/ first E climb?
Worth attempting an "E" route on lead, or consolidating at the VS & HVS grade?
What is the easiest touch (if that is possible) to bag an "E"?
find something that suits your style, maybe try seconding it then give it a bash on lead if you feel confident?
Oh and Ive done 3PS at Froggatt, so maybe I should just wait for that to be upgraded again....
Is it all about the numbers? If so, happy E-bagging! :)
Why not pick a really hard, but safe line that truly inspires you rather than just some soft touch for the sake of bagging your first Extreme. Just a thought.
browse these articles from earlier years, found by clicking the year you want.
it's probably worth doing some 'proper' HVS' and if you find them alright/start getting used to them you'll find the step to E1 fairly ok i'd imagine..
As an example in Wales if you can do Brant Direct/Wind/Karwendal Wall/Spectre at the Grochan you'll piss up easier E1s like cemetery gates and breaking the barrier
Saying you've done a couple of short HVSs doesn't really tell us anything. Did you find them tricky or did you pi$$ up them no bother? Not having a clue how experienced you are I'd recommend getting some more experience on some HVSs (It's not exactly a chore is it) then pick an E1 that suits your style and is similar to the HVSs you've liked.
That said, if you've been comfortably cruising VS for years you'll walk up a good selection of E1s but then you'd already know that surely?
If you can walk up a steep slope then 3 Pebble Slab or Hotline (Rylstone) are as easy as it gets (and debatably not E1).
Thanks for your responses.
will ask again in 6 months, when I have bagged "the sloth".
I think consolidation and more sustained VS and HVS routes are the order of the day, however if an E that seems ok presents itself then who knows...
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