You don't see fat people wall climbing.

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    Mar 09, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    Just an observation but I saw some of the leanest bodies ever while wall climbing. Not the muscle mary look but the sinewy, biological science wall chart look.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 09, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Was this one of those places where they have the harness on you? There's a weight limit for those.
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    Mar 09, 2008 11:34 PM GMT
    Is there? Oh, right. I guess gravity gets the better of you.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 09, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    Yeah, they've got those skinny bastards holding the rope on the other end. icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 09, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    haha, I always try to get an elliptal pointed at the climbing wall so I can stare at the hotties. They are the best.
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    Mar 10, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    Climbing walls is really fun, I love doing it.
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    Mar 10, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    I love when guys decide they don't need shirts to climb on the wall. they have the best backs.
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    Mar 10, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    My hands are always too large for the grips and crannies on climbing walls. It's as if they're manufactured to accommodate people between 5'7" and 5'11" with average sized hands. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 10, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Tried the rock climbing wall at the Lifetime Fitness....OMFG! This is the HARDEST damn thing I have tried yet! I know its legs, but without the shoes or the chalk, I can't get a grip on anything. I was an absolute failure....I got half way up one wall before I slipped off. That "auto-belaying " system is kinda cool, but the harness leaves a bit to be desired for comfort, unless you LIKE to have a "wedgie"! My forarms and shoulders and calves and toes are KILLING me and want to cramp. But you are right....some of the leanest hardbodies I have seen in the gym are on that wall! I'll do it again just to take another look at the guys! WOW!icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 10, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    I totally agree--one of the best dates I've been on was when a guy took me to his favorite wall-climbing studio, and took his shirt off within 10 minutes. His back was amazing, and being his belayer, I had nothing more to do than to lean back and watch!

    I wonder why such a large proportion of wall-climbers are extremely attractive. Hmm ..
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    Mar 10, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    ahhh the ripped climbers. when people are serious about a sport, they optimize their training for it, right? with climbing additional mass hurts, not helps you because you have to continue to lift every pound of your body the whole time. so these guys optimize for efficiency. which means lean and strong. crazy strong. big muscles or extra fat work so hard against you.

    of course i think you don't see fat guys because they fear it will be so difficult to climb (and it would be).
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:21 AM GMT
    Sounds like this date went alot better then roller blading Red Head?icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    99 fat people on the wall...one falls down, breaks his neck...98 fat people on the wall. 98 fat people on the wall, one has a stroke, and falls down from the wall...97 fat people on the wall...and so on.
  • CincyBOJ

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    Mar 10, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    chuckystud said99 fat people on the wall...


    T~i~m~b~e~r !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:07 AM GMT
    I love when guys decide they don't need shirts to climb on the wall. they have the best backs.

    This is so true. There was one guy who took his shirt off had an amazing back and chest (not that I was looking too much cos that would've been bad-mannered).
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    TimberooYeah, they've got those skinny bastards holding the rope on the other end.


    ROFL!
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    Mar 10, 2008 8:24 AM GMT
    I saw the funniest thing recently at my gym!
    I was on the eliptical watching the climbing wall. There was this big guy climbing and this smaller guy holding the other end of the rope. Well the guy made it to the top and then started to jump down. His first leap pulled the other guy so hard he came flying smack into the wall! His second leap brought the guy up off the floor. The other employees came running after him to hold him back while the guy made it down.

    I nearly fell off my machine laughing watching this! Funniest gym moment ever!
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    Mar 10, 2008 9:01 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidYeah, they've got those skinny bastards holding the rope on the other end. icon_evil.gif


    really? it may just be the gym you are going too.. yes, you are supposed to have someone that weighs at least around your weight as your belayer.. but I have gone climbing with my father at TouchStone gym in the bay area and he weighed 250 when I was weighing 175... didn't really have a problem. They put a grounding strap in and connected it to my harness.
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    Mar 10, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    how funny - i just realized that i knew i was gay when i was 12 and my dad took me rock climbing the first time... the instructor (HOTTTTTTTT) was climbing above me, and when i looked up to grab the next fissure i accidentally looked right up his shorts (no underwear!) icon_eek.gif

    rock climbing made me gay
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Rock climbing requires some agility and strength in the legs. The hardest part I felt was forcing myself to trust my legs. There is a natural tendency to let your arms and shoulders do the work, but that is the wrong way to go about it. It can be stressful, especially when you are half way up and can't find a decent foot hold anywhere. That is when you just have to trust yourself and become a "rubberband man".
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    Mar 11, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidMy hands are always too large for the grips and crannies on climbing walls. It's as if they're manufactured to accommodate people between 5'7" and 5'11" with average sized hands. icon_confused.gif


    Not necessarily true. I'm 6'6" and I love rock climbing. Though most of my friends say I have an unfair advantage because of my legs. But I find that my fingers are pretty long so it's easier to grip the wall.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:01 AM GMT
    It's all in the legs.