/ A really good (short) video
Hope he recovered ok
In the first video, does the bloke at the bottom think he'd be able to catch the climber if he fell?
...and what about all that chalk, eh? It certainly takes away the need to find the holds. It's a bit like climbing by numbers.
> In the first video, does the bloke at the bottom think he'd be able to catch the climber if he fell?
Psst, spotting's not about 'catching', it's about damage prevention or at least limitation. ;)
I was worndering the same.
" ...and what about all that chalk, eh? It certainly takes away the need to find the holds. It's a bit like climbing by numbers."
Give the lad a break, he was bricking it and we all in that situation more chalk is always the right answer.
I thought it was very loyal and quite funny of the spotter in the first video, by the end he looks more like a religeous fanatic :) and at least if they have their hands up it shows that are are paying attention.... though i think he would have plenty of time to pull them out of his pockets and push him onto the mat if he were to fall.
Agreed with the chalk, certainly used less than alot of sport climbers i have seen and in such a committing situation surely you would want everything in your favour!?
"I'm guessing by the length of the fall, missing the Matt and blood curdling screams that he broke his leg(s)?"
only just brought myself to watch that all the way through, hearing the complaints about his back, and his mate chuckles as he asks for an ambulance!?!?!?
Sweaty palms watching that last segment. He clearly wasn't happy for quite a lot of the climb before that point - especially compared to his climbing on some of the earlier routes - but it looked like he was almost home and dry when he fell.
Not an easy watch!
god yeah shite music
> god yeah shite music
Yeah some of it, but then they've got some Boards of Canada in there so I'll forgive them.
Nice to see a whole bunch of route I've never heard of too.
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