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General Climbing Discussion

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Are you a real rockclimber?
simey
26-Jul-2016
2:38:18 PM
This guy nails it...

http://www.climbing.com/news/real-rock-climber/
martym
27-Jul-2016
1:33:31 PM
In the comments someone pointed out rope drag as a key component of real climbing over unroped solo trad. Tough call..
PeterW
27-Jul-2016
2:12:49 PM
Back in the day I used to solo Conscientious Pontius at Werribee Gorge as a warm up for the harder stuff. One day I was climbing with someone learning crack climbing so I led it so they could follow up it. I came perilously close to falling off stuffing around placing gear instead of simply moving through!

I've always thought that if you can keep your head together, soloing is easier than leading. You're not carting a rack, stopping to place gear, or as was noted, dragging a rope. So I guess that means roped climbing is more "real". :-)
OozeDumbHopeless
29-Jul-2016
8:22:25 AM
Real what ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hs8_Tu4sgg
widewetandslippery
29-Jul-2016
5:01:07 PM
Can someone make odh post a link? I value his input

ajfclark
10-Aug-2016
8:09:58 AM
Rereading this...

Carrying a rack - check
Dragging a rope - check
Actually able to use it to rest, fall, etc - Nope

It appears guiding is the most pure form of climbing.

Sandicita
10-Aug-2016
10:21:28 AM
Hilarious! :)
rightarmbad
10-Aug-2016
9:46:23 PM
Jesus that first cam placement was as bad as they get.
Apparently clipping the rope requires hanging onto the draw.

E. Wells
11-Aug-2016
12:59:52 PM
Good build up for this route https://www.mountainproject.com/v/trump-tower/112063073

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