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The Fun Scale

Postby PellucidWombat » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:36 am

I recently came across this great blog that I think can speak to some of us here :twisted:

The Fun Scale
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Re: The Fun Scale

Postby Augie Medina » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:08 am

Thanks for sharing that Mark. That scale is simple and encompasses a lot. Rings true right off the bat. I suspect though that if you tried to join Type III to Type I, it might be so forced as to nullify the scale.
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Re: The Fun Scale

Postby PellucidWombat » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:24 am

I find most of my favorite mountaineering trips are Type 2. Cragging has been Type 1, which has been getting dangerously appealing :o
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Re: The Fun Scale

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:07 am

Hmmmmm..... Maybe my head is thicker than others. A lot of my climbing was Type III. Haven't you ever made a pact with God that you'd quit climbing if he got you down alive? I made such a pact with God -- many, many times.

Big wall climbing is definitely Type II.
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Re: The Fun Scale

Postby tonyo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:41 pm

"Maybe the whole goal, the path of the enlightened, is to turn Type III situations into Type I fun. Right.Maybe the whole goal, the path of the enlightened, is to turn Type III situations into Type I fun. Right."

The possibility that that can even happen is what keeps me coming back. It's like gambling; I keep thinking 'next time, when the conditions are a little different, or when I've trained a little harder, or....'
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Re: The Fun Scale

Postby WML » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:59 pm

Kelly Cordes is one hell of an inspiration for any alpinist. The little guy gets it done! And with minimal ego, and a tremendous sense of humor about himself.

Not to mention, his link-up in Patagonia, his and Josh Wharton's first ascent on Trango Tower, et al.
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