TOP SIGNS YOU BEEN CLIMBING TO LONG:
You go to church and scout out routes to the ceiling
You climb your friends fireplace
You know how to get on your roof without a ladder
You begin buying your shoes 2 sizes too small out of habit
You get mad of having to spend $40 on a pair of Levi's, but don't mind spending $200+ for a pair of Gore-tex
You have no idea why your hands are bleeding
You aerate your lawn with your crampons
Your climbing equipment is worth more than your car
You give up a decent job so you can climb more
You blow a good marriage so you can climb more
Your body is worn out and you need medical attention, but that would take away from your climbing time, so you continue to hobble
When you can't climb, you stoop so low as to read rec.climbing
You insist on eating out in older areas, since the buildings are more "climbable"
Your list of names for future ascents are longer than your list of friends
You remember when the decimal system ended in 5.9
Your ice axe is made of wood
You know you've been climbing too long when you notice that the contents of
the relic walls in climbing shops is newer than your own rack.
You remember paying $2 for a biner, but had to make nuts because they were not commercially available
When walking down a cracked sidewalk, you're thinking, "That'll be a good hand hold".
When it hurts to hold onto the steering wheel driving home from climbing
You placed anchors on the side of your 5th story apartment building so you
could sleep on your porta-ledge on the weekdays.
You bolted the side of your house and It ended up in a local guide book as a
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS:Rod Haines,Shirley,Caleb Bailey,Taylor Shull,Steve Woods,Lodrina,CW,Maddog and Jon Poulson for making this list....
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