/ NEWS: Ethan Walker Climbs Mecca Extension

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UKC News - on 08 Nov 2013
Ethan making one of the big moves on the Extension to Mecca, 8c, 4 kb

Ethan Walker has had a very good summer season on the limestone this year, climbing 47 routes in the 8th grade. This all culminated in an ascent of Ethan's first 8c, Mecca Extension in October. 



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68480
dr_botnik - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News: Lucky there wasn't a tree in the way of this one...
jon on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to dr_botnik:
> (In reply to UKC News) Lucky there wasn't a tree in the way of this one...

Which tree are you referring to?
Durbs on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to dr_botnik:

That was Ethan Pringle...
dr_botnik - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to Durbs:
> (In reply to dr_botnik)
>
> That was Ethan Pringle...

hashtag: facepalm

Karl Wooffindin - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Effort!
lostcat on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to jon: The one that used to reside at the bottom of, and provide a start to, Indecent Exposure/The Prow/Body Machine.
jon on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to lostcat:

Well that's what I was wondering, but it seems he was referring to a tree that Ethan PRINGLE cut down in the States.
Rich_cakeboy - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to jon:
PRINGLE ...mmmmmmm pringles must get addictive tube of crisps!

Fantastic job with the climbing mind, looks challenging :-)
Adam Lincoln - on 08 Nov 2013
You guys might want to get the actual name of the American climber right who cut down the tree.
jon on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to Adam Lincoln:

You're absolutely right Adam. It was Ethan's mate, Joe Kinder. Some amazing sideways leaps from Ethan Walker climbing a route at Raven Tor!
JLS on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to jon:

>"Some amazing sideways leaps from Ethan Walker climbing a route"

You say he leaped from a tree onto the route. By doing did he miss out the crux? I don't think he can claim the grade even if it was just an easy bit he missed out.
Jonny2vests - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to jon:

I guess we never did find out who chopped the Raven Tor one?

Good effort Ethan WALKER.
In reply to UKC News: Nice one Ethan, great to see you knocking off so many big routes this year! Inspiring stuff.

Tom
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Ged Desforges - on 11 Nov 2013
47 grad 8's in a season, that's really impressive.

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