/ Routes and grades and styles
For me the castle is also in line with outdoors, I often come back from outdoor climbing (portland or Spain) and find I operate at the same level back at the wall. Occasionally the castle seems harder, but that's because I'm reasonable with my feet and good at finding rests outdoors, whilst a bit low on power endurance for indoors.
In my experience, wall grades can vary by as much as 2 grades between different walls. Also some walls will make routes harder just by spacing the holds more and this will obviously add disproportionate difficulty for some people.
In short comparing what you climb grade wise between different walls is not a reliable measure of progress IMO
I well remember being severely spanked by the Castle grading last year :-). You are not alone!
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