|On 23/08/2011 davidn wrote:
>Phil, good on you for being positive and excited. Apparently Damien's
>long since lost his sense of excitement about climbing and life, and seems
>intent on inflicting that sense of malaise on everyone else. Shrug it
Thanks mate. :)
>Regarding the numbers though... I agree with you, keep the grades in,
>but if you're talking about a route you've done, might as well say 'we
>warmed up on a few climbs' as 'i climbed Jeux de Page, Tressor du Zebra
>...' because neither one really says anything about the climb itself.
>I've noticed this in Rock magazine a lot recently, where the climb seems
>to be only about the grade or a very short, uninflected description e.g.
>"Techy moves up a blunt arete" - unexciting!
Yeah fair call there, the only problem is that everything we did from F4 to F8a (Based on the local guide) was amazing. Didn't do an overage route really. I could easily rant and rave about almost every route, but i thought for the purposes of a concise TR, best to stick to talking about a couple of routes in detail, and simply mention a few of the other classics for anyone who might be interested in a visit at some stage.