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AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 01:51:40 pm
Not sure on the grade or what he's gonna call it. But Aidans done the sitter to Manpower at Lad Stones. The holds there look non existing from what I recall when I was last there. Think that he's done a few other harder things recently. Weapon.

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#1 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 02:24:17 pm
Hands down the hardest problem in the UK of its style and about the only thing Aidans put serious time into.

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#2 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 04:14:23 pm

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#3 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 06:19:35 pm
Aidan has just posted about Flip Off at the Opera 8C at the Bowderstone too.

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#4 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 07:49:26 pm
What sort of style are we talking here? (Apologies for poor Lakes knowledge)

I presume we are talking board style on crimps as this is Aidens style.

Could Aiden be the first to repeat Nalleís 9A!? Seems like it would be his style.

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#5 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 10:09:29 pm
Surely deserves a dedicated "Aidanwad" thread at this point!

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#6 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 10:12:07 pm
At the rate which this stuffs going down I gotta agree Nick!

Where Manpower is found is a steep face with tiny holds Duncan for sure. Does sound like he has the fingers for BoD!

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#7 Re: AidanWad
September 11, 2020, 11:03:32 pm
Does this link from the start of Retaliation into Man Power then?

Presume Flip Off at the Opera links Flip Flopera into Phantom Direct?

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#8 Re: AidanWad
September 12, 2020, 10:06:02 am
Yes its the true sitter to Manpower. Not so much a link as a true sit start line that follows a vague scoop up the face. Retaliation is more the link but was logical to do first as its easier. The stone line is effectively flip flopera sit into phantom direct but via an even tighter line, im not sure how enforceable that will ever be IMO as the body positions would barely be any different between the two and a lot of holds will have to not be in, more a good example of the current strength of aidan far outpacing anything the ladderface can offer (but not the back side with its hard projects)

Manpower sit and Copperline sit are two of the best hard problems i've seen on lakes volcanic rock, they aren't just hard they're great quality lines that do the area proud. Aidan's known about and tried manpower on and off since 2016 but found some more reliable beta this week for the manpower stand move. Copperline was just a couple of sessions this year. It's all mega inspiring to see and nice to finally have some "doable" big numbers locally.

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#9 Re: AidanWad
September 12, 2020, 10:16:15 am
Has he finished off copperline sitter too Dan?

Truely inspiring stuff going down atm.

Need to get him on Bombadil next, that one looked a worldie Dan.

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#10 Re: AidanWad
September 14, 2020, 04:33:01 pm
Just gonna continue using this thread as he's doing too much! Aidans also done Copperline lower start at 8B+. Beauty of a wall that one.

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#11 Re: AidanWad
September 14, 2020, 04:39:23 pm
Just gonna continue using this thread as he's doing too much! Aidans also done Copperline lower start at 8B+. Beauty of a wall that one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFHxnDWj08m/?igshid=hjxnw7tf93a3

Just to keep Fiend happy 😁

Assume this one is at the upper upper end of 8b+!!


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#12 Re: AidanWad
September 14, 2020, 05:05:37 pm
He did say hard 8B+ in the inshtagram...

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#13 Re: AidanWad
September 15, 2020, 04:34:07 pm
More info on Aidans rampage here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFKXsP7jEM3/?igshid=1y10y6za71mhu

Manpower sit has been called Superpower and graded at 8C/+
« Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 04:41:40 pm by yetix »

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#14 Re: AidanWad
September 15, 2020, 05:19:06 pm
Mountain rock provides the meat. Makes me wish we had someone proper strong here in Gogledd Cymru boshing out large numbers.

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#15 Re: AidanWad
September 16, 2020, 05:55:39 pm
He said on Instagram that he's trying not to fly so I imagine he'd be pretty keen to visit Wales if he could be pointed at new lines. Crazy to think things like Das Pumpenhausen and Pools of Bethesda are 2-3 grades below his limit!

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#16 Re: AidanWad
September 16, 2020, 10:10:47 pm
He said on Instagram that he's trying not to fly so I imagine he'd be pretty keen to visit Wales if he could be pointed at new lines. Crazy to think things like Das Pumpenhausen and Pools of Bethesda are 2-3 grades below his limit!

Thereís a few but it seems the glaciers gave the Lakes all the super hard shit. Icy bastards.

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#17 Re: AidanWad
September 16, 2020, 10:56:52 pm
Isles Sit Start is the most obvious N Wales hard proj I can think of. Awesome line in a great position. 

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#18 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 08:52:48 am
What about Macleod's unrepeated things? Must be plenty to keep him busy up there?  Or too easy?

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#19 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 08:59:24 am
He said on Instagram that he's trying not to fly so I imagine he'd be pretty keen to visit Wales if he could be pointed at new lines. Crazy to think things like Das Pumpenhausen and Pools of Bethesda are 2-3 grades below his limit!

Thereís a few but it seems the glaciers gave the Lakes all the super hard shit. Icy bastards.

I bet Pete's got a few hard projects/lines tucked away... :)

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#20 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 09:03:54 am
Iím presuming there is footage of all of these problems, or is it being keep secret for some kind of project.

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#21 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 09:28:26 am
He mentioned in the Trowbarrrow post that footage will be in a film of his summer climbing.

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#22 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 09:49:14 am
I guess no-one has tried the hard lines in Scotland enough to know whether they are that hard? Apart from maybe the BigMac himself. But with form like aidans you could mop up some stunning lines roving around up here. Of all the faces mine eyes have gazed upon, perhapse none have been as striking or as fierce as the front face of the Perfect Catch boulder in Glen Tarbert. A rising line of pockets into a tapering crack on a perfect leaning wall of granite. I would guess Dave has tried it along with Dan V when he did the left wall? Handsome arete too to the right of Dan's problem.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/8613355127/in/photostream/

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#23 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 10:36:43 am
Loos mint, plus i just spent 20 minutes flicking through the photostream, some amazing looking stuff

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#24 Re: AidanWad
September 17, 2020, 11:36:35 am
Just about on-topic; scrolling through Varian's Flickr came across this photo of Aidan on New Verse Line (variation of Mr Multiverse at Carrock):

https://flic.kr/p/F3NjZj

He's matching that hold!!  :jaw:

 

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