FRI NIGHT VID: The Wideboyz and the Crack Machine

by Alan James - UKC and UKH Mar/2012
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The Wideboyz team of Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are currently touring the UK giving talks on their amazing trip where they blitzed the meanest off-width cracks in the USA, culminating in their amazing free ascent of the hardest offwidth crack in the world, Century Crack (E9/5.14b) - UKC news report.

To really show off their incredible skills properly Wild Country decided that it would be fun to build a portable offwidth - the same width as Century Crack - to help to demonstrate the 'Wide Pony' technique (and much more) that they used on that ascent.

In this Friday Night Video where the boys show off and use the Crack Machine for the first time, tell their tales and let unsuspecting members of the public loose on it. Wild Country would like to thank Matt Heason at ShAFF - and the full Shaff festival is this weekend remember - and Rab and Sterling Ropes who sponsor Tom and Pete too, to Paul Diffley for the editing, and Highball Climbing who built the Crack Machine.

And remember, the video of the epic journey to Century and beyond, filmed by HotAches, will be available in Autumn 2012.

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+The Crack Machine being tested, while Paul Diffley, Tom Randall and Matt Heason look on, 160 kb
The Crack Machine being tested, while Paul Diffley, Tom Randall and Matt Heason look on
UKC News, Mar 2012
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Pete Whittaker topping out on the crack machine.
UKC News, Mar 2012
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