Nov 7, 2012, 12:31 PM
Post #76 of 76
Registered: Jul 31, 2004
Yeah sure, i want to become really godd but only because I want to be able to do this as a living for a while (an almost impossible goal i know, but no reason not to try), but I do it because I love it not because i'm "a self-absorbed rock god".
The original question was asked out of simple curiosity, not as an egotistical climber. And yeah i would climb outdoors just about any day if i had the chance, but sadly i don't. plus it tends to tear up my shoes pretty badly and i'm no millionaire! lol
Want to see how you stack up against other dedicated, paid, climbers, go to a few ABS comps. If you're flashing soft V6/V7 indoor stuff you ought to be able to get on the podium in the advanced division (personal experience). If you can pull true V8+ stuff you're ready for Open class where its a cash purse. But don't expect to get far in open class anytime soon - last weekend at my local ABS comp the open class consisted of Rob DAnistatio, Vasya V, Mike Feinberg, and 5 other mutants. I've seen people with things like shoe sponsorship around the V10ish level.
If climbing outside wrecks your shoes - better footwork. For a humbling experience, I recommend Soap on a Rope at Rocktown.