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  • #1381
    The Club Cat
    Participant

    Hot Aches have free streaming of Wide Boyz for a while. Get on it.

    http://hotaches.com/free-climbing-film/

    #1384
    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Damn right! watched it twice in the last week. perfect psych for some fairhead cracks!

    #1385
    Thomas
    Participant

    didn’t know the 1st time they did it was on preplaced gear- boooo!But fair play for doing it right.

    #1386
    The Club Cat
    Participant

    I loved the mention of ‘standard UKC banter’.

    Tbh, I thought the reaction to the pre-placed gear was a bit dickish. I get the whole ethnics thing, but it was still the first ground-up ascent, and they were the only ones anywhere near it. I just felt they were pressured into doing something super dangerous without the respect they deserved for free-climbing the silly thing.

    #1402
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thread mixup fails

    Also, I need to watch crack school.

    #1405
    Myles
    Keymaster

    ^ Wrong thread maybe? 😛

    #1411
    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Ethics play a big part of trad climbing. I understand what they were saying in terms of it not having a first ascent as the ethics for traditional climbing are that you place your gear on lead. Its not sport climbing. Its like top roping a route that hasn’t been done before and claiming the first ascent, you just can’t. Its still an incredible ascent but the real first ascent of the route was when they did it placing the gear on lead.

    * They weren’t pressured into doing something super dangerous. They chose the stripped down rack which increased the danger of the route.

    #1462
    The Club Cat
    Participant

    Aye, I get all that, it just came across as them being jealous, at least to me.

    We all know I’m a bit of a jessie, but I think, due to the nature of the climb, unless you place gear every metre, that route has a fair element of risk. A roof crack only a few metres above the deck, dangling head first, followed by a super strenuous overhang on sketchy holds, most of which you’re inverted for…

    #1465
    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Thats why its E10 and not VS…

    #1469
    The Club Cat
    Participant

    I know…

    I’ll be quiet now, and let you all enjoy the video.

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