I have to admit I don't like to fail... It's like not getting your way. I sit on the base of the climb I REALLY wanted to do and feel all sorry for myself cause I couldn't drag my carcass up some silly rock. This weekend I failed my hardest route. Not TRULY failed, but postponed until spring. Usually when you read about climbing projects they are success stories. In my case I haven't enough time because I'm moving and because of wisdom teeth extraction. I guess thats WHY they are good climbing stories! Because just in the nick of time they succeeded.
I didn't dial in the moves well enough, and fast enough and didn't train long enough and hard enough... so now, I won't have another chance till next spring. I could do every section off the dog but linking them in one go I hadn't practiced yet. So either mentally or physically I kept getting flung off.
I wonder how many failed attempts top climbers or advanced climbers go through before they send personal best? I've never seen a failed route on a climbing video except 1 or 2. It was of Adam Stack and Chris Lindner attempting a 5.14 at smith rock. They had 4 days to try it and they both failed before going home. The other was a ground fall but that was shown for obvious reasons. Makes me feel beter.
I'll get it in the spring.