/ NEWS: First 8c for Ed Hamer
"I wanted to crack a new grade category and was successful in doing so with a send of L'espiadimonis 8c/+..."
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It is obviously the 'week of the Eds' this week. Bon effort. Tip top.
Given Ed's done 8B boulders at the tor and parisella's, I don't think you can diss his lack of strength.
I think Ben and Jerry might disagree with you!
The power of a fine mullet.
I'll save you the brain power associated with your wondering: British sport climbing is, in general, pretty crap compared to Europe. From my experience, the 8c I've done at the tor was probably harder than 1 of those I've done in Spain and easier than the other two.
You are one well connected dude.
Easy for you to say.
Maybe he enjoys the weather abroad. I know I do when I go on holiday. I mean, it's fun dodging rain showers in the peak, but there's some thing nice about stable(and warm)weather.
Anyway, I couldn't really understand you. Did you have a point?
Oh yeah. Well done Ed. Looks like a good trip. And a strong mullet to boot.
A very productive climbing trip Ed, no wonder your tips are shagged ! Congrats on your first 8c, hopefully many more 8c from you :)
Ed is more than capable - check his european comp results - but has mainly just gone for quick repeats of lower 8's on rock (usually declaring them piss) rather than stepping up to the mark and getting on something suitably challenging like repeating Rainshadow. Prod.
Finally, I can find you 200 climbers able to climb Keen Roof, but unable to make a movement in Hubble...
To put it simply, no you cant - what a totally ridiculous statement
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