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?
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.
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.
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).