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Bouldering Discussion / Re: get your bouldering news here
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:11:38 PM »
12 pullups Dave?

Bouldering Discussion / get your bouldering news here
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:04:19 PM »
1. Three star arete in Carrickfinn is no longer a project, courtesy of m.duffy

2. Barry O'Dwyer repeats Leviathan 8A, Portrane

now back to work everyone

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:38:31 AM »
some lemon sole

Lemon Sole

how dare you try to quantify something as abstract as a boulder problem with a number!

i am truly baffled that people think trad grades are less subjective than bouldering grades, far more variables involved despite the larger increments of the technical grade

>>all opinions aren't equal. Also I think the rule that only those who have climbed a problem can have an opinion on it's grade is silly and arbituary.

if someone doesnt need to climb a problem to grade it then how do you sort the wheat from the chaff?  the spreadhseet might not be ideal but its certainly more democratic than you deciding who's best qualified to take the best guess.

>>Chris. Dark Angle SS was given 7a on the advice of some lad, Michael Duffy, do you know him?

i do know if i wanted to confirm the grade of an 8A I'd ask Michael, but a 7A? i'd ask me  :)

maybe 27crags would be the best way forward for a style consensus to develop.

need some way of recording who's opinions they are? also it should be noted only repeaters opinions should be recorded

all hail J to the Hizzle!

i think jHizzle's parents must have netnanny installed at home and have blocked theshortspan.

spot on Baz, if you think grades are stupid then stop reading and/or adding to this thread.

i would add

Living the Dream 6B+

Chillax Left  6C+
Sow Your wild Oats 7B+

I think Pascals is at the hard end of 7B so not appropriate for benchmark?

Lemon Sole for 7C?

well now there's a decent forum lets make that list!

choc ice was years ago, so would need a refresher to see for sure. cant see myself back there anytime soon though :)

what do people think of 'away from the numbers' while we're talking about lough bray? hard 7A or soft 7A+? i'd go for the latter. Rainbow.. solid 7A?

i know this is now turning into a very specific grade discussion but i think that's a healthy thing to have once in a while.

well first things first Dave, V5 is 6C+, V4 is 6C i hope you're not one of these people that thinks + grades are an increment, they are whole grade people. amazing how many people think that.

choc ice - tried it years ago on the day MD did it, felt hard enough, and high...did you stay left of the arete? 

kinky reggae stand - feels bench mark for 6C to me? as does chillax

dark angle ss is most definitely a mistake at 7A, not sure why thats in the guide as that, more like 6B+?

Loco Total is at least 7A in my opinion, who's claiming 6C??

Havent seen Eyrie but its a JHard route so probably add 2 grades

yeah i was thinking about Brendans request for example problems that are over/undergraded but couldnt really come up with any in glendo, the grades are mostly on the money there at this stage.

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