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General Climbing Discussion

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Oink point 8-Feb-2018 At 11:13:37 PM Jayford4321
On 8-Feb-2018 Stugang wrote:
>I have a dim recollection of a system for classifying the style of an ascent
>that was in extensive use in the late eighties early 90’s in the early
>years of sport climbing at mount arapiles. All I can remember of the system
>was that a level of superiority over a red point ascent was the “oink -
>point” ascent.
>An oink point consists of first red pointing the climb. Then when you
>pull the ropes after lowering you need to catch the rope close enough to
>the end that your clenched fist will cover the tail. And voila you have
>just oink pointed the route.
>Not sure whether it caught on but I remember there was a complex system
>of graduation involving whether there was loose rock when you pulled the
>rope or whether you pink pointed it rather than red pointed it etc.
>I’d be interested if anyone can remember the details as I can’t seem to
>find anything enlightening on
>Thanks in advance for your future participation in this most important
>of topics.

(Can C tha rope burns and broken fingers agen now. . .)

An no Ed , ima not casting 4 characters in Oink point, a Deliverance style filum 4 upcoming Goatfest.
Try simey or cj.

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