/ Toru Nakajima repeats Gaia
Don't want to sound cliched but watching somebody repeat a climb like that, well, I feel honoured.
...followed by a couple of clean top-rope ascents of Meshuga, which of course he made look easy
Are you kidding - it's 40ft high
Oh, good :-)
As a matter of interest who is accompanying him? I'm impressed that a 15 year old manage to travel across the world for a solo climbing trip (and even more impressed by his achievements!).
> ...followed by a couple of clean top-rope ascents of Meshuga, which of course he made look easy
Yeah, watched him working the crux on Meshuga. The thing that impressed me the most about him was that he always had a smile on his face and just looked like he was really enjoying himself.
Well I don't think the British climbing community will put up with that for long :-|
Pity no one took a video of it ... or did they?
Not sure Gordon but UKC have video taken by Pete Whittaker being edited by Dave Gill of SteepMedia of other stuff that Toru has done.
I think his belayer didn't turn up, and he ended up being belayed by the photographer!
> Not sure Gordon but UKC have video taken by Pete Whittaker being edited by Dave Gill of SteepMedia of other stuff that Toru has done.
Ah, that will be something to look forward to.
> Pity no one took a video of it ... or did they?
Well, we filmed a shaky video of him on the top section of the route.
I have got HD video of Toru on the 2 E9's headpointed today.
Where can we see said videos?
Partian Shot and Meshuga.
Gaia, Meshuga and Parthian Shot - on his first visit to gritstone - at the age of 15 ... mindboggling.
Probably in the camera and not sorted for showing or selling yet. ATM it would be like putting up all your pictures on the web you took on a day, good and bad ones, in and out of focus, with lighting changing as they pan etc.
Try doing one and see how hard it is.
We're just a bunch of microwave-screamers! ;)
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