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#2325 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 02:14:50 pm
In fairness he's brought the grit connies with him!

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#2326 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 02:34:08 pm
They could have taken him somewhere sunny!

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#2327 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 02:42:33 pm
France?

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#2328 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 02:53:00 pm
Protect the brand! Crack is rad! Need to have content of star feigning interest in a short, 45 year old off width route otherwise consumers might remember that crack climbing is a niche activity that no one is really arsed about.

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#2329 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 02:56:16 pm
Anywhere on the Eastern Edges. A quick lap of Definitive 5.12 followed by Voyager. Instead they take him to a green north-facing Offwidth.

I guess that’s what the YouTube algorithm demands.

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#2330 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 03:21:49 pm
Protect the brand! Crack is rad! Need to have content of star feigning interest in a short, 45 year old off width route otherwise consumers might remember that crack climbing is a niche activity that no one is really arsed about.

No pleasing some people! Either you're a boring conformist just lapping classics or you're milking esoterica for clickbait.

It's fucking cool that one of the best climbers in the world is psyched enough to come to the UK and fall of some weird roof crack in shit conditions in the middle of nowhere (in climbing terms).

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#2331 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 03:29:38 pm
The non cynical part of me agrees with you 100% and hopes you are right and I’m wrong! The thing cynics and non-cynics will agree on is that Ondra is always psyched for any type of climbing and that’s what we love about him so if he does have a go in the those conditions I’ll definitely watch the footage (if there is any!)

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#2332 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 03:31:39 pm
Looks very much in the spirit of British climbing to me. Ondra always comes across as genuine and psyched.

On the YouTube algos, it's true that you have to wade through a lot of tosh to find anything decent. But there's so much really good stuff out there I'm not complaining. Far better than mooching around an outdoor store trying to decide whether to drop £20 on a 365 or Between the Rain VHS (having seen Hard Grit and Stick It for the millionth time). Which reminds me...surely it's time for Stick It to make its way onto the internet? Loved that one beyond reason.

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#2333 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 04:48:52 pm
Ondra is always psyched for any type of climbing
except speed climbing.

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#2334 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 05:25:28 pm
consumers might remember that crack climbing is a niche activity that no one is really arsed about.

Think that's a bit of a UK-centric view - if you sampled a hundred climbers in e.g. Squamish or Yosemite I think you might find quite a few who would consider 'face climbing' a niche activity that they're not really interested in ;)

I'm hoping he gets to hoover up some some grit LGPs though, would be cool to have some super hard Ondra-certified gritstone weirdness to aspire to  :bounce:

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#2335 Re: Ondrawad
January 17, 2023, 08:48:15 pm
I for one am quite looking forward to seeing Ondra climbing in the wide boyz cellar. I reckon it will be pretty funny. He’ll definitely give it beans and is always psyched.


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#2337 Re: Ondrawad
January 18, 2023, 07:51:28 pm
One word. Legend.

I’m looking forward to seeing the stuff that comes out of this trip. Will be ace seeing him climb all those old schoolroom classics.

Fun watching him crack climb in Randall’s pain dungeon.

Ondra really is a dude isn’t he?

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#2339 Re: Ondrawad
January 21, 2023, 05:28:18 pm
I guess this is what a ‘work’ trip for some pro climbers looks like these days!

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#2340 Re: Ondrawad
January 21, 2023, 10:03:31 pm
I guess this is what a ‘work’ trip for some pro climbers looks like these days!

A session on Broomsgrove Wall too. I always knew that place was something special!

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#2341 Re: Ondrawad
January 22, 2023, 03:18:41 pm
Goodness sake they've even had him doing chossy 80s limestone routes at Stoney!

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#2342 Re: Ondrawad
January 22, 2023, 05:50:24 pm
He flashed The Ace today and did Careless Torque 4/5th go absolutely amazing to watch

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#2343 Re: Ondrawad
January 22, 2023, 06:15:42 pm
He flashed The Ace today and did Careless Torque 4/5th go absolutely amazing to watch

Our lord and saviour strikes again.

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#2344 Re: Ondrawad
January 22, 2023, 08:04:57 pm
I wonder if they'll visit any of the lgp's like Wizards...

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#2345 Re: Ondrawad
January 22, 2023, 10:35:54 pm

 :bow:

So lucky with the weather too..

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#2346 Re: Ondrawad
January 23, 2023, 07:17:11 am
He flashed The Ace today and did Careless Torque 4/5th go absolutely amazing to watch

Wonderful stuff. First 8B flash on grit?

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#2347 Re: Ondrawad
January 23, 2023, 07:34:16 am
He flashed The Ace today and did Careless Torque 4/5th go absolutely amazing to watch

Wonderful stuff. First 8B flash on grit?

I had a look through the climbing-history.org database and there's no others I can find.

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#2348 Re: Ondrawad
January 23, 2023, 08:08:59 am
He's flashed Megatron at Minus 10 but didnt double it for the Turbo tick. Flashed Little Plum too. Good enough for the wads it would seem!!

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#2349 Re: Ondrawad
January 23, 2023, 10:13:20 am
Goodness sake they've even had him doing chossy 80s limestone routes at Stoney!

People act like Ondra has no idea about British climbing and is being shoved around by nefarious people/ algorithms (comments on TRandall’s Instagram suggest there are some who think he’d never climbed a crack before this trip  :lol: ) but it’s long documented that he’s a “student of the game” with an almost Remus-like interest in the history of hard climbing. He’ll have known about Stoney from Moffatt’s autobiography and have been interested to check it out I imagine.

 

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