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Big Wall Route Names?
« on: September 10, 2013, 02:48:30 pm »
Other than cardinal direction names, shouldn't big wall routes have distinction, and as a result one shouldn't recycle and already used route name?


e.g. I wouldn't go to Squamish and establish a new hard line named Zodiac. Nor would I go to Antarctica and call some something the Polar Sun Spire, even though it would be almost more appropriate than Baffin's location relative to the poles?


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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 03:42:30 pm »
there is a 'zodiac wall' in squamish... fyi, btw, etc...

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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 04:19:29 pm »
but is it a "Big Wall" grade V or better?

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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 04:33:54 pm »
11 pitch A3, few ascents.  sounds at least grade V

...not that i've ever climbed it... but it's in the 'guidebook'

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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 05:02:26 pm »
Aaaaaaaaand my to-do list just got longer.
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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 05:05:17 pm »
Let no Zodiac stone go unturned!


hmmm, ok, so there goes my theory right out the window.

So you heard it hear first (unless you saw it online already), there is a new "Bushido" on The Great Trango Tower.

minimal drilling too

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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 05:28:15 pm »
aaaaaaand even longer.  ;P
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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 06:16:24 pm »
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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 03:11:03 pm »
It would be embarrassing to name a new route, the same name as a older/obscure never reported route in the same area.  Part of The FA process is much more involved than for free climbing FA's.

Getting to know the area, where the other obscure stuff goes, and making probes to confirm may take  months.  Respecting others FA'ists paths and future goals is paramount.  Without that respect, it wouldn't be any fun starting up.

Different areas, free game.

Now, Yosemite and Kings Caynon are close enough, same names would not fly...

Besides, Big wall route names come through usually when you least expect them to.

Or sometimes you have the name before you even started.

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Re: Big Wall Route Names?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 04:35:45 pm »
With Tribal Route almost being called Milk and Cookies, that would have changed everyone's packing list to figure out hos to keep milk fresh on the wall until you hit the route proper and have it with the cookies.
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