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By Monomaniac
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From Morrison, CO
Apr 23, 2010
Pulling a small roof at 2/3 height on Mission Impossible.  Adam Sanders photo.

Mark Kauz wrote:
...this has become more like 8a.nu, where people judge your opinions based on your tick list or listed abilities...


Its about damn time!


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By David Aguasca!
From New York
Apr 23, 2010
Oh no! OUT OF COFFEE! ALL IS LOST

Dylan,

Shoot for Flesh for Lulu at the Meadows. It's a great route.


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By Skyeler Congdon
From his van
Apr 23, 2010
mongolia

If you only just started climbing, I would offer you two pieces of advice:

1) Focus first on becoming a very solid climber: as in a knowledgeable and safe climber. Learn about back-clipping, building strong anchors and so on. Get all your fundamentals dialed. This will a) keep you alive, and b) make you a worthwhile partner for stronger mentors who will help you along the way. It won't matter how hard you climb if you deck cause you made a bonehead mistake...

2) Forget about the numbers. Seriously. Climbers who care TOO MUCH about grades will perpetually be dissatisfied with their experience climbing. Its pure ego. No matter how strong you'll get you'll always be wanting more. It is vanity- both kinds. There is much more to climbing than chasing grades

Walk along your cliff of choice WITHOUT a guidebook and look for a line that INSPIRES you. A beautiful line that beckons to you. Don't worry about the number grade. Sending this line will be infinitely more rewarding than something chosen purely for the number attached to it.


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By Alexander Nees
From Grand Junction, CO
Apr 23, 2010
Alex midway up TCT.  Photo by Kim Caovan

Skyeler Congdon wrote:
Walk along your cliff of choice WITHOUT a guidebook and look for a line that INSPIRES you. A beautiful line that beckons to you. Don't worry about the number grade. Sending this line will be infinitely more rewarding than something chosen purely for the number attached to it.


Truer words were never spoken. At the end of my day, the important memories of the climbing come from the inspiring lines. That beautiful corner, the sweeping splitter crack, the single perfect move between two holds shaped just for you.

...although, grades are nice for telling you whether you're gonna die trying to get up that inspiring line...


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By cjdrover
From Somerville, MA
Apr 23, 2010
Taken at MWV Icefest 2014.

"I've run some 5ks in 17 minutes flat, and that was only training for two weeks. If I tried really hard and trained, what time do you think I could run?"

See why people were making fun of your original post?

It sounds now like you just wanted some recommendations for routes in the area that will challenge you, which is totally fine. But for that to be successful, as someone pointed out, you might want to be more specific about the kinds of routes you like/are good at.

From the ticks you listed, it looks like you've been doing mostly slabby/technical routes. If this is the case, next time you are at Whitehorse, check out Future Shock (5.11) just down the wall from Ethereal. It is bolted.

Also, I've got to ask - when you said "flashed" Ethereal, do you mean "flashed" as in lead and placed gear? I feel terrible asking, but as you posted in the "Sport" forum, and identified yourself as a new climber, so it sounds strange. If so, great job, but be careful about leading hard trad so early - you can very easily get badly hurt. If not, keep in mind that although people debate about redpoint/pinkpoint/onsight/whatever, they all definitely refer to lead climbing. Unless you lead it, its TR or a follow. (I know, everyone, I sound like a tool pointing this out. I would make fun of me for this.)

-Chris


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By KHall
From Nashville, TN
Apr 23, 2010
Classic

Dicks? No, this is tame. At least you are not a "certified toprope instructor". Or lost a hat.


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By J.J
Apr 23, 2010

JulianM wrote:
No one is going to be able to tell you from across the internet how hard you might climb if you worked something for a while.

But it's the internet, the internet does everything...


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By mikejohnson1
From Essex Junction, VT
Apr 24, 2010

You could probably climb whatever you wanted if you tried hard enough. The problem is, if you are climbing harder grades to impress people (which, from the looks of your forum topic, is why you want to climb harder grades) you will get no-where.

For a little humble pie consider Chris Sharma. He climbed the hardest route in north America at the time (5.14c) after only 2 years of rock climbing. He was 14 at the time...


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