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Killiecrankie, Flinders Island 24-Jan-2012 At 10:01:26 AM onsight
On 23/01/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Being short isn't really the problem on Sirocco. The problem is that its
>bastard hard (and completely out of place on a 26) no matter how tall you

I agree Sirocco is hard and I see that I've given it 27 in my captions because I don't think that it's 26 for starters... but I disagree the rest -- height makes a massive difference on this one. Lynn tried all out dynoing for ages, with and without the rack on, then tried to climb around the dyno using some minuscule edges... If she could have found a way at grade 29 or 30 for her, then I'm sure she would have. Unfortunately Taipan is particularly lacking in intermediates and makes some of the routes there a hell of a lot harder if you are shorter.

I've seen Lynn's success cited numerous times over the years by various people trying to argue that height makes little difference in climbing. I think something that Lynn once had to say about height often gets quoted too. Obviously I think that's wrong but I also think it's funny; you should have heard Lynn cussing on Taipan that day!

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