/ NEWS: VIDEO: The wheel of life direct, ~8C+

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UKC News - on 27 Jun 2013
James Kassay on The wheel of life direct, ~8C+, HMC, Grampians, Australia, 3 kbIn November last year, James Kassay made the first ascent of his dream project, The wheel of life direct, ~8C+, in the Hollow Mountain Cave, Grampians, Australia. This is the video.
12 May 2004, Dai Koyamada managed to link through a bunch of existing problems in the Hollow Mountain Cave to create...

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sculptor - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Absolutely insane! Fantastic vid...cheers for that :-)
Owen W-G - on 27 Jun 2013
4.00 good use of shoe as a resting jug
lowersharpnose - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Very impressive.

Are there any easy moves?
Tyler - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Presumably the direct finish and the original finish are problems n their own right, any idea of their respective, stand-alone, grades?
3 Names - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Owen W-G:

Yes i was impressed with that, great stuff!
mal_meech on 27 Jun 2013
Luke90 on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Tyler:

According to comments elsewhere, the original finish is similar to a V8 called "Rave Heart" whilst this direct finish is similar to a V11 called "Dead Can't Dance".
http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=area&area_id=204
robin mueller - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Luke90:
> (In reply to Tyler)
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> According to comments elsewhere, the original finish is similar to a V8 called "Rave Heart" whilst this direct finish is similar to a V11 called "Dead Can't Dance".
> http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=area&area_id=204

Both finishes do the crux of Dead Can't Dance. The direct finish is on big holds, but more moves.
robin mueller - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:
> (In reply to UKC News)
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> Very impressive.
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> Are there any easy moves?

Yep, there are some proper jugs in the roof. Hence the rest points.

nikk44 - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Owen W-G: At 4.00 is amazing. I've never even thought of that.
Calder - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

You're really referring to this as a problem? Come on - it's a route, no?

Impressive either way, like. But for me it's more route than problem.
ericinbristol - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Magnificent. Beautiful. Original!
Daniel Heath - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Great video and really aesthetic to watch such a long and well practiced sequence
crag_hopper_Jay - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: He certainly had that dialed, that's for sure! Great vid and congratulations on it! Whether it's a route, boulder or has 'jugs' it's still pretty impressive!!
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tat - on 27 Jun 2013
prehensile power and endurance of astonishing depth: homo erectus becomes homo horizontalis

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