/ Wings of Unreason, broken foot hold.
Upon inspection the hold was visibly damaged, the overall size of the hold marginally smaller and uglier. The pieces that came off were shattered and crumbled easily; the rock is very soft.
I had another go, sending the route. The rock over move is no harder than before, I just hate to have damaged a classic route. With the rock being so soft i can only imagine more damage occurring with time but hopefully it will last.
So in all, i am sorry for breaking the hold, i was just unfortunate to be the culprit.
Fair play for coming on here and letting people know before the bloodbath. Does what is left look stable, or is it likely to crumble further.
I was really looking forward to trying this. E4 is generally out of my league, but Wings Of Unreason looks right up my alley if I can get over the lower bulge.
Bloody that's a long way, must have been seriously scary!
Have either of you been to Cratcliffe / Robin Hoods Stride recently?
Thanks for info and your honesty.
> Have either of you been to Cratcliffe / Robin Hoods Stride recently?
I think you missed the boat on that joke.
Aha Ramblin dave, funny guy! I wouldn't think of doing that kind of damage on purpose. As for chalk use, it has it's use, but i do feel guilty for painting Chalkstorm in the white stuff after getting nervous and reaching for the 'grade boosting' powder.
Nothing wrong with that, as long as you finished the route? (har har)
Upload it, so we can see :)
Did you chip a new foothold out?
Judging by at least one of the mishaps reported on here maybe it really is time that an official Grit bolt fund was set up to make sure no further damage occurs?
(It's ok...I am already miles away, running for cover!)
video's up of my lob, along with some footage of my partners climbing much harder things without any of the fuss. Makes me look like a right prat... http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/oxford-west-greenland-expedition/x/2374593?c=gallery
That's a great video! Really enjoyed watching that :)
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