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compclimber


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 I was just wondering how many of us have tried highball boulder problems??


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 OOPS before Russman lets me know I ment to put this in the bouldering section not general discutions.


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I have and it's a lot of fun. Some are very scarry, but others are easier and less risk so to speak.


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i don't know what you are talking about...most of the time i don't say anything...i will jsut move the topic to the right area. i read in another post abou thaving all teh catagories. I think it is good and makes us all work a little...not like we have anything else to do if we are spending all this time on the puters. i will jsut quietly move this topic to the right section.



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It must have been Kagunkie then.

sorry russ


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 Its always "free climbing" I think you mean a free solo.

I dont know I gues I would say at least 30 feet. It all depends look at some of the stuff in the "Buttermilks" the hard climbing is close to the ground but the tops of some of those boulders are at least 30/40 feet up there.


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highball problems are usually taller than 20'

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i thought it was around 20' too


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To answer the first question, I have tried some highballs. Three on one big 6+ metre boulder in Fontainebleau. You can see a pic of one of these at my website.
www.angelfire.com/bc2/climbwandt


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I love high-balls. Its the rush of knowing you either finish the problem, or totally peel off going for it. But it does suck when you miss the pad.


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i've tried 15 foot bouldering problems but only indoors so i don't know how you would categorize that.


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I think that would still be high-ball. Even though plastic deosn't count


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It's 'High-Balling' when the crash pad looks like a postage stamp.


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I have found that on average, a high ball doesnt become until you have hit around 20ft or more. The majority of problems are somewhere around 15ft or so, and anything less is more like a traverse. I have been on one problem where the book said the problem was 15ft, but upon topping out, I decided it was more like 22ft or so, with a crappy landing. But I think the more you talk to people, you will find that the average is about 20ft for highballing. Now in a gym, its still a high ball. One place I climb has 23ft ceilings, and we do some problems that top out when no one is looking. Just my thoughts, I will ask around and see what others think.


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