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Title: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: carlisle slapper on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 11, 2020, 04:14:23 pm
(https://i.postimg.cc/BbqMpVk1/B442-E77-B-F9-A8-4223-9-C19-67-ABFA3-D04-AA.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on September 11, 2020, 06:19:35 pm
Aidan has just posted about Flip Off at the Opera 8C at the Bowderstone too.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Duncan campbell on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on September 11, 2020, 10:09:29 pm
Surely deserves a dedicated "Aidanwad" thread at this point!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on 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!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on 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?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: carlisle slapper on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on 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+!!

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on September 14, 2020, 05:05:37 pm
He did say hard 8B+ in the inshtagram...
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on 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/+
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Teaboy on 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!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on 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. 
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Ged on 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?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on 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... :)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: gme on 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.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: nai on September 17, 2020, 09:28:26 am
He mentioned in the Trowbarrrow post that footage will be in a film of his summer climbing.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Alex-the-Alex on 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/
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on September 17, 2020, 10:36:43 am
Loos mint, plus i just spent 20 minutes flicking through the photostream, some amazing looking stuff
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on 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:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 17, 2020, 12:26:16 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.

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

8as not 8b+/cs. Heís allergic to training so doubt heíd ever hit those heights.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: carlisle slapper on September 17, 2020, 01:21:54 pm
There's send footage of all the nails stuff, some is phone and some is more pro.

Wales defo has plenty of hard stuff to do, it's just never had someone psyched on finding all the tiny crimp gaps, the type of grot aidan can pull on is like that steep wall right of lily savage? (the 7B right of madame allure) anyway it'll be there you'll just have written it off. The Lakes has more i agree as its never had the scene wales has so is more under developed, there are whole valleys like ennerdale and buttermere with only a handful of recorded problems. Definitely not forced link up time yet. The lakes is still missing world class stuff IMO as i've not yet seen the best of its rock combine with a line. But there's a decent chance its out there. Stuff like copperline isnt far off the likely style we'd find though.

Scotland is well on Aidans radar and i'll fob the full list onto who's going on that trip. I'd already mentioned that ardgour barrel, not 100% the top goes on that though and sadly the arete is chossy at the top, that said its been 8 years since i went and its got to be worth an ab on a rope to check.

Main face of this etc are on the radar too.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/40608456912/in/dateposted/

He did Kott sit a week ago,i think he's just working through the admin of renaming + massively upgrading an 8A O'Connor did to dodge a puddle that Gaskins had no issue with and confirmed the grade on.  :worms:
At the minute, in the lakes, its more an issue of if the rock can keep up. i think my dusty list of backlogged maybes will only last a few more months with Aidans current form as i stopped exploring in the lakes years ago before kids came along. He's pretty much only driven to projects 20mins from his house as it stands. So there's a good chance that by this time next year it'll have good amount of session choice for the travelling southern wad.

i've even started saying goodbye to a few sandstone projects in an effort to detox his ridiculous skyhook fingers :wavecry:

Its exciting to not be the only person rattling round on these things in the north. Only took a global pandemic...



Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: gme on September 17, 2020, 01:34:18 pm
Is he keen to get on some of your stuff up here Dan or just after new stuff?

You must be keen to see some of it repeated.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: carlisle slapper on September 17, 2020, 02:03:06 pm
Yeah he's keen. He was on some of my harder stuff in the lakes this week. We've been upto the county a few times over the years. He almost did master of stone at hepburn soon after i put it up in 2017 and did the punisher at shaftoe that trip which is still the only repeat AFAIK. But in current form he's climbing much better than then. Likely will be up in the winter and knows about a few crimpy projys too that i've not got stuck into much yet (like the heckley line). He's still really good at compression etc for someone so good on crimps its rare. We have slightly different styles and body size so there will likely be a few learning curves on the odd line but with a lot of them being 7-10years old there's not much they'll offer that he doesnt have in his skill set now IMO. i'm learning how to crimp like an amateur version of aidan at the moment using different techniques/approaches we've chatted about over the years and that he's guinea pigged/made his own.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/50352502607/in/dateposted/ New prow with two finishes from last weekend. 7C+/8A depending on the left or right exit.

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: rjtrials on September 17, 2020, 02:32:17 pm
i'm learning how to crimp like an amateur version of aidan at the moment using different techniques/approaches we've chatted about over the years and that he's guinea pigged/made his own.


Can you elaborate on this?  I much prefer the open hand grip but am trying to widen my repertoire.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on September 17, 2020, 04:00:48 pm
Good info Dan, thanks.

He did Kott sit a week ago

What's this?

New prow thing looks great, is location undisclosed atm?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 17, 2020, 05:41:41 pm
There's send footage of all the nails stuff, some is phone and some is more pro.

Wales defo has plenty of hard stuff to do, it's just never had someone psyched on finding all the tiny crimp gaps, the type of grot aidan can pull on is like that steep wall right of lily savage? (the 7B right of madame allure) anyway it'll be there you'll just have written it off.s m...

I had a little play on that years ago. Seem to remember people dismissing it as shit (canít remember who people were).
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 17, 2020, 05:51:46 pm
There's send footage of all the nails stuff, some is phone and some is more pro.

Wales defo has plenty of hard stuff to do, it's just never had someone psyched on finding all the tiny crimp gaps, the type of grot aidan can pull on is like that steep wall right of lily savage? (the 7B right of madame allure) anyway it'll be there you'll just have written it off.s m...

I had a little play on that years ago. Seem to remember people dismissing it as shit (canít remember who people were).

Might be different line to what youíre thinking of. Not been there for yonks .
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on September 17, 2020, 06:53:56 pm
Good info Dan, thanks.

He did Kott sit a week ago

What's this?

Karma of the Trees sit start at Kentmere, saw Aidan trying it a few years ago now (wearing some rather fetching North Face trackies) and it looked fucking nails. Think he lives close to there so that was a proper local project for him and I guess from when I saw him he must have been trying it for 3 years at least?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on September 17, 2020, 08:16:43 pm
Good info Dan, thanks.

He did Kott sit a week ago

What's this?

Karma of the Trees sit start at Kentmere, saw Aidan trying it a few years ago now (wearing some rather fetching North Face trackies) and it looked fucking nails. Think he lives close to there so that was a proper local project for him and I guess from when I saw him he must have been trying it for 3 years at least?

Ohhhhh wow that's brilliant, yeah remember that being spoken of in hushed tones as probably going to be very hard (ignoring blatant lies).

Makes me think of the other recent thread about comp beasts getting out; guess the lack of distractions from going abroad and comps have helped get at least a few of these over the line.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Teaboy on September 17, 2020, 08:20:58 pm
I had a little play on that years ago. Seem to remember people dismissing it as shit

 ;D That old chestnut will only keep people off your projects for so long, looks like you're going to have to pull your finger out and get it done now the cat's out the bag!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 17, 2020, 08:40:02 pm
I had a little play on that years ago. Seem to remember people dismissing it as shit

 ;D That old chestnut will only keep people off your projects for so long, looks like you're going to have to pull your finger out and get it done now the cat's out the bag!

It canít be the same line if I pulled on and Dans talking about hard stuff  :lol:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: shark on September 18, 2020, 11:46:59 am
I have unilaterally changed the topic title to Aidanwad in recognition of his outstanding wadness and set it as a sticky topic.

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: dunnyg on September 18, 2020, 12:27:52 pm
#lifegoals
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JJP on September 18, 2020, 01:51:51 pm

I realise I should prob know this but what is the origin of wad?  Google hasnt helped. 
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: cheque on September 18, 2020, 02:08:55 pm

I realise I should prob know this but what is the origin of wad?  Google hasnt helped.

Itís from a Paul Pritchard essay where he uses it to describe sponsored climbers who have (probably figurative) wads of money from their endorsement deals in contrast to the other not-quite-as-good dole-funded climbers on the strata of the Llanberis scene below them. It might be in Deep Play.

