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General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
I'd prefer not to see Arapiles problems graded 10
Yes, I think grading is useful 55
I'm not fussed either way 7

Topic Date User
Another poll on Arapiles bouldering 4-Apr-2008 At 12:07:38 PM Nottobetaken
On 4/04/2008 simey wrote:
>My own perspective is that grades are not needed at Arapiles...
>- They interfere with the process of attempting problems based purely
>on aesthetics.
>- They put barriers in your mind about what you should and shouldn't be
>able to do
>- It might attract more wankers

The same can be said for route grades - so really there's no argument there. You may as well grade the problems - at least the main ones. It would be great if all climbing was thought of by reputation of line - rather than a number - but most people only understand basic numerals!

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