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Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 03, 2012, 12:16:00 PM »
Sport (or, in the United States, sports) is all forms of competitive physical activity which,[1] through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants.

Admittedly From Wikipedia. Think climbing is a sport according to this.

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Is climbing a Sport?
« on: June 03, 2012, 11:11:12 AM »
Climbing culture would be to be honest in your ascent etc  However, to actually make the ascent, for example in bouldering, you must start and finish at a certain point.  These are rules/regulations of a true ascent, not climbing culture, i.e. climbing is a sport. 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:49:55 PM »
Cheers Dave, as far as i know it's the fourth. 

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Videos etc
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:18:19 AM »
Leviathan - a nice start to the summer

Leviathan (8a), Portrane, Dublin on Vimeo

Bouldering Discussion / Re: Electronic version of the guide
« on: May 28, 2012, 12:38:21 PM »
Good idea Dave.  Piracy. a low enough price and people would probably buy it, 5 yos sounds about right, cost of a pint..

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?

Trish, once the results of the poll are in and you get an insight into the pull up technique employed, you should convert your ticklist, the graded one on your blog, to Pullups, should be able to crack em all off fairly quickly then .... Easy as that..

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!

As am I chris.. According to some - that video of Ireland's hardest problems, purely subjective, if the ascentist was a bit shorter, they'd be easy! Probably only as hard as chillax.. And those bleausards, gade whores them all... Get some sense or more the case, some perspective..

Probably should only include the full lines - i.e. soul revolution (high start)?

Good man Jizzles and to think that some would say the youth of today have no initiative!

Well, as Jizzle is the only person to have done it, by the sounds of it, probably best ask him.  One ascent would hardly make for a benchmark though....

So what grades would you give them Kev?

Eat it - 6c
Duffy slap - 6b+
Boneyard sit - 7a
Rainbow - 6c+
Away from numbers - 7a (found harder than rainbow)
The fin - 7a+
Edge of onion - 6c

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