I once used the term to describe an American climber and his mate. He didnít realise I meant it as a compliment and looked like he was ready to hit me until I explained what I meant. I didnít know the origin then so I couldnít explain it very well.  :oops:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JJP on September 18, 2020, 02:13:57 pm
Thanks for the explanation cheque, been wondering for a while! Glad you managed to talk your way out of that  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on September 18, 2020, 03:01:22 pm
I though it was to do with PP's former partner Crispin Waddy aka King Wad
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: andy popp on September 18, 2020, 03:46:20 pm
I may be wrong, but I don't think either of those explanations are right; indeed they are mutually contradictory as Crispin certainly never had wads of cash from his non-existent sponsorship deals. Paul may have used it in Deep Play but I think it had older origins. I should know as I was there etc. but, you know, brain cells and all that.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on September 18, 2020, 04:13:41 pm
Don't think either of us were implying it was both.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: moose on September 18, 2020, 05:05:16 pm
Is the term of the right vintage to be a reference, ironic or otherwise, to Harry Enfield's "Loadsamoney"*?  One of his catchphrases was "look at my wad".

*Young people and aliens, Loadsamoney was a sketchshow character that briefly captured the Thatcher zeigeist - a newly monied, aggresive, working class person (a middle class nightmare of money with no taste).

https://youtu.be/bNGEPNzrOUk (https://youtu.be/bNGEPNzrOUk)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on September 18, 2020, 05:15:22 pm
I once used the term to describe an American climber and his mate. He didnít realise I meant it as a compliment and looked like he was ready to hit me until I explained what I meant. I didnít know the origin then so I couldnít explain it very well.

In US parlance wad = jizz which is probably why he didn't take it as the compliment you meant it to be.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: andy popp on September 18, 2020, 05:32:08 pm
Don't think either of us were implying it was both.

No, not at all. But at least one of them has to be wrong.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on September 23, 2020, 10:21:24 am
Crikey this looks good. Sounds like the full line up the face from a sit. The UK's Bugeleisen?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFeR6T1jHth/?igshid=r5j56dbkhj0p
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Anti on September 23, 2020, 11:14:49 am
Wish he'd stop teasing with these nicely shot photos. Presumably someone who knows how to edit videos nicely is also there and we'll be expecting a glorious video at some point?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on September 23, 2020, 11:41:15 am
Think he's been promising that.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on September 26, 2020, 05:04:04 pm
And more...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFmsoR5j1x6/?igshid=kqz39wavcxvx

Tranquilitas 8B+ Kentmere (but you need 8C strength to do it apparently!)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on September 26, 2020, 05:22:51 pm
Only in 1 arm!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on September 26, 2020, 05:25:57 pm
Gonna be a crazy vid .... :popcorn:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on September 26, 2020, 07:09:10 pm
Good to see from the comments that thereís at least one disciple of the G left!

So Aidan basically did all of his projects in around a week? Thatís so cool. I wonder if having people around to try them with rather than climbing on his own helped!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: shark on September 29, 2020, 11:05:09 am
Birthday today according to FB

22.

He must be on top of the world
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on December 15, 2020, 12:08:05 pm
A little teaser to whet your appetite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mYPEhSvrPM
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: 36chambers on December 15, 2020, 12:24:09 pm
Finally! Looking good.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on December 15, 2020, 02:34:40 pm
So flipping psyched!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on December 15, 2020, 02:58:05 pm
How did this end up being a Lattice thing?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on December 15, 2020, 03:07:34 pm
How did this end up being a Lattice thing?

He's a lattice client and we paid to put the film together, ergo it has a lattice logo on it.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on December 15, 2020, 03:15:29 pm
Ah thatís interesting, I always thought that Aidan sorted himself out with some fatherly style advice from Dan V.  How long has he been with Lattice?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Will Hunt on December 15, 2020, 03:19:00 pm
How did this end up being a Lattice thing?

2025 - one year on from Paris 2024. The last group of rebels are defending Cloggy, their final citadel, from an onslaught of Lattice Products. All will be consumed. All will be Lattice.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: spidermonkey09 on December 15, 2020, 03:22:01 pm

He's a lattice client and we paid to put the film together, ergo it has a lattice logo on it.

Very pleased this is free, nice one! However:

Christmas Eve-Eve (22-12-2020)

Surely the 22nd is Christmas Eve Eve Eve?!   :blink:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on December 15, 2020, 03:40:22 pm
Ah thatís interesting, I always thought that Aidan sorted himself out with some fatherly style advice from Dan V.  How long has he been with Lattice?

Can't discuss details but he hasn't been with us long and was no punter when he started.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Anti on December 15, 2020, 03:40:34 pm
Quote from: spidermonkey09 Ilink=topic=30855.msg623337#msg623337 date=1608045721

He's a lattice client and we paid to put the film together, ergo it has a lattice logo on it.

Very pleased this is free, nice one! However:

Christmas Eve-Eve (22-12-2020)

Surely the 22nd is Christmas Eve Eve Eve?!   :blink:

Was about to post that. Not sad. The closer to today it is the better haha.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Plattsy on December 15, 2020, 04:27:14 pm
If Barrows and Littlefair are level 9 Lattice agents. What does that make Aidan?  :-\
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Yossarian on December 15, 2020, 04:56:09 pm
If Barrows and Littlefair are level 9 Lattice agents. What does that make Aidan?  :-\

NExT-Gen WAD programme - still in evaluation phase.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 15, 2020, 06:22:45 pm
Barrows and Littlefair were universal soldier to Aidens Bourne?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on December 15, 2020, 06:29:19 pm
Well if anyone wants a film of someone cranking on small holds on steep ground and cutting loose, that certainly seems to fit the bill!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Yossarian on December 15, 2020, 06:31:01 pm
Argh, I'm going to have to rewrite the Gullich Legacy at this rate...
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: danm on December 15, 2020, 08:03:23 pm
How did this end up being a Lattice thing?

2025 - one year on from Paris 2024. The last group of rebels are defending Cloggy, their final citadel, from an onslaught of Lattice Products. All will be consumed. All will be Lattice.
The Borg cube had a Lattice structure. It makes you think, doesn't it?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: moose on December 15, 2020, 08:17:42 pm
How did this end up being a Lattice thing?

2025 - one year on from Paris 2024. The last group of rebels are defending Cloggy, their final citadel, from an onslaught of Lattice Products. All will be consumed. All will be Lattice.
The Borg cube had a Lattice structure. It makes you think, doesn't it?

So does salt... does this mean Lattice is hard, square, and bad for your health? [apologies to Terry Pratchett]
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 15, 2020, 09:36:52 pm
[The last group of rebels are defending Cloggy, their final citadel, from an onslaught of Lattice Products. All will be consumed. All will be Lattice.

We are many, we are Lattice.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Motown on December 16, 2020, 06:14:25 am
A little teaser to whet your appetite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mYPEhSvrPM

Topgun?!  :no:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: oldfella on December 16, 2020, 12:37:05 pm
Aiden has put on his Instagram page that heís now part of Catalyst Climbing. Coaching and training climbers.


  :popcorn:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Teaboy on December 16, 2020, 02:00:47 pm
All we need now is a quote from Harry Redknapp, sat in his Range Rover, and transfer window will be complete.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: AMorris on December 16, 2020, 02:08:36 pm
Aiden has put on his Instagram page that heís now part of Catalyst Climbing. Coaching and training climbers.


  :popcorn:

to be honest I thought he already was, given how many times I have seen him pop up in various youtube videos with a catalyst vest on. A rising opposition to the Lattice superpower and the zealots of the cult of Midtbo perhaps...
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 16, 2020, 02:44:57 pm
All we need now is a quote from Harry Redknapp, sat in his Range Rover, and transfer window will be complete.

