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"Projecting" on Gear

Jon Frisby · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 110
Ted Pinson wrote:

So Healyje, are you saying that a Redpoint is impossible when trad climbing?  What if you suss out the beta by falling repeatedly?

(Takes 40 foot winger on a microcam, walks to top, raps, cleans, repeats 5x, sends, SPORT CLIMB)

Hamish Malin · · Fredericksburg, VA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 15
David Kerkeslager wrote:

Ugh, I said "projecting on gear" and not "trad projecting" hoping to avoid this inane pedantry.

Could you guys start a new thread if you want to fight about the meaning of the word "trad"? I don't care, and I'm not sure why you do.

This, from eight pages ago.  Amazing how what started as a useful thread got ruined...

Tyler Tworek · · Boulder, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 35
ViperScale wrote:

... Imo if you already know what pieces of gear you are placing and where it goes you are no longer really climbing on gear.

They really need a new term for this because if you know all the gear placements before you start climbing it than it is just like a slightly different version of sport because it is like knowing where all the bolts will be before you start.

You are still definitely climbing on gear. The term is "head pointing" 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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