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#68579 - 08/08/13 03:44 PM Re: Interstice P1, 5.10b?? [Re: SethG]
Kent Offline
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Seth, if you want to call yourself a gunks 5.10 leader, you have to man up and onsight these things, or at least try. :-)

I love Interstice. It's one of my fav climbs on the mac wall.

Is anyone climbing Freebird these days? It's fairly contrived which is why I assume Dick didn't put it in the guidebook. Pitch one is between Interstice and Birdy Party and one must make a conscious effort to avoid some of the holds on Birdy Party. Pitch one is a very spicey lead but can be top roped off a gear anchor up inside that big flake above P1 of Interstice. Pitch 2 goes out a thin seam through the big roof. I've only seen two people work on Pitch 2, on toprope, and they were Sciacca and Gottlieb.

Edited to add: P1 of Freebird goes at 11.c PG-R if anyone wants to take a crack at it.


Edited by Kent (08/08/13 04:13 PM)

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#68590 - 08/09/13 01:54 PM Re: Interstice P1, 5.10b?? [Re: Kent]
SethG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kent
Seth, if you want to call yourself a gunks 5.10 leader, you have to man up and onsight these things, or at least try. :-)


I basically agree with you Kent, which is why I don't call myself a 5.10 leader... yet. I do try, even if the results are decidedly mixed.
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#68592 - 08/09/13 02:14 PM Re: Interstice P1, 5.10b?? [Re: SethG]
Kent Offline
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Cool. I was just busting your chops any way. I never called myself an 11 leader for the same reason. Sure, I led some 11s, even some hard and poorly protected ones, but I couldn't just walk up and onsight 11. I think I had just one successful .11 onsight, Scene of the Climb.

Good on ya for trying to onsight at your limit. That's where the fun is.


Edited by Kent (08/09/13 02:16 PM)

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