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"Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:51 pm
by Forket
So I've been wondering, since I have to look at the caption every time I come onto climbza, Brian, most people that know you know that you remember almost every piece of beta on a route you've ever done. So can you please explain how retro on-sighting works?

Ebert

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:06 pm
by mullet
Good question ET! I am only aware of the much coveted "retro-flash".
This is the first that I've heard of a "retro-onsight".

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:15 pm
by Justin
It's when you forget every piece of beta on a route (that you've done before).
Don't be in a hurry to understand (it comes with age :wink:

Feel free to post a new pic :alien:

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:59 pm
by brianweaver
I initially flashed Karfoefeling years ago and haven't given any thought to it since. So as I was climbing it the other day it felt like an onsight so I made a joke about it as I was starting the crux. Next thing I know it's a caption on a photo that Gustav uploaded. I'm innocent. ROFL

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:22 pm
by Gustav
And I am guilty. :jocolor:

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:51 pm
by pierre.joubert
Trolls don't understand trolling

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:55 pm
by Forket
pierre.joubert wrote:Trolls don't understand trolling
:mrgreen:

Ebert
I was bored, I had to ask

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:32 pm
by Andy Davies
Retro flashing / onsighting only applies to those of us who are very blonde or over 40. Anybody for some more bleach???

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:36 pm
by Gustav
Phew, thanks for backing me up there! I (barely) qualify. And I can definitely do with some time on the beach.

Re: "Retro-Onsighting"

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:15 pm
by Forket
A friend posted this one to/for me:)

eT