(https://i.imgflip.com/4ql11u.jpg)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 22, 2020, 05:33:36 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 22, 2020, 05:42:21 pm
Ace. Thatís tonightís after child bath/bedtime treat for me.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 22, 2020, 05:51:10 pm
Just said the same thing on FB. Wait 'til they are fast asleep, one the big telly with sound on properly. And a dram.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: T_B on December 22, 2020, 06:12:06 pm
OMG what a lovely fella. Him and Jim Pope, the futureís in safe hands.

Great film.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: spidermonkey09 on December 22, 2020, 08:01:58 pm
That was very good. Enjoyed Varians philosophical musings a lot. Great footage throughout. Only criticism is Dan not explicitly calling Gaskins out  :lol: :worms:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on December 22, 2020, 09:00:37 pm
Yep brilliant stuff, enjoyed especially that all the ascents were uncut and basically mobile phone footage rather than over-produced high tech stuff.

Great musings about enjoying what's close to home, resonates a lot with me and provides an interesting contrast to Ben Moon in Stone Love, saying you have to travel to test yourself against boulders overseas.

Needs an outtakes film with all the other stuff he did! Anyone know what Mighty Midget is?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Footwork on December 22, 2020, 09:25:10 pm
Anyone know what Mighty Midget is?

Mark Katz?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Wood FT on December 22, 2020, 09:26:39 pm
Enjoyed that, not at all what I was expecting. Very well made film.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on December 22, 2020, 10:07:30 pm
Anyone know what Mighty Midget is?

Mark Katz?

Jack?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: yetix on December 22, 2020, 10:13:51 pm
Could be the direct exit to big boy beaves maybe, couldn't see anything else resembling that on the list/in the film and heard he had done a direct version of that
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: cofe on December 22, 2020, 10:15:03 pm
Great film. What a ledge.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bonjoy on December 22, 2020, 10:38:26 pm
Well good. Really enjoyed that. Complete beast.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Liamhutch89 on December 22, 2020, 11:56:09 pm
Excellent! If Aidan can bring himself to travel in future I would love to see him tested against more world famous hard problems. Perhaps the hardest of them all - burden of dreams would suit him?

Out of curiosity, I wonder who the other top 5 crimpers in the world might be? Ondra? Megos? Woods?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on December 23, 2020, 07:40:55 am
Nalle Hukkataival and Dai Koyamada would be contenders. Probably Giuliano Cameroni too?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 23, 2020, 09:00:02 am
What a great film, loved everything about it, well done everyone involved.

My only regret is I've never actually seen any of the problems in person to contemplate how hard they really are. (Except the Bowderstone one).
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: nik at work on December 23, 2020, 09:17:47 am
Great film, great climbing and a really impressive view of a bigger picture. As already said, feels like the future is in good hands.

Really appreciated some of Danís broader musings on lifestyle.

Nice one all round.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 23, 2020, 09:21:59 am
What a refreshingly good film. Nice story - great people - great climbing. The story and the personalities made the film rather than relentless drone shots etc..

👏👏

(Though I Did get arsed off with the adverts / maybe itís how I watched it on the tv having to pause a few times..)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: NaoB on December 23, 2020, 09:27:40 am
Yeah but the ads were a small price to pay for a film of this quality being freely available. Really enjoyed it, inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: haydn jones on December 23, 2020, 09:44:39 am
I immediately had to stop watching it when I saw the second add start withing 3minuets of the first and just used an add blocker. Way to jarring to watch with adds.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 23, 2020, 09:45:32 am
yep, minor inconvenience for watching on a decent telly that doesn't have an ad blocker. Could skip after a few seconds.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: gollum on December 23, 2020, 09:47:34 am
Awesome film with great footage and interviews. A really interesting window into a different philosophy.

Ads let me get up and make a brew.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Wood FT on December 23, 2020, 09:54:00 am
Yeah but the ads were a small price to pay for a film of this quality being freely available. Really enjoyed it, inspiring stuff!

Agreed, a small price to pay for such quality.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 23, 2020, 10:08:44 am
Yeah - just used to climbing films not having them I guess! I had to pause abs come back to it 3 or 4 times (child bedtime stuff) and it seemed to give me new adverts every time I restarted... probably different if I watched it all the way through.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Plattsy on December 23, 2020, 10:34:45 am
This won't work on TVs and I'm not sure about other devices. It does work on my android phone.
Play the video. Take the scroll bar marker all the way to almost the end of the film. About 10 secs before the end or something like. Wait for the video to end. Cancel any auto play next video if necessary and click the play again icon to play the desired video again and there should be no little yellow ad break markers on the scroll bar and you can watch add free.  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Adam Lincoln on December 23, 2020, 10:35:06 am
I can't believe people are moaning about ads.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Plattsy on December 23, 2020, 10:35:57 am
Great film btw.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: macca7 on December 23, 2020, 10:39:42 am
I really don't know why but i didn't have any ads?
Watched on my android device but cast it onto my tv. Not sure why this would make a difference but hopefully it might work for others?

On the topic of ads i agree it is a reasonably small price to pay for something of this quality however its not just things of quality that have ads and somethings are getting unwatchable!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 23, 2020, 10:40:26 am
I can't believe people are moaning about ads.

Yeah - itís like when people only focus on one niggle in an overwhelmingly effusively positive post 😁
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Adam Lincoln on December 23, 2020, 10:43:48 am
I can't believe people are moaning about ads.

Yeah - itís like when people only focus on one niggle in an overwhelmingly effusively positive post 😁

Thats not the point, moaning about something thats free, and has a few small ads that you can just skip easily.

Guess ads just didnt bother me.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: sdm on December 23, 2020, 10:45:51 am
I really don't know why but i didn't have any ads?
Watched on my android device but cast it onto my tv.
Do you run ublock or similar on your Android browser by any chance?

Ublock is the only way I've found to consistently get around their intrusive ads.

I used to run a pihole to block their ad server at the router. But that stopped working when they moved their ads on to the same server as their content.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: macca7 on December 23, 2020, 10:46:09 am
Should really have said how much i enjoyed it and how impressed I was with both aidan and dan. More importantly than the climbing they both come across as very nice humble individuals and are clearly both world class boulders!

Not sure about dans topgun quotes but certainly put a smile on my face. I think we need more classic 80s film references in our climbing films!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Teaboy on December 23, 2020, 10:48:59 am

Thats not the point, moaning about something thats free, and has a few small ads that you can just skip easily.

Guess ads just didnt bother me.

And you’re now the proud owner of a new fondue set, a family size SUV and have changed your pension provider  ;D

Edited to say I enjoyed the film
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: gme on December 23, 2020, 10:49:44 am
Great film. Has everything that a bouldering film needs and nice bit of chat as well. The lakes is a special place.

Ads are a bit annoying but itís a free platform and allows the content makers to get paid and therefore make better stuff so all good by me.

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: macca7 on December 23, 2020, 10:52:05 am
I really don't know why but i didn't have any ads?
Watched on my android device but cast it onto my tv.
Do you run ublock or similar on your Android browser by any chance?

Ublock is the only way I've found to consistently get around their intrusive ads.

I used to run a pihole to block their ad server at the router. But that stopped working when they moved their ads on to the same server as their content.

I don't run an ad blocker that i know about. I get the ads if i watch the vids solely on my phone but didn't get them yday when i 'smartviewed' it on to the tv?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on December 23, 2020, 11:38:21 am

Not sure about dans topgun quotes but certainly put a smile on my face. I think we need more classic 80s film references in our climbing films!

Definitely. I think he also called Greg C the pariah, did he mean that or did he mean messiah?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ducko on December 23, 2020, 12:09:13 pm
A great film, the lad is so strong on small holds! Very impressive climbing, editing and interesting commentary from all involved.

