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#1600 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 05:47:42 pm
Another E8 flash for Ryan today. Slab and crack this time. Time for an E9 i think!

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#1601 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 06:21:12 pm
i'd give him e9 for knockin'.

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#1602 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 07:27:45 pm
I always thought Slab and Crack one of the most under-rated of Johnny's grit routes in terms of both difficulty and quality. I'd guess its still had far fewer  ascents than EOTA/Gaia - though I might be very out of touch on that. Fine effort from Ryan. The fact that we can still be excited by on-site/ground-up ascents of these routes nearly a quarter of a century after they were first climbed is a true testament.

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#1603 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:01:28 pm
I hope that "on-site" was deliberate Mr Popp.

Excellent effort.

(Ryan who? :))

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#1604 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:05:47 pm
The fact that we can still be excited by on-site/ground-up ascents of these routes nearly a quarter of a century after they were first climbed is a true testament.

I think its more like there's a new excitement about these routes because of the new style that Ryan and people are climbing them in. I do wonder what Ryan is actually capable of. Inspiring stuff.

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#1605 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:26:45 pm
Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker both SOLO'd Ray's Roof today  :jaw:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/5172208145/#in/photostream/

Pete then flashed Crocs at Ramshaw  :o

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#1606 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:30:51 pm
Yes, the 'still' was misplaced and unnecessary. It should have been simply 'the fact that we are excited ... etc.' The style is new, despite the fact the routes are 24 years old. That's the point. Doubly inspiring, then and now.

Try this test, would we have been excited by a flash of Cenotaph Corner in 1976 or of Lord in 2003?

And, Chris, oops.

Reply to Cofe obviously, Andi posted meanwhile.

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#1607 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:36:16 pm
I thought that's what you meant. It's brilliant stuff.

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#1608 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:45:01 pm
Pete then flashed Crocs at Ramshaw  :o

It was well impressive

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#1609 Re: significant repeats
November 13, 2010, 08:50:18 pm
Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker both SOLO'd Ray's Roof today  :jaw:
Pete then flashed Crocs at Ramshaw  :o

Briliant  :thumbsup:

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#1610 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 07:42:09 am
Onsighted crocs andi come on :-) I've never seen anyone climb on like that when he was ready give up.bloody amazing.
Pete bridgewood from leek did the possible 2nd ascent of k.p nuts at the roaches

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#1611 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 11:39:31 am
int slab and crack e7 in latest guide. I believe its supposed to be top end though  :bow:

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#1612 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 12:34:35 pm
Pete Robins E7. A few people with direct experience of it thought E8. Still, it's Curbar.

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#1613 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 12:36:58 pm
Neil Mawson did it recently too, said hard e7.

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#1614 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 12:58:38 pm
There are certainly easier E8s out there, but whatever the grade it's mighty impressive to have done those top moves first go. Very tasty.

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#1615 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 08:05:25 pm
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Pete bridgewood from leek did the possible 2nd ascent of k.p nuts at the roaches

Woooahhh, big news! Any more details?

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#1616 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 08:16:16 pm
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Pete bridgewood from leek did the possible 2nd ascent of k.p nuts at the roaches

Woooahhh, big news! Any more details?

Some commentary and a photo added to the Borg's article on Pasquill doing Slab and Crackl

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#1617 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 08:35:40 pm
Pete Robins E7. A few people with direct experience of it thought E8. Still, it's Curbar.

For what its worth, I thought it probably deserved the 8

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#1618 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 09:05:23 pm
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Pete bridgewood from leek did the possible 2nd ascent of k.p nuts at the roaches

Woooahhh, big news! Any more details?

he's been wanting it for a while now,he was going to head down to ready brek after.he's very close to that.
wont be the last time you will read his name.he has got a younger brother who's as strong as fuck as well.
me and the dick with 2 dogs were at newstones so missed the action but the carrier pigeon soon reached us

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#1619 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 09:16:27 pm
That's cool Mark. Always wondered about that how since you guys I wasn't aware of one new climber from Leek. Would be great to see some new blood there. You know what that means? That you and Andi are the new Colin FFord and Gary Cooper. ;D

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#1620 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 09:46:10 pm
That you and Andi are the new Colin FFord and Gary Cooper. ;D

Grimer, you bastard, that is some mantle to have to carry.

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#1621 Re: significant repeats
November 14, 2010, 10:28:48 pm
It's time for those boys to step up their game  ;D

Whataboutya mucker?

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#1622 Re: significant repeats
November 15, 2010, 12:46:47 pm
Pete Robins E7. A few people with direct experience of it thought E8. Still, it's Curbar.

For what its worth, I thought it probably deserved the 8

Andy, I can clearly remember your spectacular barn door of the last hard move well above the RP, and wondering how far I'd have to run to take in enough rope. Happy days!

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#1623 Re: significant repeats
November 15, 2010, 01:09:23 pm
Pete Robins E7. A few people with direct experience of it thought E8. Still, it's Curbar.

For what its worth, I thought it probably deserved the 8

Andy, I can clearly remember your spectacular barn door of the last hard move well above the RP, and wondering how far I'd have to run to take in enough rope. Happy days!

Indeed! My clearest memory of the day is that just as I finished squeaking my boots Neil Foster and Glenn Sutcliffe walked round from under Prophet. It must have been immediately obvious what I was about to try. I distinctly remember saying 'You two can fuck right off!' and they duly obliged - I definitely didn't want an audience.

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#1624 Re: significant repeats
November 15, 2010, 01:19:58 pm
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Pete bridgewood from leek did the possible 2nd ascent of k.p nuts at the roaches

Woooahhh, big news! Any more details?

he's been wanting it for a while now,he was going to head down to ready brek after.he's very close to that.
wont be the last time you will read his name.he has got a younger brother who's as strong as fuck as well.
me and the dick with 2 dogs were at newstones so missed the action but the carrier pigeon soon reached us

Did the ascent happen around lunchtime on Saturday?

 

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