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climber49er


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I redpointed my first V2!
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or was it V4+?

I'm not sure, can someone tell me when I will be able to call myself a V2 climber for sure?


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redpont? pretty sad if you have to use a rope on a problem unless its some insane highball.


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For those that don't know what flying dutchman means, redpoint only applies to route climbing. In bouldering you just send it if it's not first try. Congrats anyway.


climber49er


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redpont? pretty sad if you have to use a rope on a problem unless its some insane highball.

No it's not very high, about 8-9 feet, but the landing is this wierd moss that can give you a wicked ankle twist. I just use the rope as a top rope for safety. I hardly even weight the rope at all so I think it stil coints as a redpoint doesn't it?


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redpont? pretty sad if you have to use a rope on a problem unless its some insane highball.

No it's not very high, about 8-9 feet, but the landing is this wierd moss that can give you a wicked ankle twist. I just use the rope as a top rope for safety. I hardly even weight the rope at all so I think it stil coints as a redpoint doesn't it?

Hmmm......Well, if you TR-ed it, you must have placed the gear ahead of time. So, at best this is a "pinkpoint" ascent. However, gauging from the likely intent of your initial post, this is more likely what Sherman would call a "brown ring" ascent.

Curt


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Brown Ring? I haven't heard of that one. Sherman? Who's that?

Wait. I think I just called a bad name by Curt.


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Brown Ring? I haven't heard of that one. Sherman? Who's that?

Wait. I think I just called a bad name by Curt.

"Brown ring" being a derogatory term for a less than stellar style of ascent--coined by John Sherman. But, it was a joke, OK?

Curt


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man what's up with everyone lately...people seem to be a little testy


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Ok, I am confused, was it a boulder prob or a route, what is a rope gonna do if the whole segement is only 8-9 feet? Did you have a belayer? Were you wearing a harness, what kin of anchor did you make? A boulder prob or route, it can only be ONE! declares the climbing community... or maybe... perhaps... could it be? :shock: Has Climber49er created a new style of climbing?!?! Hmmm.... tough to say..... only time will tell!!! Rock on Babylon


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Schveet.........


climber49er


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neeshmaniac,

It was a boulder prob, V2. I don't like hurting myself, especially my head (thats why I wear a saucepan) so I used a toprope. It was definitely a redpoint ascent. I don't understand why you all are so confused.

I anchored the rope on another boulder, threw it over the top and then used a silent partner to self-belay so I wouldn't hurt myself. Understand now?


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now thats funny.


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you should also try this new technique that I have been working out--Glue a bunch of C4 to your beanie. using this method I am now able to flash any v4+/v5-/+ in any weather and often many times in a row.


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Well, next I will try hockey pads cause it seems easier than tying in all the time for such a short boulder route.

I always use my C4 gloves, they are sick!


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you used a rope, right? that would mean you weren't
bouldering, right? and besides redpointing doesn't apply
to bouldering, not that it matters!


michell_e


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this is funny - all those people who actually believe this and are insulting the style are saying a lot more about themselves than about 49er... just goes to show you what kind of mental capacity we have when we sit in front of these monitors for too long - your brains are being fried... quick! GO OUTSIDE!!!


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Not trying to be smart, but here is how I understand it

redpoint - clean climb with no falls on lead
pinkpoint - clean climb with no falls on toprope or pre clipped biners (unless the FA'er did it this way then it would still be a redpoint)

You said you weighted the rope, though hardly, but I still don't think it counts as a send.

I think that's the accepted standards but if you don't care about the standards then don't worry about it. However, if you're going to use a technical term such as 'redpoint' then I think it should be used as the climbing community recognizes it.


fieldmouse


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wow, youve really got em going, 49er. very respectable, that.


lox


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Thanks y'all!

This thread has really cleared up a lot for me...

:)


climber49er


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Yeah Baby! :twisted: :twisted: :lol:


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I think I'll remove my virtual shoes, cause I'm obviously in the presence of a master troller! :shock: :shock:

Very nice! :wink:


fieldmouse


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yeah, thats some of the best Ive ever seen. I bet a six pack that even after the last 3 or so posts, another poor sap will bite.


climber49er


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Awww shucks guys! I had no idea that I had presented such a masterpiece! :oops:


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i thought a pink point was when you used pre set tick marks, and a red point was done placing the ticks as you climb. is this not accurate, im pretty sure ive seen this posted elseshere


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Technical marks: 9.0/10. While the subject has been done before (in far lesser hands, BTW), consistency of tone is good.

Style marks: 9.4/10, with distinction for subtelty, so to speak, in tone.

It is true that trolling here on Are-See-Dawt-Cahm is often "like shooting fish in a barrel" (well, more like putting a cluster bomb in a guppy tank), but this thread is spectakaler. I approve.

And my opinion and approval mean the world.

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