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#8675 Re: significant repeats
September 21, 2019, 06:53:57 pm
He ran up it, made it look like a warm up   :o

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#8676 Re: significant repeats
September 21, 2019, 08:25:02 pm
Another Lonely Day, Craig Matheson. Scafell East Buttress. 2nd ascent of Birkettís E8 direct on Borderline from 2002. Dave said it was the best pitch heís done int Lakes. Amazing line, itíll be interesting to hear what Craig thinks. One of the few big Lakesí lines that hadnít seen a repeat.

Great to know that there are still folk doing proper hard trad climbing on mountain crags. Nice one Craig!
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 08:30:04 pm by T_B »

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#8677 Re: significant repeats
September 21, 2019, 10:15:58 pm
Is that the one that Birkett was adamant was the best pitch in the Lakes/UK?

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#8678 Re: significant repeats
September 21, 2019, 10:21:35 pm
Is that the one that Birkett was adamant was the best pitch in the Lakes/UK?
That might be the Dave mentioned in the post by TB  ;)

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#8679 Re: significant repeats
September 21, 2019, 11:39:12 pm
 :slap:

Sorry, should have said the UK/world/universe. Can't remember exactly which route it was or what the accolade was but I'm sure it was a pretty big statement (bigger than best in the lakes).

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#8680 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 02:57:36 am
Does this count as significant? 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2sQapaDs-G/


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#8681 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 08:35:24 am
Does this count as significant? 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2sQapaDs-G/
5.14a (8b+) 1st go on trad is a fantastic effort in any book. However, it is not made clear whether it was flash or on sight?

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#8682 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 10:46:31 am
Or even French "first try" i.e. first redpoint...?

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#8683 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 06:03:07 pm
on 8a he says 2nd go after an aid burn...  also calls it 13b/c

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#8684 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 06:13:52 pm
Ah right. 1st try seems to mean different things to different ppl. To me, 1st try means onsight or flash. The danger with saying the number of tries something took you is that it could be misleading if the amount of work is not mentioned. E.g. you might have been working something for a month and then sent it '1st try' on your first attempt to lead it

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#8685 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 06:31:32 pm
Ah right. 1st try seems to mean different things to different ppl. To me, 1st try means onsight or flash. The danger with saying the number of tries something took you is that it could be misleading if the amount of work is not mentioned. E.g. you might have been working something for a month and then sent it '1st try' on your first attempt to lead it
Indeed.  I'd guess this is pretty legit. not a flash, but damn close...

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#8686 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 08:21:29 pm
Bear with me on this one.

Billy Ridal became British Lead and then Speed champion today, then warmed down a couple of hours later in the pass by doing Diesel Power, Mr fantastic and Pools of Bethesda.

Maybe this is not a significant repeat per se so mods feel free to move, anyway I thought it definitely deserved some acknowledgement. What a mega effort!

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#8687 Re: significant repeats
September 22, 2019, 09:12:53 pm
Mathew Wright on Evolution. Don't blink


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#8688 Re: significant repeats
September 23, 2019, 12:06:22 am
Shark needs to see this for how fast to climb  :jab:

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#8689 Re: significant repeats
September 23, 2019, 06:29:54 am
 Waddage. Nice one Mat.

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#8690 Re: significant repeats
September 23, 2019, 08:17:57 am
Great to watch, executed so efficiently. Warmed-down with Mecca Extension and Devolution the following day, clearly needs to get on something hard!

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#8691 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 10:16:15 am
Craig Matheson Another Lonely Day interview. Sounds tricky  ;)

https://www.climber.co.uk/news/latest-news/matheson-ticks-off-another-lonely-day.html

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#8692 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 10:37:17 am
Mathew Wright on Evolution. Don't blink



Absolutely love it! He's been watching Pete Robins

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#8693 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 10:38:20 am
Jesus Christ, he rinsed that  :o :strongbench:

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#8694 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 10:42:57 am
It is pretty cool eh!

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#8695 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 06:15:48 pm
Jesus Christ, he rinsed that  :o :strongbench:

It was harder for me to pull the slack in at the start than it was for Mat to climb the thing  :o

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#8696 Re: significant repeats
September 24, 2019, 08:33:40 pm
Adam Ondra-esque speed and efficiency, Phil Neville-esque haircut.

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#8697 Re: significant repeats
September 25, 2019, 08:34:27 am
Mathew Wright on Evolution. Don't blink


Are you fucking kidding.
Get him on something hard.

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#8698 Re: significant repeats
September 25, 2019, 08:48:41 am
I should climb faster...

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#8699 Re: significant repeats
September 25, 2019, 09:30:19 am
Woah, wait, is there a correlation between climbing really fast on a well-dialled sequence, and successful redpointing something hard??  :blink:

 

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