Incredible Gritstone mantle (sort of...?)

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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
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.

Willoughby

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

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

toprope toprope toprope

The mind games we play.
Darwin

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.
Rankin

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!
jabbas

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 !!
WBraun

climber
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 ......
crunch

Social climber
CO
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....
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:11am 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 18, 2013 - 01:14am 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 18, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Made me rember that I need to work on my breathing.
orle

climber
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..
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
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.
Roxy

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

great clip, man!


Deekaid

climber
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
micronut

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

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:54am 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 - 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.
Marlow

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

Brilliant....

Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Wow, that guy has a good left hamstring.

I've always marveled at how alot of good British climbers look like average joes but pull down so hard. Just wicked strong.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Those were some killer moves he was pulling off. Love the self-talk: "Toprope, toprope, on toprope"
That is how to climb the Grit!
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Insane mantel. Glad his meniscus is intact!!
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Pete Whittaker...
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 18, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
Now that is trad.....

GD.. THX
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Apr 18, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
There was a mantel?
My thought also. Looks to be a great heel hook sequence.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 18, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
My knee would have exploded into a million pieces if I tried that.

Then again, I don't have nearly enough strength to even consider it.

Stout.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Whew! Outstanding job, young man!
skywalker

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Holy shnittzle. I was buggin' here in my livingroom!

S...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
I agree...That could go in the What is Trad thread.
surfnclimb

Trad climber
San Mateo
May 9, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
The clip is from Committed Vol 2 (http://hotaches.com/climbing-films/committed-vol-2/);. They actually ran a promotion recently where you could download the film for free but looks like it has ended. Free or not, it's well worth watching the entire film.
clode

Trad climber
portland, or
May 9, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Who was the pro for, his belayer?! Might have saved him a foot or two after he clipped, but above that, as Werner said, a death fall for sure. "ad me mitts a bit sweatin', watchin' at one".
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
May 9, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
I'll skip the coffee now, thanks.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 9, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Nice!

But I prefer Seb's internal dialog... "get in there you tosser"... or something like that. Dude cracked me up at his slideshow years ago.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 9, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
the runout at the crux of Braille Trail looks like a grounder

I don't think so, at least not if he's gettin the same pro as the regular Braille Trail. Dave Jones takes the fall from the crux in Hard Grit. Sketchy, because the pro is like a 8 penny nail with some tape wrapped around it, shoved into a hole, along with a sketcy sawed pin also wrapped in tape and hand placed into a bottoming horizontal.

My hamstring and ass cheek would cramp into a ball that would never unravel if I tried that move. Enjoy the youth and flexibility young Whittaker.
Carmel Climber

Mountain climber
Carmel California
May 9, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Practiced it with a top rope before doing it. Low
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 9, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
the runout at the crux of Braille Trail looks like a grounder

I don't think so, at least not if he's gettin the same pro as the regular Braille Trail. Dave Jones takes the fall from the crux in Hard Grit. Sketchy, because the pro is like a 8 penny nail with some tape wrapped around it, shoved into a hole, along with a sketcy sawed pin also wrapped in tape and hand placed into a bottoming horizontal.

Elcap, he approached Braille Trail from the right so he had to do the crux of that route with no gear at all.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
May 9, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
One of the best climbing vids I've ever seen. That's drama!

JL
micronut

Trad climber
May 9, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
I agree John. I was sweatin' watchin'. Especially with Mum and Pa watchin eminent carnage should he have blown it.

I love the clip of Jones on Braille Trail. Serious footworkcraft. Inspiring.



at 1:25min, total mental composure. So rad.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 9, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Wow!
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