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Excuses And Accusations

posted Sep 1, 2018, 1:39 PM by Diziet Sma   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 1:40 PM ]
There are many reasons some boulder problems become popular, while others are overlooked. Some reasons are legitimate... others less so. The wrong grade can have a devastating impact on the popularity of a boulder problem. Soft, safe, and workable - instant classic! A sufficient sandbag can relegate a fantastic problem to complete obscurity. The story we tell ourselves is a product of the introspection illusion. 

Typical excuses for not climbing the very excellent Sean's Problem V6 SDS at Chebucto head include: turd, sharp, amorphous, scary, contrived, temp dependant. In reality, it's very excellent, but hard. Tough Sailors is much easier and earns you a whole extra V-point! Or does it?

“So convenient a thing to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Ben Smith on the unique crux sequence of Sean's Problem @ Chebucto Head
Diziet Sma,
Sep 1, 2018, 1:39 PM