/ NEWS: Kaabah 8c+ by Jim Pope

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UKC News - on 17 Oct 2016
Jim Pope trying Kaabah in the afternoon sun, 5 kb17-year-old Jim Pope has ticked his hardest route to date, Kaabah 8c+ at Raven Tor, Derbyshire. Having ticked Mecca 8b+ at the age of 15 and the Extension 8c at 16, Kaabah - which is the direct extension to Mecca - seemed like a logical next step.

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GPN - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:
Nice one Jim!
Misha - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:
Gripping to watch, he almost barndoored off at one point but stuck it, the rest he seemed to make look easy. Impressive stuff, star of the future!
In reply to Misha:
Star of the present Misha ;-)

Top notch attitude too, very grounded, very inspirational.

Rumour has it that William Bosi was getting close to Hubble too...

p.s. more importantly, what was a mountaineer such as yourself doing at Raven Tor???
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teddy - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Nice work Jim! That took no time at all. Too easy for you I reckon, onwards to Evolution!
stp - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Great effort.

Though by my calculations 1 + 2 + 2 = 5, not 4 attempts.
In reply to stp:

Generally when people talk of attempts they mean redpoint attempts, so he had 4 shots at ticking it and one working the moves.
Misha - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:
Ha, failing to do Sardine. Think it's time to retire from rock climbing.
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abarro81 - on 17 Oct 2016
In reply to Natalie Berry - UKC:
> Generally when people talk of attempts they mean redpoint attempts, so he had 4 shots at ticking it and one working the moves.

Only the French really do it that way, everyone else seems to realise that that's a meaningless measure, since it ends up with people doing a route '1st try' on their 5th day on a route...

Anyway, nice one Jim!
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