This weekend, three bassheads gambled and won on a trip to Coopers Rock. It was swell, you should’ve been there. While I can’t (and won’t) recreate the faggy friendship bouldering magic we felt, I can tell you a little something about the trip:
I know that Tim got the double jump boots.
I know that Paul told Dave Keenan what’s up.
I know that a yumlette without the yum is just an omelette.
I know that sometimes I snuggle when I shouldn’t.
The trip came to a gangbusters conclusion with the purchase and subsequent owning (hah) of Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.
APPARENTLY, IT IS NOW IN FASHION TO GRADE LONG BOULDER PROBLEMS AS BOULDERROUTES.
THIS IS THE DUMBEST THING EVER. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE:
Now, lets get serious. Can anyone believe this crap? According to this article, I should call “torn appart by horses” 7Cc. Why? WHY?!!?!? Theres this little thing called style. Certain boulder problems are long, while others are short. BUT YOU CLIMB THEM ALL WITHOUT A ROPE, THEREFORE BOULDERING. I mean, I’m all for talking about how harder boulder problems sometimes are lots of moves, but crap. Mellon Patch at Hueco is like a bizillion moves and its V0. Does that mean it should get a boulderroute grade of 5Aa? HELL NO.
Thus i propose a new grading system.
Boulder problems should be graded, in my mind, as follows.
Easy, Medium, Hard, and should have a Star rating according to how good the problem is.
V grades are so style dependent and subject to confusion and whats hard for one person may be easy for another. ETC ETC ETC.
Thursday, a lot of people are going to Coopers for what is becoming a once a season trip for a lot of us. Hopefully the weather holds out. Looking forward to doing some new problems, hopefully send some old classics and tons of fun in the woods of WV.
Heres a classic, from the last trip this past spring, of Jason on Four Ton Mantis.Read More
check paul out. SO CLOSE. next time buddy. next time.Read More
Its obvious that fall is now here.
Its also obvious that everyone and their respective mothers got out this weekend.
So…..what did you do? Rock climb? or just sit on your ass watching some lame ben stiller movie?
or better yet….were you at work? doing nothing?
for me it was neither. IT WAS ROCK CLIMBING.
so tell us what you did.
I know kootz owned up on some tall problem with a terrible ankle killing slab.
I know jeffy made progress on death of a salesman.
I know the claw made an impressive second ascent of a rad line.
I know mags is close on the meaning of life.
But i dont know about the rest of you. so sound off. tell us whats going down.Read More
What is it? Is it a bat? Or could it be…… a graboid!?!?! (Yes, those are teeth, he bit my brush when I was cleaning holds.)Read More