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Excuse my crass "Beards of Power" post above. Sorry.

A separate thread maybe  ;) Ben, and Lore, you are both prime candidates.
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I read in an old interview on Grimper that Ben kept the dreads in an empty glass somewhere but they got lost at some point. There was also a historical picture of Chris Griffith doing the job with a pair of big scissors!

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I like Ben's beard, it's quite noble. I'm getting grey in my goatee bit too so it's quite reassuring. I might be able to repeat Cairn when I'm 50 or something.

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Any other known ascents other than Didier's?


Francois Dreyfus made the 5th ascent.

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Wow, not too shabby! Anybody know how many repeats Agincourt has had? I understand its the 'least repeated 8c in France'! I know that Patrick Edlinger repeated it in 1989 (2nd ascent?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Edlinger


It appears that the wikipedia entry is wrong. Patrick Edlinger never did Agincourt. Cf. the discussion below the line here: http://fanatic-climbing.com/azincourt-premier-8c-francais-agincourt-first-french-8c/

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This is all so inspiring.

Downloaded the photo of Didier from that article.

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Any other known ascents other than Didier's?


Ingo Graebner (a Frankenjura climber still climbing font 8a/b) did it in '94 and said he thought it was the 5th/6th ascent.

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Good knowledge guys.

Regarding Edlinger, that is a shame if its become lost in the mists of time. I guess we may never know whether he did it, I see the local doubters. Here is the first bit of an OTE article by Stephen Gough with an indepth interview with Edlinger himself from Feb 1996 where it is mentioned he climbed it (see 2nd para on second page). If he didn't climb it surely he would pipe up and say so when this article says he did.  :-\

http://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNcCiH29pBs8GMfQgaMZjTDdfKERQggptURWUKJ

http://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNFTGYCg4GAPHEWAJ3Fzqsy6XMj6YHOz2F-Z4Vk


The Bastard is now 8c+. Yes, Endeavour is a strong candidate. I guess location is a key factor in repeatability. I'm going for 'Somehow Super' on the Cornice or maybe even 'Rooster crossing' at the Tor :lol: Form an orderly queue...

Here is a good list https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/set.php?id=1235

just spotted 'Hatrick edgeclinger' from the article...  :lol: Surely a ready made name for a problem....
« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 08:49:31 pm by Kingy »

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I get error 404s on the links above?

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I get error 404s on the links above?

I hope this works now



Damn the insert image function isn't working with Google photos, worked last time. Feb 96 On the edge is where the PE interview is printed

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Ted, you might be better off putting the photos in an album on google photos and then getting a sharing link for the album.

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Don't think any of the 8cs at the Anvil have been repeated.

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Ted, you might be better off putting the photos in an album on google photos and then getting a sharing link for the album.

Try this

Still doesn't work even with an album, sorry!

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Remember devouring that article. i used to read OTE cover to cover in those days.

Wasn't there a photo of him doing the route in the marble quarry in France everyone did for the photos (Petit Etoile?) in it as well?

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Don't think any of the 8cs at the Anvil have been repeated.

I seem to remember Allan Cassidy (sp) repeated Metalcore a few years back.

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https://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=707

Looks that way, expect he may have done the 8cs too.

 

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