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Bouldering => Bouldering Discussion => : chris rooney April 03, 2012, 12:13:28 PM

: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: chris rooney April 03, 2012, 12:13:28 PM
yo,

i havent done this (yet!) but i have heard 7A+ mooted, which doesnt sound far fetched to me, especially with the low right foot hold which has become(!) quite good. A fair few folks have now done it so what are these people's thoughts on the grade? i am trying to knock together a little glendo vid between nappy changes (no, not mine) and want to get the grade right.

cheers,
Chris
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Barry April 03, 2012, 03:45:46 PM
Hey Mr Rooney,

Having been on it both ways, I'd suggest for the new beta - 7a+/low-end 7b.  The previous method was far harder and probably justified the grade given in the guide - 7c I think.

Barry
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Paul Brennan April 08, 2012, 03:34:07 AM
I'd go for 7b. But I'm a grade whore.
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: chris rooney April 08, 2012, 09:21:50 AM
when did you do it? the move to the crimp is very easy now, the foothold was a tiny edge in january but is now very positive
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Paul Brennan April 08, 2012, 06:20:02 PM
Haven't done it. Dropped it from the slot crimp thing. I was finding the hardest move to be sticking that sidepull sloper thing with the right hand. Only got through it once. 7A+ would be in the realms of possibility I guess, but it feels very hard to me.
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Tim Chapman May 05, 2012, 04:05:09 PM
Sorry late to the party. The message board hasnt been hitting my google reader. 7a At the most. I had bearly climbed all winter and managed it in 2 sessions. I am amazing though!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: chris rooney May 05, 2012, 11:49:40 PM
how dare you try to quantify something as abstract as a boulder problem with a number!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Barry May 06, 2012, 05:59:38 AM
This problem has been designated a grade in the guide, no discussion here please... see previous thread for details, if you want to talk of grades, go trad climbing!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Dave Flanagan May 09, 2012, 12:26:47 PM
I know you are taking the piss Chris but it might make more sense to say:

how dare you try to quantify something as abstract as difficulty with a number!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Dave Flanagan May 09, 2012, 12:37:12 PM
Barry.

Yes I assigned this problem a grade in the guide. Do you have a issue with that?

Maybe I have some strange ideas about grades and maybe they are nonsense but I have never tried to stifle discussion about them in fact I went to the trouble of establishing this forum in response to requests from you and others.
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: trish fox May 10, 2012, 09:59:04 AM
7a Tim! Maybe I'll go give it a try!!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Tim Chapman May 10, 2012, 11:21:56 AM
Trish you dont climb anymore! The decline has started....
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Dave Flanagan May 10, 2012, 11:27:07 AM
Tim you dont climb anymore! The decline has started....
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: trish fox May 10, 2012, 11:31:00 AM
I was at the board for 3 hours on Tuesday I'll have you know! Keeping on top of my cycling and my climbing!!! :)
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Stephen McMullan May 10, 2012, 12:13:37 PM
You need to install Strava on your phone Trish for your spins. Sure where would we be without stats, numbers, rankings and competition!!!
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Barry May 10, 2012, 12:18:32 PM
No problem, just noting that the problem has been graded.  Just wondering according to the new grading system - Apple or orange though? How many pullups?
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Dave Flanagan May 10, 2012, 12:35:55 PM
Apple11 Orange 49 which is about benchmark P18.
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Tim Chapman May 10, 2012, 04:46:09 PM
Im just a year away from the rack for sale post!! Ill show ya all im gonna get secret training.
: Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
: Dave Flanagan May 10, 2012, 05:58:28 PM
I'll take if off your hands Tim and put it to good use.