adj. (Climber lingo
) Scared shitless
, literally or not. Derives from that white-knuckle state during which one either mutters, "God
save me..." or screams "Fuck, Fuck Fuck!!!" Other symptoms of being 'gripped' include 1) doing the Elvis
(a bad case of the shakes) 2) forgetting to breath 3) breathing waaay too much, or 4) swearing on your mother's grave
you'll never climb again.
Said with a white face, "Dude, I was gripped."
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