Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Its amazing at just how much crap can appear in such a short space of time.  After returning from Kendal and then Italy, I started to sift through the reams of(mostly) rubbish on the various forums and got kind of frustrated.  I decided to devote a good amount of my time to sitting at my computer,  trying to make some sort of sense out of this confusion and then turning this sense into words that didnt confuse matters any further, if that makes any sense?  Im a bit confused...

Anyway, then I had an epifany...

“Why dont I just forget about all this and go climbing?”

So I did!

Goodbye...

4 comments:

Pär Lindholm said...

Excellent choice!

real sly shady said...

Dude, this whole thing is a shitstorm in a teacup. I saw you giving a talk at the Arch - what counts is that you're climbing bold and inspiring lines. As far as I can tell, the only people causing real fuss are those who can't get near the grades anyway. I reckon keep up the good work and forget the forums......

Emily said...

thought you might be interested in reading this extract from an interview with Alex........

"Why would the Promise be suggested E10? Were you guys scared to suggest an easier grade, knowing this was one of the hardest?

To be fair to James, all the BS about the grading of the Promise took place before we'd really done anything. Later in the trip we did End of the Affair and Gaia, both considered benchmark E8 and both miles easier and safer [well similarly safe at least, hard to compare]. So if we take those as E8 then the Promise has to be at least E9. And Kevin and I both used crash pads at the base, which makes it a lot less scary."

Morgan74 said...

Hi James,

ignore the doubters and keep climbing!

On a side note it would have been nice to hear more about the Nth Face Festival. A quick google brings up an entry on climbing.com and other websites but nothing UK based eg UKC.

I understand that your time is limited but perhaps a prem post on UKC advertising the festival or a write up on your blog or elsewhere would help connect Nth Face with potential customers.

Anyway i'm definately keen to check the place out after seeing your photos and seeing it featured in Dosage V.

cheer
Morgan