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Sep 14, 2009, 2:50 PM

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help get me past my limit
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i've been climbing for 15 years--almost all trad. this year and last i've made a big effort to climb at my limit--hard 10s. i have rarely spent time working a route, i think because i love onsighting. this does mean though, that i don't climb above my limit.

for example, yesterday i tr'ed an 11b with one fall. this climb is what i consider, well above my limit. i've never onsighted or redpointed a trad 11.

i want to go try this 11b on lead, but i'm really worried that the moves are too hard to get gear in when i need it.

should i:
tr it again and figure out the gear, or
go for it and risk failing. failing might mean hitting a ledge.

it's so easy to say go for it, but the fear of failing, knowing,or believing that the route is too hard for me, reinforces the idea that i will fail. on 10s, i can convince myself that i'll succeed. no such luck re 11s.


(This post was edited by jefffski on Sep 15, 2009, 12:11 AM)

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