/ NEWS: Hard Trad Video: 'In The Middle' - E8s in Ireland

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UKC News - on 25 Feb 2013
Ricky Bell - In The Middle Video, 3 kb'In The Middle' is a short film portraying life as a climber in a much loved city between two of Ireland's best climbing locations.

Featuring multiple E8 first and second ascents...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67858

dr_botnik - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News: well worth ir, you've probably enjoyed watching one of this guys films in the past...
TommityP - on 25 Feb 2013
Brilliant Video!!!
Frank4short - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Is Ricky Bell the most prolific hard trad new router on these isle?

He certainly seems to be banging out new E7-9's on a regular enough basis.
reinmessner - on 25 Feb 2013
Excellent video, really enjoyed it.
ericinbristol - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Superb. Amazing lines and locations.
Wee Davie - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Love the videos these guys do. Another cracker!
Mark Collins - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News: Holy sh*t, that is f*cking ace! What are these guys doing giving this stuff away?
GrahamD - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

How do N Irish grades compare with grades in the rest of the UK ? from limited experience of punter grades, the Mournes especially are pretty tough !
Frank4short - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to GrahamD:

> How do N Irish grades compare with grades in the rest of the UK ?

Well Eddie Cooper, probably the godfather of hard northern irish trad climbing, always used to say he couldn't climb harder than E5. He did lots of routes that were hard for him that he always only graded E5. Turned out that not very many people who could climb E5 were able to do them and that maybe Eddie was able to climb above E5 after all. So in answer to your question I'd say Northern Irish grades probably can be a bit like scottish VSs. Certainly all of the talk asides I've not heard a single person doubt the grading on any or Ricki's harder routes yet. Mind in saying that there aren't that many people repeating them anyways but gives you an indication.

cem on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to GrahamD:

But there are also some soft touches: e.g. Meat Grinder, Purple Haze & Overdue (all in the Lower Cove)
CosaNostra - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News: Really amazing video. Such inspiring guys!
Duncan Campbell - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News: That is a cool video!!
jazzyjackson on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

sweet film! Sleezy Lover footage is excellent. Made my hands sweat!
dave frost - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News: Brilliant video!

Kipper-Phil Smith - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Brilliant thank you !!
tistimetogo on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Great film.

Love the final clip of a solo up Idlewild. Ballsy.
misterb - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:
awesome film.scary runouts with scary ard moves!
loved it.
Neil Rankin - on 25 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Spectacular stuff! I've got to go to Ireland!!
Matt Vigg - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Great video, and there's a great song in the middle as well, it's this in case anyone's interested...:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lI30Qw69AQ
Dave Foster - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

What a great film, if you like this buy Underdeveloped. Not surprised the cameraman didn't fancy 'a go' on The Peace Line, made my arse spasm.
Lukas V-L - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Best climbing film Ive seen in ages, commercial or otherwise.
auld al on 26 Feb 2013
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Calder - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Mark Collins:
> (In reply to UKC News) Holy sh*t, that is f*cking ace! What are these guys doing giving this stuff away?

A follow up to Underdeveloped was in the pipeline (hence the trailer to 'The Frontier Club': vimeo.com/27816553). But I think it was canned for some reason - or at least never materialised.

I guess they have just decided to get some of the footage in the old public domain. Heroes.

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