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(Gizmodo)   Pregnant women, have you ever looked at a sheer rock face and thought "I wish I could climb that"? Well, you're now in luck with this maternity rock-climbing harness   (gizmodo.com) divider line 33
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4148 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Sep 2012 at 4:55 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-09-06 02:04:40 PM  
Good idea for top-roping. But I doubt a woman with any sense is going to lead climb while so pregnant they can't fit into a standard harness.
 
2012-09-06 03:25:55 PM  
i.imgur.com

Approves.
 
2012-09-06 04:58:57 PM  
Would it work for a man who has a significant beer belly?

Not that I have a significant beer belly. Or go rock climbing. I'm just curious.
 
2012-09-06 05:00:35 PM  
Feh

Catherine Destivelle did a free solo ascent of the Old Man of Hoy while pregnant.

The Rock Queen (clicky pops)
 
2012-09-06 05:02:16 PM  
I am pregnant and I am ok with this I think if you are in to something you shouldnt give it up when you are pregnant if you dont need to.
 
2012-09-06 05:03:14 PM  
Definition of what a child is derp that might be endangered in 5..4...3...
 
2012-09-06 05:03:29 PM  
I've seen pregnant women at the climbing gym before.  I mean, I probably wouldn't recommend doing much lead climbing just because the falls are more jarring, but top roping seems pretty safe, as UberDave has noted.
 
2012-09-06 05:12:57 PM  
Top roping you fall all of what...6in -a foot and a half on a dynamic line, really not much stress on the body.
 
2012-09-06 05:13:54 PM  
Pregnant women can easily climb as long as they're not showing like pumpkins, not just top roping. I hike a lot, and have rock climbed quite a few times, sort of enthusiastic about this kind of stuff, so I got my 6 month pregnant ex to hit the rocks with me a couple years ago. In fact, I just so happened to put it on YouTube back then, sort of handy for this thread.

Pregnant ascent

/She was a lot cuter before she got pregnant and those jowls flared up, honest
//Plus, I used to drink excessively
 
2012-09-06 05:16:19 PM  
While this is great for climbers, it is an awesome potential lifesaver for rescue situations.
 
2012-09-06 05:20:26 PM  

UberDave: Good idea for top-roping. But I doubt a woman with any sense is going to lead climb while so pregnant they can't fit into a standard harness.


However; don't ever tell a pregnant woman that it might not be a good idea to do something. Because; then you're racist, sexist, you hate women and you're worse than hitler.

/ all hail the almighty uterus

// I, for one; welcome our pregnant, rock-climbing overlords. May they crush their enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women. Also, may their husbands deliver ice chips at the proper time
 
2012-09-06 05:27:13 PM  

UberDave: Good idea for top-roping. But I doubt a woman with any sense is going to lead climb while so pregnant they can't fit into a standard harness.


Never think that.

They will also sue the harness company, the climbing shoe manufacturer, and whatever park the rock is in that they fell on the third pitch, hit the face with their bellies and lost the baby.
 
2012-09-06 05:28:40 PM  
Mountain/rock climbers are beginning to approach cyclist levels of douchey-ness.
 
2012-09-06 05:38:16 PM  
I think pregnant women are totally farking hot, so I'm OK with this.
 
2012-09-06 05:38:17 PM  
guys

guys

i just had this great idea

guys

pregnant woman climbs halfway up a cliff with no pants on

lets go of rope, drops 15 feet

trampoline at bottom to catch baby

easiest delivery ever
 
2012-09-06 05:44:46 PM  
Alright, which ones of y'all are responsible for this sequence of comments in TFA?

"I could have sold 4 or 5 over a 2 year period"
"4 or 5 holy crap untapped market"
"No, clearly that market has been tapped at least once."
 
2012-09-06 05:49:22 PM  

Mr. Toadcheese: guys

guys

i just had this great idea

guys

pregnant woman climbs halfway up a cliff with no pants on

lets go of rope, drops 15 feet

trampoline at bottom to catch baby

easiest delivery ever


And this is why I love Fark.
 
