Life Enhancement Program

Early in February, Joe Möhle complete the first Trad ascent of a route he bolted at a sport crag, The Hole, in Cape Town.

He named the line, Life Enhancement Program.  The route goes at around 30/31 (8a+), and is very very impressive!
Jonathan Joseph was there to capture the action.

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/39771821[/vimeo]

Joe is sponsored by DMM, Wild Country

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18 Responses to Life Enhancement Program

  1. Justin Apr 5, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Nice one Jono for the great movie and Joe for cranking hard on gear!

    Love Jason’s comment “you must put that f&^king thing in properly hey!”

    Interesting how we have swung between trad and sport and tending towards trad again. Clinton has done Gift of Wings on trad (29), Stormwatch (31) was done on trad, Dream Street Rose was tradded then bolted (now climbers feel they can’t trust the bolts and use both gear and bolts!)

    Tradding is definitely a head space thing, once you start falling on your gear and build trust it becomes much easier, the lead outs become less bothersome too.

  2. Brian Weaver Apr 5, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Justin… I don’t know if Stormwatch has been done on trad… Could you confirm who did that. I cannot imagine doing it on trad gear with only one slot on the bottom of the route that could take a nut/cam that coincidentally is exactly where your fingers need to be 🙂

  3. Mario Apr 5, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    INSANE climbing from Joe! RESPECT DUDE!

  4. Arno Apr 5, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Bloody impressive!! Amazing climbing Joe! I really enjoyed the little interview at the start. A nice little profile of the climber. Great video Jono! Now what the hell am I going to do with all this psyche in the office at 8:50?!

  5. shorti Apr 5, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Ditto what Arno said. Awesome!

  6. Margherita Introna Apr 5, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    In 2007 I photographed Jeremy Samson playing around on this route. He was busting those upside down moves literally with a brush ‘n skoppie to clean the route. He nearly dropped a dinner knife on his belayers head in the process!
    Good job on klapping this route Joe. Always good to see hard trad going down.
    Lekker job on the video Tjom. Keep ’em coming.

  7. Chris F Apr 5, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Yup to all of the above, sitting in the office with sweatty tips.

  8. Richard Apr 5, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Rad! Shaking out to the lyrics “your hands can’t stop shaking”. Very cool indeed.

  9. Pierre Joubert Apr 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Awesome vid Jono! Flippen rad send Joe! PSYCHE!!

    @Justin – maybe Faberge was done on trad? Just to the left of Stormwatch…
    On the cover of Southern Rock you can see…
    http://www.climb.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/southern_rock_issue_1_cover.jpg

  10. Pierre Joubert Apr 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Correction, I think it was CROOK AND CRIME 24 *** [6D] in Fern that was opened on trad
    http://mcsa.org.za/jhbjoom/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207%3Afernkloof&catid=107%3Afernkloof&Itemid=114&donttouchthis=true&limitstart=7

  11. shorti Apr 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Vandals and Strong Arm were also climbed on gear

  12. Dark Horse Apr 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Brilliant Joe!!! Just brilliant you rock dude!
    What no-one has mentioned is the audible gasp all the girls made (At the MCSA showing) when he took his shirt off at the start 🙂

  13. Jono Apr 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks for the good vibes and compliments everyone! I had great fun putting this together. Look out for more vids once I’m back from Kenya in August!

    One Love
    Jono

  14. Hilton Davies Apr 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Congrats Joe. Congrats Jono

  15. Toni Apr 8, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Absolutely spectacular!!!

  16. Justin Apr 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Brian & Pierre – Tx, yes I meant Faberge not Stormwatch (I see the route now has bolts 🙂

    Video of David Wade on here: https://www.climbing.co.za/2012/04/video-david-wade-sending-faberge-287c/

  17. Brenda Apr 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Go Joe!
    Truly inspirational!
    Awesome job, Jono!
    You guys ROCK!

  18. Derek Marshall Apr 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Crazy shit…nice one Joe!

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