Incredible Gritstone mantle (sort of...?)

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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 17, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
This chap displays bully fortitude on this English classic!



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

Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Good gravy, that was tough to watch. But awesome.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
That was fantastic!!!

toprope toprope toprope

The mind games we play.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:56pm 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.
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:08pm 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!
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:11pm 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 !!
WBraun

climber
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:16pm 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 ......
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:03pm 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....
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
im sure cajones of that size could serve multiple uses in hard ow climbing.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Based on your posts I Thot he was going to deck.

nice send instead!
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Made me rember that I need to work on my breathing.
orle

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 02:59am 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..
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:33am PT
Dammit, my slick wireless mouse is all sweaty!

That looked really hard!

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:09am PT
That was a great one to get the heart pumpin this morning. TFPU, great vid, that dude is bad ass.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:25am PT
stout!!!

great clip, man!


Deekaid

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:27am 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
micronut

Trad climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Bloody ell GDavis. You ad me swet in boolits there mate. Bloody haad that!
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:54am PT
Was that his mom belaying?

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

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:40am 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.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:48am PT
"top-rope, top-rope, easy, easy...top-rope, top-rope"

Brilliant....

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