/ NEWS: VIDEO: Jim Pope (13) climbs Hot Fun Closing, F8a
Hot Fun Closing is a bouldery route on Rubicon Wall in Water-cum-Jolly, first climbed in 1986 by Ben Moon and Chris...
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Effort young man.
Interesting route. 2 boulder problems on top of each other. Intense but very workable i guess - as long as you've got the fitness of course.
Hope the comp goes well for you.
Kudos by itself is near impossible, let alone the full route. Nice one.
It's nice to know you think that too Nik!
Debatable. This and Weedkiller were both dubious recent upgrades.
(not taking anything away from Jim, by the way. 8a at 13 is impressive!)
I guess that's why the boulder mats are there then.
As that part of the route is normally climbed as a boulder problem i guess the thinking was to approach it like that. First bolt pre clipped and rope well out of the way until the second clip but protected by the mats.
I have only thought about this so much as my initial reaction was to shoot the belayer as well.
Thats a great acheivement, well done Jim... A smart route choice too
Only just looked at this thread again so apologies for late response.
My first post was all about enjoying Jim's success. I only put the 2nd post in as someone had commented further up that they thought the belaying was dangerous. As i said my first reaction was " What's going on there !" and then i thought about it and it made sense and so i never mentioned it in my initial post.
I was actually sticking up for the belayer and the comment about him being shot was a tongue in cheek response to the earlier post. Sorry if that came across in bad taste and don't worry the thinking didn't hurt too much.
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