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May 11, 2012, 9:27 PM

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Re: [lofstromc] Do you consider yourself elite?
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I would consider elite bolt clippers to be the top 1%, aka sending 5.14. And the 12d and up folks are prob top 10%. (IMO)

Top 1% folks definetely have genetic advantages and a high level of athletism/body awareness.

I think folks can get to top 10% with less of the above, plus strength and experience. Experience is HUGE.

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I climbed 13a over 20 years ago, I was stronger and lighter:). Not so strong, nor light now, but still can get up some 12+ sport - b/c I have a HUGE volume of pitches under my belt over the last 30 years, and thus have experienced and cataloged via muscle memory, a HUGE number of moves. <spray alert off>

So IMO, climbing alot, in alot of places, over time, is very helpful:) As is having fun! Nervous about going for the send - just remember you are trying to do it b/c its fun and you are about to have a good time!

(This post was edited by wsclimber on May 11, 2012, 9:29 PM)

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