/ NEWS: Tom Randall Climbs 8c+ Crack Link-Up

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UKC News - on 02 Jul 2014
Tom Randall on the lower boulder problem section of The Pura Pura - 8c+ Link-Up, 3 kbTom Randall has linked the Italian boulder problem crack traverse of Greenshadow in to the well known hard roof crack of Greenspit to give The Pura Pura at an estimated grade of 8c+.

"All in all it's about 25m of extremely steep roof crack climbing and one that leaves your shoulders and core feeling like useless lumps of flesh hung on a skeleton."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69014

Fraser on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Burl-fest indeed. Love the name too!
ff - on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Looks rad and the name is great, too. I also like the combination of a boulder problem, a subsequent "gear up break" and then a burly 8b+ trad climb. Visionary stuff...
biped - on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to UKC News:

That looks awesome. I look forward to the film.
psychomansam - on 02 Jul 2014
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I like the fact that a boulder problem combined with a trad route gets a sport grade. :-)
In reply to psychomansam:

> I like the fact that a boulder problem combined with a trad route gets a sport grade. :-)

It's just a grade. Plenty of trad routes are graded with French grades all around the world.
Fraser on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to psychomansam:
Wasn't Grenspit originally a sport route, then Didier Bertholt (?)did it as a trad route?

Edit: Greenspit.
Post edited at 13:13
HeMa on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to Fraser:

Yes...
Dom Whillans on 02 Jul 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Is this all part of the winding up of stevie haston? bloody great troll if so! ;)
IainWhitehouse - on 02 Jul 2014
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Great effort Tom
Toerag - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to ff:

Not really, Fred Rouhling did that with Akira (which is _still_ unrepeated!)
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Dror1 - on 05 Jul 2014
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i imagine his hands hate him !
like 'i must have really bad karma to be reincarnated on this guys arms'

inspiring stuff.

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