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#25 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 05, 2017, 05:43:25 pm
9b belay got to be better than doing the Oak.

I'll let you know  ;)

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#26 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 05, 2017, 05:44:57 pm
9b belay got to be better than doing the Oak.

I'll let you know  ;)

That's the spirit!  :clap2: :lol:

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#27 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 05, 2017, 06:22:18 pm
According to Farcebook he's called it Rainman.

9b, 9b, definitely 9b, definitely 9b at Malham.

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#28 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 05, 2017, 08:56:25 pm
9b at Malham.... presumably at that level an ultimate limit for combining horrible undercuts with bad smears is being approached.... to get harder you would need to plug MC Escher's brain into a super-computer connected to a 3-D printer.

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#29 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 06, 2017, 01:13:03 pm
Amazing laser focus and dedication.

Great interview here:

https://climber.co.uk/news/latest-news/steve-mcclure-s-rainman-f9b-the-hardest-sport-route-in-the-uk.html

Was it filmed does anyone know?

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#30 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 06, 2017, 01:30:35 pm
Good interview

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Iím scratching around to find belayers

He must have been - look what he ended up with.

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#31 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 06, 2017, 06:05:38 pm
Good interview

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Iím scratching around to find belayers

He must have been - look what he ended up with.

 :) I know you're just jealous

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#33 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 07, 2017, 10:49:23 am
Good interview

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Iím scratching around to find belayers

He must have been - look what he ended up with.

 :) I know you're just jealous

Big time actually. What an amazing thing to be part of. Hope he bought you a beer.

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#34 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 07, 2017, 01:42:48 pm
read about this last year, but now here's the footage:

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#35 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 07, 2017, 05:34:32 pm
Bloody hell, unlucky! What are the chances!!?  :o

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#36 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 07, 2017, 05:49:45 pm
Ha, ha awesome.

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#37 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 07, 2017, 09:43:11 pm
Is it just me or does when Steve hits the rock with both hands does he sort of resemble gollum from LOTR? Pretty sure gollum makes an alarmingly similar movement in one of th films...

Waddage effort on rainman also. Was rooting for him to do it!

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#38 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 08:43:38 am
Anyone got the password for the video? It appear to have been made private.

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#39 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 08:56:25 am
yeah, can't see it either

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#40 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 04:13:03 pm
Yes, yes, 9b and all... But the main question is: did he bother tying his shoelaces for this?

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#41 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 05:18:58 pm
Yes, yes, 9b and all... But the main question is: did he bother tying his shoelaces for this?

Was going to ask him that last night actually but forgot. Chris says hi from Ceuse etc.

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#42 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 06:28:22 pm
Well, were his laces done up last night?

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#43 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 09:11:03 pm
He did his shoe laces up for it. If you scroll down on 8a.nu there's a thing on the latest Anasazi whites where he says did up the laces.

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#44 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 08, 2017, 09:16:09 pm
Must be hard then.

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#45 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 14, 2017, 03:52:28 pm
From Steve Macs FB page (with a picture of him, presumably on Rainshadow):

"So nice to be back stress free! Despite it being wetter than in March. Up filming for BMCTV. And a go on Rainshadow (9a) between links for the camera on Rainman. Why not? First effort I fumbled the very last move, a tad rusty after 13 years away. Then at the end of the day a successful tick. Felt absolutely awesome, but also, and kind of a relief, a complete path compared to Rainman."

 8)

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#46 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 14, 2017, 03:59:26 pm
From Steve Macs FB page (with a picture of him, presumably on Rainshadow):

Then at the end of the day a successful tick. Felt absolutely awesome, but also, and kind of a relief, a complete path compared to Rainman."

 8)

Hardly surprising when the finish is 8a+ instead of 8c+.

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#47 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 14, 2017, 04:31:59 pm
From Steve Macs FB page (with a picture of him, presumably on Rainshadow):

Then at the end of the day a successful tick. Felt absolutely awesome, but also, and kind of a relief, a complete path compared to Rainman."

 8)

Hardly surprising when the finish is 8a+ instead of 8c+.

I suppose so, but it pleased me. Little victories :)

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#48 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 14, 2017, 06:24:24 pm
126 day siege. That is seriously impressive. Can't imagine a siege of that magnitude .

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#49 Re: Hardest route in the Country
June 14, 2017, 09:30:54 pm
Oh I think you can.. :-\