When did climbing become a sport for gays?
>>1496015>gym climbing>gmy climbing>gay climbing
>>1496015when spandex and ropes got involved. then came the helmets and we've reached the padded rooms level of carebear.
Going /out/ in general has become extremely gay Among normies
>>1496015when Americans started doing it on sunny rocks instead of frozen mountains
>>1496015>hurrr I've just discovered gym climbing and lycraBrilliant observation OP, as if climbers haven't been climbing on plastic and in spandex since the 80's.
>>1496015Imagine being this assblasted by other people having fun
>>1496015>Top rope>Sit there gripping a thick rope with two hands>Watch your buddy shake his ass literally the whole time you're working that thick rope through your handsGee I fucking wonder
>>1496015When you started you faggot.>>1496123/thread
>>1496132You beat me to it.
>>1496074This, americans ruin everything.
>>1496015idk somewhere around the time you started doing it
One of the greatest of all time, Wolfgang Gullich, loved his spandex.
>>1496015*coughwhen did you start climbing?>>1496020>then came the helmetsall we have outdoor climb here is shale I wouldn't climb or belay without a helmet
>>1496015>When did climbing become a sport for gays?Since you joined.
Who cares? It's a way to turn your little bitch desk jockey hands into massive ham clubs without becoming a farmer for the rest of your life.
>>1496015Holy shit, look at that guy's head! Apparently aliens like climbing too.
>>1496015everything that yuppies touch turns gay. rock climbing is yuppie sport
>>1496611>>1496611Because only rich yuppie kids can casually afford all that equipment and to take a month off. I go to red river gorge here in KY often and at miguels its fucking annoying.
>People into technical and gear intensive hobbies that are actively being promited, monetized, and casualized are insufferable to be aroundMore news at 11
>>1496015when they found out how gay it is.
Dude climbing has been big in europe for half a century. Literally every single European is homosexual.
>>1496015>that girl's buildY I K E S
>>1497204Unironically, tho.When people, women and men, start to alter their body to gain advantage in a sport, that sport has developed the aids.
>>1496142And Europeans don't do anything. Culturally, Western Europe is the weakest part of the world right now. They produce nothing new of note except extravagant ways to bitch about America.
>>1496015That's bouldering, not climbing.>>1496020You don't use ropes in bouldering.>>1496458This nigga gets it.>>1498520It's literally impossible to boulder recreationally without developing your upper body as a side effect. The sport alters your body.
>>1499459>that's bouldering, not climbing.It's climbing. Don't pretend like it's anything else.
>>1501270They're the same thing in the same way that Motocross is the same as Formula One.
>>1501272No. They both involve using your body to you know, climb. Move on the vertical plane. Etc. It's called climbing.
>>1501316so hiking is climbing too
>>1501353Not the guy you are talking to, but the Yosemite Rating system, used by mountaineers in the US and Canada, actually starts with easy hikes and ends with the hardest climbs. Treating it as a scale. For instance a 3 is a rough hike where you have to use your hands occasionally to hold onto rock.
>>1501272>the same way that Motocross is the same as Formula OneExcept bouldering is on the Olympics together with lead climbing and the best climbers compete on both categories.
>ugly girlsCan't confirm this, the best part about bouldering halls are all the girls with big round butts.
>>1501369so hiking, scrambling and climbing are all the same thing since they're on the same scale, got it
>>1501434you're faggot, a pussy and a ballsack all at the same time so everything is possible I guess
>>1501441uuuu sick burn
>>1496643When things become commodified it's fucking horrible.
ThisAnd you have to stare at them for security/belaying/technical reasons.
>>1496614Yuppies by definition aren't kids. They went to college and got decent jobs so they don't have to farm dirt or whatever you do.SincerelyYuppie
>>1502644You're a homo.
>>1502644kek'dactual Yuppie from the 80's here.if you think getting a good job makes you a Yuppie you've failed already. Employment is not the goal, it's not even a step on the path for most people.
>>1502648Young urban professional is a pretty simple concept. Are you in finance?
>>1502651originally it was young upwardly-mobile professional, and employment is not generally the path to upward mobility. I deal in equity, so not finance in general.
>>1498973>Western European too gay to accept the Chad Eastern European's superiority.
>>1501442At least he doesn't use his ball sack as a pussy, faggot.
>>1499459safety ropes and harnesses indoors.>>1501270It's above-water vertical swimming.
>>1496123source on the pic?
>>1496629Thanks for the chuckle anon
>>1496015>for gays>not going for the thin, muscular girls with abs in yoga pants I have a buddy who's into rock climbing who always takes girls climbing on the first or second date. he's an ass man and he also doesnt want to date someone who's not willing to learn how to climb
>>1496614Miguel’s is practically not worth going to on weekends or in the day time. Overrun with day hikers, gumbies, and tourists.
