/ THE LOWDOWN: Video: Magnus Midtboe climbs 9b
- Ali-Hulk Sit extension, 9b, 2nd ascent
- 5th in lead and 3rd over all in the European Champs
- Blood redemption, 8C, First ascent
Now the question everyone is pondering is whether he will continue his streak of success by winning the Nordic...
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'having his best fall ever'
we're all American now :)
i spotted the mono and clenched in anticipation at the coming move, only for him to butch past it to a better hold.. how inconsiderate!
I watched it twice to see if I'd missed it... is it definitely on this route?
Thats amazing! I tried the final section which was hard enough at 8b+/c but to link it all together is pretty insane... Just one thing though... the start of the route is different to what i was shown when at the cave. I thought it started low cave left through a Font 8B+ boulder and then into the full thing... that traverse he starts on is Font 7B? Maybe it was a different route I was shown? Dani Andrada has tonnes of variations in there, probably 9c or something : P
Mindboggling. He doesn't even look particularly tired at the end!
He looks bored by the end, haha
ah. I mistook boredom for focus.
That might just be the most impressive display of endurance, concentration and downright finesse I've ever seen.
I'm not quite sure whether I'm inspired to get straight down to the wall or crushed by my complete uselessness!
From his blog (www.magnusmidtboe.com) you get som of the answers:
August 29th, 2010
Finally did it! More than three weeks of working the route in the ali baba cave. I am so relieved! I only had one and a half days left in Rodellar - perfect timing. I was so close yesterday, so I knew that I could do it today if I wasn't too tired. I rested the whole day as usual and I did it on my first try of the day. I felt very strong - it didn't feel as desperate as before! I also had good conditions. There was a nice breeze for the first time in a while. I have never put so much time towards a climb before. It sure payed off in the end. For those of you who have seen Dani Andrada on film trying the route, I do it a little different. I climbed the first part without a rope, but with a harness. When I got to the rest at the end of ali baba sit start I got a rope clipped into my harness with a carabiner. Dani got someone to put the harness, with the rope on him.
As far as I know it is the second ascent of the route, and the second confirmed 9b in the world!
Credit to Sasha for coming with me to the cave every evening at prime time!
Tomorrow I will go back to the cave to get some better photos and maybe even film. We will wake up early so that we can get some onsight climbing in at piscineta first!
Will upload more photos and info soon...
> Tomorrow I will go back to the cave to get some better photos and maybe even film. We will wake up early so that we can get some onsight climbing in at piscineta first!
> Will upload more photos and info soon...
That explains more the emotionless finish. He had already done it and was just repeating it for the camera.
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