The whole using gaskins / shadow play as a bench mark is a bit of a joke though imo
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on December 23, 2020, 12:35:39 pm
The whole using gaskins / shadow play as a bench mark is a bit of a joke though imo

I guess that's the other side of the 'stay local' coin. If you go to rocklands, colorado, font, frankenjura etc. and realise all your 8Bs are harder than everyone else's 8B+s then you probably need to recalibrate your grade-o-meter.

ed: not saying there isn't a lot of value in staying local of course. Grades being secondary to enjoyable climbing experiences n all that.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on December 23, 2020, 12:42:43 pm
The whole using gaskins / shadow play as a bench mark is a bit of a joke though imo

Yeah it's a bit nonsensical now. I get how it would have been an influence back in the day but that time has surely passed.

Fair enough to have a benchmark, but an unrepeated and probably impossible problem isn't it.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: AMorris on December 23, 2020, 02:28:52 pm

Not sure about dans topgun quotes but certainly put a smile on my face. I think we need more classic 80s film references in our climbing films!

Definitely. I think he also called Greg C the pariah, did he mean that or did he mean messiah?

Yeah I noticed this too. Didn't really know what he meant by it so I just put it down to his sense of humour or some kind of in joke.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: gme on December 23, 2020, 02:59:02 pm
Thereís another thread for the gaskins stuff, letís keep this one for Aidan.

We can move on now though as his 8C+ is the UKís new benchmark and we can use that to grade everything else.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ali k on December 23, 2020, 03:06:31 pm
his 8C+ is the UKís new benchmark and we can use that to grade everything else.

It didn't look 8C+ to me. I watched it a couple of times to make sure too.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: RobK on December 23, 2020, 03:36:09 pm
It didn't look 8C+ to me. I watched it a couple of times to make sure too.

I couldn't tell, it was all too obscured by his shoulders/biceps.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Orrincoley on December 23, 2020, 04:34:13 pm
his 8C+ is the UKís new benchmark and we can use that to grade everything else.

It didn't look 8C+ to me. I watched it a couple of times to make sure too.

Probably because it might be 9A
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: carlisle slapper on December 23, 2020, 05:06:51 pm

Definitely. I think he also called Greg C the pariah, did he mean that or did he mean messiah?

Greg had to drag the lakes scene from being a fragmented word of mouth scene of piss taking retro claiming locals to being a documented bouldering area all on his own. developing and documenting areas on his own all off his own back only to be shot down with a bevvy of retro claims whenever he wrote up a new area (the hardest part of development is the admin, otherwise its just going climbing for the enjoyment of it). One spin off of this lakes history is that if you open the lakes guide you'll notice there are no first ascents on any of the problems as it was much better just to get rid of them than attempt to document the history of all the various areas. I'm not suzie dent so couldn't think of the perfect term off the top of my head but my point was is that Greg put alot of solo effort in whilst taking plenty of needless flak for a long time to get to where we are nowadays, but it really really helped drag the lakes scene into gear to get where we are now. The spin off of Gregs own great developments are lines like copperlines stand and low, arguably the best line of the film, which greg found and shared once the guide got published. tbh it needed more than a one word phrase. "point man" maybe (out in front but also getting pot shots)

Re the grading comments, don't worry your couched bottoms. Im more than happy to regrade my problems once they get repeated if they need it (often easier beta plays a far bigger role).I think Aidan was on crescendo this summer and smashed out a bunch of my other problems like Funkotron in the film.
All grading makes sense to reference local area problems first. if three 8bs are next to each other at a crag they should reference each other first, if one tied to colorado 8B grades and one tied to me climbing 8B in font and the other one was unrepeated but years older than the rest. theyd be way more all over the shop than just referencing how close we are to the first unrepeated one that was nearby. Personally i'd always reference grades in locality and development order. This isnt just a sign of respect to the local area but logical. obviously if people lie then it wrecks it all to become beyond farce. Bleau has the most consistent grades in the world thanks to the massive local scene. I see the top end of uk grading as massively susceptible to error due to lack of crossover between people doing each others problems countrywide and mainly johns historical influence. If aidan had chosen to take into account Johns grades he couldnt possibly give anything harder than 8B+ that he did this summer which was just too bonkers. i think John should stand by it and explain/ prove it along with his other 8C's as well as how he effortlessly repeated Si o connors lies at kentmere, he is very much the main player in the uk from 2002 up to now, 18 years! As i had established around 150 font 8's before i fully concreted my opinion and the ramifications of Johns interview answers i cant be arsed to go back and regrade them all (thats all i am saying in the film), as at least at the moment they're fairly consistent. Its all very well to sit there with hindsight but i've always tried to give my peers a fair shout, Johns approach just curveballed that ethos and its not like anyone else was ever that arsed to try and help me pin down key points that'd help with whether he's truthful or lying and whether to take his problems out the equation. (simons questions in the interview were by far the biggest help from another person in shedding light on his problems). I'd much rather let the next generations opinion help with it all and I think Aidan is a good example of the type of top end world class role model i've always looked forward to seeing in the UK. Regardless of Johns truth vs lies, just his "shadowplay" tactics -and his total elusiveness for the past 15years make him a really shitty peer to be metaphorically stood next to when trying to figure out the benchmarks at the top end of UKB. Its taken a lot of work mostly off my own back and with Aidans opinions as help to unpick the areas where suspicion outweighs trust. As a final point on this (because many people are sick of it) I'd recommend just watching worldclass, then fire over to Gone are the days of the G on doylos channel (for the bants). Then watch the only uncut footage of john climbing available on the web here (one of the problems ended up being dave fitz's first ever FA Snake eyes, 8A,): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuTTR6zIy8g totally ignoring grades etc, i personally see john as being that good at climbing, and will wait for more vids from john for him to prove he was a far stronger and greater mover on rock than that, and better than anything the UK has ever seen. hopefully the difference in movement skill/ style on rock is fairly apparent even from the couch coach view. ping between those uncut footage vids. As a bit of money where mouth is personal ascents heres some uncut footage of me climbing the alchemist (lakes/ "G" 8A+) https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/33977773295/in/dateposted/ I've climbed around 60-70 8's in font and have other decent reference points from the USA, Italy, Norway, Swiss, Jura. Either way I stand by my fairly no brainer point in that grades local to the area matter the most when referencing FAs and play a huge part of the history of the area. Aidans lakes grades are sandbagged compared to a lot of world areas, but they're also in a style that suits him more at the mo than somewhere like font. They'd suit people good in japan or colorado by the looks of it more than a good bleausard. We can disregard G 8C fairly now i feel based on the weight of history and the current swing of trust; however my past ascents dont disregard them, due to the timestamps and what we knew and thought of as a local community at that time. Eitherway, if you get strong, Aidans problems are totally doable as demonstrated by the uncut footage (me and Jack have repeated some of his lower 8's in the film from this summer) and the lakes has plenty more to tell yet. Its a really exciting time and i feel the film captures that fresh new feel of the latest generation in the sport perfectly. give me more of that anyday for psyche and inspiration.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on December 23, 2020, 05:36:31 pm
Great explanatory post as usual Dan. If you managed to do paragraphs it would be a... World Class post  ;)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: A.Greenhorne on December 23, 2020, 05:57:14 pm
Thereís still plenty of bog roll on the shelves if you need to clean that nose Matt
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ducko on December 23, 2020, 06:07:51 pm
Totally makes sense about keeping grading in the area accurate within the scope of the area.
the point was highlighting that the grades are going to be out if the ĎGí is the reference (thatís a compliment if anything as it most likely means the sandbag express has rolled through the lakes and the blocs are even harder than stated!)

I guess the only way to really iron out the grades is for people to repeat and give honest opinions based on their personal experience, unfortunately there are very few on the planet who could really give accurate thoughts except for a handful of people strong in that style or perhaps the MellowCru.

