The Alpinist's Alphabet: ABC's for climbers

6:43 p.m. on November 2, 2010 (EDT)
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A is for ascender. B is for bivouac. C is for carabiner. For the climber on your gift list, it's the Alpinist's Alphabet abecedary print. The illustration by Seth Neilson is on sale at WASA Industries for $20, though stock is limited and Neilson is about to order another round of prints. The climbing print is Neilson's first in a series of screen prints that bring "the terminology of your favorit...

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7:09 p.m. on November 2, 2010 (EDT)
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X = extreme?


8:56 p.m. on November 2, 2010 (EDT)
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Thanks for the write-up, Alicia!

@whomeworry - X is actually for an "X rating", as in from the YDS protection ratings. 


11:48 a.m. on November 3, 2010 (EDT)
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"X" is the"you die if you fall" rating and represents the cross placed on your grave and the memorial cross where you splatted. However, "R" is for "runout", meaning you got a long way too far beyond your pro. I guess it could be "ya got too much rope out!"

2:21 a.m. on November 18, 2010 (EST)
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I think this must be hanging from the wall of every outdoor shop ;)

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