Nike style for Traversiby Björn Pohl - UKC Jul/2010
This news story has been read 4,503 times
A while back, Carlo Traversi repeated Jade, a short powerful problem he feels warrants 8B+. Yesterday he did Aslan, also 8B+, but so very different. Where the former is about power the latter, with 24 moves, is all about power endurance. What's more, he did it with only one pad and no spotters. I caught up with Carlo for a brief chat.
Hey man, Aslan! Good job! Thanks
Quite different compared to Jade. Seems you can do it all now. Getting there, Big worm [also 8B+] tomorrow. The 8B+ weekend perhaps.
Impressive stuff! Do you feel you climb better on your own? Lately it's been easier to rely purely on my own motivation. No distractions.
I totally understand. I just feel that... well, you need to have a strong head when you have no spotters. Yeah, definitely. The last move on Aslan could potentially be very dangerous.
A strong head or a helmet... Did it feel safe tho'? power to waste? It wasn't the best conditions...but I was committed to completing it from the first move
Mind over matters then Seems to be the case these days. Or rather getting into the right mental state to "execute".
Nike style Haha, yeah
Here's the video.
Tonight's Friday Night Video from UKC user David Linnett is a short film about a trip to the Isle of Wight to climb one of the... Read more
An unseasonably snowy and wet start to the Alpine summer gave the team at this year's Arc'teryx Academy some challenging... Read more
Alex Puccio has repeated Don't get too greedy, ~8B and Lost in Space, ~8A+, in the Rocky Mountain National Park,... Read more
Although still not fully recovered from the serious knee injury she sustained at the Vail World Cup in June, Alex Puccio has... Read more
Toru Nakajima has repeated Daniel Woods' Paint it black, ~8C, and David Graham's The Grey, ~8B+, in the RMNP,... Read more