Mina Climbs Careless Torque - 8Aby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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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
Big thanks to Nick Brown of Outcrop Films.
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