/ NEWS: Two Women Climb Brad Pit V10....Font 7c+
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=02&year=2008#n42649
Has anyone got a link for a clip of the alternative 7c+ Brad Pit move? Rather than the 8b one on Hard Grit
seriously tho. well done both!
Well done Lu (and sabi).
started life as 8A, now 7C+ but some think 7C.. good effort anyway. (it's Pit with one t btw Mick)
"Well it's hard, but it's not that hard..."
Congrats to both :-)
> started life as 8A, now 7C+ but some think 7C.. good effort anyway. (it's Pit with one t btw Mick)
well it's not a route is it.
The way Myers did it in the mid 90's dynoing for the jug without getting his foot up onto the starting hold it is now thought to be Font 8b. The way the second ascent was done by Marc le Menestrel and 3rd ascent by Moon by getting the left toe up onto the starting hold is easier than 8b but I don't know the grade of this method. (It is given B13 in the Rockfax but this could mean anything!) Most subsequent ascents have been made by putting the left heel up onto the starting hold at the current grade of Font 7c+. This appears to be significantly easier than using the left toe to do the move as per Moon/ Hard Grit.
V grades and font grades are equivalent:
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barros - currently messaging you....
Yes I believe Marc did it with a rockover using the toe on his second go. All the details are in OTE May 1997, the one with Moon on the front cover doing BP. Ben describes how to do the problem saying he watched Marc put his left foot by his left hand. I think it was only a few years later that the heel method came into existence. I don't know who first did it this way I just remember hearing it on the grapevine somewhere!
So its been done previously by a 'strong girl'?
BTW, is Big Tom's sit-start still unrepeated @ 8b?
Great news! Congratulations to both :-)
I'm not sure if Tommi is making a point or just a spelling mistake in calling it "Prat Pitt" though! :-)
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