5th ascent of Oliphant's dawn by Robinsonby Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2012
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Paul Robinson has made the 5th ascent of Fred Nicole's Oliphant's dawn, ~8B+, at Rocklands, South Africa.
It's funny that this problem, which up until Nalle Hukkataival's 2nd ascent only three weeks ago had got a reputation of being close to impossible, has now seen four ascents in a very short time:
Markel Mendieta (the day after Nalle's ascent)
Paul needed three short sessions in total to make the ascent.
Other news, not smoking hot maybe, but anyway, is that the Mr Woods mentioned above has also made the 4th ascent of the same Mr-Nicole-mentioned-above's Monkey wedding, 8C. The 2nd ascent was made by Mr Robinson, and the 3rd by Adam Ondra. Robinson suggested an upgrade from 8B+ to 8C and Ondra seconded this opinion.
Mr Robinson has also repeated Mr Nicole's Golden shadow, 8B+. Yes, Mr Woods did that as well.Island has a nice video of Dave Graham's repeat of Micky Page's King of limbs, ~8B/+, a problem Mr Robinson and Mr Woods have both done as well.
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