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avatar Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:09PM
Mind wandering (no help from Wikipedia):

Why is it harder to free climb down than to climb up?

an insomniac and many cats want to know





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:13PM
FF: Why is it harder to free climb down than to climb up?

Make it a tough one! From experience: it is easier to look UP and feel around for a handhold than it is to back down semi blind feet first (unless yer spiderman) Also, gravity is your enemy when going down; it is much more difficult to monitor your speed.

What IS it with you guys and yer insomnia???



Post Edited (04-07-09 21:18)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:21PM
However going down can be a lot faster.





Old Dude
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:24PM
mrcondron: However going down can be a lot faster.

One of my email signatures:

It's not how high you climb or how hard you fall, but how well you BOUNCE!



Post Edited (04-08-09 00:30)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 11:43PM
Bee wrote:

> Its not how high you climb or how hard you fall, but how
> well you BOUNCE!

/me hands Bee a '

avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 11:55PM
eeek: /me hands Bee a '

What does THIS MEAN?!!

B
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 11:59PM
Bee wrote:

> eeek: /me hands Bee a '
>
> What does THIS MEAN?!!

"Its" vs. "It's"

avatar Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 12:03AM
eeek: "Its" vs. "It's"

AHHH, yes...It certainly IS!

(I DO have a sense of humor, honest, it just takes a sledgehammer to get through!)



Post Edited (04-08-09 00:10)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:30PM
>
> What IS it with you guys and yer insomnia???
>

Only since this forum; usually I can sleep standing up.
But, seriously, on the climbing question: Some of that would be corrected by going down head first and it is still difficult. I think it relates to how the feet and wrist function (direction that they bend) primarily. Easier to dig in toes than heels. I personally am fighting gravity whether I go uphill or down.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 07, 2009 09:35PM
FF: Easier to dig in toes than heels

For me, its all about the blind wallowing around for my next anchor going down. i have faced this problem canyoneering with almost fatal results. The upward pull is much easier to control if you need to back off an ill placed hand VS an ill placed foot going down, ie its easier to support the body from the feet than from the hands. I hope this makes sense...
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 06:13AM
>"Its" vs. "It's"

Isn't it It's-it?

http://www.itsiticecream.com/

smiling smiley
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 07:32AM
'Tis.



Post Edited (04-08-09 13:50)



Old Dude
Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 01:15PM
Is it tis, or is it 'tis, and if it's 'tis, is there a capital ' to use, and if so, would you have to capitalize the T if the ' is capital?

But is you is, or is you ain't... (old song)

Gary
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 05:11PM
Sierrafan: Is it tis, or is it 'tis, and if it's 'tis, is there a capital ' to use, and if so, would you have to capitalize the T if the ' is capital

AAAARRRRGGG!!

B
Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 08:09PM
Hey, no fair, now there's a ' before Mike's Tis!

But is it a capital ' ?

Gary
avatar Re: Climbing question
April 08, 2009 08:11PM
The maps upside down.... again...

he meant to say "sit"
smiling smiley
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