/ NEWS: NEWSFLASH: Tyler Landman Climbs Smiling Buttress

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UKC News - on 04 Nov 2013
Tyler Landman, New Base Line, 8B+, Magic Wood, Switzerland, 3 kb

US based Tyler Landman yesterday climbed the first ascent of one of the most infamous gritstone last great problems, Smiling Buttress, at Curbar. Tyler climbed the line above pads, having worked it on a top-rope first. 

 

 



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68476
JimboWizbo - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: I guess it's going to have a font grade then?
cyberpunk - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: has wizards ridge from hard grit beenclimbed?
Alejandro S - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to cyberpunk: haha cyberpunk, that will never be climbed. It was probably at least F8c on a gearless slab. I always wondered about smiling buttress, it looked so cool in the movie, I wonder what grade it will get.
JimboWizbo - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to Alejandro S: Somebody call Alex Honnold
Adam Moroz - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News:

I was wondering jst the other day where Ty Landman had gone, now i know.
teddy - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to Alejandro S:

There is a possibility of side runners on this one. I think the extreme difficulty has put people off more than the runout nature. it could be climbed by somebody with the ability. Anybody know of anybody who has even tried this apart from johnny?
teddy - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to teddy:

Sick hard! English 7b, maybe even an english 7c move...
Alejandro S - on 04 Nov 2013
In reply to teddy: If my memory serves me correctly, Adam Ondra onsight soloed it in a pair of rollerskates.
Motown - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: Any pictures anywhere?
Jonny2vests - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to JimboWizbo:
> (In reply to Alejandro S) Somebody call Alex Honnold

Why?
JimboWizbo - on 05 Nov 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests: We know what he's capable of on grit, and he's got the nuts to get around the 'gearless' aspect
Jonny2vests - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to JimboWizbo:

Hmmm...
puppythedog on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: still waiting for the more details :-(
Duncan Campbell - on 13 Nov 2013
In reply to puppythedog: Hi Puppythedog,

I have contacted Ty but am still waiting for a response just as eagerly as you, I imagine.

If we don't hear back from him there is definately film footage of the ascent so that should be online at some point I'd imagine.

Best, Dunc
puppythedog on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to Duncan Campbell - UKC:

Thanks Duncan. good luck getting hold of him.
The Pylon King on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Just found out its VS 7c apparently.
gcandlin - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: I seem to remember him saying sometime ago he would never be a sponsored climber again as he felt very jaded by the whole thing. My gut feeling is he won't be giving any more details, no sponsors so no pressure to share with the world. A pity really, assuming I am right
John Gillott - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to gcandlin:

It was filmed and photographed so it's likely to emerge at some point.

John Gillott - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News:

On the subject of Hard Grit (in both senses), could UKC get a webcam and live feed setup at Burbage South today?:

'james mchaffie ‏@McHaffieJames 15h
Looking forward to belaying bransby on parthion shot tmrw before ditching the glasses on weds!'
johncoxmysteriously - on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to John Gillott:

Wonder what 'ditching the glasses' means?!

jcm
metal arms on 19 Nov 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

He's sponsored by Optical Express and they are giving him surgery.

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