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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:44 am 
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George Ullrich attempts to flash Gaia Gaia (E8 6c) Flash Attempt

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:59 am 
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there's a bloody ('scuse the pun) thin line between balls and stupidity.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Eina ! You can see (in the last ten seconds) that he is clearly in a world of hurt, state of shock, and not even sure where the hell he is !! I need to go lie down now.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:39 pm 
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Hau accident! That looks a bit painful. Did he whack his bean, stumbling around like that? Not as bad as that French chap neeking off Gaia and breaking his leg, though... :eye:


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:31 pm 
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Trad is cool. and safe.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:26 am 
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Well his gear did hold him... ;)


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:25 am 
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You mean trad gear saved this silly high-ball boulderer (you can clearly see the pads) :wink:

He was trying to copy Kevin Jorgeson's lucky ass...
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:03 am 
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Aaah - that makes sense - he looked solid on that finger crack, couldnt understand why he wasnt putting any gear in. Also a good lesson on making sure the rope doesnt get behind your leg when you fall


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:25 am 
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We were bouldering in the Roaches in the Peak District and saw guys trad climbing with boulder mat below (see pic below).
The boulder mat is just out of site (below the bushes). The top move was a horrendous mantle (which is most likely why they put a mat there).
Brave lads, not something I'm really into to :eye:


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Ok yes, the route is "Elegy" E2 I think, filled my jocks on that thing once, really easy moves but run-out, above a good cam in a bendy flake. A ground fall unlikely but maybe the mat helps the first few moves to the break. Interestingly, there are quite a few grit routes where mats make a real difference, taking the E grade down by 1 or 2 as grit is pretty small really, a pad can make a huge difference. I think it has become an ethics thing now, pad-less ascents are considered better and essential for the full-grade tick. Maybe I should take stack of pads into the kloofs, almost as appealing as top-roping.


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