/ NEWS: NEWSFLASH: Tyler Landman Climbs Smiling Buttress
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.
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I was wondering jst the other day where Ty Landman had gone, now i know.
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?
Sick hard! English 7b, maybe even an english 7c move...
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.
Thanks Duncan. good luck getting hold of him.
Just found out its VS 7c apparently.
It was filmed and photographed so it's likely to emerge at some point.
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!'
Wonder what 'ditching the glasses' means?!
He's sponsored by Optical Express and they are giving him surgery.
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