So much for Sea Cliff routes in Cornwall

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HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 10, 2011 - 05:01am PT
http://wimp.com/clifffall/
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Oct 10, 2011 - 05:09am PT
I still remember the two-part article in Mountain on British sea cliff climbing -- "The Gogarth Saga" -- and the vid of Barber on-sight soloing Strand. Never met the Holliwells, but Watusi and GK did and they related the stories so well. British Sea Cliff climbing is as core as it gets.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 10, 2011 - 06:03am PT
I don't know the story behind this, but did the people know this was about to happen? Really changes the meaning off "I'm off belay" if this collapse wasn't predicted.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 10, 2011 - 10:20pm PT
BUT, I did spend a summer climbing with this brit who was a well-know Cornwall climber. Did serenity with him and Watusi, pumped out on the last pitch and got hauled up. He pointed at my arms and said "look, he's got wanker's arm!" Mike, help me out, what was that guy's name?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 10, 2011 - 10:21pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1630892
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Did someone say Gogarth? Me, Sooze, and Craig Smith like last week.... them sea cliffs are really something!

Gogarth approach... sketch!
Gogarth approach... sketch!
Credit: Russ Walling

Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Credit: Russ Walling

Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Credit: Russ Walling

Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Credit: Russ Walling
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Oct 11, 2011 - 01:17am PT
Pic 2 = pitch 2 of Gogarth

~sooze
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 11, 2011 - 05:21am PT
Early on in my climbing in Spain, we were walking by some particularly chossy limestone, on the way to some good stuff half a kilometer farther on, and my partner pointed and said "the British climb on this".
berisfancy

Trad climber
NORTH WEALD
Oct 23, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzU_sQrMsk&feature=youtube_gdata

Oh my gawwwwd. does this mean every cliff in yosemite, if not AMERICA is lose as f*#k??!!!

YOU F*#KING STUUUPID AMERICANS! EVER WONDERED WHY YOU HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING IGNORANT RETARDS?

much love xxxhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzU_sQrMsk&feature=youtube_gdata
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