Climbing

Any other climbers here? I started bouldering recently and it seems like a very good and well rounded form of exercise.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Climbing is for dykes and soi.boys

    Unironically joining a CrossFit gym is a better use of your time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't do a pullup and I'm mad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just went climbing with my friend last friday and she's a lesbian and I'm a shy dude, pretty much checks out.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >she's a lesbian
        Yep

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here and I'm a dyke so you're not wrong. Pretty good place to meet cute lesbos

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Climbing is for dykes and soi.boys

        Unironically joining a CrossFit gym is a better use of your time

        Ancient climber here. Started climbing in the 90s. Been at a strength plateau for many years but I've been developing a training and periodization protocol that has been promising. I might make it public if it keeps making me stronger. And yes, climbers are insufferable.

        https://i.imgur.com/IMpeKpz.jpg

        Any other climbers here? I started bouldering recently and it seems like a very good and well rounded form of exercise.

        Been going to climbing wall for like 5 months. My best 2 climbs are 6b and 6b+ and yes the wall is full of jaks dyels and dykes. It makes it a lot harder. As for climbing itself i treat it more as yoga for my upper body.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wtf is a jak?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            lurk moar gay

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Ok will do buddy.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's fun but the hipster community around it is a total turn off

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is fun, I do it more because I enjoy the rope systems and anchor building so I don't go to the gym much but outside is my jam

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ancient climber here. Started climbing in the 90s. Been at a strength plateau for many years but I've been developing a training and periodization protocol that has been promising. I might make it public if it keeps making me stronger. And yes, climbers are insufferable.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer climber here. It is a very good form of exercise, especially once you hit v7 and up. Most of the "hipsters" are the older generations, zoomers are far closer to your typical athlete since climbings inclusion in the Olympics and focus on more parkour-like gym problems.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Climbing is fun 🙂 it's like a playground obstacle course for adults. Every time I climb I get two days of full body DOMS but that's because I'm a tryhard and my grip isn't so weak that the rest of me barely gets a workout. I wish my local gyms had more footwork and balance based routes though, helps to give my hands a break.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate all the 100lbs copers that think they’re strong. Climbing is a weird sport, you basically have to hang out with the older guys or the teenagers. The 20-30 crowds are all anorexic as fuck so they can grade fraud. Usually all bad stereotypes come from this age group.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >grade fraud

      >Fall off a V8 50 times
      >Climb it once
      >Fall off 10 more times
      >Claim to be a V8 climber

      Many such cases! Also, the people who hang forever on top rope routes trying one move over and over. If you couldn't do it fresh, you can't do it tired. Move on and stop wasting everyone's time. If I could make an anchor that lowers the climber after 10 minutes, I would.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >trying one move over and over
        >can't do when fresh so can't when tired
        It's called practice and trying to suss the technique behind a move. If anything trying to overcome a move while gassed is better training for multi pitch/long pumpy sport routes than breezing up stuff while fresh,

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Been climbing a long time yeah. It is not a good or well rounded exercise. Climbing won't make you fit, although it will encourage you to get fit. It will fuck up your posture and you will injure your fingers, elbows, and/or shoulders at some point. I agree with the other posters most climbers are weiners, at least the ones in the gyms. If you climb outside you will meet cool climbers

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    been climbing for the last 10 years, its very fun and good for some muscles but really it's about technique not strength. I guess its closer to cardio than anything. the millennial/very early zoomer climbers are responsible for the terrible culture, there's a few folks out there that are cool though. a lot of the old trade guys are pretty legit and IMO trade climbing is a good filter for avoiding the obnoxious climbers. its expensive though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >old trade guys are pretty legit and IMO trade climbing is a good filter for avoiding the obnoxious climbers.

      Like trade routes up big walls?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think it's a decent upper body workout if you're pushing yourself. However you're not going to get good at climbing by getting massive, so climbers are generally strong rather than big. No need for unnecessary weight when that's a limiting factor in your sport. Nonetheless, bodybuilders wish they could have forearms like climbers

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped because it got too expensive. But I still love it more than the normal gym.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Started going two years ago in the hopes of getting a gf since it's more social than the gym, but the only girls who seem to go climbing are those with boyfriends, so I don't bother anymore. I'd much rather just go to the gym and lift weights instead.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mogging guys in front of their gfs by acing a boulder they just failed at is the best thing about this sport.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are

        It's cool and fun but like all specialized activities it has extremely insufferable moron gays in its community

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yet they're the ones fucking their gf, not you

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do weighted pullups lol lamao even

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >weighted pullups
      Being good at climbing means you can do lots of pullups but just because you can do lots of pullups doesn't mean you'd be good at climbing

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Being able to do lots of pullups doesn't cause good muscle growth, though. Hence why climbers are DYELs.
        Unless your goal is to be a skelly, then climbing isn't the answer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You can always go gorilla mode if you don't care all that much about grades. 205lbs @ 6'1, I know I'm not built for it but it's just too fucking fun.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's good to supplement with climbing but not as a primary source of gains.
    Climbing is good for upperbody muscle endurance

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's cool and fun but like all specialized activities it has extremely insufferable moron gays in its community

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bump

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to actually git gud at climbing then you need to train for climbing and not climb for training.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I climbed trees as a kid but grew out of it.

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