The first day I went to Sportrock I noticed the chart of the climbing grade system on the wall that shows what difficulty you should be climbing between bouldering problems and top rope routes. Bouldering problems are rated in the Vermin scale (hence the V[number] marking), and top rope routes are marked in the Yosemite Decimal System (YDS) scale. According to the chart, somebody consistently climbing V3 bouldering problems should also be climbing about a 5.11 top rope route. At the time, I had a hard time believing it.
Yesterday, my feelings changed about that chart. My brother and I spent the first two and a half hours climbing all the 5.9 routes we could find. However, I knew that I was a little behind my skill level because I was flashing them with little difficulty. I had tried a 5.10 the other day (on the auto belay system), and didn’t make it, but decided I should try another 5.10 route (especially since my brother could belay for me now).