20 pm

Altitude High wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Making a "Class S" move. You know what that is.
Could this be what I refer to as "poopbagging"?
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Altitude High » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:48 pm

Dignus wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Altitude High wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Making a "Class S" move. You know what that is.
Could this be what I refer to as "poopbagging"?
Class S = stupid. I recently made a couple of Class S moves on easy peaks.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by greenonion » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:15 pm

Fuc... shi... t ... ok all good...
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by dubsho3000 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:34 pm

Fourteenering - when you have a printed route description with color pictures and so much info you don't need a compass or to know how to read a map. (My friend admitted to not know how to read a map after his 38th 14er or something...)

Glide-assing - how I describe glissading to someone who's never done it
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Conor » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:39 am

Sheisse = spicy

You/I need tighten up your/my core = you're/I'm soft

You do you = do what you're comfotable with

Load up the turbo dog = trust your feet and/or tighten up your core

You skull f**** me = you took your kiwi coils off, threw them on the ground, started climbing easier terrain while i got sorted and when i put you on belay you left me with a huge tangle to sort out with one hand while trying to belay you.

You carry the rope = i need to tighten up my core

I'm a has been = I'm getting old and fat

They're kitted out = wannabes who are jerk holes
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Imcp » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:30 pm

I haven't seen "Difficult Class 1" yet. I don't remember who came up with it but I saw it somewhere on the forum to describe the Bierstadt/Evans willows and got a kick out of it. I use it to describe any less than pleasant flat terrain.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by pbakwin » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:07 pm

seano wrote:
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"Chossineering" -- most of what I do. A useful alpine skill requiring technique and practice that gets no respect.
Sean, maybe we can co-author a book: “The Delicate Art of Walking on Shitty Rocks” ?

“Casualitis “ is a term referring to when the very experienced get into trouble because of being overly casual about serious things.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by seano » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:43 pm

pbakwin wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:07 pm
seano wrote:
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.
Sean, maybe we can co-author a book: “The Delicate Art of Walking on Shitty Rocks” ?
I'm in. I'm already thinking of the sequel: Sawatch Slogs: A Chossineer's Guide to One of America's Greater Rockpiles.

Another term: Class 4 grass: Turf or grass steep enough that a fall is likely fatal. Commonly found in the North Cascades.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by pbakwin » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:14 pm

seano wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:43 pm

Another term: Class 4 grass: Turf or grass steep enough that a fall is likely fatal. Commonly found in the North Cascades.
Ha, Buzz and I said the same thing in Peru: “5th Class grass” !
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