/ NEWS: Katy Whittaker - Thumbelina Ground-Up

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UKC News - on 14 Apr 2009
[Katy Whittaker (320), 5 kb]Katy Whittaker has climbed Thumbelina on Ina's Rock ground-up above bouldering mats. It took her around four attempts.

Thumbelina was first climbed by Andi Turner back in 2007 and graded E7 6c. It is of that 'in-between' height, between boulder problem and route. Dropping off on to bouldering...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=46913
James Oswald - on 14 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:
Awesome work from Katie.
Is a video available?
James
James Oswald - on 14 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:
What highball grade would it get?
In reply to james oswald: Hi James, Tom Briggs has commented in the database that it would be highball V6.

I haven't been there myself, but it looks like a mega crag and I'd love to go.

Good effort Katy. Looks like Ina's is the place to be. Nice work opening the route Andi T too. I wonder if it's sandy rock?

Cheers,

Jack
JM - on 14 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Really good effort. The rock is quite compact and not very sandy at all. All the holds on this route are very positive and the crux is about V7/7a+ at a reasonable height. However the lock from the final hold to the flat top and the subsequent mantle is harrowing!
jkarran - on 14 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Yikes, I must be a right softie... that top section to the ledge doesn't look very 'in-between height' to me! The very thought of it is making my ankles ache.

jk
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andi turner - on 14 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

I do go other places, honest, but, I just so happened to be there that day. I've got a couple of pictures on here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30536520@N02/

Great effort.

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