Izawwlgood wrote:I summit things all the time! I just get to whoop and drop the 20 ft and roll awkwardly.
My stamina is weak, but I like the mental aspect of bouldering problems.
I'm with you. My route/boulder split is sad (Onsight 5.12a on a good day, V6+ in short session if the elements cooperate). I think part of it is my physics/engineering fear of the unknown. 20 feet up on a rope, between the rope, the gear, and the guy on the other end, all sorts of things could happen. 20 feet up above my pad(s), I know where the system is going to come to rest. I've got a terrible fascination with bouldering over terrible ankle-breaker landings, on stuff that I've not seen others do. Little bit of fear does me good.
Anybody work to death something that is significantly higher than your current level in hopes of crushing it through muscle memory? I'm usually only good for V7 at best outdoors, but theres a V10 down the street from my house, my style, and the weathers been good. Getting way more dialed on it than I ought, but theres still that pesky V10 move right in the middle....... Blind squirrel hoping for a nut here.