/ NEWS: VIDEO: James McHaffie 'Tom Cruises' Mission Impossible
The line, first climbed by sport climbing super-star Neil Carson in the mid-nineties is renowned for being the physically hardest trad route in Wales.
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super effort.....just wondering was this pre-practised on TR?
It says he top roped it twice :-)
cheers...i'll read more carefully next time.
Truly awesome - my god the last moves looked dodgy.
Fantastic! Gnarly looking.
The dog really adds to it as well ;-)
Didn't he make that look (horribly) easy?
Great effort and totally understated, as seems to be James' style. Looks really flippin' scary at the top!
Looks like 8a.nu have picked up on it to do a bit of sh*t stirring on their favourite topic - UK Trad Grades/UKC bashing!!
I hadn't even realised that Neil Carson was operating at those trad levels. I wonder when Big Bang is going to be repeated (if it hasn't already) ?
I thought Steve McClure had repeated this but I could be wrong (quite likely!).
I'm sure on Jack Geldards blog there's something about Johnny Dawes claiming that he wants to do Big Bang this year!!
> I thought Steve McClure had repeated this but I could be wrong (quite likely!).
> I'm sure on Jack Geldards blog there's something about Johnny Dawes claiming that he wants to do Big Bang this year!!
To quote from page 2 of jacks blog
Here’s a quick clip of a very damp session on Mission Impossible the other day. I went up with Caff, Ray and Johnny Dawes. Johnny told me he’d like to do Mission Impossible (E9), The Meltdown (F8c+?) and The Big Bang (F9a) this year. I think it might be mission impossible…!
Even without the pegs, the grade of the route wouldn't bump up any higher than E9, as the natural protection is adequate, if very hard to place on lead.
This statement doesn't make sense to me. Surely on a route where the kit is very hard to place this influences the grade? Wouldn't it be better to wait for an onsight or at least a few more ascents before making this type of comment?
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