The comment at the end at 6:10 seems to be false about Tommy sending the dyno pitch last November. As far as I remember he did the 14th pitch – the first traverse. I don’t think he sent the dyno pitch at all (he did the two 14a pitches to get around the dyno just in the last few days). Please, correct me if I’m wrong!
Does it matter? He’s done them all now.
He actually did redpoint the dyno pitch last year but decided it was too low percentage for him to put that effort in on the ground up ascent of whole dawn wall this year; which makes sense because he has to conserve energy and think about this project as a whole, not just obsess over one pitch.
It doesn’t matter that much, obviously, but interesting to know if it actually has been redpointed that way. After all the hype about the dyno, it would be awesome if it actually gets done. This link says that it hasn’t been done as of November last year, just before the rains set in. Do you know have an idea where you’ve seen that?
1:48 hurts my heart
Agreed. The question becomes; is it more important to climb the hardest projects, or just have fun climbing. If it is the former than I guess Tommy’s comment has some truth to it, but is it worth sacrificing hundreds of days of grasping granite or limestone in natures playground. I don’t think so, but I guess its just personal preference. I certainly would rather my kids enjoy the great outdoors and have “rock to distract them” then have to grasp plastic all the time. I live in Colorado and I know that some people don’t have a choice and must climb on plastic but I’d be willing to bet that they would trade that gym in an instant for real rock even if its the difference in a couple of difficulty letters.
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