>>1505686>Muscular girlsFound the closet homo.
>>1505711Found the faggot who's never seen the 10/10 spandex-clad fitties at the World Bouldering Championship.
>>1505711How dare he have a sexual preference that isn't "Useless Sack of Shit," amiright?If it has value beyond a uterus, it's hardly a woman and that makes you a fag.
How do I go to the climbing gym and practice without boulder Chads bothering me?
>>1505992boulder chads don't bother you. you bother them. unless you're not a sperg and can make friends with them and they teach you the ways.
>>1496015>gaysI see two attractive women, both of whom appear to be with males.>>1496073no, going /out/ is still the domain of heterosexual single males. Some of the popular normie trails might have gays and women, but if you go truly /out/ it's still 90% single straight males.
>>1496015Bouldering is infested with normies and women. Actual climbing isn't
>>1498925what about ikea
>>1501434this is one of those guys who turns every argument into "everything is subjective, man!"
>>1502644decent job? fucking loser. inherited wealth is far superior
>>1506120so that would make "actual climbing" more gay...
It is rather saddening to simply step foot inside a climbing gym. Every man looks like joe rogans gay younger brother, a Beatles tribute band member, or some combination of the two. As far as the eye can see, people, who despite having the technique of a child, are adorned with gear that costs hundreds of dollars in total. I love climbing, but I cannot stand the people that do it. They are the complete opposite of other outdoorsmen and have the mind of city dwelling, neo-liberal bug people, climbing only for the purpose of achieving some purposeless number and posting it on Instagram. The women who climb are especially victim to this, for all they see in climbing is a sport wherein they can potentially be as good as a man. Never have I ever heard of a climber who appreciates the outdoors simply for all its beauty, and not just reducing it to some obstacle waiting to be conquered. Obviously there are exceptions, but gym climbing seems to breed these people at such a rate that the rest are smothered out.
>>1496015yikes, just look at the skellette. she's so bony and thin, I can just picture her crawling up the wall to a sticky silky web.
>>1506011>no, going /out/ is still the domain of heterosexual single males. Some of the popular normie trails might have gays and women, but if you go truly /out/ it's still 90% single straight males.Anons get discouraged by all the faggots online that post about outdoors stuff, but you gotta remember that the vast majority of people who go /out/ are retired boomers and other people who never post or write anything about what they do.
Only rock gym within like 4 hours of me went from being a really nice place with like 10 regulars. Then seemingly over summer there are like 100 people there at all times of the day. Having to wait 10 minutes to do a fucking boulder route after watching some faggot who's never climbed try a black tape problem and not being able to do the first step. Also they hiked the price from $40 a month to $75. Fuck rock gyms
>>1506673t. gym v3 armchair pro
>>1506874You think he can do a V3? Doubt it.
>>1506673>gear that costs hundreds of dollars in totalreally not hard considering how overpriced everything related to this hobby is
It's like recess for adults
>>1506886Shoes. You literally need a $50 pair of shoes and a $5 bag with some $2 chalk in it. Hell, most indoor boulder walls rent their shoes out for $1.
>>1506910>boulderingNow go climbing. Even if you just do sport climbing you need a harness and a set of quickdraws. A rope and a belay device you can share with a friend I guess. Now go trad climbing. Hope you have a good salary.
>>1506916Opey's pic is a boulder wall, and I boulder. top-rope climbing is easy and boring.
>>1506916join a club and use their gearif there are such things in usa
>>1506673>costs hundreds of dollarshows it feel to be poor
>>1506874>>1506878Bouldering isn't rock climbing
>>1496015When they mistook Rock for cock climbing.
>>1507841>you climb>on rock>with hands and feet>discipline named after big rocks>indoor variant uses same holds, walls and techniques as indoor rock climbing>it's not rock climbing though
>>1507841t. gym v2 armchair pro
>>1507849>you climbso does a kid on a playground>on rockThere are plenty of scenarios in which you go up rock yet aren't rock climbing (hiking etc.)>with hands and feetsee above>discipline named after big rocksStoning is named after big rocks. Stoning is not rock climbing. Bad definition.>indoor variant uses same holds, walls and techniques as indoor rock climbingThey use the same holds on playgrounds. Pic related is the average boulderer.
>>1507857t.faggot who's never seen a campus board and probably never climbed or bouldered in his life
>>1507857Do you often hike up vertical/overhanging walls?
