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#25 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 10:18:32 am
 :popcorn:
Brilliant stuff.

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#26 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 12:29:13 pm
Basileus of Macedon, Hegemon of the Hellenic League, Shahanshah of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt, Lord of Asia..



King of Kilnsey?

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#27 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 01:26:31 pm
King of Milky Bars

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#28 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 04:42:42 pm
King of Milky Bars

That will always be Vickers.

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#29 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 06:05:34 pm
Basileus of Macedon, Hegemon of the Hellenic League, Shahanshah of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt, Lord of Asia..



King of Kilnsey?

If his ears were slightly pointier he'd look like a Lothlorien elve.

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#30 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 06:23:21 pm
Any word on Northern Lights?

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#31 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 08:38:52 pm
Second for getting him on VNB.

Would be interesting to see someone that good, repeat an unrepeated Gaskins monstrosity.

Unfortunately, with such limited time there is little sense wasting it on something that isn't fashionable are highly regarded...   

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#32 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 08:57:05 pm
as having been done

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#33 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 09:19:55 pm
Kairn.com have got this picture (probably not the actual ascent?)


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#34 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 09:30:05 pm
Same pic is on ukc marked as 2014

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#35 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 09:42:32 pm
Same pic is on ukc marked as 2014

what's that in UK tech grades?

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#36 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 10:43:30 pm
Be patient for the footage guys. :) i recorded it and so did yann. Megos has the footage im sure it will be up once the correct sponsers have slapped there logo all over it.

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#37 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 01, 2016, 10:46:53 pm
Same pic is on ukc marked as 2014

what's that in UK tech grades?

Zarg funtus.

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#38 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 08:52:39 am
From his instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BGIElmYSG6r/

"8c+, 9a+ or 8b+. Who cares?! It's the name that counts! And the name is HUBBLE! It's a piece of history! Thanks Ben Moon for putting up that thing and for having a vision! A vision for what is possible, the next step!"

I care. (a little bit.) I'm always slightly disappointed when professional climbers repeat hard things (with debatable grades) and refuse to comment. What are we actually paying him for??

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#39 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 08:55:51 am
 :chair: whats the grade!!

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#40 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 09:22:12 am
Any news from Kilnsey?

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#41 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 09:27:45 am
Any news from Kilnsey?

Steve Lewis aka Steve the Pro aka STP and a longstanding buddy of Ben Moon commented on UKC:

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Weather was shite up there - very strong winds and cold so no success stories from Kilnsey today though there were a few valiant attempts.

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#42 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 10:09:38 am
From his instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BGIElmYSG6r/

"8c+, 9a+ or 8b+. Who cares?! It's the name that counts! And the name is HUBBLE! It's a piece of history! Thanks Ben Moon for putting up that thing and for having a vision! A vision for what is possible, the next step!"

I care. (a little bit.) I'm always slightly disappointed when professional climbers repeat hard things (with debatable grades) and refuse to comment. What are we actually paying him for??

I would also like to know, even if it's just a personal little musing of what he thought. Wasn't Hubble the worlds first 8c+? I assume people then must have climbed it for the grade? I thought it got touted to be 9a after a visiting wad failed and the grade speculation and Ben Moon myth grew from there. It's probably better for no one to comment on the grade ever again, keeping the aura alive.

8b+. Is he on crack?

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#43 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 10:22:32 am
as having been done

I was waiting for that.

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#44 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 10:25:03 am


8b+. Is he on crack?

I assumed he meant 8B+

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#45 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 10:26:01 am
What are we actually paying him for??

To climb noteworthy climbs whilst marketing certain brands in the process. #Drink over-caffeinated sugary drink company (28 grams of sugar per small can) ;)

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#46 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 11:38:01 am
Great news.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this makes Megos the first person to do both Hubble and Action....or at least the first actual properly confirmed time this has happened..?

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#47 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 11:42:49 am


8b+. Is he on crack?

I assumed he meant 8B+

yeah, that's what I thought - I guess his accent makes it difficult to hear whether he's speaking in caps or not

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#48 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 12:12:44 pm
In an Australian-style points immigration system, how many points does "coming over here, refusing to grade our hard routes" score you? Minus figures or what?

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#49 Re: Megos does Hubble
June 02, 2016, 12:17:41 pm
In an Australian-style points immigration system, how many points does "coming over here, refusing to grade our hard routes" score you? Minus figures or what?

So Barrows is being deported then?