On 9/10/2013 martym wrote:
>And to continue the hijack (very sorry Groveller) M9 I believe you (&
>Simey & many others) didn't grow up in the Gym-Generation; where nowadays
>most of us get our introduction to rockclimbing. Try as we might, we'll
>just never know what it was like to actually climb a Grade "N" because
>our first experience was the grade a climbing-gym route-setters opinion
>of what "N" is. Usually on top rope, following the dots.
Course we can, just climb an old school trad route in Volleys and without cams and you'll come pretty close.
By your premise us younger generation should add MEGA grades for exposure and lack of protection since it's like something we totally haven't encountered before.