James “Jimbo” Smith conquers the “The Squid & The Whale”, a climb on Cape Town’s Table Mountain, graded at 31/8a+/5.13c.
Jimbo Smith, Table Mountain
Awesome stuff Jimbo! And well shot and put together Fresh Air Crew!
Brilliant! Love it! Well done Jimbo!
Nice going on getting the route on your first redpoint attempt! And good job to everyone else involved
Sick video, sweaty fingers good. Really inspiring stuff! Someday…
and friggin great job for wearing a helmet Jimbo !
well done dude.
Well done you slap stok vis!!! miss you guys. good news I am getting super fit again too!!! Best Si TJ
Very cool indeed!! Well climbed, well presented.
there goes my onsight! ( ;
actually looks bloody terrifying AND hard.
Amazing send and equally amazing footage – often trad sends don’t look scary in the movies but this one captures the exposure and the fear perfectly.
Jeez, that last move looks like it would be winger of note if missed!
Rad job all round.
Well done Jimbo. Looks Awesome.
Wow, nice video. Awesome looking route Jimbo!
Wow, awesome stuff there Jimbo! Very inspiring =D
Great stuff everyone! I loved the chopper cam scenes – brilliant!
Now, if Jimbo climbs that on first redpoint attempt, imagine what he can do if he gets to 30 or more attempts – itsn’t that about what the famous okes do before sending those super hard, 9a-ish stuff? Go SAFFAS!
Thanks for the comments guys. i think I had the easy job though. all i had to do was climb with what sounded like a massive fly buzzing around my head. Douw clocked hours of belay time and the film crew had to dangle in harnesses all day.
@andrew: the last bit of the head wall is amazing climbing. really psychological. about a 5 meter run out and pumpy on incut crimps with a committing and long throw to a massive jug. Super cool.
Great effort all round! Well done to Jimbo for sending, and to the film crew for some truly beautiful climbing footage
@ Jacques and Justin: BTW I worked it a fair bit on lead before trying to redpoint it so the first red point thing is not that amazing but it still caught me by surprise that I did it so quickly.
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