Flash or OnSight

Hello Jake,
Thanks you for your email. I can see how it would be confusing. "The Arts du Vide" was originally set up to be the women's Ultimate Route at the Roc Trip – with the quickdraws pre-placed, ready for the redpoint (most people nowadays don't make much of a distinction between a redpoint and a pinkpoint in sport climbing). However, that particular route was wet at the time, so we chose another route for the women. Dave got on "Arts du Vide" anyway and did the route on this first try without falling, without beta, what most call an onsight (it could be argued that because he saw Mariona on part of the route that it was actually a flash – there are some zones of grey there).

I hope this clears things up. Please let us know if you have other questions.

The Petzl Team


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