/ VIDEO: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk - Midnight Lightning V8

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UKC Videos - on 12 Nov 2012
[Mina Leslie-Wujastyk - Midnight Lightning V8]
In this short video Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs what is perhaps the world's most famous boulder problem - Midnight Lightning in Yosemite Valley, California, USA.

Watch the video: http://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=1357
PeterJuggler - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC Videos: Such an amazing problem. I'd love to try it sometime.
Morgan Woods - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC Videos:

Superb....quite an interesting sequence she used (ie palming down on the lip)....is that how everyone does it?
Calder - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC Videos:

Superb. Love the bit at the end - [Looking around quizically, and pointing] "How do I get down?!"
Jonas Wiklund - on 13 Nov 2012
johncoxmysteriously - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC Videos:

Watching MLW (who let's face it isn't bad) struggling up it like that puts into perspective how bloody good Lynn Hill was (surely the best climber ever?). There's a video of her on the internet somewhere doing it 20+ years ago (first female ascent, I think), looking like silk.

jcm
Michael Ryan - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:
> (In reply to UKC Videos)
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> Watching MLW (who let's face it isn't bad) struggling up it like that puts into perspective how bloody good Lynn Hill was (surely the best climber ever?). There's a video of her on the internet somewhere doing it 20+ years ago (first female ascent, I think), looking like silk.
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> jcm

1998...14 years ago.....was Lynn ascent.

...Lynn top roped it first before soloing it with pads, did Mina top rope it first?

You know what people say about 'style' of ascent.....especially you ; o )

Michael Ryan - on 13 Nov 2012
Arms Cliff - on 13 Nov 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zg2n_OIuQ ) is it is worth noting that this was Mina's third go, and as the uploader said:

"To clarify, this shows Lyn's 1st and 2nd ascent. To be sure she had worked on this MANY times before but had never been able to do it completely. It was not a "Flash" which would mean she had never been on it."
Michael Ryan - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Arms Cliff:

Lynn headpointed it.
JimmyKay - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to UKC Videos:

Could watch that video all day.
Goucho on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKC and UKH:
> (In reply to johncoxmysteriously)
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> 1998...14 years ago.....was Lynn ascent.
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...20 years after Ron Kauk made the first ascent, which adds some perspective!


biscuit - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to JimmyKay:

Lynn or Mina ?
JimmyKay - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to biscuit:

Mina. Obvs. :)
doylo - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Of course Mina made it look harder than Lynn. She hadn't toproped it first!
biscuit - on 13 Nov 2012
In reply to JimmyKay:

Just checking !
MJ - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to Calder:

Superb. Love the bit at the end - [Looking around quizically, and pointing] "How do I get down?!"

I think she was having a "Three Pebble Slab" moment. Psyche yourself up for the hard bit and then look bewidered at the easy slab finish...
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davo - on 14 Nov 2012
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to Calder)
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> Superb. Love the bit at the end - [Looking around quizically, and pointing] "How do I get down?!"
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> I think she was having a "Three Pebble Slab" moment. Psyche yourself up for the hard bit and then look bewidered at the easy slab finish...

It's actually a bit tricky getting off the columbia boulder. If I remember rightly it involves some back and footing in between the boulder and a tree.

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