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chris rooney

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consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« on: 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

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #1 on: 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

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 03:34:07 AM »
I'd go for 7b. But I'm a grade whore.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 03:41:07 AM by Paul Brennan »

chris rooney

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #3 on: 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

Paul Brennan

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #4 on: 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.

Tim Chapman

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #5 on: 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!

chris rooney

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 11:49:40 PM »
how dare you try to quantify something as abstract as a boulder problem with a number!

Barry

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #7 on: 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!

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #8 on: 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!

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #9 on: 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.

trish fox

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 09:59:04 AM »
7a Tim! Maybe I'll go give it a try!!

Tim Chapman

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 11:21:56 AM »
Trish you dont climb anymore! The decline has started....

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 11:27:07 AM »
Tim you dont climb anymore! The decline has started....

trish fox

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #13 on: 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!!! :)

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Re: consensus on grade of the Groove SS, Glendalough
« Reply #14 on: 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!!!