Will climbing over the center barrier be worth it? Or is going around the barrier going to be quicker than going over?
Climbing will be worth it, and probably not a huge challenge. Many games have had round pipes to climb over, such as ITZ, TP, and probably at least one more I am forgetting.
It is really easy to block robots from going under the hanging bars where there is no pipe, so climbing will most likely be necessary.
I feel like this has been discussed a bit in this thread, so I would check it out! 2023 - 2024 VEX Robotics Competition - Over Under - #133 by turbodog