Climbing a Peak: What it takes

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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by timisimaginary » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:14 pm

LifeIsGood wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:46 am
timisimaginary wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:22 am
i "climbed" a ladder
What would be the equivalent rating for a normal ladder?, probably just class 4?

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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by nunns » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm

I kind of always thought of the class as being dependent on the steepness, although not entirely. Maybe I got that from Roach? Wouldn't a completely vertical ladder be 5.0? It is straight up but obviously very easy hand and foot placement. Or am I way off here?

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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by Bale » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:42 pm

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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by LifeIsGood » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:05 pm

Apparently I had not actually read this SquareTop trip report:

https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/triprepo ... trip=21003

-turns out the word ‘climbing’ is in there, so now I have to clarify to the author, and everyone else, that I wasn’t picking on you. Your usage is inline with common usage on this site.

the members here may be overly passionate at times, and certainly nitpicky, but generally all in good humor.

it’s doubtful anyone truly cares how the word ‘climbing’ is used, or the term ‘skied a peak’, for that matter, unless done for some kind of record or comparison to others
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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:15 pm

I climb and step up both my extension and step ladders. Maybe it would be best to replace "climb" with "step" in all of those route descriptions. Oh, wait, I don't care.
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Re: Climbing a Peak: What it takes

Post by k_fergie » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:19 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:15 pm
I climb and step up both my extension and step ladders. Maybe it would be best to replace "climb" with "step" in all of those route descriptions. Oh, wait, I don't care.
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