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Ben Nevis - Shame on you. What a waste of a crag. 9-Aug-2009 At 9:55:11 PM JBM

Some of your assumptions may be misdirected or possibly miscalibrated:

1) My climbing ability
2) My actual experience had today (I enjoyed myself)
3) My Talents

Agree - that there must be differences in style - I boulder, trad, sport, alpine, ice and
high altitude climb. I can assure you that some of those experiences have lead me to
crap my pants.

However, today did not.

Have you climbed at Ben Nevis?

On 9/08/2009 evanbb wrote:
>I'm against you too here JBM. Allowing different bolting styles ans philosophies
>change the reward from the climb. So you crapped yourself on a long route?
>Who cares? You didn't die, but thought you might. So maybe your judgement
>improved? Maybe you've learnt to harden the fukk up in future, but what
>you got was a different experience to what you would have got if there
>was a bolt every 300mm.
>The point is, we do not want a homogenous sport. There MUST be differences
>in style, otherwise there is no improvement, no scope for further challenges,
>mental and physical.
>The crag is not wasted. Your talents were misdirected. Suck it up, admit
>you were't good enough and try something else. It happens to me all the

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