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#23015 - 08/15/06 01:08 AM V3 variation
BrianRI Offline

Registered: 06/10/05
Posts: 30
I did V3 last week for the first time and just as you enter the V I traversed out to the right on the left facing face and around the corner. It seem like a logical way to go and I blindly followed some chalk of someone else who was probably off route. Was I on a variation or just off route?

#23016 - 08/15/06 01:27 AM Re: V3 variation [Re: BrianRI]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
That's commonly done by folks who believe it's easier out there. Been there myself actually. It's not easier (IMO). So I call it "the common, slightly off route variation".

#23017 - 08/15/06 02:52 AM Re: V3 variation [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Aya Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 754
Loc: Climbing somewhere
I went out that way once when I thought I'd be able to pull through the V despite the fact that it was dripping water (I was wrong). I thought it was easier - but I think I have some sort of psychological issue with the V that always makes it seem hard to me. I'm still afraid to lead the stupid thing.
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#23018 - 08/15/06 03:35 AM Re: V3 variation [Re: Aya]
pedestrian Offline

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
I did what Aya did. Followed it later on and the V turns out to be reasonably easy. I think the day I led it I was just tired.

#23019 - 08/15/06 04:01 PM Re: V3 variation [Re: Aya]
quanto_the_mad Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 2628
Loc: brooklyn
Whenever I take someone new up the climb, they invariably look out onto the face. I tell them to get back into the V, that's the fun part of the climb.

#23020 - 08/15/06 05:31 PM Re: V3 variation [Re: quanto_the_mad]
Tai Offline

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Middle of nowhere: South Salem...
Tried that whilst onsighting it last weekend; with an almighty {expletive}, I came to realize that it really isn't the way to go; reversed the moves, and went up into the V. Getting into the V was much easier and reasonably secure, comparatively.

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