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USnavy


Jan 21, 2013, 9:00 PM

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Re: [Kartessa] At what grade should one free solo?
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Kartessa wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
USnavy wrote:
camhead wrote:

Honnold redpoints 5.14c, has soloed up to 5.13b.
Really? I thought he was a .13 climber. I bouldered with him in a gym once, and he was not doing that well for what I expected. I was able to send about 50% of the problems he sent, and I dont climb nearly as hard as he does on a rope, and I dont boulder very often. I have a video of him failing to onsight a V6+ gym boulder problem, and then kind of struggling to send it on the next try. It was also in a gym known for having kind of soft grades. I guess he just doesent boulder much.

By comparison, I know a guy who boulders V12 but cannot lead 5.9. I know another who sent V10 but could not touch the chains on a technical 5.10c sport climb.

I think you'd find that most of the famous climbers you know don't crank their hardest every single day.

Unless you're USNavy... I hear that guy free solos 5.16c
Only for warmups. Speaking of hard climbing, how is that 5.10a sport project going for you?

edit: I can see you now hangdog 5.10c on top rope. Serious climbing indeed.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Jan 21, 2013, 9:07 PM)



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