The films amazing the Climbingís inspiring as hell, it was merely a comment to suggest that comparatively  across the globe the grades will be out (it only bothers me in the sense if I walk an hour to a crag to try problem X thatís Ďwithin my grade rangeí only to find its two or three grades out Iíd be disappointed as time is a precious commodity for most - Iím to fat and weak to try any of aidans blocs as an obvious point)
   
Again the lads a mutant and a nice guy the film is Fabulous, itís just a passing comment.

If you liked Doyle initial G film I recommend a viewing of his latest addition.

Iíll return myself (fresh from cleaning a handful of new blocs and a two hour board session) to sitting on my couch.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Yossarian on December 23, 2020, 07:23:07 pm
I thought it was brilliant, and a very nice portrait of stunning Lakes boulders.

I did think that the title jarred slightly with the extremely British (and polar opposite of golden era Jerry) imposter syndrome vibe. I think it would've made more sense if they'd called it A Handful of What Might Be Really Quite Hard Boulders in England, or Nine FAs and some Numerals.

Or maybe just Aidanimal...
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on December 23, 2020, 07:28:18 pm
Itís no surprise to me Aidan went on to great things. I was in the training room at Kendal years ago and Greshy was testing Aidan: ď oh Aidan these scores are through the roofĒ. Heís a very sincere bloke so when he said that my ears pricked up.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: nai on December 23, 2020, 08:07:45 pm

Or maybe just Aidanimal...

Aid climbing
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Teaboy on December 23, 2020, 08:58:59 pm

I did think that the title jarred slightly with the extremely British (and polar opposite of golden era Jerry) imposter syndrome vibe. I think it would've made more sense if they'd called it A Handful of What Might Be Really Quite Hard Boulders in England, or Nine FAs and some Numerals.

Or maybe just Aidanimal...

I thought that was a reference to the quality of climbing rather than just Aidan himself, the bit where he was talking about there being no need to travel because there were things as good as Colorado etc.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Yossarian on December 23, 2020, 09:12:33 pm
It was the way it was suffixed by his name, rather than: The Jolly Nice Lake District...

He obviously is though, so itís quite apposite.

I would like to see a prequel called Worldclass: The Legend of Jerry Moffatt
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Pantontino on December 23, 2020, 09:36:43 pm
Really enjoyed that, very inspiring.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Pantontino on December 24, 2020, 09:27:29 am
If ever someone that good starts operating in North Wales they will be spoilt for choice for hard projects. I'll even write them a list!

We've got some useful lads (DC, Katz, Ducko, Luke Fletcher, Pete Robins etc) but nothing like Aidan's level, yet.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: petejh on December 24, 2020, 08:16:01 pm

Or maybe just Aidanimal...

Aid climbing

Brilliant!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tc on December 24, 2020, 09:38:04 pm
Really enjoyed that, very inspiring.

Couldn't agree more. Excellent 👌
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: A.Greenhorne on December 25, 2020, 10:10:33 pm
Totally makes sense about keeping grading in the area accurate within the scope of the area.
the point was highlighting that the grades are going to be out if the ĎGí is the reference (thatís a compliment if anything as it most likely means the sandbag express has rolled through the lakes and the blocs are even harder than stated!)

I guess the only way to really iron out the grades is for people to repeat and give honest opinions based on their personal experience, unfortunately there are very few on the planet who could really give accurate thoughts except for a handful of people strong in that style or perhaps the MellowCru.

The films amazing the Climbingís inspiring as hell, it was merely a comment to suggest that comparatively  across the globe the grades will be out (it only bothers me in the sense if I walk an hour to a crag to try problem X thatís Ďwithin my grade rangeí only to find its two or three grades out Iíd be disappointed as time is a precious commodity for most - Iím to fat and weak to try any of aidans blocs as an obvious point)
   
Again the lads a mutant and a nice guy the film is Fabulous, itís just a passing comment.

If you liked Doyle initial G film I recommend a viewing of his latest addition.

Iíll return myself (fresh from cleaning a handful of new blocs and a two hour board session) to sitting on my couch.

Maybe you should go to the lakes to try these blocs? Only then could you truly assess yourself and find a position within the hierarchy. After starting to read that world class post I realised there was no need... a chant was raised and floated gently through the evening air Ďthe king is dead, long live the king, the king is dead, long live the kingí and much bog roll was used.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: cheque on December 25, 2020, 11:51:23 pm
Yeah that was a cool film. As an outsider to both Lakes bouldering and proper hard bouldering full stop I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I agree with the comment (way) above about phone footage to the extent that itís great to see authentic uncut film of the actual ascents but in the case of the phone-in-shoe style clips earlier in the film, when youíre watching someone path a problem that you canít gauge the angle or the size of the holds of properly and donít have prior knowledge of it then it might as well be 6b+ as 8b+. I got a lot more idea of what I was really watching from the ascents where the camera was moving.

Biggest strength of the film I thought was that the talking heads were limited to climbers right in his peer group- I was expecting people like Randall or Gresham repeatedly foaming about the guyís talents in the mould of many of these ďisnít this kid good?Ē flicks but by restricting the job to people who were more reticent in that department it was way more watchable than I expected. Biggest weakness was that apart from the mention of Gaskins & grades the story is essentially told in the first ten minutes and the rest is just an aesthetic Lakes problems/ hard ascents pr0no with a really fucking hard one toward the end. Probably the best way to do it though- I certainly had more appetite for that than another ďKen Burns-style panning across childhood training photosĒ doc!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on December 26, 2020, 07:36:36 am
and the rest is just an aesthetic Lakes problems/ hard ascents pr0no with a really fucking hard one toward the end.

This is pretty much what I signed up for!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: 36chambers on December 26, 2020, 09:59:42 am
Yeah that was a cool film. As an outsider to both Lakes bouldering and proper hard bouldering full stop I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I agree with the comment (way) above about phone footage to the extent that itís great to see authentic uncut film of the actual ascents but in the case of the phone-in-shoe style clips earlier in the film, when youíre watching someone path a problem that you canít gauge the angle or the size of the holds of properly and donít have prior knowledge of it then it might as well be 6b+ as 8b+. I got a lot more idea of what I was really watching from the ascents where the camera was moving.

If only it including footage of Varian and Jack trying the problems and getting spat off, that would certainly add some difficulty perspective to them.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: tomtom on December 26, 2020, 11:08:48 am
I would love to see/hear Jack and Dan commentating (together) on the Olympic climbing.

Please make it happen 🤞
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on February 06, 2021, 05:13:08 pm
Another one that slipped under the radar. FA of 'Ebbing the Flow' at Biblins cave https://www.instagram.com/p/CK9TXiBD47v/

Not aware of a grade, but it was mooted as an ~8B project and given the amount of time James Squire has spent down there I imagine he's put some time in to it.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Orrincoley on February 06, 2021, 07:40:00 pm
Another one that slipped under the radar. FA of 'Ebbing the Flow' at Biblins cave https://www.instagram.com/p/CK9TXiBD47v/

Not aware of a grade, but it was mooted as an ~8B project and given the amount of time James Squire has spent down there I imagine he's put some time in to it.

It's another one that sits in the "hard as fuck" category and there's a reason it hadn't been done before.
Might be wrong but I seem to remember James suggesting it could be about 8B+ at one point a year or two ago.
Also interestingly I was always of the thought it'd be a sit start, was somewhat surprised with how he started it. Probably adds about 2 trickyish moves, but not all that good moves (I think...)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on February 07, 2021, 08:32:18 am
Looks like an onsight, or as though he's hardly practiced the moves anyway.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ducko on July 29, 2021, 08:25:32 am
The gop had its pants pulled down last night, crazy performance inc a flash of paper birds..

https://youtu.be/KhKviiuJngc
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: fatneck on July 29, 2021, 08:58:11 am
Strong scenes!  :weakbench:

Makes the Gop look much better than when I last looked at it.

