/ Blue Peter vs Capital Punishment...
I did Capital Punishment at suicide walls last year and although that gets E3 now in the guide, a lot of people have said it is more like E4. Though at the time I had just come back from Squamish so had been climbing a lot and was moving well at the time.
As you will see from my logbooks I have fallen off/failed on a number of E4s this year, and due to being a 3rd year I don't have much mileage under my belt, though do seem to be going OK. (I fell off close to the end of the hard climbing on snakebite wall.)
In essence I can deal with boldness but if it's too strenuous I may take flight and I don't particularly want to do that on something I may deck out on.
To all the old die-hard traditionalists... yes I am being a total wetty asking how it is, but I can't help but ask.
And there was I thinking you were asking if we would prefer to watch Blue Peter or get the chop....
No idea I'm afraid, sorry.
Very soft E4, not terribly pumpy but the difficulties are on the pumpy side rather than the technical. There's lot of gear but none of it is all that reassuring.
The E4 bit of Blue Peter is quite steep if memory serves me right.
Steep start that is a bit tricky then easy climbing with lots of poor gear that may hold. I seem to remember being told the name had something to do with the gear and sticky tape.
I stopped watching BP when the presenters became younger than me...
Yes but I started watching again when Helen Skelton appeared.
Actually I didn't but I did find myself compulsively drawn to the specials she's appeared in, ahem...
Did the Sarah Green start, given the same grade though, found the rest ok but, would not want to fall onto the gear !
Found the climbing on Capital Punishment a tad easier but I`d give it E4 for the o/s as it would be possible to deck on the lower section !
Cheers for all the useful input!
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