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socalbolter


Mar 10, 2008, 9:23 PM
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More route info and pics here:

http://bigupblog.com/


chanceboarder


Mar 10, 2008, 9:45 PM
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Congrats to Beth! Looks like an awesome route.


odi


Mar 26, 2008, 11:04 AM
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yokese wrote:

5.14, no letter grade (AFAIK).
Copied and pasted from freakclimbing.com:

"The rating seems to be falling in around the 5.14b/c (8c/c+) mark. It deserves a variable grade because of it's thin nature. For some, the climb may feel like 5.14a/b, for others the climb may feel like 5.14c/d and on some rare occassions it could very well be impossible. So, for now, it's certainly the hardest pure crack climb in the world"

how is it that a climb may be hard because it's thin, but if a route has huge moves and is almost impossible for a 5 foot tall girl it's just the girl's problem? i don't see how it deserves a variable grade "because of its thin nature". if it wasn't thin it would have huge moves, or it would have other hard aspects... all i mean is either everything hard is variable or nothing is, every climb has its style, just like every climber, and if rodden went for a route that was more her style, that doesn't mean for her it was so much easier and her efforts should be dismissed.

(i know the crack mentionned above is the cobra crack but i think the same applies to meltdown, or any other hard crack.)


(This post was edited by odi on Mar 27, 2008, 5:51 AM)

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