Fri Ni Vid - Double Bill - UK Special E5 and 8b+
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jun/2013
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In this week's Friday night vid double bill we have a totally TRAD experience from Lakeland trad climber Rob Matheson on the bold wall climb of R'n'S Special (E5) at Raven Crag Langdale.
What we like about this video is Rob's commentary. This is a very British video of a very British route. Although it is over a decade since I climbed R'n'S Special myself, (and thought it was more like E6...) Rob's video brought back memories of 'keyholing' a small nut in to a pocket, and generally being pretty terrified all the way across this scary traverse! Thanks for the video Rob!
And secondly we have an interview with Martin 'Basher' Atkinson about his classic hard route Mecca - The Midlife Crisis (8b+) at Raven Tor. Martin talks about Livesey and Fawcett and how he started climbing and of course about Mecca - one of the most sought after hard sport ticks in the UK. Big thanks go to Alexander Char for this vid.
| Forums ( Read More... | 9 comments, 01 Jul 2013 )|
|That's exactly what I thought! The next question was, well which ones are really, really "not very hard"? Re Revelations, I've got a vague memory of stick (well branch) clipping it to get going on The Prow...|
Mick Ward - 30 Jun 2013
I guess it depends WHICH early sport routes. A lot of them were old aid routes which were free climbed mainly on the old gear that was still in place. On Ravens Tor and most Peak limestone, for example, this was...
jon - 30 Jun 2013
|Excellent! I was particularly interested in Basher's interview. Some great lines there: 'those long 8a's... they're not very hard are they?' Classic! I was climbing on Raven Tor when Basher finally did Mecca, but does...|
jon - 29 Jun 2013
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