Incredible Gritstone mantle (sort of...?)


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 17, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
This chap displays bully fortitude on this English classic!

I'd fancy a go at it but I'll wait to the morrow.


Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Good gravy, that was tough to watch. But awesome.

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
That was fantastic!!!

toprope toprope toprope

The mind games we play.

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
I really really liked that.

God what a plucky belayer! (svwing!)

One of the - small in the cosmic scheme of things, but major to me - joys in my life was climbing with Tony and Yvonne on gritstone on routes a little easier ;-). OK, I didn't mind the pint at the pub either.

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
A brilliant start to Braille Trail. Not only does it add a hard mantel, but the runout at the crux of Braille Trail looks like a grounder. Awesome. TFPU!

Trad climber
phx AZ
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Talking in hushed tones to that little chunk of stone right in front of your face has always worked wonders on climbs ( especially X rated freakouts) and hideous runouts !!

Apr 17, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Man .... I was freaked out.

The fall potential was death.

Was that his mom belaying?

She was relieved when he got to the top ......

Social climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Very cool! I've not seen that before.

That would be Pete Whittaker, pre Wideboyz era.

If you wanna be a good offwidth climber, I guess it helps if you are already leading runout 5.13+ before you even start training....

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:11am PT
im sure cajones of that size could serve multiple uses in hard ow climbing.

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Based on your posts I Thot he was going to deck.

nice send instead!

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Apr 18, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Made me rember that I need to work on my breathing.

Apr 18, 2013 - 05:59am PT

toprope toprope toprope

HAHA, i too heard him mumbling that under his breath.
Good microphone..

That looked SERIOUSLY thin and thuggish. Not to mention the X-rating..

Apr 18, 2013 - 06:33am PT
Dammit, my slick wireless mouse is all sweaty!

That looked really hard!

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:09am PT
That was a great one to get the heart pumpin this morning. TFPU, great vid, that dude is bad ass.

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:25am PT

great clip, man!


Apr 18, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Pretty gripping. I couldn't figure out what he was saying on this crappy desk top. Definitely agree on death for blowing the end of that thing.
No matter where the chicky thinks she's gonna jump

Trad climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Bloody ell GDavis. You ad me swet in boolits there mate. Bloody haad that!

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Was that his mom belaying?

It may have been Werner. He was only 17 at the time.

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Wow, it is crazy to see how flexible and powerful he is undulating upward through that mantel. If you just showed me the holds and said "this is a mantel" I would laugh at you, but it's remarkable to see him flow up it.

Sport climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
"top-rope, top-rope, easy,, top-rope"


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