Nice to see Mr Stoopid too...
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: petejh on July 29, 2021, 09:40:04 am
'kin hell. That was filmed over the last two years right..
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fultonius on July 29, 2021, 09:45:01 pm
'kin hell. That was filmed over the last two years right..

It was just the same problem filmed form 7 different angles, no?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Nibile on July 30, 2021, 08:54:48 am
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
I cannot help but quote Pantera: another level of confidence and power.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ducko on August 02, 2021, 04:48:52 pm
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
I cannot help but quote Pantera: another level of confidence and power.
Iíve never seen anyone that strong at board style problems, very strong indeed
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: battery on August 02, 2021, 04:59:15 pm
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
I cannot help but quote Pantera: another level of confidence and power.
Iíve never seen anyone that strong at board style problems, very strong indeed

I often find vids of really strong climbers leave me a bit flat - I think it's because what the climbers are doing seems so far beyond what will ever be possible for me - but this has got me well psyched!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on August 02, 2021, 07:03:09 pm
Probably the most English 7a moves ever done in a sesh. Or that could be a Dawes on a top rope project on grit.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Wellsy on August 02, 2021, 07:15:43 pm
That statically done move at 3.43, done statically, is mad. Looks like he's actually levitating with some strange power

(...G-power?)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Kingy on August 03, 2021, 08:33:41 am
Amazing stuff, great video. This stuff is way more interesting than some random Mellow bloc I've never heard of. Surely the Pill Box problem beckons?!  :boxing:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: ducko on August 04, 2021, 10:30:15 am
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
I cannot help but quote Pantera: another level of confidence and power.
Iíve never seen anyone that strong at board style problems, very strong indeed

I often find vids of really strong climbers leave me a bit flat - I think it's because what the climbers are doing seems so far beyond what will ever be possible for me - but this has got me well psyched!
It was quiet odd, I was more surprised when he fell off things tbh.
 I climb with strong guys all the time and think itís important to understand that your ambitions/situation/ability etc are all different and to try draw the psyche from the crush rather than feeling dismayed (which could happen very easily) and apply it to what you want to achieve
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on August 04, 2021, 10:47:25 am
It was quiet odd, I was more surprised when he fell off things tbh.
 I climb with strong guys all the time and think itís important to understand that your ambitions/situation/ability etc are all different and to try draw the psyche from the crush rather than feeling dismayed (which could happen very easily) and apply it to what you want to achieve
Wise words owlo. It's good if you can look at climbing feats and think "what could I learn / take from that / be inspired by / bring into my own climbing at 7B / 6B / 5B". Even if it's just something like "train on a board a bit more"  ;). It's why I like watching the Ondra because his passion and focus and fascination with climbing is something identifiable with and inspiring irrespective of level.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: dunnyg on August 04, 2021, 11:07:38 am
Also dat neck
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Liamhutch89 on August 04, 2021, 11:19:41 am
Aidan's movement inspires me. For both feet and hands, to my eye at least, it appears as though he tends to briefly pause before latching a hold, so as to get it perfectly, then confidently drives through it with full power, no adjusting necessary.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: MischaHY on August 04, 2021, 11:27:20 am
Honestly that one video was more impressive than everything I've seen at the Olympics so far. Upgrade to AidanSuperWad?!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on August 04, 2021, 04:25:17 pm
Honestly that one video was more impressive than everything I've seen at the Olympics so far. Upgrade to AidanSuperWad?!

Thatís cos itís the Gop and comps are shit.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on August 06, 2021, 07:15:34 pm
Nice vid of Hustled SDS here. It looks like absolute filth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUj_ApZfodg&t=683s
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Wood FT on August 06, 2021, 09:33:20 pm
I can't unsee Jim's dancing.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fultonius on August 06, 2021, 09:46:08 pm
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Doylo on August 06, 2021, 09:47:58 pm
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?

Pubertyís dragging its feet.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fultonius on August 06, 2021, 10:05:15 pm
 
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?

Pubertyís dragging its feet.

 :lol:

Went for a sports massage the yesterday (what the fuck else do you do when your gf has gone back home to Amsterdam, nightclubs are shut and....well.....) and was thinking - bet she'd like this more if she wasn't battling the man rug!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on August 08, 2021, 07:24:14 pm
Aidan's repeated Liam Fyfe's The Origin at Dinas rock, confirmed at 8B+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on August 09, 2021, 06:48:51 am
Aidan's repeated Liam Fyfe's Eliot Stephen's The Origin at Dinas rock, confirmed at 8B+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Duma on August 09, 2021, 03:33:18 pm
Bit weird to put up a vid of falling 4 moves before the finish and not mention it?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on August 09, 2021, 03:48:33 pm
Bit weird to put up a vid of falling 4 moves before the finish and not mention it?

Unless he's recently added it, his post does say

Quote
Satisfied to have battled my way up this climb after dropping the top moves a few times earlier in the day as seen.

which seems fairly clear?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Duma on August 09, 2021, 05:28:16 pm
I may have missed it but I didn't notice the "as seen" bit earlier
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 10:23:30 am
He did the FAís of two low travs on the bowder last week, one in either direction both staying low all the way, one finishing up picnic and the other move man. The right to left one has a brutal section just after half way. Few moves that are well into the 8s on their own.

Miles harder than any of the existing long things on the stone so far. All looked so easy. A project in the hills too. Wedge footage to follow.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Ross Barker on August 18, 2021, 10:38:46 am
Sounds mint. Was that the boulder you mentioned to me Tuesday last week? If so, glad to hear the weather played out!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 10:53:23 am
Yeah thatís the one but we bailed on that day. Weather was dodgy and itís a big walk. Hope you found some dry stuff.

Stone stuff was so smooth. First go first ascenting! Shows both how good he is at executing and improvising, as well as how easy all this stuff is for him.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on August 18, 2021, 11:59:45 am
Had Aidan done Dan Vís hard one on the back of the stone?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: turnipturned on August 18, 2021, 12:03:36 pm
Sweet, presume he has done the project at Dove? Well good, pretty hardcore venues in the Lakes these days!!

Sit to dark edges would be good!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 04:43:51 pm
Had Aidan done Dan Vís hard one on the back of the stone?

Nah he hasnít done Crescendo,  unrepeated afaik. Varian B+, so almost guaranteed to be ridiculous from the off.
Iím hoping Dan gives something 8C this winter and maybe lakes grades can start getting tidied up from there.

Sitter to dark edges would be cool for sure, same for the sitter to crescendo. Thatís the last of the stuff to do on there now really.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 04:46:16 pm
Sweet, presume he has done the project at Dove? Well good, pretty hardcore venues in the Lakes these days!!

Sit to dark edges would be good!


Yeah Dove. Did goldfinger too yesterday.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: teestub on August 18, 2021, 05:24:06 pm
Thanks Jack. Is his left to right basically an extension of your 300kg traverse?

Sounds like he needs to stop messing about on the ladder face linking easy moves together and get on the hard moves 😄
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 05:53:57 pm
Yeah thatís basically it. He stayed low all the way though, climbing almost downwards from the opera stand start holds, which is what I did on the FA of the stand and finishing up power pinch, I later found out you didnít need to do that and could meet PP higher up so did that for the sitters I added. The other direction is more impressive imo, it has a nails section that I think only him and Dan have linked into anything (flipnic).
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Moo on August 18, 2021, 06:24:54 pm
Could the right to left extend into coming up for air?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 18, 2021, 06:58:46 pm
Does that start on the crack face? If so then yeah, you could even start right round the back to the left of special cases.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: turnipturned on August 19, 2021, 11:57:46 am
Does that start on the crack face? If so then yeah, you could even start right round the back to the left of special cases.

