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Those look like tears to me. Something is causing a weak spot, perhaps a sharp point you stand on on of your regular climbs, then failure along stress lines to the toe. It's possible that the resole is not as strong as the original sole. If the damage correlates to the edges of a pattern in the resole then stress lines would appear. Though both pairs seem ...


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There is a combination of factors: holds get extremely small on a vertical face or slab with higher grades. Holds on overhanging boulders are already quite small in those grades, so they are pretty much nonexistent for vertical climbs as the holds are basically nonexistent, these climbs start to get very friction dependent. This is a problem if you do not ...


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