5.15 in the Red?

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5.15 in the Red?

Post by trog » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Recent R&I, in the "No Spain, No Gain" article states there are more 5.15's in the small area covered than in all of North America. Not that I will ever be climbing anything close, but it made me curious. It seems such hard climbs are partly made because of the level of climbers in a given place. So step up local equippers and hard climbers - are there any 5.15's in the Red? Does the rock type not allow it or do we just not have anyone with the vision and strength? Not that it matters anyway. I will continue my weak sauce routes.
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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by Andrew » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:30 am

The weather sucks here to bad.
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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by tbwilsonky » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:23 am

and everyone is too tall/fat.
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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by cramacam » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:19 pm

Everything here is a choss pile anyway. All those toads should save their money and go to Spain instead.

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by toad857 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:39 pm

we drink too much for 5.15.

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by tbwilsonky » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:43 pm

cramacam wrote:Everything here is a choss pile anyway. All those toads should save their money and go to Spain instead.
yeah, but Spain isn't real. it's all cgi. David Cameron, Chris Sharma, and a green screen.
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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by trog » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:49 am

You're all gonna climb out everything at the Lode someday. THEN where are you gonna go? The old spraylord's home?
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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by Crankmas » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:16 pm

the hard folks need to work as hard on access issues as they do on training and projecting, the routes are there they just need to be created...

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by Shamis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:46 pm

Those grades will be much harder to come by at the red because of the rock hardness. It's still possible, but they will be few and far between I think.

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by Toy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:49 pm

The exact same thing was said about the 5.14 grade before there were 5.14's in the Red. There will be 5.15's in the Red when climbers with the motivation, imagination, and grip strength decide to bolt and climb them

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by toad857 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:53 pm

agreed. they're probably right under our noses, too.

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by B-rock » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:06 pm

how about...the Sharma Project :)

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by dustonian » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:10 pm

Vader proj brah

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

Post by gneiss » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:19 pm

there would be 5.15s all over the red if y'all could learn sequences more complex than right left right left...

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Re: 5.15 in the Red?

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