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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Gueza » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Early Morning Fu#kery - Any unplanned
or ridiculous situation in the early AM that must be dealt with enroute to an objective.

Getting lost in the dark and having to do some serious bushwhacking as well as getting your vehicle stuck in the snow at 2am enroute to a TH are fine examples of early morning fu#kery. Early morning fu#kery is inevitable if you spend enough time in the hills, the only antidote is an earlier start.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by greenonion » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:10 pm

denvermikey wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:19 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"
Had to laugh at this one. My wife says this (along with pathy) all the time and I usually laugh at her for it. She'll enjoy that she is not alone!
This resonated with me too. Traily. I thought I was on a traily like thing leading me back down from whence I came, only to realize I became partially lost on this kinda traily like thing. Turned out I somehow ended up on a game (wildlife) trail going wherever those animals go. But not going to anything resembling a trailhead or eventual refrigerator at home. Had to figure out my way out of that one by bushwhacking up a steep slope to the trail. Sans y 🙄
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by fepic1 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:00 pm

A " Damn Shlicter"
When on a slope, you step on some loose dirt or gravel and unexpectedly your foot slips forward.
It may only slide two inches, then comes to an abrupt stop. The stop shock goes up your femur through your sphincter.
Part slick/slip part sphincter. its a "damn schlicter". When it happens I usually say the "sh!t" word out loud. I hate when it happens.
Very annoying
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:12 pm

“God f***ing damn this sucks” generally translates into I’m ready to be home and fed.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Scott P » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:42 pm

Not Dadable: The kids can climb it, but I can't.
Momable: We can invite my wife without her being miserable.
Kesslerable: A rock climb my son can lead.
Shayleeable: A rock climb my daughter can climb
Subaruable: We can take the Subaru.
Bock bock bock: Don't be a chicken.
Colorado porters: Kids.
Saggy thing: A climb toy can almost do, but not quite.
Mayonnaise climb: A nasty climb that isn't fun.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by shelly+ » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 am

"are you f**king kidding me?"...... false summits.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Chicago Transplant » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:10 am

shelly+ wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 am
"are you f**king kidding me?"...... false summits.
Reminds me of a guy we saw who was packing into Conundrum Hot Springs when we told him he still had 2 miles to. He practically collapsed while yelling "How is that even POSSIBLE?!" :lol:
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by CaptCO » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:20 am

Chicago Transplant wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:10 am
shelly+ wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 am
"are you f**king kidding me?"...... false summits.
Reminds me of a guy we saw who was packing into Conundrum Hot Springs when we told him he still had 2 miles to. He practically collapsed while yelling "How is that even POSSIBLE?!" :lol:
LMAO, same situation with a group of "fresh boys" 1 mile from Crater Lake. You would've thought their dog died :-D
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:28 pm

shelly+ wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 am
"are you f**king kidding me?"...... false summits.
The guy who wound up following my footsteps up Lindsey’s ridge and I referred to the sound I made at the last false summit as the Great Barbaric Yawp of Despair (he provided the GBY, I added the “of Despair” part to make it extra dramatic).
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by jibler » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:44 pm

"The Pop Fly"


a hike to as high a point above treeline as possible before the sun goes down.

likely not a summit - but obtaining some kind of a distinctive point is a big win.
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Oso Blanco » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:44 pm

Verty: An unexpected vertical pitch that is scramble-able.
One partner to the other: “…where did this come from, looks kinda verty”

Summity: Usually a false summit or a high point that ends up being the final destination because you ran out of time or energy and you justify that it’s kinda like a summit.
One partner to the other (or what you tell yourself): “…ugh is that it right there? Well it’s kinda summity”
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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Post by Conor » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:36 pm

Alti-toots - a plethora of toots with a rise in elevation.
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