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Does anyone know the origin of the word "Sendtember"? I'm trying to figure out what it means and Google isn't being helpful. I think it has something to do with temperatures in the month of September to be more favorable for rock climbing. Any ideas?

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    Where did you come across that term? Can you post a reference? Maybe it's just a marketing gag by someone? – Benedikt Bauer Sep 11 '17 at 19:34
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    I'm not sure this is a common term. – user2766 Sep 12 '17 at 10:19
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It's a combination of Send and September.

Sendtember – according to climbing folklore – is blessed with perfect cool, dry, stable spring conditions in which climbers can harvest the gains made in a long winter of hard training. September, they say, is the most sendingest month of the year.

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According to this article though, the number of sends actually peaks in October,

Whilst there is an upswing in tickage in September the phenomenon peaks in October, making it the most sendingest month.

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The word "send" in this context is climbing language for successfully climbing a route. A route is considered climbed successfully, when it was red-pointed, which means climbed in lead from the ground up without ever weighting the security chain (rope and quickdraws).

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    Sendtember just got renamed to Sileptember by Adam Ondra, strengthening its status. However one can argue that Norwegian September is more like December in most places. – imsodin Sep 11 '17 at 20:30
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    Having never heard the word before, I am even more confused by what your answer means. What is "sendingest"? – Rory Alsop Sep 11 '17 at 22:11
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    @RoryAlsop the most completed projects/routes. Obviously it isn't proper English but sending a route is completing it, and "est" as a suffix means "the most." Sort of like when kids say "you're the bestest" when they mean "the best of the best." – Erik Sep 11 '17 at 23:15
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    Also since I had to look it up I think @imsodin is talking about Adam Ondra's recent completion of what may be the hardest route in the world Silence. In September of course..... :) – Erik Sep 11 '17 at 23:23
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    It's likely worth explaining what a "send" is in the answer. It's not 100% obvious if your not into the lingo, comprende?! – user2766 Sep 12 '17 at 10:16

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