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Rings on 10-Aug-2012 At 3:57:38 PM uwhp510
On 10/08/2012 tnd wrote:
>I'm all for leaving routes from, say, grade 22 upwards bold as hell. Why
>not leave 21 and below for beginners/those working their way up? The so-called
>hard men look down their noses at those grades anyway.

So I'm guessing your onsight limit is round about....I don't know... 21?

The whole point is that safe routes are already ALMOST ubiquitous these days, especially in the Blue Mountains, so I'm sure that the "beginners" can manage to work their way up to grade 22 without EVER having to clip anything other than rings if that's their bag. The thing is that no-one having done their sub grade 22 apprenticeship on 100% safe stuff is ever going to get on anything bold. Working your way up to being a bad-arse, like any other worthwhile pursuit, is best started early on :)

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