Steve1215 wrote:If you climb less than 320 days a year...surely you are not totally dedicated to climbing.-
Who set that criteria... 320 days?
Last year I climbed 302 days, does that make me not dedicated? The year before, around 305, so far this year I have 36 days, etc etc...
Steve1215 wrote:But people were doing 5.13s in 79 and 80, without hangdogging...
Odd, Jardine worked the Phoenix for well over 2 months before sending it.
Tony Yaniro worked Grand Illusion for a month or so before sending that.
Wolfgang worked many of his .14's for many months before sending them.
Etc Etc Etc.....
These were the dudes that invented "Handogging" back in the late 70's.
Hell, I remember reading an old Climbing Mag article back in the mid 90's on Pete Cleveland and his incredible work in Devils Lake back in the late 70's early 80's. His method of choice was to TR the moves repeatedly prior to leading and then sending the line.