Everyday Dirtbag Entry #23.

Three climbing-injury nouns from the dirtbag’s dictionary:

Injury noun Number 1:

Flapper

(‘flap*er)

A piece of skin that is peeled to a dangle, often by sharp rock. The underside of a flapper is usually raw and bleeding.

Used in context: “You gotta eat that flapper, brau. You’ll get hella sending power.  Ya know? ”

Injury noun Number 2:

Mungie

(‘Munj*ee)

A scuff from the rock, an abrasion, usually resulting in a flat scab.

In a sentence: “Dude, that sandstone splitter gives me grips of mungies every time.”

Example:

Textbook mungies.

Textbook crack-climbing mungies.

Injury noun Number 3:

Gobie

(‘Go*bee)

A rock-made divot, an injury in which a small piece of flesh is gouged out.

As an excuse: “Man, I’d love to boulder today, but my fingerpads are just covered in gobies.”

Example:

Bleeding from an off-width shin gobie.

Bleeding from an off-width shin gobie.

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