VIDEO: Ty Landman on Smiling Buttress, Curbarby Duncan Campbell - UKC Dec/2013
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Back in November, Ty Landman made a very quick first ascent of Smiling Buttress at Curbar, in a few days during a short trip back to the UK from his current home in the US. This was one of the most famous Last Great Problems, due to the footage of Ben Moon trying it in Hard Grit.
Ty declined to give the problem a grade, simply stating:
"The climbing is an amazing blend of power and technique, revolving around two very slopey holds on a gently overhanging wall. It is a gritstone classic."
Ben Moon, who had tried it on and off for a few years around 1997, said that he felt it would weigh in at around 8B/8B+.
You can find out more in the UKC News Report
The first ascent was filmed and you can watch the brilliant film here on BMC TV:
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