I won't bore you with the details, but I have all of a sudden figured everything out. More important than what the answer is (i'll let you figure that out) is what it means. I've found a new will to work at my German, which I previously didn't have and a few new thoughts on climbing, which I can't wait to try out.
I think i'm going to be happy for ever. Rockfax guidebook in hand and a lifetime of glorious, untrodden routes in front- Rising above a plethora of peak chodes. Psyched.