/ NEWS: Ondra vs Flatanger update
Petr Pavlicek tells the story: 2 days ago, after climbing the first 9a+ pitch again (now starting to think again about 9b just for the single first pitch, it...
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What's the thing about a first and second pitch? Is it climbed as two pitches or just an intermediate lower off? Is there a rest between the two, if not, how hard is the second pitch reckoned to be on it's own?
Climbing action shot of the year?
Awesome isn't it, I particularly like the one of him falling.
The full line is 55 meters and the plan is to climb it as one single pitch. A while back Adam did the first part, a 9a+ (or possibly even 9b) in its own right and now he is working on the full link. What the end of the first part looks like, I don't know, but I suspect there is some kind of possible rest point... How difficult the second part is, I don't know either and it's meaningless to speculate without knowing how good the (possible) rest is. If I can find something out I'll add it to the news.
Chances are he could clip into , but not weight, a sling whilst off belay
> I doubt it since he wouldn't fall far. The question is would it be considered a valid redpoint?
If it wasn't weighted, surely it's no different to resting with a loose rope which you could fall on?
or use 2 ropes ?
You had me going there for a mo - nice one!
I imagine he would pull in a little slack, tie a one-handed clove, and then ask to go off belay.
but never surprised :)
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