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Tin of or King of Ming
October 29, 2014, 08:18:33 pm
Been trying Tin Of 7b at the Tor for a while and finding hard to put it all together, although all moves done, and some links. Been trying this as a medium term project, until the end of the year, although getting a bit dispondent.

Is it worth drawing a line under, and begin to try something like King of Ming, or any other suggestions about 7B, looking for routes that are nearly always dry in winter, and in the Peak

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#1 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 29, 2014, 08:40:53 pm
7b isn't that well represented on peak sport. Moat People at Moat Buttress, WCJ is probably one of the best 7bs in the peak and I don't think it takes much seepage in winter.

Only you can decide whether or not to draw a line under Tin Of but if you're not making progress and not enjoying it then I'd say it's worth taking a break for a bit. You've still got over 2 months left of the year though so plenty of time yet.

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#2 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 29, 2014, 10:02:48 pm
there's a good 7b at Smalldale, it's fairly technical as far as i rememberm but probably quite a bit easier than Tin Of, which i always find is a hard 7b. King of Ming is now defunct isn't it? Now exists as the Virgin King as far as i know. What about the Embankment: Beef it and the one to its right (given 7b+, but i'd have thought easier than tin of for most people?)

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#3 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 29, 2014, 10:50:07 pm
Keep your eyes on the prize! Think how great that celebratory half will taste in the Angler's Rest...

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#4 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 08:22:37 am
I have this motto... If you want to do it you have to keep trying.

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#5 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 08:40:19 am
Why not try both. Always good to have a project at more than one crag and that will fit in with a grater range of possible partners. Virgin King as it is now known can still be started from the ledge when the easy slab is wet. By trying as many different 7b's as possible it can only be good training for your next goal 7b+?

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#6 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 09:15:19 am
Always good to have a project at more than one crag and that will fit in with a grater range of possible partners.

This is why I have a project at every Peak Lime venue....... honest

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#7 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 10:12:37 am
Thanks all, that is useful, will stick at it and also find another to bé able to mix it up a bit, and glad that most find it quite hard at the grade

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#8 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 11:07:59 am
Just one more thing, and thinking of dry projects for winter, does anyone recommend A Little Extra, or even Sardine, to try as well as Tin Of, thanks

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#9 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 12:44:19 pm
  I find sardine easier than tin of. Dont bother with a little extra

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#10 Re: Tin of or King of Ming
October 30, 2014, 01:01:06 pm
Ok thanks Haydn, for the advice will have a look at Sardine, cheers

 

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