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There IS NO SUCH THING as a hypothetical ascent
September 27, 2010, 06:41:40 pm
Don't you start! There IS NO SUCH THING as a hypothetical ascent. I had an easy day out on Gable at the weekend. However, I'm claiming a hypothetical ascent of a hard route on Esk Buttress instead. Because, hypothetically, I might have done just that. With a bit of luck this will bring me the fame and peer group adulation I crave as a sad little fucker. OK? No, I thought not.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 10:01:33 am by shark, Reason: Off topic discussion on \'Significant Ascents\' »

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TSK. It's a hypothetical estimate...





















































...of an imaginary postulated ascent.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 10:27:51 am by shark, Reason: changed title to There IS NO SUCH THING as a hypothetical ascent »

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Trad grades should be used only for trad climbs done in a trad manner.

Must have wandered into UKC by mistake.

"So how hard is this new route of yours? E10?

Well no I didn't onsight it.

Ah, so it's a redpoint, then 8a?

Yes but it was scary and dangerous.

OK 8a X?

Lets ask tc what grade it gets........."
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 10:28:19 am by shark, Reason: Changed title to There IS NO SUCH THING as a hypothetical ascent »

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If only someone would invent a new grading system for headpointing.  No idea what you'd call it.




If there's going to be a pap new thread everytime you get 3 OT posts, UKB is going to go into meltdown.

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If there's going to be a pap new thread everytime you get 3 OT posts, UKB is going to go into meltdown.

Actually there were 5 O/T posts but due to my ineptitude I cut off at the wrong place.

I think 'Significant repeats' is a special case for leaving relatively uncluttered with O/T posts.

Sorry if I called it wrong.


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My fault. I'm just a bad man.
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go & toprope 10 hvs's for your sins

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Actually there were 5 O/T posts but due to my ineptitude I cut off at the wrong place.

I think 'Significant repeats' is a special case for leaving relatively uncluttered with O/T posts.

Sorry if I called it wrong.

Sorry Simon - I've just gone O/T on Significant Repeats too!  :-[

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go & toprope 10 hvs's for your sins

starting with Sulky Little Boys. ;)

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Nice!

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Don't you start! There IS NO SUCH THING as a hypothetical ascent. I had an easy day out on Gable at the weekend. However, I'm claiming a hypothetical ascent of a hard route on Esk Buttress instead. Because, hypothetically, I might have done just that. With a bit of luck this will bring me the fame and peer group adulation I crave as a sad little fucker. OK? No, I thought not.

I did it last year after getting up at 3am and cycling to the crag. I have at least 7 witnesses, including one Spanish climber who videoed the ascent and 4 jealous locals armed with chisels and hiltis.

I gave it E13 7c, but it is probably easier now.

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What does Gary Bigson have to say about this. . . . I think we should ask his belayer.

 

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