Monday, April 2, 2012

Things overheard

As I was sitting in the climbing gym, a couple on their first date stopped in and supplied a couple gems.

"How many push-ups do you think I can do?"

"uhm... 60?"


Fails at 20. Girl doesn't looked impressed.

"Check this dyno out!"

Sideways dyno from standing on a ledge on the vertical wall to a huge jug on the 45 wall. Swings and faceplants.

"I used to play hockey."

"I thought hockey players were bigger."

Laugher from the peanut gallery.

"Here try this."

"I don't think that's possible."

"Let me show you."

"Told you so."

Same guy a couple days later showed up to the gym alone. Seeing two guys racing up the campus board, he proceeds to join in and with no warm up campuses half way up the boards and dryfires off, landing on his back and spraining his wrist.

Rough week for him.

"You look like a V5 climber."

Me "Thanks."

"I've only been climbing two years and I've already climbed a V5."


Some random customer in my store.

"Have you been doing steroids Smith?"

"It's called training, you should try it Sonnie."


"I did it fair means."

"Ya you climbed it and stripped the landing so the next guy couldn't use the landing you sent with."



"What's good about climbing outside?" "It's dangerous and there's no tape or grades."

Disappointed boulderer leaving Squamish for the last time.