Ghetto Gorp – You Heard it Here First Punk!

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Climbers burn a lot of fuel. At my weight an hour climbing can burn as much as 900 calories (estimate the number of calories you burn in a given sport here).

In a mad rush to pack my gear and grab some fuel for a trip to Rumney, I devised a tasty little sumthin’ I call Ghetto Gorp(tm). From the first taste I knew I struck on something special. It gave me an energy burst, tasted good and was a reward all wrapped in one fantastically sweet treat!

Traditional gorp consists of seeds, nuts, dried fruit, granola, etc and is a longtime favorite of hippies, hikers and yes, climbers. Ghetto Gorp is not only for the unabashed modern-day cragger, but anyone unafraid of a little colorful and sugar-fueled goodness.

Derived from a variety of cereals, cookies and candy Ghetto Gorp provides a quick and tasty lift while piling on loads of empty calories! Ghetto Gorp recipe:

1 part Captain Crunch (I think the hint of peanut butter works well here but I’ve also used Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes and others, which I like to think of as Ghetto Gorp Fusion)
1 part crumbled cookies (Oreos work best)
1/2 part M&Ms
1/2 part dried pineapple
1/2 part Honey roasted peanuts

Optional: Pixie Stix

Put it all in a big old bag and shake – Word up to Ghetto Life.

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3 Comments

  1. What, are you bleeping kidding me? Ghetto Gorp has Ghotta Go! All that sugar, yellow number 5, and hygrogenated garbage will send you crashing faster than slipping off a foot hole on a rock climbing wall! And you’re classifying this under “Diet?” How about “Die It!”

  2. Or how about ‘dye it?’ 🙂

    Yellow number 5 – isn’t that why I stopped drinking Mountain Dew?! Or did I stop for other reasons? http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a970829a.html

    Thanks for reading!

  3. That calculator is bogus! I looked up surfing and the was told it uses fewer calories than riding around in a golf cart. Now that’s just a slap in the face.

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