VIDEO: Mina Climbs Careless Torque - 8A
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk below Careless Torque (8A) at Stanage
UKC News, Mar 2013
© Nick Brown / Outcrop Films (Screen shot from video)
Back in February we reported that Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbed the classic arete highball of Careless Torque (8A) at the Stanage Plantation, Peak District.
The route/boulder problem was first climbed by big Ron Fawcett back in 1987.
Mina climbed the route on the 21st Feb in a ground-up style, with several falls. She commented on her Facebook Page:
"Sore back today from taking falls on Careless Torque yesterday, glad it worked out!"
The crux 8A section is the lower part of the problem, yet the highball upper section is still difficult, at around 7B/+. The route follows the stunning arete to the left of the classic ramp-line Not to be taken away, and is one of the most beautiful and well known lines on gritstone.
Mina's ascent is the first female ascent of the line.
Here's the excellent video from Nick Brown at Outcrop Films
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is sponsored by
Five Ten ,
Beta Climbing Designs and is part of the British Bouldering Team, who are supported by the
- For more on Mina, follow her excellent BLOG
Big thanks to Nick Brown of Outcrop Films.
| Forums ( Read More... | 29 comments, 07 Mar 2013 )|
|Good effort, nice film, great quote ("better than Jerry", that is). I see UKC's own E8 Adam's spotting hasn't improved! I remember ML burning off some of my mates (and me, naturally) in a Mile End bouldering...|
johncoxmysteriously - 06 Mar 2013
Congratulations on the ascent, hope this makes it onto the international grapevine. Agree with previous posts, the best film by far in a saturated media in recent months (years?) Will forward this one to my better half...
matthew jones - 05 Mar 2013
|Awesome climb, climbing, filming. Nice one - really enjoyed it and almost got psyched to do 12 months of stretching to give my leg a chance of getting on that arete! - Got to be one of THE big ticks in the UK, would...|
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 05 Mar 2013
That was a really nicely done short film, mind you given that it is one of the most massively impressive bits of climbing I've seen it could have been shaky blurry and out of focus and I'd still be gob-smacked. Amazing...
Nik Jennings - 05 Mar 2013
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