Jimmy Webb flashes Sky, ~8B/+by Björn Pohl - UKC Jun/2013
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Jimmy Webb has flashed Daniel Woods' Sky, ~8B+, at Kleinfontein, Rocklands, South Africa.
I sent Jimmy a message to congratulate him on his recent flash of The Vice, ~8B, and quick repeats of Golden shadow, ~8B+, Derailed, ~8B+, and Mooiste Meisie, ~8B. None of those took him more than an hour.
The reply included even better news:
"...I actually flashed Sky yesterday. Was a really nice moment. :)"
About the grade, most repeaters think it's 8B+, but it seems to be slightly easier if you are a bit taller. Jimmy himself is leaning towards 8B. Be that how it may, it's an incredible feat which no one has been able to accomplish before.
So, now what?
[I am] Going to start focusing on some harder lines now. So far I've just been sorting through all the classics. Monkey wedding [8C] looks intriguing. I think I'll start trying this soon!"
For some 8B+'s and 8B's simply don't qualify as "hard lines"...
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