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ChrisOwen

soloing vs free soloing

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Soloing can be anything that involves fear of falling and dying (Mt Si, Das Tooth). Free soloing usually means climbing something that is commonly considered worthy of a fifth class rating.

For some people free soloing might be a long 5.4 climb, but others may require a higher rating :battlecage:

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Soloing is climbing by yourself.  Free climbing is climbing w/o aid. Free soloing is free climbing without a belay. Rope soling is any kind of climbing (free or aid) by yourself, with a rope for self-belay. Grade has nothing to do with it.

 

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Its definitely higher on known ground than onsight, the Eye felt like a hike while the west ridge of Constance felt like free soloing.

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sounds like a chest beat to me - free soloing is by definition climbing/o a rope, but at some point 1st class turns into 2nd class and so on, so where you start  being afraid of dying if you peel off i guess is free soloing, which could be still just hiking

whatever gets you off i reckon, but i prefer long, easy free-solos - 2000+ feet of 5.4 is ideal :)

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I'm confused by your abuse of terminology, you aren't a Russian bot by any chance, trying to stir up division? 

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