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"Onsighting" but only if at night


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Peter Stangl · · Minnesota · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 200

Ok I know this will start some back and forth, but honest question here.

Can you onsight a boulder problem if it's done at night, so you can't see the beta as you walk up to it? 

Just a debate we had at the gym.

Peter Foster · · Davis, CA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 105

Get a life.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65

Peter Stangl wrote:

Ok I know this will start some back and forth, but honest question here.

Can you onsight a boulder problem if it's done at night, so you can't see the beta as you walk up to it? 

Just a debate we had at the gym.

What do you think “on sight” means?

MojoMonkey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 68

Good back and forth Peter Foster!

Peter Stangl - what do you think onsight means? As long as you aren't being told the moves, practicing moves, watching others climb it, but just looking at the climb and gathering whatever information you can for yourself "on sight", then your first attempt is your onsight attempt... (even if you've handicapped your sight)

Peter Stangl · · Minnesota · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 200

Peter Foster wrote:

Get a life.

Sorry Pete, didn't know making climbing conversation on a climbing forum simply to converse with the climbing community about their input meant I didn't have a life. I dont think there is anything wrong with specifying  terminology. Don't give the Peter's of this world a bad name...

Peter Stangl · · Minnesota · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 200

Marc801 C wrote:

What do you think “on sight” means?

For me, on sight is walking up to the route, no beta, no knowledge of the route, putting your hands on the rock and finding the holds as you climb. That being said, some people we talked to said that you just can't onsight boulders since you can see everything as you walk up to it.  

Locals Only · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 1,110

Woodson 5.4

Tomily ma · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 295

Peter Foster wrote:

Get a life.

Quoting for posterity.

T Roper · · the gym · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865

I never attempt anything without beta, usually from youtube or vimeo.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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