Out of interest, where did he start the left to right one? Gaskins apparently did it from the shield (start of spring chicken) many years agoÖÖÖ!! (How many dots would you like  :lol:)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: JackPal on August 19, 2021, 12:18:10 pm
Does that start on the crack face? If so then yeah, you could even start right round the back to the left of special cases.

Out of interest, where did he start the left to right one? Gaskins apparently did it from the shield (start of spring chicken) many years agoÖÖÖ!! (How many dots would you like  :lol:)

Erm yeah not that far left. Aidan started as per picnic left hand. Donít think enough dots exist.

Can you imagine doing the shield start into the trav and then move man ffs? I was blowing out my arse on the link you did which starts in a similar place then just finishes up hot air. Canít fathom climbing into picnic left hand and then doing a probable 8B from there and after all that it not even being properly recorded.

300 kilo weights indeed.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: andy popp on August 20, 2021, 10:46:42 pm
Video's up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on August 21, 2021, 05:41:46 pm
 :wub: JIMMY :wub:

Am I right in thinking that Wedge is an off-shoot / re-brand of Lawson Beta Productions who virtually pioneered the unwatchable choppy cuts and naff editing bollox in the UK?? And now they're doing stuff like this which is so enjoyably calm, down-to-earth and clear?? Really good stuff, I like the refreshing simplicity of it, good footage, good fun banter, chilled music. These really let the climbing and vibes of the days out speak for themselves, even the "Tor Of The North" bowderstone footage was fun, especially the slab finish. And plenty enough Jimmy which was great.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on August 21, 2021, 08:30:43 pm
the "Tor Of The North" bowderstone

You take that back!  :chair:

Yes Wedge is essentially Sam, who was the main videographer behind Lawson Beta anyway. Was going to say it really is brilliant to have him keen to follow Aidan, Jim, etc. around documenting their ascents. Fantastic footage / editing.

Incredible climbing again from Aidan. Just so much control!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: edshakey on August 21, 2021, 10:14:45 pm
All the videos on the channel are really well made, but this year they've been getting better and better. Great to be able to see the stuff Aidan + Jim have been doing, in such good quality films.
Hope they've got more planned this year - I've been getting used to new videos every week or so, I think we've been a bit spoilt!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Whyatt on August 22, 2021, 08:45:51 am
Saw he went to the cave. Anyone know if he went upto pill box to do the gaskins problem?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: AMorris on August 22, 2021, 10:04:03 am
Saw he went to the cave. Anyone know if he went upto pill box to do the gaskins problem?

Yeah I wonder this, it definitely needs a repeat :whistle:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: finbarrr on September 26, 2021, 07:42:15 pm
Hey,
Does anyone know what wrist brace Aidan wears?
I get occasional overuse issues between work and climbing , forcing me to tape my wrist.
I tried a somewhat similar looking but thinner brace a while ago, it did not work: too thin.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: webbo on September 26, 2021, 07:58:23 pm
Itís brace for a TFCC tear I think. If you google TFCC tear brace lots come up. I bought one thinking I had this after doing an internet diagnosis on myself :slap: It didnít work as I have arthritis according to the X-rays and Orthopaedic consultant.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on September 26, 2021, 08:17:37 pm
Hey,
Does anyone know what wrist brace Aidan wears?
I get occasional overuse issues between work and climbing , forcing me to tape my wrist.
I tried a somewhat similar looking but thinner brace a while ago, it did not work: too thin.

Not sure on his, but I use this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08J7LD1S2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My physio (also a climber) tried it and thought ti was much better than the ďproperĒ one he got from a physio company. Also benefits from being:

1) £13 for two (his was £30 for one)
2) Nice fabric which doesnít rub at all
3) Available in pink
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Mike Tyson on September 26, 2021, 11:01:19 pm
Video's up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg

Iíve just watched that with a few sentimental tears threatening to make an appearance. I spent so many hours at the Bowderstone, working away on various things. To see Aidan climbing there is phenomenal, and he is quite literally managing the things I thought were make believe in years gone by. Iíve had to give up bouldering due to injuries, and a failing body, kids, work etc the list goes on. But seeing projects get despatched and the calm way it happens is brilliant. Iím part smiling, part crying. What a funny old place to be.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on October 01, 2021, 04:05:41 pm
Don't know if this is a recent thing or not but sounds like Aidan has added a sit start to Home, an existing 8B of Dan Varian's at Carrock Fell. I guess it'll be pretty hard!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUfFeEoDww1/
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Liamhutch89 on October 02, 2021, 04:49:59 pm
Don't know if this is a recent thing or not but sounds like Aidan has added a sit start to Home, an existing 8B of Dan Varian's at Carrock Fell. I guess it'll be pretty hard!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUfFeEoDww1/

Aidan has posted about it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUh1fdOj9Mk/?utm_medium=copy_link

Allegedly "8B+" if you have 8C+ finger strength.

Not bad for a throwaway try at the end of the session.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: finbarrr on October 03, 2021, 08:09:55 am


ďAllegedly "8B+" if you have 8C+ finger strength ď

Exactly, I read ďI hurt my 8C+ fingers on this, then I went home, trained my young and godly fingers some more, then it didnít feel desperate anymore..Ē
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: edshakey on October 03, 2021, 10:50:42 am
Allegedly "8B+" if you have 8C+ finger strength.

I've never understood this - is it a reasonable way of grading?

This is what he said about Tranquilas (KotT sit)
Quote
Iíll propose a very stern 8B+ based on the difficulty when everything is executed perfectly though I feel at least 8C level strength is likely needed in the right hand to make this accessible and avoid some extreme frustration. That being said, some more vertical reach could possibly make the sequence a little less physical.

If you need to be climbing 8C to do it, then why is it not 8C? (The height thing doesn't count IMO, you'd never normally downgrade something just because it can be lanked.)

Getting strong fingers and then saying it's not too bad doesn't mean it's not too bad - it means you need strong fingers to do it!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: duncan on October 03, 2021, 11:01:25 am
Allegedly "8B+" if you have 8C+ finger strength.


I've never understood this - is it a reasonable way of grading?

This is what he said about Tranquilas (KotT sit)
Quote
Iíll propose a very stern 8B+ based on the difficulty when everything is executed perfectly though I feel at least 8C level strength is likely needed in the right hand to make this accessible and avoid some extreme frustration. That being said, some more vertical reach could possibly make the sequence a little less physical.

If you need to be climbing 8C to do it, then why is it not 8C? (The height thing doesn't count IMO, you'd never normally downgrade something just because it can be lanked.)

Getting strong fingers and then saying it's not too bad doesn't mean it's not too bad - it means you need strong fingers to do it!


Young man undergrading syndrome (https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,31488.msg644813.html#msg644813)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on October 03, 2021, 11:14:37 am
Quote
Iíll propose a very stern 8B+ based on the difficulty when everything is executed perfectly though I feel at least 8C level strength is likely needed in the right hand to make this accessible and avoid some extreme frustration. That being said, some more vertical reach could possibly make the sequence a little less physical.

If you need to be climbing 8C to do it, then why is it not 8C?
:lol: Just re-reading his grade quote along with your reply, it is complete cobblers!!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fultonius on October 03, 2021, 12:32:51 pm
Allegedly "8B+" if you have 8C+ finger strength.

I've never understood this - is it a reasonable way of grading?

This is what he said about Tranquilas (KotT sit)
Quote
Iíll propose a very stern 8B+ based on the difficulty when everything is executed perfectly though I feel at least 8C level strength is likely needed in the right hand to make this accessible and avoid some extreme frustration. That being said, some more vertical reach could possibly make the sequence a little less physical.

If you need to be climbing 8C to do it, then why is it not 8C? (The height thing doesn't count IMO, you'd never normally downgrade something just because it can be lanked.)

Getting strong fingers and then saying it's not too bad doesn't mean it's not too bad - it means you need strong fingers to do it!

