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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
6-10 1
2% 
11-14 3
5% 
15-17 11
20% 
18-19 17
30% 
20-22 11
20% 
23-25 10
18% 
26-29 3
5% 
30-34 0
 

Author
grades lead

hangdoggy
19/03/2005
1:06:24 PM
as a "average" climber i sometimes feel somewhat discouraged when you constantly see or hear about the higher grades climber and the general focus on these grades.
Just interested in doing a poll on the average grades everyone leads....
Onsight
19/03/2005
1:38:26 PM
Could you define "average grades everyone leads" a bit more? Like do you mean our harder leads - the ones climbed on a good day (or exceptional day), or just the ones done more comfortably on an "average" day out? If you know what I mean.

I assume you mean current ability too.

hangdoggy
19/03/2005
3:06:52 PM
by average i mean what you can do on an average day..a comfortable day....and in your current ability...if instance...i've been climbing for 10 odd year..
after my first couple i was really comfortable at 21-22, had a lot of time off and wife kids etc and now i could still possibly do those grades but am only really comfortable at about 18..

Superstu
19/03/2005
8:04:20 PM
Climb whatever you enjoy, bugger the grades, or what anybody else is climbing.



maxots
19/03/2005
9:30:33 PM
also are we talking trad/sport and i assume you mean onsight?

seems we have poll fever

Hatman
20/03/2005
8:29:05 PM
I know what you mean hangdoggy

Reading the climbing mags you would think that there were no grades under 25!


IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/03/2005
12:37:23 PM
>there were no grades under 25!
Bugger, ... and I always thought that there were some ?

I think this poll could turn out to be a self fulfilling prophecy.
What do you expect it to show?
... ; that most people climb in the 15-25 category, and that the majority within this subgroup climb18-21?
How many Gd 30 plus people will respond?
If any do, will you 'weight' the statistics proportionaly?

Why no Deep Water Solo / Boulder / Free solo / Mechanical / etc?
:) he he he :)
:)

hangdoggy
22/03/2005
4:53:33 AM
it is actually encouraging and showing a nice bell curve, with most climbers climbing in the 18-19 range with a gradient fading on each side of this..... I think it is encouraging to moderate climbers to show that a majority of people climb at this level...like hatman stated when reading the various climbing mags and when i browse the forums here it often seems that "average" climber leads 25 and up.......

hangdoggy
22/03/2005
4:56:55 AM
oh and as for bouldering, DWS and other forms of climbing.....there wasnt enough polling options....hehehe,...seriously though as free climbing is what the majority of climbers do i wanted to limit the poll to this area of climbing...but hey feel free to start your own poll serveying on a topic that interests you

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