Jul 30, 2011, 12:34 PM
Registered: May 9, 2011
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Ok, this is coming from someone who has barely dipped her toes into trad climbing (so far), but I think if you have to ask that question, you aren't going to understand (most) of the answers you're going to get. It's like my friends who don't climb asking me why I do. There's not an answer that will really make them understand it.
i have climbed up to 5.11 trad, and can consistently do 5.10.
to people that say sport requires no mental game, you need to try pushing yourself physically, remember moves, fight through a pump, and see if sport isn't a mental game.
i know trads that do much harder sport than me, but especially as i get older (40), i seem to run into more the majority of trads seems to sit on their (large) haunches and pontificate how placing gear on a 5.9 and maybe work a 5.10 makes them somehow on the same level, or better, as someone who trains to do 5.12 sport. it isn't, and they aren't. they would do well to train a bit and they would see their trad grades increase as well.
(This post was edited by superchuffer on Jul 30, 2011, 12:37 PM)