/ NEWS: Katy Whittaker - Braille Trail - E7 6c
"...Katy practised the route on top-rope, before going for the lead protected by a door handle, what looks like a nail and a micro cam...."
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I think I'm right in saying that the first bit of gear is a shop fitting from Outside that one of the Cosseys created/modified/acquired when he/they did it.
Its going off in the shire just now. Another cracking effort.
Katy, honestly, he said "make sure you handle the early section then nail the traverse". There's no need to take things so literally...
Good stuff!! Well done!
Do you think anyone is ever going to on-sight this? No sure about you but my standard rack doesn't have any nails or door handles on it ;-)
What's the story behind this original hardware use? The handle looks resined in on the photo...?
Anyways, she sure did well that lass. Couldn't even top rope such thin and tenuous looking 6c moves... let alone tried to lead them with a handle and a nail to keep me in.
Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?
> Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?#
Finger tape wrapped around the pro to help it fit in the break better???
Better get on it quick. Looks like those bloody Ravens are back in The Peak.
So long as they latch the holds.
Better be off!
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