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Re:Basic Safety Protocol 8 years 4 weeks ago #134715

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I didn't know your were once into rocks. So let's step into that arena (rock climbing) and do a macho, or not so macho skills assessment. Here's the question in retro '60 speak:

Were you a 5 10 ee? Or phonetically; a 5 tennee? We didn't have 5.12 back then (difficulty ratings).

Me- best I could do is 5.9 with an instructor asking me to put a little more faith in an edge foot hold I couldn't even see (standing up on a little flake of granite and putting my full weight on it.)
I was happy to move into a climbing arena that had me climbing round cylinder objects (trunks and branches). Look mom--no rope shear!

Waving from a treetop,
Peter Treeman Jenkins
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Re:Basic Safety Protocol 8 years 4 weeks ago #134722


I started out climbing beech trees in about 1983 and got into rock climbing in the mid 90's. However I've only really done it for a few days a year.

Not getting off on desparation or danger like so many rock jocks, I only lead up to about VS 4c or HVS 5a British grades, which is about 5.8. Seconding or on a top rope I can just manage a technical climb of 5c British, which is about 5.11. So we're not that different in terms of ability!

I might go to the Roaches in a few weeks' time actually...

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