I see a lot of posts in here that grossly underestimate how debilitating this can actually be against particular monsters when done right.
Originally hunters used to go to the bottom of a wall, and start climbing it- Theyd hump up and down the wall.
To combat this, it was changed to that if you try to climb a wall without jet pack, you “hang” for like 1 second, then slooowly climb up and over the wall.
What a lot of people are unaware of- Is this basically just reversed how you do this technique. Now instead of doing it from the bottom of a wall, you do it from the top of a wall.
So when a monster is on you youll jump off of a cliff, and grab the wall towards the top. 99% of the time the monster will follow you. If they dont, you just drop and youre still ina good spot. But if they follow you- Spin around, and grab the wall towards the top. As the monster goes to drop down, youll hang at the top- And stay out of their reach. Its not as simple as “flame breath!” or “Rock!” the hunter. The hunter can be up and back over the cliffs edge long before the rock is completely cast, and at best- youll be doing half damage. In all likeliness though youll do no damage. If you flame breath, meh- Youll get almost none of the flame on them as they break LoS and get over the cliff. Will they be out of jet pack if they do this? Indeed they will. So now would bea good time to climb up the wall and oh, griffin harpoon. Or maggie harpoon. Or jack beam. Or youll try to chase them at a crawl because youre tranqed by Val who reduces you to 4.1x meters per second (compared to a hunters 5.5), or even slower if youre in stasis. Or hank will shield them, or drop an orbital on their head damaging you and blowing them clear on the other side of the map away from you. Or sunny will simply boost them away.
You COULD waste a traversal instead of climbing, but theyll just drop and hang on the cliff again, and restart the issue- And youre down a traversal now.
Thankfully its pretty rare to find people doing this RIGHT- But when they do, especially for particular monsters (goliath is definitely the biggest contender here), its amazingly frustrating with little you can do about it, IF the team knows how to capitalize on it. If you DONT think its bad, especially if you play goliath a lot when you monster, im strongly going to say a) youre either a hunter who doesnt do it properly (or doesnt care lol), or have THANKFULLY, never had it done to you.