Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby SCIN » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:15 am

nik wrote:of course people will say that it took a lot of hard work and was earned. just like legacy kids will say they got into yale because they studied real hard. neither claims are completely untrue, nor do they tell the whole story.

everyone can climb 5.14 in the same way that everyone can be president or publish a groundbreaking article on quantum physics. yeah, in a sense, everyone can. but, the practical limitations that some people deal with make it such that these things become unrealistic for them while others are predisposed to success.

the narrative of unfettered achievement has sustained our nation throughout our history but is, of course, mostly a fiction. wealth mostly reproduces itself, pro athletes give birth to children who become pro athletes, and the liability of newness crushes the chances of young businesses everyday. saying people just have to want things really badly does nothing more than to shift the focus from complex understandings of phenomena to easy-to-digest platitudes about inner spirit and personal responsibility.


What the hell!!?? I keep trying to read this and all I see is the declaration of independence. Is this one of them spam bots?
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby JR » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:01 am

the narrative of unfettered achievement has sustained our nation throughout our history but is, of course, mostly a fiction. wealth mostly reproduces itself, pro athletes give birth to children who become pro athletes, and the liability of newness crushes the chances of young businesses everyday. saying people just have to want things really badly does nothing more than to shift the focus from complex understandings of phenomena to easy-to-digest platitudes about inner spirit and personal responsibility.



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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby caribe » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:38 am

the narrative of unfettered achievement has sustained our nation
Unfettered indeed, while ~2% go ~directly to prison.
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby susunia » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:06 am

Can someone explain the quantum theory of physics/mechanics to me? I always hear references to Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, etc and I have an extremely vague idea in my head of what that refers to but im really clueless. It does, however, sound fascinating. Can someone better explain this to me?
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby climb2core » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:26 am

Quantum physics are not really involved until you start climbing 5.15...
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby nik » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:35 pm

SCIN wrote:
nik wrote:of course people will say that it took a lot of hard work and was earned. just like legacy kids will say they got into yale because they studied real hard. neither claims are completely untrue, nor do they tell the whole story.

everyone can climb 5.14 in the same way that everyone can be president or publish a groundbreaking article on quantum physics. yeah, in a sense, everyone can. but, the practical limitations that some people deal with make it such that these things become unrealistic for them while others are predisposed to success.

the narrative of unfettered achievement has sustained our nation throughout our history but is, of course, mostly a fiction. wealth mostly reproduces itself, pro athletes give birth to children who become pro athletes, and the liability of newness crushes the chances of young businesses everyday. saying people just have to want things really badly does nothing more than to shift the focus from complex understandings of phenomena to easy-to-digest platitudes about inner spirit and personal responsibility.


What the hell!!?? I keep trying to read this and all I see is the declaration of independence. Is this one of them spam bots?



haha, no. not a spam bot. please don't delete my account or anything.
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby caribe » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:09 am

susunia wrote:Can someone explain the quantum theory of physics/mechanics to me? I always hear references to Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, etc and I have an extremely vague idea in my head of what that refers to but im really clueless. It does, however, sound fascinating. Can someone better explain this to me?


Richard Feynman, in The Feynman Lectures on Physics, vol III, p. 18-9 (1965) "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics."
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby caribe » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:37 pm

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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby pigsteak » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:07 pm

so Art are you saying you'll be climbing 5.14 real soon? or ever?
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby One-Fall » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:55 am

A few years down the road, and even more of our group have took the time to climb a (or many) 14.
Good job to Kyle, J, Kenny, Dru and Kris (to name a few that participated in this conversation).

Anyone change their opinion?
Can't we all just get along?
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby caribe » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:10 am

Need to stop trying to climb 5.12 trad and focus on something a little more attainable like 5.14 sport. :D
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby krampus » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:22 pm

Not one of those mentioned above is any real suprise, for them, it was only a matter of time. My answer doesn't change, but I don't even remember what my answer was.
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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby TradMike » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:37 am

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Re: Can Everyone Climb 5.14?

Postby harabagl22 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:21 pm

If you dedicated all your time to training and climbing sport routes in one particular area. Hyperspecialize. I think so.
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