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Unread 03-18-2006, 03:13 PM
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Standardized climb calls and vocab

G'Day all...jokes aside about the Australian dialect and slang, I am looking to build a list of "standard English" terms and words related to climbing. Specifically those signals to do with belayer/ leader communication.
Those at the meet and greet might remember my (true) story of what goes wrong when communication breaks down , so what do "textbook" climbers say in your part of the world when checking tie-ins, starting a climb and doing the moves and actions therein entailed?
eg: "On belay! Climb when ready" or " Take (tension/ rope in etc)".
Please feel free to add other terms which you feel are common, entertaining or instructional too. This applies to alpine, rock, bouldering mountaineering or ice as well as gym climbing terminology.
Please include definitions if you think it might be ambiguous...I am from the Antipodes and need all the help I can get
Allright then, have fun and be safe. Thanks greatly in advance for any contributions you can come up with!
Jake.
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Unread 03-22-2006, 03:59 PM
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up rope
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dude, stop talking and belay me
dude, im just gonna hang here for about 25 minutes until my forearms stop bleeding
dude, all your gear just pulled out. you'd better get a good piece in
dude, sorry i can't belay you. i told this tree i would hold it up
dude, just one more...
dude, it doesn't look that hard
dude, i used to climb 5.12 but...
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Unread 03-22-2006, 05:41 PM
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(hang) dogging
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Hm, I think I'll ask for translation soon
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Unread 03-22-2006, 08:31 PM
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my favorite...
FFAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaalllllliiiiinnnnnnnnnggggggg.. ..........
seriously though, just want to note a difference of "belay on" and "on belay"
1st one's a question, the second is a confirmation (same with "off")
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Unread 03-23-2006, 01:54 PM
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I'm confused!! Is this what you're saying?!

Climber says: on belay. . .Belayer confirms: belay on. . . Climber says: climbing. . . Belayer confirms: climb on. . . and when it's over, Climber says: off belay. . . Belayer confirms, belay off. . .is the way I was taught.
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