/ NEWS: VIDEO: McHaffie and Bransby Repeat Longhope Direct

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UKC News - on 03 Jun 2013
Ben Bransby working the final moves of the final pitch., 3 kbJames McHaffie and Ben Bransby have very quickly made the second free ascent of Dave Macleod's Longhope Direct on St John's Head, Hoy, Scotland. Having visited Hoy last year to have a look at the crux pitch, Caff managed to redpoint the crux pitch in very poor weather conditions, and made plans to return this year...

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royal - on 03 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:
Epic, such an awesome route and very cool that it's had a (another free..) repeat.
henwardian - on 03 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: Hahaha, love the video. It's nice to see something a bit different, you never see videos of hard climbers on hard routes using knees like the rest of us and getting involved in squirming along on stomachs and arguing with birds. Good sound track too.
reinmessner - on 04 Jun 2013
great video, well done!
WAYNEQ - on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: Well done chaps. Caff glad you got it ticked.....
Derek Ryden - on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: Very sweet video in the old and the modern sense.
Tom F Harding on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: When is the second half coming out? You don't get to see Caff on the crux?
Stone Muppet - on 04 Jun 2013
What happened to Ullrich & Mason then? No word on Alex's blog yet.
pneame on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News:
outstanding.
A real, character-buidling, route.
aaah ted - on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to henwardian:Excellent soundtrack, anyone know what the track is and by who?
Rich Heard - on 04 Jun 2013
aaah ted - on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to Rich Heard: Many thanks Rich, I thought it sounded like a white guy! :) Excellent stuff.
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NorthernClamberer - on 04 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC News: Great vid, I particularly enjoyed the 'hand in birdshit', 'throwing stones at the wildlife' and 'squirming through the Vice' moments. Excellent work guys. :-)

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