RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

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RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by bcircell » Fri May 10, 2013 8:35 am

Just curious, what people regarded as the classic tests for the grade through the twelves at the Red? It's somewhat tricky as the variety of climbing at the Red is so varied.

From my limited experience;

12a - Too Many Puppies
12b - Iniquity
12c - Orange Juice
12d - Jesus Wept (?)

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by toad857 » Fri May 10, 2013 8:59 am

not a bad list. I'm not sure what makes a "test piece", but I'd take Check your Grip or Mercy the Huff over too many puppies.

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by vertical1 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:01 am

Jesus Wept was my first 12d, but definitely no test piece. It is definitely low in the grade. For 12b, maybe Mercy, the Huff. Try Malice or Resurrection for a 12c.

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by toad857 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:09 am

Oh, and stick the Gift in there. It's super badass.

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by JR » Fri May 10, 2013 9:33 am

toad857 wrote:not a bad list. I'm not sure what makes a "test piece"
Do you mean good routes that are hard for the grade or do you mean routes that feel right smack in the middle of the grade (just the possibility that people are breaking down each letter grade into 3 subdivisions(soft, spot on and hard) is making Dustonian furious right now!!)

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by climb2core » Fri May 10, 2013 9:37 am

Testpiece means hard and classic to me...

So,

12a- Bare Metal Teen
12b-Soul Ram
12c-? Malice
12d-? Stunning the Hog

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by Cromper » Fri May 10, 2013 9:38 am

Twinkie, bare metal teen
Soul ram, mercy
Cell block, OJ
Stunning the hog, 8 ball

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by bcircell » Fri May 10, 2013 9:53 am

JR wrote:
toad857 wrote:not a bad list. I'm not sure what makes a "test piece"
Do you mean good routes that are hard for the grade or do you mean routes that feel right smack in the middle of the grade (just the possibility that people are breaking down each letter grade into 3 subdivisions(soft, spot on and hard) is making Dustonian furious right now!!)

I was thinking routes that are stiff and sustained (insert joke) at the relevant grade and classic, without being overtly sandbagged (BMT comes to mind)

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by agdenm2 » Fri May 10, 2013 9:58 am

12a - The Teen
12b - Mercy
12c - Stain
12d - 8 ball

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by Brentucky » Fri May 10, 2013 10:03 am

JR wrote: Do you mean good routes that are hard for the grade or do you mean routes that feel right smack in the middle of the grade (just the possibility that people are breaking down each letter grade into 3 subdivisions(soft, spot on and hard) is making Dustonian furious right now!!)
hahahaha, i think this is why dusty stopped climbing with me.

i would add scarlett scorchdropper to the list. oh, wait...
efil lanrete... i enjoy the sound, but in truth i find this seductively backward idea to be quite frightening

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by Cocoapuffs1000 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:21 am

Straight edge 12a
Heart Shaped Box 12c
Team Wilson 12d

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by Andrew » Fri May 10, 2013 10:53 am

12a Swedish Fish
12b. Suns out guns out
12c. Deemon seed
12d. Skinny love
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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by climb2core » Fri May 10, 2013 10:55 am

Andrew wrote:12a Swedish Fish
12b. Suns out guns out
12c. Deemon seed
12d. Skinny love
Test pieces... not piles.

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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by 512OW » Fri May 10, 2013 12:18 pm

12a Too Many Puppies, Swedish Fish (Bare Metal is too much like Chainsaw to make my list.)
12b Buff The Wood, Mercy The Huff
12c Hellraiser, Jesus Wept
12d 8Ball
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Re: RRG Test Pieces - 12a,b,c,d

Post by krampus » Fri May 10, 2013 1:11 pm

12a The Learning Curve
12b Country Lovin
12c Hidden Dragon
12d Days of Rage
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