/ NEWS: New 8B at Earl Crag for Tom Peckitt
His new problem is a sit-start to the existing crimpy wall climb of Handy Andy's (V7), and Tom has named it PaTina Turner and offered a suggested grade of 8B.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67880
Respect to Tom for climbing that thing from low down, it looked utterly impossible when when I was trying Handy Andy's. 8B pretty much is the definition of impossible to a punter like myself I suppose tho.
Good video. A good picture of bouldering in general. (fall fall fall, repeat, then again ... success)
After trying and failing on the stand up Handy Andy's for years I liked that video.
Maybe next time I'll try it without a beanie - Tom got it second go when he took his off.
> Good video. A good picture of bouldering in general. (fall fall fall, repeat, then again ... success)
I agree, good video.
I must admit, I found it brilliant. The grade is way beyond my abilities, but I could really relate to the repeated failures, increasing exasperation and frustration. I loved it when, after attempt #19 (...or was it #119?), all that was in shot was one upturned leg, followed by another to cross it with. Dejected resignation.
Well done for persevering.
One of the more gripping video's I've seen recently. May not be of interest to a small minority, but I defiantly enjoyed it.
Each to their own but if you're right I'd hate to see a bad one
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