/ Climbing Log Ticks - do they affect your choice of route?
Is this sensible? Or is this a self fulfilling prophesy? A bit like just doing the three star routes...
Do you take any notice of the volume of ticks that a route has BEFORE choosing to do it?
Comments are more likely to sway me than volume - but generally i only look afterwards to see if others thought the same as me
I definitely think that there is an element of self-fulfilling prophecy at work. For example, some of the routes with loads of ticks will be the lower grade routes, or the polished warm up routes, or the single pitch route among the multi-pitch classics.
Having said that, if people talk about routes, then I am inclined to have a go to see what everyone is talking about. I'm the same with books, music, and films. It doesn't mean I like them, just means I am curious and can have an informed opinion!
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