/ THE LOWDOWN: VIDEOS: Webb and Beall - V14s at Bishop and Hueco
At the former, Dan Beall has made the 3rd ascent of Shawn Diamond's Direct North on the Grandma Peabody boulder. Meanwhile, Jimmy Webb headed south to Hueco Tanks.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=65545
not sure if joking or not...
> not sure if joking or not...
If yes, there's no punchline. If no, then oh dear.
So you know what the problem is like? I find it easier and more accurate to see a problem than to imagine it.
The first video, as the article explains, displays the high heel hook that could result in the climber becoming inverted and flying head first towards the ground. I imagine the filmer wishes to save the full ascent for a future video.
In the second video the climber uses a high toe hook in order to free his other hand to enable him to match hands on the finishing hold; as is general practice for non top out boulder problems.
Next time why not ask polite questions instead of handing out accusations towards a side of the sport that you have little understanding of.
Because he has to match the last hold to finish.............
FFS - The second video is Nalle Hukatavial, not James Webb - it's just to illustrate the route.
Learn to read people.
Elsewhere on the site
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
Manchester Climbing Centre is showing Reel Rock’s Valley Uprising on Tuesday the 11th of November at... Read more
A fantastically versatile little pack; whether out running in the hills, hitting the trails on the bike or just running for the... Read more
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more