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#8600 Re: significant repeats
June 28, 2019, 07:45:28 pm
36Chambers? His stalking skills seem on point 😃

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#8601 Re: significant repeats
July 07, 2019, 09:17:08 am
I'm not sure what grade this settled at but a fantastic effort by Lucy again regardless.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzl9r0Qjfdf/?igshid=17l1h6oeypk8c
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#8602 Re: significant repeats
July 07, 2019, 10:12:54 am
Agreed

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#8603 Re: significant repeats
July 07, 2019, 10:13:22 am
Brilliant!

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#8604 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 08:03:49 am
Donít know if this got posted elsewhere but havenít seen it. Steve McClure onsighted Nightmayer up on the cromlech on Friday/at some point last week.

Pretty impressive ascent that. Obvs 8a is piss for him but it still sounds pretty bold and hard to read/find the gear. In the jam crack with Emma Twyford she said an onsight would be hard/unlikely


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#8605 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 08:39:22 am
Wow! Must be up there with the hardest trad onsights in the UK?

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#8606 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 11:07:52 am
Yeah must be up there as Nightmayer seems like itís top end E8?

Seems weird that nothing about it on UKC/Instagram/other media outlets... Saw Sir Livingstone of Latok over the weekend and he was there. In fact he gave it an audacious flash attempt after, which ended in a big whipper I think.

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#8607 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 11:34:02 am
Probably because Natalie Berry was at the BBCs over the weekend I'd have thought. Solid effort from McClure, as ever. Amazing he's still the best despite being older than everyone else.

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#8608 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:13:52 pm
Why is that amazing?

It's funny that people go on about Ste's age. He's not THAT old and, well, with age comes experience.

On-sighting Nightmayer would require anyone to be more than just young/bold/strong.

Wrt to his high-end sport climbing performance, his single-mindedness, focus etc is perhaps because of his age.

Anyway, great effort going on-sight above that #1 Rock.

#tenacity

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#8609 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:18:45 pm
Why is that amazing?

It's funny that people go on about Ste's age. He's not THAT old and, well, with age comes experience.

On-sighting Nightmayer would require anyone to be more than just young/bold/strong.

Wrt to his high-end sport climbing performance, his single-mindedness, focus etc is perhaps because of his age.

Anyway, great effort going on-sight above that #1 Rock.

#tenacity

Agree with all that! I think his (relative) age comes up because of the amount of strong young guns who are yet to challenge him. Take the point that the experience he has probably allowed to make a far more informed judgement about the quality of the #1 Rock before committing.

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#8610 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:19:02 pm
Seems weird that nothing about it on UKC/Instagram/other media outlets...

Thatís what I thought. Not sure whatís going on. Do you know for sure it was onsight? Maybe he had gear beta. Heís not talking to me.

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#8611 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:24:01 pm
Ed Booth's comments on UKC (in the logbook) say it was onsight.

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#8612 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:27:32 pm
Good sleuthing though it was Tom Livingstone that posted that

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#8613 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:41:21 pm
You're right, though Ed was there too. Ed has clearly been on it quite a bit so must have had to keep very quiet at the crag on the day.

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#8614 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 12:51:56 pm
Donít know 100% that it was a pure onsight but Tom did say it was so Iím taking his word for it... what you done to upset him shark?  :worms:

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#8615 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 01:18:24 pm
Accused Steve of short-roping you shark?

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#8616 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 03:27:54 pm
Seems like Keith wanted to keep it under wraps for the big reveal  :lol:

Quote from: Steve Mac
Funny seeing comments about keeping it together above the rock 1... I never found it... so felt very spicy. Was onsight I'd say. Only guide book knowledge plus I'd heard there was a skyhook but didn't know where, so I took one and very glad I did..

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#8617 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 04:22:16 pm
Ha  :oops:. Had a feeling it might be something like that but this was after posting on here and Tom didnít say to keep it quiet so  :shrug:

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#8618 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 04:29:54 pm
all will be revealed shortly...

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#8619 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 04:42:03 pm
Did someone describe it in the logbooks as E8.9? If it's a proper onsight (bar any quibbles about gear knowledge), does that make it the hardest onsight in the UK?

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#8620 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 04:54:39 pm
Hardest onsight by a non-trad climber?

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#8621 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 05:35:30 pm
LOL!!

Anyone know the rough proportion of interviews / films / articles with Steve Mac where he claims to not be a trad climber, versus the number where he claims that everyone knows him as a sport climber but really he's always been a trad climber?? Probably pretty equal.

At the end of the day he's a world class climber with trad skills and 8b/+ onsighting ability. Good on him for applying it to stuff like this.

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#8622 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 05:51:55 pm
LOL!!

Anyone know the rough proportion of interviews / films / articles with Steve Mac where he claims to not be a trad climber, versus the number where he claims that everyone knows him as a sport climber but really he's always been a trad climber?? Probably pretty equal.

Up there with the number of films where Daniel Woods pretends heís never been sport climbing before.

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#8623 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 05:59:05 pm
And probably similar to the proportion of films where John Redhead chases old ladies while wearing a giant paper-mache erect cock. Versus films where he masturbates at the top of a cathedral spire after soloing it.
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#8624 Re: significant repeats
July 08, 2019, 06:25:09 pm
And Steveís weak but I guess you can get away with that a bit more on trad.