glassgowkiss Posted October 4, 2012 Share Posted October 4, 2012 (edited) WTF? OS is OS, which on multi pitch route means ground up, no prior attempts, no falls to the top. I don't know how climbing a route in second attempt can be called OS?! The point is that if you climb half way up, and you re-climb the pitches, you'll have knowledge of the terrain, hence you'll be fresher. Here is a link I am referring to: Greenland "It rained hard and they were forced to make a terrifying retreat, trashing static ropes and making a difficult series of abseils in cold and miserable conditions. Previous trips to this region had enjoyed stable weather, but this year it was unusually unpredictable. The three later walked to one of the high points on the island, where they got a mobile phone signal and were able to contact Upernavik for a weather forecast. The report was not promising, but they decided to make another attempt, this time travelling light. Above their high point lay a loose pitch of E3, after which the climbing improved with great rock and protection on the headwall (E2). The route was completed in a 12-hour push and named Drowning in a Sea of Light (800m, 20 pitches; E5 6b C1). Apart from the 30m aid section on the fourth pitch, the entire line was climbed free and on-sight, with no bolts or pegs placed" Sorry, let's end bullshit and hype in route reporting. Probably a great route and valiant effort, but this type of reporting is not honest. Edited October 4, 2012 by glassgowkiss Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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