Is She Wrong for Siding With Stranger Over Boyfriend?

User djru183 posted the question after sharing a story about her ‘stupid competitive' boyfriend. She shared that she and her boyfriend like to go climbing together at a local gym. Her boyfriend is very experienced and according to her often jokes about and makes fun of beginners.

In the story, she talks about a new route the gym constructed that was throwing a lot of experienced climbers off their game.

“There was about 6 people taking turns on the problem probably because it’s a newly installed route and they were all failing. Then a girl came and flashed it.”

The woman goes on to describe how the woman didn't hold the last 5 seconds at the end of the route. “Holding the last hold for 5 seconds is suppose to be the “right way” of finishing a route but she was doing it so easily she definitely could have.”

Apparently, her boyfriend wanted to throw shade at the woman for not doing the route ‘right.'

The woman elaborates that the female climber responded to her boyfriend. She “laughed, told him he didn't even start the problem correctly and walked away.”

The woman offered the female climber a high-five, “because she was walking toward me and did amazing at the problem (and knocked my bf off his high horse)”  This show of solidarity admittedly, “surprised” the climber, but she gave the OP a high-five in return.

The woman went on to describe her boyfriend's reaction. “My bf turned to me and gave me a wtf look and wouldn’t talk to me the rest of the night. When we were heading home he ranted that I couldn’t be trusted to watch his back if I chose to take a stranger’s side over him.”

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