VIDEO: Toru Nakajima in Cornwallby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jun/2010
This news story has been read 9,059 times
Toru, the youngster who made headlines last year by ripping it up on the Peak gritstone (see UKC News) was again on good form, this time on the perfect golden granite of Cornwall.
As reported on the BMC Website, the top ticks from the international meet were:
In this video from Mark Glaister, Toru solos the small but technical arete of Storms Over Africa at Cribba Head. The route is very close to a crack on the right, and Storms Over Africa was originally climbed with this peg offering some protection. It has since been straightened out - and it is the straight and protection-less version that Toru climbs here.
Warning - this video contains some swearing by concerned onlookers!
The annual British Lead and Speed Championships and the final round of the BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup and the IFSC... Read more
Ethan Pringle and Dave Graham have made the 5th and 6th ascent of Adam Ondra's Thor's hammer, 9a+, in the Hanshelleren... Read more
Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 9a+/b, at the very steep Planetarium in Frankenjura. The crux comes at... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video follows on nicely from our recent article 'The Occasional Alpinist's Guide to the... Read more
UKC User David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions has just released his latest video of the premier alpine rock... Read more