/ NEWS: NEWSFLASH: Cobra Crack repeat for Pete Whittaker

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UKC News - on 20 Sep 2013
Pete making the 2nd ascent of Karlek, 8b, Sweden, 3 kb

'The Wideboyz', Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have turned their attention to the opposite end of the crack spectrum, and are out in Squamish, Canada attempting one of the hardest finger cracks in the world, Cobra Crack, 5.14-...



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SGD - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: Well done that man!
JimboWizbo - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: Just recalling Wideboyz - I wonder if the gear was placed on the lead!

Astonishing stuff
GuyVG - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: well done Pete!
James Oswald - on 20 Sep 2013
Christheclimber - on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to James Oswald:

you might like this

http://www.vimeo.com/73684504
puppythedog on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: how is Tom getting on?
puppythedog on 20 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: ps pete is amazing!
Ropeboy - on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to puppythedog:

(As on the other thread)

Tom has just done it too!

Well done Tom! Both Wideboyz success! :-)
puppythedog on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to Ropeboy: Few, team tick.
jonathandavey - on 21 Sep 2013
jonathandavey - on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to JimboWizbo: From one of their blog posts:(http://wideboyz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-cobra-bites-back-today.html )

"Most of the gear is in comfortable positions to place, with just one piece placed on the headwall. Being British we ditched the usual tactic of placing friends on the headwall, got the wires out and have gone for one bomber nut, which takes about 5 seconds to place. This is useful, because we're weak and we can't be hanging around up there! We've gone 'fast and light' Ueli style (again) only using 3 pieces for the top 25m of climbing."
silo - on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News: This Just shows what hard training and total dedication does. Inspiring stuff.
Bulls Crack - on 21 Sep 2013
In reply to jonathandavey:

On day a contemporary hard climber will say they're feeling strong. Not a understatement Jerry was ever guilty of!
Toby960 - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to UKC News:
minor detail, the crag is called cirque of the uncrackables. is a most impressive sight, great effort!

T
Jonny2vests - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to Toby960:

Yes. The unclimbables of course is way up in the Northwest Territories, where the Lotus Flower Tower is.
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Mick Ward - on 22 Sep 2013
In reply to Bulls Crack:

> On day a contemporary hard climber will say they're feeling strong. Not a understatement Jerry was ever guilty of!

Absolutely. That lad knew his own strength (and made sure the rest of us knew it too!) A positive feedback loop to nurture his motivation.

From Jerry on The Phoenix to these guys on Cobra Crack... amazing to see where climbing is going.

Mick

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