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Interesting project from Dartmouth researchers

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Anson Call · · Provo, UT · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 30

The future of climbing: trying your destination project before you ever get there!

New system can recreate natural rock-climbing walls indoors

Apparently Dr. Whiting likes to climb. Is she part of the MP community?

Lena chita · · Cleveland, OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 735

It's a cool technological/modeling problem, for sure. But I don't think you will see anytime soon the classic problems, 3D printed and coming to the gym near you.

People have tried to replicate the cruxes of classic problems before-- think Midnight Lightning.
And this is definitely a more sophisticated technology to do it. But even in the example that they are showing, sure, you can replicate the moves, if you hold only the sections on the molded holds that you are supposed to hold, and then ignore the fact that they are now sticking out of the wall and can be used for feet, where the original hold were only good for hands, and not for feet.

Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 790

I've seen some amazing tech in the film industry. I've got to run right now but I've seen things on this idea for 30+ years.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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