>>1507911>>1507914t. seething bolderer that has no friends to climb with
>>1496015in the 60's
>>1507934t. weak tendoned v0 bab
>>1496614>he lives in a country that doesnt enforce weeks/months a year of compulsory paid leave
>>1506916rock climbing gyms literally have their own equipment. you just show up, strap in, ask someone to belay you and you're good to go. dont have to rent anything and dont even need special shoes. just make sure you wear briefs, you dont want to wear boxer shorts or your nuts will nearly get ripped off in the harness.
>>1507911>>1507849>>1507855stop arguing with the /e/ autist that gets off on debating the specific meaning of things. he's been crossboarding lately because people stopped arguing with him about the definition of "no panties" in /e/.
>>1499459>The sport alters your bodyYes, but beside the point. A sport develops the aids when improving only tangentially involves the sport itself. To oversimplify karate alters the body, for MMA, douchebags hit the weightroom. Skating (board) alters the body, for gymnastics, faeries starve themselves to make weight.Mountaineering, to jump on the ongoing conversation, alters the body. To improve at rock climbing, donkeyporkers go to rooms covered in concrete lumps, fast repeatedly, lift weights, and wear spandex bodycondoms.>Well then everything...No. The essence of example A requires only example A. Example B is only widely practiced with tangential training.But fundamentally, there's no point in limiting yourself because your sport is full of shitheads. I like lifting, combat, fast bikes, and fishing. Imagine the chuckleheads who form an entire identity behind any one of these.
>>1496015That is a cool wall.
>>1506673>romanticizing this hardSad to see you got turned down by a climbing qt3.14, you fucking virgin
>>1510796Try again, but write a sentence that makes sense in English next time.
>>1510796Like professionals? I can imagine them doing one sport mainly. They sure seem gay and unhappy.
>>1496015Let's be honest with ourselves, it was whenever women became a big part of the sport. Women are robots and beg for male attention to a distracting level, since they are robots they will accept this from any male including gays, in an athletic situation most straight men are concentrating on the sport so women have to bring Fags along to give them their needed attention, Fags need male attention and have to bring other Fags along with them. Women ruin everything except houses and children.
> sport for gaysWhat's the matter OP, can't handle sweaty shirtless men without feeling sexually threatened?
>>1511046>A sportPhysical activity that can be competitive>Develops the aidsBecomes vulnerable to extreme degeneracy. See: gay>when improving only tangentially involves the sport itself"Training" for competition, time, success rate, etcetera is not devoted to doing this thing you "enjoy", but instead consists of torturing yourself with unrelated tasks. You know who enjoys torturing themselves? Fucking degens.>Examples contrasting artistic sports with competition driven shitshows>Example directly relating argument to topic>Refutation>Disclaimer: in consumerist society, nothing is "pure" in every instance. Here is where my argument comes from.Learn to read more than one sentence. I even made it easy and put the point at the beginning and end.
>>1511405Okay Autismo Q. Wordsalad, whatever you say.
>>1496643This is why most team sports suck, too.
>>1511060Not sure if bait or really this clueless.
>>1502648social climber fag
>>1511060Women have always been involved in recreational climbing
>>1511060Yeah, this. Women don't really contribute much and make men hungry for their attention.
>bouldering>can stare at girl ass all day and pretend you are watching their "technique">gayI did it 2 years but I got kinda bored desu
>>1511750>Men can't control their penis-based urged>Women's faultWhat are you from Iran or something?
>>1510796So professionalism makes a sport AIDS??
>>1511750You sound like the kind of a deluded idiot who doesn't contribute much either.
>>1511771Are you a professional?Then why do you feel the need for professionalism?
>>1498925You've obvioudly never eaten a battered mars bar.
>>1512648Professionals grow the sport, training harder and more versatile let's people do things they could not achieve if they just did the same thing over and over again.Literally all athletes do this, if they want to be any good.
>>1506673Imagine being this angry at people
>>1512684Scandinavia is Western Europe. It's also northern Europe. But the distinction is Cold War-era terminology. Not commie bloc Europe = Western Europe.
>>1502655>employment is not generally the path to upward mobilitynigga what, that's the most common path to upward mobility. not many people make the same at the end of their careers as they do at the start.
>>1510960you can tell what he said was true because of how mad you are :^)
>>1513145The 1980s called, bruh.
>>1513145>believing we don't live in a pseudo-feudalist oligopoly>believing more than a token few will ever be allowed to move upWew lad, late-stage capitalism has some shocks in store for you.
Climbing is only gay for the soft gumbies who need the social climate to be just perfect before they can send their v3 proj. OP is a perfect example.
>>1511405Work on your writing mate, you're fucking incomprehensible