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caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 5, 2008 - 06:39pm PT
http://www.sportiva.com/readN.php?id=180#180

By Beth Rodden, named the Meltdown.

Bad ass!!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho
Mar 5, 2008 - 06:45pm PT
Meltdown, indeed....T'would be A1 for me or thee....(maybe A2?)y'know, regular fat,lazy, old folks. Good job, Beth. YOU GO, girl...
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:02pm PT
Killer.

How many other 14c+ trad climbs are there?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:17pm PT
Knott many.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:24pm PT
Try none.
This should be *the* hardest trad climb to date? Cobra Crack was the hardest at .14b...
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:24pm PT
ill!
davidji

Social climber
CA
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:25pm PT
Nice!!

She was one of the first people I watched gym climbing with their foot in a cast, and of course she was redpointing harder with one foot than I do with both. I've been gym climbing with 1 foot for several weeks, and pretty much every time I go to the gym, I remember watching her climb.

A2 CoS? Bet I could make it go at C2.
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Mar 5, 2008 - 07:48pm PT
That woman has skills.... intense.
Lando

climber
Tulsa
Mar 5, 2008 - 08:00pm PT
kudos to beth, that's rad!

cobra crack, as stated by sonnie, is anywhere from 14- to impossible depending on your finger size.
10b4me

climber
hanging by a thread
Mar 5, 2008 - 08:28pm PT
awesome
WanderlustMD

Trad climber
Lanham MD
Mar 5, 2008 - 08:45pm PT
Good job Beth! Sick!
BKW

Mountain climber
Central Texas
Mar 5, 2008 - 10:18pm PT
Way to go Beth!
Link to more info from Alpinist 23
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 5, 2008 - 10:31pm PT
Hopefully someone videotaped this?

I would love to see this groundbreaking ascent!
adventurewagen

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 5, 2008 - 11:05pm PT
You guys are funny. Arguing about 14 a vs b vs c...

It's 5.14... 4 teen!!! How many of you send your 13 or 12 or even 11! projects! Damn that's impressive. Nice work.

And if I've read right Cobra crack still has no rating, maybe 14b/c and Beth's climb also say's "no rating" but "others" say 14c.

I'd say when Sonnie does Meltdown and Beth does cobra crack and maybe Didier does the both of them they can all determine the minutia of the exact rating together over some beer :)
Lando

climber
Tulsa
Mar 5, 2008 - 11:15pm PT
that would be cool, what kind of beer would they drink?...maybe we could tape it and put it on youtube! rad dude! feel the stoke!


Props to ANYONE sending projects at their limit.
Sheets

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 5, 2008 - 11:27pm PT
Goddamn, I admire people who climb hard trad.
AllezAllez510

Trad climber
PDX, OR
Mar 5, 2008 - 11:47pm PT
Anyone know where in the park this former aid climb might be located?

Nevermind, just read it's near Cascade Falls.
tenesmus

Trad climber
slc
Mar 6, 2008 - 12:29am PT
Did you guys see the aid climbing rant? Probably old news but kinda funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boQHYBhlOcs
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2008 - 01:22am PT
thanks for posting that alpinist link. Pretty crazy, duct taping cams to your harness so you can pull them off quicker!! Really looking forward to the photos of the climb.
Domingo

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Mar 6, 2008 - 01:25am PT
I seem to recall Didier using a velcro system for Cobra Crack.
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