/ Speed climbing wall grade?
What grade is the official speed climbing wall route?
Maybe it's too simple a question but thanks in advance :).
I dont know what it is officially but having tried one i'd say it's easy f5.
No idea but doesn't look too bad - if you want to build one you can look at this :)
An easy f5? Where did you try one?
Any other suggestions?
Awesome walls sheffield. Although they should be the same grade everywhere. I'd think it could feel pretty reachy if you were climbing it statically but because you're running through it, and climbing dynamically it feels fine. Thinking about it, it may be a little harder as it's slightly overhanging but I'd expect someone to get up it on their first day of climbing.
Fair enough. I've heard there is a shorter 10m variant that may feel easier
I would say it's 6a+ or so. Perhaps someone could get up it on their first day of climbing - but I'd guess most climbers who've been going once-a-week for a year would find it almost impossible to get to the top without rests (and make the not-insignificant final dyno!).
The 10m version is the same, just shorter
But AWCC is missing the top 50cm or so, that would obviously make it more like 6a+ ;-)
I imagine it's positioned in such a way that it's limited by the height of the ceiling. If they'd moved it further out from the wall then they could have gained some more ceiling height.
True but it's only 15m, and its slightly overhanging. Would have thought they'd scrape it. They must have used a 1m instead of a 1.5m panel at the end making it 50cm short.
The holds are in the correct place but the buzzer isn't
You mean the board with 'hit me' written on it ;).
Seems strange to go to all the bother of having the speed wall fitted unless they were going to do it properly.
I found it quite good fun for the half hour we were on it but doubt I'd ever go on it again .
Yeah, I have been on it. I reckoned about a 6a+ myself. Of course when you climb a 6a+ that's quickly climbed with long moves and dynamically a few times... I think if it was easier, 5+ or whatever it would be harder to climb quickly. Saw a few new climbers struggle on it saturday and take rests etc.
Seen someone say 6b, maybe it is with the extra 50cm dyno at the top.
On the Awesome Walls Sheffield wall, yes.
i think the one at ratho is 6a+ from memory
Are the holds pretty much jugs?
Not really, they are good holds but not like full on incut jugs.
From memory the sequence of moves are repeated three times over the route.
I have seen a few of the youth team climbers at Ratho doing sub 10 secs, which is impressive. The record is something mad like 6 secs.
I tried the start without a rope at Ratho a year or so go. I thought it was beyond so I didn't bother roping up. I was climbing around 6A+ on site at the time.
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