Sep 14, 2009, 5:50 PM
Registered: Dec 10, 2002
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.
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, 3:11 AM)