/ NEWS: FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEO: The Soloing Net
VIDEO at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=04&year=2008#n43748
What a joker! Thats not soloing! Looks like a bit of fun but he cant really call that a solo ascent.
This whole whats a solo, whats a boulder problem? argument is very UKC by the way. When it all becomes that contentious then its probably just best to go climbing.
Very strange, aren't they, some of these new contentions? People unable to join two ropes together, not sure what it means to solo, not sure (apparently) whether you can hurt yourself climbing, not sure about what you do when your rope runs out and you have to climb another pitch ... Multipitching, Wow! "I can climb at 7a. Are there any good single pitch routes at around E1 in the Llanberis Pass that I might be able to climb? Ideally I'd like to do a very steep and sustained single-pitch route that you can abseil down from. Any suggestions?"
I like the "Where are the best 200m 5+ sport within 20 miles of Watford?" ones best.
> I like the "Where are the best 200m 5+ sport within 20 miles of Watford?" ones best.
Canadian wit can be quite low-key ... but anyone who interprets Matt Maddaloni's stunt as a serious attempt to redefine soloing has definitely had a sense of humour bypass. Think "Squamish climbers getting bored waiting for winter to arrive" instead. http://climblife.blogspot.com/2007/11/free-soloing-513.html
Matt actually works as a rigger - see other parts of the blog.
I have now ditched my pad and will spend next week crocheting a net for Font next Friday.
As said on the original thread - why bother? May as well top-rope it - a lot less faff.
What next, a big inflatable bouncy castle ?
Saw a guy dragging two double mattresses about at Bonehill Rocks on Dartmoor 5 years or so ago. Chatting to him, he was planning on sleeping on them there that night after he’d finished bouldering, mind you he was barking mad.
And if we all help build a giant wall across the top of Lawrencefield, and then wait nine or ten years, Parthian will be a DWS. Now who's mad, B?
Remember - it started here.
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