/ Pete Whittaker on Cobra Crack
Good for him. And Tom R will have to try harder tomorrow, hey?
How hard can cracks get, I wonder? Presumably a 9a crack is not conceptually impossible, but are there any?
I wonder if our heroes' finger-jamming skills are going to be put to use on that finger/roof crack right of Ramshaw Crack?
> Good for him. And Tom R will have to try harder tomorrow, hey?
> How hard can cracks get, I wonder? Presumably a 9a crack is not conceptually impossible, but are there any?
> I wonder if our heroes' finger-jamming skills are going to be put to use on that finger/roof crack right of Ramshaw Crack?
Didn't Dave Mac say that white noise was feasible at approximately 9a
wow, I thought they were just wide crack specialists. No idea they were crushing the thin stuff too!
Are they planning to assault any of the US big/medium wall with this skill set? Seems like they've got the skills for freeing some big hard routes.
Well done Pete!
Come on Tom, get it sent!
How many ascents has Cobra Crack now had?
Quite a few actually, seems to be very popular. The ones I can muster right now:
Must be quite high on Tim Emmett's tick list if he hasn't already done it.
They're in good company then! :-)
> Didn't Dave Mac say that white noise was feasible at approximately 9a
No. What he said was that he'd hesitate to say it wouldn't be possible since nowadays folk climb 9a/b.
I want to see what these boys can do on some of the massive roof cracks in the southwest.
Good contenders for the Ache Ball cave roof crack and the one through the Great Cave at Berry Head I'd have thought. Although that said maybe those are just hard for the most of us, but not worth the bother for these boys.
Isn't it about 3 grades above his redpoint max? I thought he topped out about 8b?
>but had to return south without the prize due to bad weather (in Norway they just call it weather)
AJM - Cobra itself is thought to be 8c or even 8c+, isn't it, and he's done that.
What grade is cobra crack I see online it gets 5:14 but doesn't give a letter, does the mean 5:14 a or just 5:14 something?
Dunno. If you put Tim Emmett cobra into google nothing comes up. I dont even know what it is?
I'd always thought his max was about 8b, that thing he did in Cuba, one inch punch. He certainly seemed very near to falling off on the 7c+-ish ground near the top of the runout on Muy Caliente in welsh connections.
Oh sorry, you meant Tim E. I was talking about Nico F. My fault.
> What grade is cobra crack I see online it gets 5:14 but doesn't give a letter, does the mean 5:14 a or just 5:14 something?
Cobra Crack is reputed to be somewhere between 5.14a and 5.14c depending on your hand/finger sizes.
AJM: Yeah, you might be right. It's on his doorstep now though, although he's just had a bairn.
Tom has just done it too! :-)
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