Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rock-Climbing 101: Do's and Don'ts


This is where I found Ron when I caught up with him at the park today.


Not quite sure what he was looking for or where he was going for that matter.


He is a climber.  When I can't see him in the garden I usually find him up a tree.


So today was no great surprise when I saw him scaling this rock face.


And as you all can see he was totally prepared for this adventure!!


NOT!!


He freaks me out when he 'starts these climbs' of his.


He thinks I am over-reacting but surely he can be more prepared, don't you think?


So please, if you wouldn't mind, help me here with suggestions (strong ones) for him.


What are the things that he has totally neglected to recognize 
and that could help prevent a fall?


He won't listen anyway, never does. But it just may begin to sink in if you suggest it.


Of course this 'climb' proved to be a safe one.


And at least he wasn't up a tree somewhere!!


So can you spot some "don'ts" that Ron could consider for the next time?


Please? For me?!





32 comments:

  1. Oh, the "don'ts" are all too obvious. Damn kids!!!

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    1. Hwat is one to Mitch! I ask ya!

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    2. Let me try that again....'What is one to do Mitch!

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  2. No Climbing in sandals
    No Climbing with a jacket hanging loosely on your waist
    No Climbing without a rope
    No climbing when your partner is standing below you all stressed out.

    Naughty boy!!!

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    1. Oh that he is Chania!! Thanks for good sound advice....that he will NEVER listen too!!

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  3. I agree with Razmataz especially the fact he has the Wrong shoes on-that's a biggie and really stood out for me in all the photos, and I think for spontaneous rock climbing he should at least have a rope with him

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    1. I must confess Kathy that this 'cliff' was only about 6 feet high maybe a little more, so a rope may not be that necessary if at all. But those sandals!!

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  4. Great photos, Jim! I think he does this to tease you :)

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    1. Oh Martha, you would be so right!!!!

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  5. I agree with Martha, Jim. :) Great photos...and I love your header.

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    1. Thanks Linda. The header was a lucky one I got last week at the beach. You know how that is when you hope something good shows....and it does.

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  6. Please Ron - not sandals. I'm a Mum and this freaks me out just a little. Looks like you were having fun though and I guess thats the main thing.

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    1. Ron always has fun if he can possibly do so! and that is good to watch and be around Davine.
      Any climbing hikes in your travels around Australia this year?

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    2. I've done lots of walking but not climbing. my knes don't like climbing very much.

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  7. But that rock just begs to be climbed!

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  8. EXCUSE ME, my Daddy Ron would never do anything to make Daddy Jim's heart pump (there maybe one way to do that) unnecessarily.

    Did Jim tell you really how HIGH this wasn't??????

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    1. Now Soph! You know how Daddy Ron can just go ahead with things with no warnings to us.
      And it was high enough to injure!!!

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  9. Well, I can't offer any assistance, as I would be right up there with him. Rocks or trees, I love to climb and it's usually spur of the moment. If it looks good, climb it. That's my motto. :)

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    1. Outnumbered here, I am! Guess I better go with the flow!

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  10. DON'T upset Jim. Ron reminds me of Favorite Young Man, always reckless.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I really am used to Ron's climbs Janie....guess he is not alone here.

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    2. Favorite Young Man was in a bicycle race recently. He wore his helmet during the race and did quite well. Race ended. Helmet off. He rode into the back of an SUV that stopped suddenly. I took him to the ER for stitches.

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  11. Nothing about this suggests a rope (except to tie him up with), but sandals? I balk at that one, and (drum roll please), I'm a climber.

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    1. Hi Jim. Just took a look at your latest post and I see what you mean!! LOL!
      Being at sea-level, almost literally in my post, and what you just accomplished....well....
      Thanks for stopping by Jim and anyone who wants to see a 'real' climb check out Jim's blog here: http://400000milesandcounting.blogspot.ca/

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  12. Ohhh I love it-- I'm a climber too- I'd be right there with Ron! Great photos-- only someone who was NOT on top of the rocks could get these great pics!
    Totally love seeing you guys out and about!
    Vicki

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    1. That we are Vicki....out and about alright!
      I think I am being told something here.....lol

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    2. That we are Vicki....out and about alright!
      I think I am being told something here.....lol

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  13. Sorry Jim! You go Ron! Hey ~ I have a fun photo of a much younger Ronnie climbing up a telephone pole! LOL! He hasn't changed at all! Double LOLOL! Take care!

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    1. LOL! I know of which you speak Louise!! Guess I must learn to 'go with the flow'!!!

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  14. Ron please do not scare the hell out Jim and Sophie and STOP climbing dangerous rock faces..............

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