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Ushering in a Grade

Post by One-Fall » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:36 am

Can you fill in the blanks, or correct by mistakes? Thanks.

First:

5.8 -
5.9 -
5.10
5.11 - Here Comes Batmann, Bill Strachen
5.12 -
5.13 - Table of Colors, Porter Jarrard
5.14 -
5.15 - Southern Smoke Direct, Adam Taylor
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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by Toy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:11 am

5.12 would've been Porter's too. My guess would be something at Military
5.14 would be David Hume, either CWLF or The Nothing I suppose

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by stix » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:01 am

wasn't stay the hand one of the first lines porter put up? maybe one of the early 12's in the gorge?
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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by Jeff » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:57 am

Was it Here Comes Batman or B3?
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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by caribe » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:37 pm

Good topic Lee!

5.10 Excalibur 1975 Ed Pearsall
5.10 Fallout 1976 Larry Day
I include the latter because there appears to be some controversy in the date of the former. The other 5.10 in the running was Batman's Warm-up which is listed as a toprope.

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by SCIN » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:24 pm

Jeff wrote:Was it Here Comes Batman or B3?
Capt...?
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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by One-Fall » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:04 pm

One-Fall wrote:First:

5.8 -
5.9 -
5.10 - Excaliber, Ed Pearsall
5.11 - Here Comes Batman, Bill Strachen
5.12 - Stay the Hand, Porter Jarrard
5.13 - Table of Colors, Porter Jarrard
5.14 - , Dave Hume
5.15 - Southern Smoke Direct, Adam Taylor
Can't we all just get along?

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by schwagpad » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:55 pm

Thanatopsis

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by caribe » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:01 pm

5.8 -
5.9 -
5.10 - Excaliber, Ed Pearsall, 1975
5.11 - Here Comes Batman, Bill Strachen, 1978
5.12 - Stay the Hand, Porter Jarrard, 1990
5.13 - Table of Colors, Porter Jarrard, 1990
5.14 - Thanatopsis, Dave Hume, 1996
5.15 - Southern Smoke Direct, Adam Taylor, 2011

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by caribe » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:06 pm

I love the name Thanatopsis
Thanatos was the daemon personification of death (Greek mythology).
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opsis= spectacle in the theatre and performance (Greek).
Dave let me know if you meant something else when you named this one.

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by mcrib » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:10 pm

If I remember correctly it was a poem in one of his books in high school.
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Post by Feanor007 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:50 pm

William Cullen Bryant, 1820ish.
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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by caribe » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:41 pm

Feanor007 wrote:William Cullen Bryant, 1820ish.
wow, great read, thanks.

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Re: Ushering in a Grade

Post by pigsteak » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:52 pm

caribe wrote:
Feanor007 wrote:William Cullen Bryant, 1820ish.
wow, great read, thanks.
...please tell me you did not.....
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Post by captain static » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:25 pm

For 5.9 the 5.9+ route usher would be The Eagle's Gift.
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