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|Grit Ground Up
||Monday, 30 April 2012 At 2:02:58 PM
One Day Hero
|On 30/04/2012 hagges wrote:
>I remember, on Flying Buttress Direct HVS, kicking all my gear out on
>the crux roof with no way to down climb. Facing a fall onto a very steep
>slab which has already claimed one person and popped an eye out of another.
>I could only place some blind gear and haul myself over the roof. I then
>went a little of route and missed all the good holds only to find horrible,
>sweat producing, slopers. God knows how I did it but thankfully I did.
>I don't know what grade I could've claimed, in theory, but I'd say at least
>E1 maybe E3.
Wow, I think I've just seen the light with E grades. Are you saying that you get to change the grade of the route depending on how badly you botch the climbing? That is genius!
All those times when I felt bad about myself for trying a 17, then; kooking the gear, misreading the sequence, stumbling off route, getting all scared and shaky........it wasn't that I'm a shit climber, the route was 24 that day!
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