Sep 4, 2009 at 6:31 pm #1239075
Got pretty slacked looking at my one post about "death" so thought I try to move it on down.
I caught some free time when a job didn't gel and took a quick run through of Frenchman's Coulee [also known as Vantage]climbing area.
Lot's of basalt routes, ok, it's all basalt routes
Did a run up a chimney route called Seven Virgins and a Mule, 5.7 which brought back this quote –
"Anybody can put up a classic route, but it takes real talent to come up with a great route name." Charlie Fowler.
Since I'm not primarily a rock climber anything I ever named came out something like "Grunty Desperate Sweat Pocket of Death"
A few of us might remember Ray Jardine as the first person to climb 5.13a [The Phoenix, Yosemite]in 1977 and the part of the first team to free climb the West Face of El Cap in 1979 so somehow this is an appropriate thread, eh?
The worse mistake any climber can make is to name a route after their girl or boyfriend. It is an instant relationship ender. Of course every rock climber I ever met was either struggling to get a girlfriend or keep their girlfriend, I just have to assume it crosses the gender line the other way too as I'm somewhat lacking in funds for the surgery and hormone therapy required to test my hypothesis.
The actual aged icon Fred Beckey
lost his girlfriend eleven secoonds after naming a route for her, the Vasiliki Tower.
Vasiliki Tower on the left.
[Beckey invented the Puffing Effect to Pick Up Girls requiring all hardware, ropes, etc to on the pack's outside of whichever lackey was acting as the B-Sherpa attracting the maximum female attention and companionship.]
The only other route of Beckey's I can remember is Nixon's Nose up in the Enchantments.
I went through quite a stretch where I would crawl back to the pub bragging on some complete brain freeze of a climb I just finished being informed the Donini did it in the 70s [or Beckey in the 40s] wasting whatever glorious piece of imagination I had transfered to my masterpiece.
So on to the question – great route names – line'em up, guys and gals.Sep 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm #1527400
I'll throw some out from the local crag that I like:
Legends of the Falls
Wheres my bourbon?
(as a set)
Three Hour Tour
Cowboys and Crossdressers
(as a set)
Deep ThroatSep 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm #1527872
Is there a route nearby called the Minnow?
That's a great name.Oct 15, 2009 at 11:36 am #1536676
In Golden, Co:
Deck Chairs on the Titanic
Near Aspen, Co on the Butt Wall:
1. Left Cheek, 5.9
2. Going Greek 5.9
3. Butt Crack 5.8
4. Little Flatulence, 5.8Oct 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm #1536786
We need to go put up a "Dance Band on the Titanic" now, be sure to use adequate protection on that other group, eh?Oct 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm #1538952
@climberslackerLocale: Your guess is as good as mine.
I was at a new crag, and found a route that i *thought* the guide book said was a 5.6, so i was going to do it as a nice sport route warm up. I was wrong. it was actually a 5.11 d. The whole time i was like "why is this 5.6 sport kicking my butt? I can climb 5.10 trad!" the route was appropriately named:
Master Of Defeat
it just fit that climb. I really should go try that route agian!
-JaceOct 23, 2009 at 12:52 am #1538960
Two names I like at a crag up the highway at Tallarook
Motorcycle Yobbo Ride on Down
Stolen Car Descent Route
Probably not worth wearing a helmet for either of these. The route description suggests that either can be top roped over the tow ball of your car.Oct 23, 2009 at 2:20 am #1538969
I guess we're not going near the names at Nowra, then ? I always liked 'The Arete of Terrible Disfigurement'Nov 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm #1544953
"Sweat of the Rapist" V10
"Mechadon's White Thunder" V7ish ??Nov 13, 2009 at 7:24 am #1545002Nov 13, 2009 at 7:29 am #1545005
@johnnybgood4Locale: New Hampshire
I climbed a route this summer in RMNP called, "Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe." I wasn't really sure what the hell that was supposed to mean but it turned out to be a decent moderate.Nov 13, 2009 at 8:36 am #1545027
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
Haha I've climbed that one.Nov 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm #1545955
Harry Potter Needs a Condom
Non-fat Angel Jam
Roy Rogers is Still Looking for Trigger
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