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Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:35 pm
by jibler
yes that makes me think of the old "vations" -- aka altitude sickness

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:52 pm
by Bailey Tyson
“Snowshoe Bouldering“- exactly as it sounds.

And “Bush Belay”- variation of the tree belay.

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:14 pm
by jibler
Asymmetrical Hiking - hiking at times and at places where there will minimum / no people.

It has grown increasing relevant lately - but I've always practiced it I think.

The Woods to me is a place where there are no other people ideally

I encourage everyone with the fitness and ability to get their Asymmetry on too. Save the main trails for old people and children.

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:48 pm
by jibler
Quetzalcoatl's Tail -

when wildfire smoke prevents you from doing the cool outdoor stuff you wanted to.

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:39 pm
by shelly+
pokey things = desert hiking.

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:12 pm
by globreal
fepic1 wrote:
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
John,
I can relate to this description! Once climbing the Bells traverse, I was up high on a smooth, exposed slab. My foot moved on some tiny ball bearings, moved just about 2 inches like you said. If my foot hadn't stopped, I would've gone several hundred feet a flyin'. The shock shot up through the sphincter and all the way to a lump in my throat! I was hyperventilating after that damn shilcter!

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:18 pm
by highpilgrim
shelly+ wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:39 pm
pokey things = desert hiking.
I call that prickwhacking.

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:28 pm
by jibler
Scrubby Mountain

a 9000 -10000 foot mountain that barely breaks treeline


thinking of mtns in Montana in particular

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:20 pm
by Stratosfearsome
'De terminator' <-- my autopilot mode on an easy hike out when I'm exhausted/dehydrated and it goes on and on. (Ex: Como Road.)

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:30 am
by nyker
Class R, describing routes with "Root Assist", particularly helpful in many northeast peaks :P

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:58 am
by Jim Davies
My family used the term "twighting", meaning to climb the hard part and then skip the easier final stretch to the summit. I coined this after reading Mark Twight's book where he describes climbing impossibly hard alpine routes and then not doing the last few hundred feet because they were too easy. My daughter used it when we had just traversed the loooong class 3 east ridge of Pacific Peak, and she chose not to go on to the summit from the area by Pacific Tarn.

"Traily" sounds like one of our words, although I tend to use "trailish", as in "Let's go that way, it looks kinda trailish".

Re: Technical Terms You've Invented for Mountaineering

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:01 pm
by Stratosfearsome
"Gluteus masochist" (noun): a person who loves vertical gain, perhaps a little madly.

"Cliff Poopa" (noun): someone who always has to go when the terrain steepens.