Ruth

24th Oct 2007

Question:

Was wondering how tall you are? I'm always using my height (5' 2.5") as an excuse not to get on a lot of grit routes, particularly bolder ones unless I've seconded them before because I often seem to find the grades completely irrelevant. I find it helpful to know of other short people who've done stuff, as then I know there's a sequence and I've definitely not got an excuse. It also inspires me to get on with it and not use height as a limitation, I know the problem is mainly in my head!

Answer:

This is another great question and one that it is hard to give a definitive answer to.

Coincidentally, we are the same height- exactly! And I can totally relate to what you are saying about moves and routes on grit.

In fact I touched on this subject in my blog a week or so ago. What I have found (learning the hard way by having a na