2012-09-06 05:51:29 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Mr. Toadcheese: guys

guys

i just had this great idea

guys

pregnant woman climbs halfway up a cliff with no pants on

lets go of rope, drops 15 feet

trampoline at bottom to catch baby

easiest delivery ever

And this is why I love Fark.


Indeed.

+ one, would lol again.
 
2012-09-06 06:00:55 PM  
sinanju:
Feh

Catherine Destivelle did a free solo ascent of the Old Man of Hoy while pregnant.

The Rock Queen (clicky pops)


Since anyone who free solos anything more technical than a step ladder is crazy anyway, this does not surprise me.

D_Evans45:
Pregnant ascent

Ah, the long troll, it never gets old. Well played sir. I like the inclusion of "The Game".

PS everyone: The Game.
 
2012-09-06 06:02:44 PM  
farm1.staticflickr.com
No special equipment needed.
 
2012-09-06 06:04:39 PM  
Pregnancy farks with your center of gravity and your sense of balance. I went hiking in the Alps at 7 months pregnant and definitely needed hiking poles to keep me from tipping over several times. In this context, rock climbing seems like a poor idea. The rocks aren't going anywhere; you can wait a few months.
 
2012-09-06 06:24:05 PM  
img.gawkerassets.com

How is this supposed to help you walk around barefoot in the kitchen making sandwiches.

/this is what subby really believes.
 
2012-09-06 06:49:34 PM  
Or a sex swing.
 
2012-09-06 07:04:44 PM  

martid4: Or a sex swing.


Or a birthing harness. Just hang her from the ceiling above some pillows, whack her out on drugs, and wait for the baby to fall out.

As a bonus, you could put a pressure switch attached to a light bulb under the pillow. Hang her in a soundproofed room so you don't have to endure her yapping/whinging, and just wait for the light to go off before opening the door.

Easy peasy.
 
2012-09-06 07:09:24 PM  
God forbid pregnant women should ever do anything to risk their lives, because if there's one thing the planet needs, it's more people.
Wait, that was fewer people?
Carry on. Meanwhile let me go develop my line of ParaPreggo Skydiving equipment, the FetusFortress kevlar vest for the knocked-up cop, and a few more ideas for the spring show in Milan.
 
2012-09-06 07:15:58 PM  
Darwin Approved: Kills the dimwit and their dimwit spawn at the same time.
 
2012-09-06 08:22:54 PM  
Worst.Pinata.Evar
 
2012-09-06 08:44:58 PM  
have a buddy from a family of 13 children. his Mom would take great delight in busting the chops of whiny pregnant daughters in law whenever possible. then she'd rattle off a list of things she had done over the years while pregnant until whatever son took the hint and left with his princess in tow.
 
2012-09-06 09:03:02 PM  

KrispyKritter: have a buddy from a family of 13 children. his Mom would take great delight in busting the chops of whiny pregnant daughters in law whenever possible. then she'd rattle off a list of things she had done over the years while pregnant until whatever son took the hint and left with his princess in tow.


So his mom was an enhancement preggo?

You ever see the back of a twenty dollar bill... while pregnant? Oh, there's some crazy shiat, man. There's a dude in the bushes. Has he got a gun? I dunno! RED TEAM GO, RED TEAM GO
 
2012-09-06 09:27:35 PM  
I'd hit it for sure!
 
2012-09-07 12:59:04 AM  

GladGirl: Pregnancy farks with your center of gravity and your sense of balance. I went hiking in the Alps at 7 months pregnant and definitely needed hiking poles to keep me from tipping over several times. In this context, rock climbing seems like a poor idea. The rocks aren't going anywhere; you can wait a few months.


Meh. Top roping an easy route is probably safer than hiking on uneven ground.
 
2012-09-07 02:54:51 AM  
"Taking the concept of murder-suicide to new heights."

/free slogan generator
 
2012-09-07 08:12:11 AM  
www.top10films.co.uk
"You're going to need a bigger ATC."
 
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