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Topic - Sport performance v trad

Wiley Coyote - on 12 May 2012
If a comment intrigues or infuriates me emough I sometimes look up the poster's profile and I'm bewildered by the range of disparity in sport/trad peformances - not least my own.

I've on-sighted quite a few E3s on grit, limestone and mountain crags and even one E4 (granted all a while ago now) but my sport grade has always hovered around 6a(ish) with the occasional foray to 6b. I don't think I've even managed to top rope a 6c. Yet I've just seen a profile that read trad severe/sport 6b.

I confess I treat sport as bolted trad (no dogging, no practising). I don't redpoint as I find it boring, I'm rubbish on small holds as I am almost 14stone these days and I'm terrified of falling off, despite having soloed up to E2.

So the question is: what am I dong so wrong and, more to the point, what can I do to up my grade - short of spending yonks on some hideous project?
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