/ Another hilarious climbing article from the Daily Fail...

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shaymarriott - on 10 Jul 2012
Madden - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: I don't even know how they came to the conclusion that he was the first Brit to make it up! Fantastic...

I wish they'd do some research once in a while.
JLS on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:

I love the second last photo...

You don't know, man! You weren't there!
Kemics - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:

"El Capitan is notorious for its slippery granite rock"

well, that's a new one.
nastyned - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to Kemics: Yes, that made me raise an eyebrow too.
stonemaster - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to nastyned: Too easy, like taking candy from a baby...:)
ericinbristol - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to JLS:

Quality comment...
David Hooper - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:
Leo,from the Kendal,Cumbria.....
Leelogs - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:

I like the comments at the bottom of the article...

"He's not the first Brit to do it. Jack Osbourne did it in 2005" :-)
Howardw1968 - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:
one picture says he raced up and another painfully inch by inch!
BigBrother - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: This is the list of articles credited to the journalist.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Kerry+Mcqueeney

He is a generalist who probably had a short time to rewrite a press release on a subject he had no knowledge of.

It might have inaccuracies in it but it is a positive article on climbing in a mainstream media website.
Dave 88 - on 10 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:

As far as I can work out from the pictures and Leo's quotes, the article should be about The Prophet.
Tony Naylor on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to Dave 88:
> (In reply to shaymarriott)
>
> As far as I can work out from the pictures and Leo's quotes, the article should be about The Prophet.

No, man, it's about climbing El Capitan. He's the first Brit to do it ever and he did it using his fingers and his feet in a one inch crack that runs all the way from the bottom to the top, except for all the bits in the photos where it doesn't.

Fair play, though, it is at least a positive article about climbing.

Kevin Woods - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: They just get weirder and weirder......
Helen R on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott:

Wasn't this 2 years ago? First with the news: the daily mail....
duzinga - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to Leelogs: I enjoyed the comment about how the article is written by someone who is not British, and hence the terrible level of the English language. KERRY! Someone is on to you mate, they know you are from Senegal!
Michael Hood - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: I don't know how you can say that the DM exagerates its stories "Notorious: The 7,500ft sheer rock face on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California", very soon it'll be higher than Everest :-)

JJ Krammerhead III - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: They ran a beautiful story last year on the Inn Pinn being one of the hardest rock climbs in the world (not that I'm a reader of course)
JimboWizbo - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to shaymarriott: The comments are quite annoying
"Now do it without a rope like Dean Potter"
or
"I saw Alex Honnold free solo the Nose"
ads.ukclimbing.com
Styx - on 11 Jul 2012
It's utterly laughable but look at the "most read articles" at the bottom of the page:

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In light of the above, it's hardly surprising.
pebbles - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to Styx: "Queen of Clown Porn"??????????????? is there a little known subculture of red nose and comedy wig fetishists out there?

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