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Puzzle of the Day #2376

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Puzzle of the Day #2376

We occasionally find these holds that are totally inscrutable. They have a dozen different wrinkles where you might place your fingers – so many possible configurations from which you might start your climb, and each goes through a quick set of tiny tests to find if it’s viable: do your hands feel solid there? Can you pull against it with your weight? Can you lift a foot off the ground? How about two? Is either hand steady enough to bear your weight while you reach for the next hold?

In this case, we could never quite get our feet off the ground, no matter how we shifted ourselves, no matter where we placed our hands. The hold had so many promising ridges on it, but we were utterly confounded.

But it is good to be confounded sometimes.

focus on the pain

Written by Umbrella Man

March 25, 2015 at 10:46 pm

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