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#150 Re: significant repeats
January 27, 2009, 03:29:45 pm
This has been receiving some ground up attention. I was told the lower arete was bold but not that hard although take that with a pinch of salt. Then the next pegs were utter crap and worth taking out before getting out left to some better(ish) pegs.
Personally I wouldn't take that as safe.

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#151 Re: significant repeats
January 27, 2009, 04:37:38 pm
pascal flashed gaia on saturday!

Effort!  :bow:

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#152 Re: significant repeats
January 28, 2009, 05:01:20 pm
I noticed on 8a.nu Mina has done an 8a. Teamwork, in Switzerland. How many british women have climbed Font 8a?

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#153 Re: significant repeats
January 28, 2009, 05:31:07 pm
Effort.

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#154 Re: significant repeats
January 28, 2009, 08:40:20 pm
I was thinking there must be a few British Woman who have climbed Font 8a but then I couldn't think of any apart from Claire Murphy.  I wonder when we will see the first British Woman to climb 8a in Britain!?

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#155 Re: significant repeats
January 28, 2009, 11:49:46 pm
I noticed on 8a.nu Mina has done an 8a. Teamwork, in Switzerland. How many british women have climbed Font 8a?

Good effort and all that but I'm much more impressed by her ticks in Font recently.

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#156 Re: significant repeats
January 29, 2009, 08:43:53 am
Good effort and all that but I'm much more impressed by her ticks in Font recently.

Such as..?

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#157 Re: significant repeats
January 29, 2009, 01:34:42 pm
if you have to ask joe... ;)

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#158 Re: significant repeats
January 30, 2009, 06:06:20 pm
I noticed on 8a.nu Mina has done an 8a. Teamwork, in Switzerland. How many british women have climbed Font 8a?

Its a good effort, it is a hard problem! Defo a step above the other ascents on her scorecard.

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#159 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 09:54:24 am
Mr Buys did Widdop Wall on Saturday, I think Al Lee was there so hopefully there'll be some footy soon. Jordan seems to be on great form at the moment  :bow:

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#160 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 09:59:49 am
Splendid.
Was wondering whether he did it or not. We were down at the boulders with screaming children, hoping that we weren't being too distracting. Good effort, there was defintely a couple of cameras up there with him so should be some footage. But do you want to blow the onsight by watching it??

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#161 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 10:26:33 am
good effort by jordizzle. watching him deckout from that one 4 or 5 years ago was crazy, glad he sealed the deal.

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#162 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 10:33:04 am
i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?
Good effort though.

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#163 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 10:37:41 am
 :o good skills, is this the first repeat of Widdop Wall  :shrug:

i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?

Not sure about risk per se but anything that involves blood transfusions is a no-no, ergo decking out and requiring major surgery/medical attention might be a bad idea.


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#164 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 10:46:42 am
i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?
Good effort though.


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#165 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 10:51:15 am
It's not the most exciting week to be off work, now is it?

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#166 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 11:01:00 am
i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?

I think that's for them / him to decide, and I'm sure he doesn't need to be questioned about it on the internet.

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#167 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 11:25:23 am
outstanding effort. as dave says, watching him man up and then deck a few years ago was hardcore, so i'm psyched he's gone back on it. top ascent.


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#168 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 12:02:01 pm
Good effort indeed. Mashing up the case on West Yorkshire grit.

Personally, I'm quite interested in the relationship between one's strong religious beliefs and lifestyle activities that may or may not come into conflict with those beliefs. Not as a matter of provoking nor trying to catch someone out, just genuinely interested in something like that.

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#169 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 12:18:30 pm
Well done Jordan.  As Nik said, we were there that day.  There was a shout as we left and I was waiting to hear he'd sent it.
Now all we need is a UKC grade debate  :wank:

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#170 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 12:29:43 pm
Well done Jordan.  As Nik said, we were there that day.  There was a shout as we left and I was waiting to hear he'd sent it.
Now all we need is a UKC grade debate  :wank:

Indeed if he's fallen off hit the ground and walked away how can it be E9? (No, I'm being serious god dam it)

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#171 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 12:57:53 pm
i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?

I think that's for them / him to decide, and I'm sure he doesn't need to be questioned about it on the internet.

Although I disagree with the above, I realise that this isn't the thread to bring it up.

As I age, I also realise that I am increasingly becoming a cantankorous athiest agitator. I don't apologise for this, but there's a time and a place (and therefore a not-a-time and not-a-place) for it.


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#172 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 04:09:30 pm
i may be totally wrong, but isn't there something about Jehovah's Witnesses and not taking risks?
Good effort though.

Hey! I am finally registered on UKB!!
Firstly, thanks for all the positive comments you guys have posted on here. It is nice to hear some good feedback. Over the years I have noticed that forums seem to be about a good old barney/debate and I don't want to spoil your fun, but...

About the JW thing, since somebody has raised it I'd better give an answer....

As a Jehovah's Witness I do have a healthy respect for life (and the preservation of my own!!). There is, however, a line to be drawn. Driving is dangerous for instance, but that doesn't mean you would stay in your house 'just in case'. As a JW, though, I make sure my car is regularly serviced and the brakes are in good working order etc. so that I don't cause an accident. With climbing, I am certainly not going down the 'no pads, let's make it as dangerous as possible' route. Instead, with Widdop Wall and other climbs, I have gone to great lengths to try and make it as safe as possible (this is excluding my rash attempt 4 years ago, when I was younger and more foolish... and more bouncy!!). I am trying now to choose routes that are more about difficulty than danger.

In retrospect, especially watching Al's footage, French Duke was quite a bit more dangerous than anything else I've done lately. But having said that, I had invested a lot of time and attention in that route and was confident that I could climb it without falling on the day. I don't think it would be a very good candidate for a ground-up ascent though!! Now, as for Widdop Wall... it is brick hard and very sequency but the gear after the break, although very specialist, is actually really good.

Hope this answers your questions  :wave:


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#173 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 04:27:42 pm
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but the gear after the break, although very specialist, is actually really good.

One of the new tricam 0.25s? I carry one all the time...

Fine effort jJordan, good to have you on here too.

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#174 Re: significant repeats
February 02, 2009, 04:29:16 pm
I hope you haven't just blown my onsight JB...

 

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