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By Pinklebear
Dec 7, 2012
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I tell people I'm in the third grade. That way the first and second graders know I can beat them up, but the fourth and fifth graders will think twice about pushing me down and taking my lunch money since they know I'm almost as old as they are.

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By docsavage
From Albuquerque, NM
Dec 7, 2012
Looking down the first crux pitch, Ellingwood Ledg...
Grades are so subjective ... just call yourself Lord of Rock & walk away....

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By Kenan
Dec 7, 2012
Shelf Rd
Really? A multi-page thread on how to tell people what grade you climb?

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Dec 7, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
I tell people your mom is so easy she's 4th class, but that's what I usually climb!

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 7, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Guy Keesee wrote:
5.15C is my standard answer. I don't wish to brag.


You probably say, "five fifteen CEE." And then you dance!
DANCE!!!

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By Kegan Minock
From colorado springs
Dec 7, 2012
if you can climb 3 climbs of a certain grade that is what you climb

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By A.Javi.Gecko
From San Diego, CA
Dec 7, 2012
V3, Castle Hill, NZ
docsavage wrote:
Grades are so subjective ... just call yourself Lord of Rock & walk away....



How about climbing a no-hands slab and calling yourself Luke Slabwalker... thats one way I impress new partners (with bad humor rather than skill).

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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Dec 7, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks
I prefer to climb 5-star routes

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By saint_john
Dec 7, 2012
Nic Lazzareschi wrote:
I am wondering what people say the grade they can climb when asked by a climber they dont know.


Does that even happen?
Asking someone you don't know what grade they climb is a major-league dork-move.

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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
Dec 7, 2012
Colonel Mustard
camhead wrote:
You probably say, "five fifteen CEE." And then you dance! DANCE!!!


No, not watching Adam f'ing Ondra make an ass of himself again.

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By todd w
Dec 7, 2012
Nic Lazzareschi wrote:
I am wondering what people say the grade they can climb when asked by a climber they dont know.


Whatever has the most stars.

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By Buff Johnson
Dec 7, 2012
smiley face
Guy Keesee wrote:
5.15C is my standard answer. I don't wish to brag.


There are only three grades in trad: 5.6, 5.9+, and 5.2

It's all 5.6 if you do it right
5.9+ is harder than 5.6
and 5 2 hard is everything above that

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Dec 7, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
I generally just tell people what i've been working on lately. try to be honest with myself and my partners.

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By Bill Kirby
From Baltimore Maryland
Dec 7, 2012
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenste...
Asking a guy what grade he climbs is like asking how big his d*ck is.

All yous are full of sh*t!! I don't know, It doesn't matter.. Yea, OK.

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By Nick Zmyewski
From Newark, Delaware
Dec 7, 2012
the frozen topout during a winter ascent
I just say I climb gunks 5.6

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 7, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
You tell people what grade you can consistently, day in and day out onsight. That's if you want to look like you know what you're doing. If you intend to hang dog, pull on gear, make a complete mess of everything you just say, "I can get up ______" whatever grade you are comfortable aiding.

But really, the best reply is "Fuck you! What grade do you climb, duuuuuuuuude?!!!!!"

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Dec 7, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Jake Jones wrote:
I don't. Honestly it never comes up. If asked, I say I climb easy stuff- which I do. I can't ever recall being asked specifically what grade I climb.


Jake Jones is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people.
Personal: Lives in The Eastern Flatlands, 37 years old, Male
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad: Leads 5.8 Follows 5.9

???

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Dec 7, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
camhead wrote:
It's simple. You take the easiest climb that you've fallen on in the last six months, and subtract a number from it. That's the grade that you climb. Next question, please?


camhead
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad: Leads 5.12a Follows 3rd
Sport: Leads 5.12a Follows 5.9

(???)

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By Cale Hoopes
From Sammamish, WA
Dec 7, 2012
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Once again...

I ice climb because it improves my gym climbing.

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By OldManRiver
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Dec 7, 2012
Red Rock, Cannibal crag
before I climb with anyone it's imperative that they answer the following questions:

- Do you know how to catch a lead fall?
- Do you have any beer with you?

Grade isn't very important folks.

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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 7, 2012
OTL







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By Baumer
From Boulder, CO
Dec 7, 2012
Easy Lieback
It's simple. You take the easiest climb that you've fallen on in the last six months, and subtract a number from it. That's the grade that you climb. quote>

Kegan Minock wrote:
if you can climb 3 climbs of a certain grade that is what you climb


If I went by these two methods, my answer would vary by FOUR number grades...

I do get asked this question a lot, because I teach nOOBs for a living, and they don't know any better. I usually try to say something about how grades aren't important, it's about enjoying the experience, blah blah. If they press the issue, I bust out the firehose and just spray all over them ;-)

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Dec 7, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Tony B wrote:
Jake Jones is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Personal: Lives in The Eastern Flatlands, 37 years old, Male Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs Trad: Leads 5.8 Follows 5.9 ???


Hahaha! Touche Tony. Valid point I suppose, but still, I've never been specifically asked.

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 7, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Tony B wrote:
camhead Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs Trad: Leads 5.12a Follows 3rd Sport: Leads 5.12a Follows 5.9 (???)


Last climb I fell off of was an 11c. So, I'm a 10c climber.

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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Dec 7, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks
Grades only count if you include how hard you crank on off-widths.......

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