I guess what's being said is: If you have 8C+ strength fingers, and then re-climbed a bunch problems in the 8B+ to 8C+ range and ranked them in order of perceived difficulty, this one would go in with the 8B+ problems, as it "appears" easier than te 8Cs.

I kind of get it, because what can feel like a "barrier to entry" type single crimp move probably feels "not to bad" when you have the strength. You could argue this will all climbing movement, but I think the contrast is always more stark with single limit moves.

Doesn't matter anyway, as that's not really how grades work, is it? If 20 x 8B+ climbers can't do it, and only 8C+ ones can, it's 8C+....just a less satisfying one. (or Hard 8C)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: edshakey on October 03, 2021, 12:56:44 pm
I guess what's being said is: If you have 8C+ strength fingers, and then re-climbed a bunch problems in the 8B+ to 8C+ range and ranked them in order of perceived difficulty, this one would go in with the 8B+ problems, as it "appears" easier than te 8Cs.

I kinda like this explanation, makes some sort of sense from this point of view. I still don't really like it as a method of giving a grade, bit wordy, but tbh all systems are imperfect, and will break down somewhere in all disciplines (especially at the upper end, as has been discussed relentlessly (anyone fancy an argument about Lexicon again?)). And as someone who will never be able to get off the ground on these boulders, regardless of which grade he gives it, I won't be losing any sleep over it!

As long as Aidan keeps using them strong fingers to climb hard stuff and throw big numbers around, that's good enough for me. And if it comes with confusing grade descriptions, then I guess it's just bonus entertainment.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on October 03, 2021, 01:48:47 pm
you'd never normally downgrade something just because it can be lanked

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on October 03, 2021, 02:14:28 pm
Cos the lanks know full well they get 2 grades lower as default.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Liamhutch89 on October 16, 2021, 10:03:48 pm
(https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2)

https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2

Isn't there a really really hard boulder in Finland that's completely Aidan's style.....
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Kingy on October 16, 2021, 10:29:57 pm
(https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2)

https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2

Isn't there a really really hard boulder in Finland that's completely Aidan's style.....

 :-\ :popcorn:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Fiend on October 17, 2021, 09:19:17 am
(https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2)

https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2

Isn't there a really really hard boulder in Finland that's completely Aidan's style.....

 :o :popcorn:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Hollo on October 17, 2021, 09:48:40 am
(https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2)

https://ibb.co/DK6v2t2

Isn't there a really really hard boulder in Finland that's completely Aidan's style.....

The conditions to work on it should be perfect for the next few days!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Banana finger on October 17, 2021, 05:34:02 pm
who fancies crowd funding his trip in return for a good video? I'd happily contribute a fiver....full refund expected if he doesn't deliver obviously ;)
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on October 26, 2021, 09:32:13 am
I noticed in Samm_pratt Instagram Story that Aiden is sat under something in Sipoonlahti, which is where Burden of Dreams is.

Hopefully thereís some kind of report soon  :bounce: :bow:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Liamhutch89 on November 07, 2021, 10:41:34 pm
I noticed in Samm_pratt Instagram Story that Aiden is sat under something in Sipoonlahti, which is where Burden of Dreams is.

Hopefully thereís some kind of report soon  :bounce: :bow:

In this week's edition of celebrity stalking, Sam Pratt's insta story seems to indicate he's back in the UK and i'm yet to see a green tick next to a line of really small crimps  :'(
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: lukeyboy on November 07, 2021, 10:43:35 pm
I think we've been spoiled enough for 1 week
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: edshakey on November 08, 2021, 09:05:54 am
Are you sure we aren't just waiting for a huuuuuuge press release? Weeks later, he'll come out with a whole new website to house the various UKC articles and interviews. He's also waiting on Instagram to make a larger green tick emoji, as apparently the current one isn't worthy of V17  :shrug:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on November 08, 2021, 09:16:27 am
I noticed in Samm_pratt Instagram Story that Aiden is sat under something in Sipoonlahti, which is where Burden of Dreams is.

Hopefully thereís some kind of report soon  :bounce: :bow:

In this week's edition of celebrity stalking, Sam Pratt's insta story seems to indicate he's back in the UK and i'm yet to see a green tick next to a line of really small crimps  :'(

I donít know if Sam was out in Finland? The rest of his photos recently have been of others in Magic Wood etc I think? Iíd assumed that Aiden was out there on his Owen/with some other strong Mo-Foís independent of Samís other trips.

Iím hoping thereís some update to come at leastÖ
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Adam Lincoln on November 08, 2021, 09:32:34 am
Apparantly out there with Petts filming but split 4 tips.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on November 08, 2021, 01:15:03 pm
I donít know if Sam was out in Finland? The rest of his photos recently have been of others in Magic Wood etc I think? Iíd assumed that Aiden was out there on his Owen/with some other strong Mo-Foís independent of Samís other trips.

Iím hoping thereís some update to come at leastÖ

Sam was there with him; he was kind enough to share some info with me (maybe to stop me badgering him  :lol:). And to allow me to also share it here.

Aidan was making good links but then got one of the worst fingertip flappers I've ever seen. Basically a game over type flapper right on the tip of his ring finger.

Sounds like he was doing well on it though! Good progress and making links, which I think must mean all the moves were dispatched. The trees around the block have been felled now, so it's much more open and dries much faster.

That's all I have, who knows whether any footage or other info will emerge.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on November 08, 2021, 02:46:05 pm
I donít know if Sam was out in Finland? The rest of his photos recently have been of others in Magic Wood etc I think? Iíd assumed that Aiden was out there on his Owen/with some other strong Mo-Foís independent of Samís other trips.

Iím hoping thereís some update to come at leastÖ

Sam was there with him; he was kind enough to share some info with me (maybe to stop me badgering him  :lol:). And to allow me to also share it here.

Aidan was making good links but then got one of the worst fingertip flappers I've ever seen. Basically a game over type flapper right on the tip of his ring finger.

Sounds like he was doing well on it though! Good progress and making links, which I think must mean all the moves were dispatched. The trees around the block have been felled now, so it's much more open and dries much faster.

That's all I have, who knows whether any footage or other info will emerge.

Thatís cool! Shame about the flapper! Would be really interesting to hear how it felt verses some of his U.K. accents!
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on November 09, 2021, 08:47:29 am
I think he only has one UK accent.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on November 09, 2021, 09:30:17 am
I think he only has one UK accent.

Hasnít Aiden put up a bunch of hard things here?
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Adam Lincoln on November 09, 2021, 09:31:54 am
I think he only has one UK accent.

Hasnít Aiden put up a bunch of hard things here?

I think chris was referring to his one Ďaccentí as opposed to his ascentsÖ..
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: James Malloch on November 09, 2021, 09:42:40 am
I think he only has one UK accent.

Hasnít Aiden put up a bunch of hard things here?

I think chris was referring to his one Ďaccentí as opposed to his ascentsÖ..

Doh. Too early, need coffeeÖ :oops:
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Ged on November 09, 2021, 11:54:56 am
I think he only has one UK accent.

I've definitely heard him doing a brummy impersonation
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: SA Chris on November 09, 2021, 12:24:37 pm
I can "do" many, however, they are not mine*

*(Mine is fucked up melange of South African, several English regions and a healthy dose of Aberdeenshire Doric thrown in)

Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: remus on November 27, 2021, 06:06:06 pm
FA of Leopold Von Pooch 8C at Carrick fell, sounds like it's a sit start to a problem of Greg's called Leopold Von Buch.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyGR6aoW7g/
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: andy popp on November 27, 2021, 06:08:28 pm
Second picture almost looks like a replica of Jade.
Title: Re: AidanWad
Post by: Bradders on November 27, 2021, 07:40:04 pm
Second picture almost looks like a replica of Jade.

Bet it's a hell of a lot harder though!
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