Incredible Gritstone mantle (sort of...?)

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Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 10:09am 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 - 10:10am 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 - 10:40am PT
Insane mantel. Glad his meniscus is intact!!
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 18, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Pete Whittaker...
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Now that is trad.....

GD.. THX
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
There was a mantel?
My thought also. Looks to be a great heel hook sequence.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:10pm 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 - 05:39pm PT
Whew! Outstanding job, young man!
skywalker

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Holy shnittzle. I was buggin' here in my livingroom!

S...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 18, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
I agree...That could go in the What is Trad thread.
surfnclimb

Trad climber
San Mateo
May 9, 2013 - 12:14pm 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 - 12:39pm 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 - 12:47pm PT
I'll skip the coffee now, thanks.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 9, 2013 - 12:53pm 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 - 12:54pm 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 - 04:49pm PT
Practiced it with a top rope before doing it. Low
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 9, 2013 - 05:00pm 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 - 05:14pm PT
One of the best climbing vids I've ever seen. That's drama!

JL
micronut

Trad climber
May 9, 2013 - 05:18pm 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 - 05:31pm PT
Wow!
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