/ I'm going to regret this, but....

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johncoxmysteriously - on 27 Aug 2013
I notice from the guidebook description of (I think) Heinous Flytrap, that the crux involves 'a technical kneebar crossover', followed by 'a Greek kick'.

I probably shouldn't ask, but does anyone know what Crispin W (for it was he, I think), meant by a 'Greek kick'?

jcm
The Pylon King on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

You seriously don't know what a Greek Kick is??

This must be a troll.
highclimber - on 27 Aug 2013
NeilMac - on 27 Aug 2013
birdie num num - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:
It's a hard move, described thus: κλωτσήσει
I've done it a couple of times, not when climbing but in self defence against Mrs. Num Num.
NobbyClark - on 27 Aug 2013
In reply to NeilMac:

Love the fact that the top result on Google/LMGTFY is now this thread!
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

I thought it was a feta based version of red bull?
Blue Straggler - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

I meant to reply to this soon after your OP but my PC pretended to have lost its WiFi connection and by the time it was sorted, my mind was elsewhere.

Anyway.

I bet it is related to Sirtaki dancing (think "Zorba the Greek" theme music, three men side by side, arms over each others' shoulders, doing those funny little gentle side kick dance moves)
Peter Walker on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously: it's a chess opening John...I am amazed you didn't know that.
Rob Naylor - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

It's what Katy Dartford gives you when you criticise her BMC articles.
martinph78 on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously: You climb E6 / 7b and you don't know what a Greek kick is?

;)
James Gilbert on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

In Mr Dawes' "Full of Myself", somewhere near the beginning he describes an ascent of Nimbus at Tremadog - the guy (teacher?) leading the climb does some 'Greek dancing' on his way up the route.

Not sure that helps much.
Blue Straggler - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to James Gilbert:

Did you see my reply? I bet it is to do with crossing the lower leg(s)
ByEek - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to NeilMac:
> (In reply to johncoxmysteriously)
>
> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22greek+kick%22+climbing
>
> oh...

Oh the irony. The top result for this search is this thread! :-)

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