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Is it still a redpoint if you place gear between bolts
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May 3, 2013
I am learning to climb trad and was just curious, if I practice placing gear on sport routes between bolts, does it still count as redpoint if I send? K-Mack
From Kamloops
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May 3, 2013
I mean you climbed the climb, how you protect it is up to you. have fun learning and stay safe! Aaron Bugh
From Bozeman, MT
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May 3, 2013
...usually cracks arent bolted. RockinOut
From NY, NY
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May 3, 2013
If you climbed it without weighting the rope it is a redpoint Eric Hamer
From Tucson
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May 3, 2013
RockinOut wrote:
...usually cracks arent bolted.


I'm going to hazard a guess that over 70% of sport routes in the US have at least one place on them to place gear that would hold a fall.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
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May 3, 2013
JCM wrote:
I'm going to hazard a guess that over 70% of sport routes in the US have at least one place on them to place gear that would hold a fall.



Sorry.... I forgot to add the Sarcasm to the end of that...
RockinOut
From NY, NY
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May 3, 2013
Is this question for real?

If you drive 65mph in a 55mph zone is it speeding?
Steven Lucarelli
From Moab, UT
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May 3, 2013
If it is on a Tuesday and you scratch your left ear before you place the gear, then yes, it is a redpoint. On all other days you have to just have to place all the gear with your left hand and bark like a dog at the end of each pitch. NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
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May 4, 2013
What if you place bolts between gear? SDY
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May 4, 2013
what if you just climbed and enjoyed it? Does that still count? H..
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Jun 23, 2013
Eric Hamer wrote:
If you climbed it without weighting the rope it is a redpoint
Ethan Henderson
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Jun 24, 2013
Are you still married if you get a blowjob from a hooker between getting laid from your wife? chuffnugget
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Jun 24, 2013
is farting on the way up cheating? kylekapp
Joined Jan 12, 2010
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Jun 24, 2013
kylekapp wrote:
is farting on the way up cheating?

I hope not because sometimes that's the only way I get propelled up routes.
jarthur
From Westminster, CO
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Jun 24, 2013
snozberries taste like snozberries. nicholas patterson
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Jun 24, 2013
nicholas patterson wrote:
snozberries taste like snozberries.



all right meow
ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
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Jun 24, 2013
its a redpoint if its IAD Darren Mabe
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Jun 24, 2013
What if you put your toes in a finger crack? Greg Berry
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NWA is the new IAD Tommy Ormond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
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Jun 24, 2013
You guys are funny. If you're leading, and don't fall or use the rope or pull on the gear, of course it's a red point. But if you've already placed the pro and are just clipping it on the way up, it's a pink point. And if you use a knee bar rest anywhere on the route, it's a magenta point. And if you think my response is lame, that's a valid point.

I think placing gear on sport routes is a great idea if you're trying to learn trad. But that's beside the point.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
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Jun 24, 2013
If this isn't a troll then it has got to be one of the ...DELEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETE. Thanks for your time. Forget labels and have fun! s.price
From PS,CO
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Jun 24, 2013
It's not a redpoint unless you write a letter to the route opener and give him the chance to explain why he didn't put the bolts where you wanted them. Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
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Jun 26, 2013
Jon Zucco wrote:
...... And if you think my response is lame, that's a VALID point.



hahaha...Jon Zucco, for the win. You guys see what he did there? Cause 'valid' isn't a color, hahaha. Jon Zucco, I like that...keep 'em coming bro!!!!!!
nicholas patterson
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Jun 26, 2013
Also, in many areas where there is still or used to be some bolting ethic, only the parts of the route that aren't protectable by trad gear have been bolted so they are supposed to combine bolts and pro. John Keller
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Jun 29, 2013
so relieved that the senate passed the new bill on sweeping redpoint reform. hopefully the house republicans are courageous enough to put politics aside and push it through. Dan Austin
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Jun 30, 2013
nicholas patterson wrote:
snozberries taste like snozberries.


My cat's breath smells like cat food
Marc H
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