FRI NIGHT VID: Nathan Lee on 'Lets Get Killed' - E7 6bby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor May/2014
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It's all about videos on the internet these days. Some are edited in this modern, fast cut, fast action style, some are slower paced and arty, and others are just plain crap.
Earlier this week we published a video from Lyon Equipment of Adam Onrda in the Peak District. You can't please everyone all the time of course, and a few of the forum comments wanted a different edit of Adam on the grit.
So, for all those folk wanting less edited footage of gritstone climbing, here's a basic yet brilliant video from Nathan Lee on the esoteric and evocatively named gritstone route Lets Get Killed on Wilderness Rocks. The balancy, technical and bold nature of the route come through on camera, as Nathan stands, cheek against the wall, pinching two tiny pebbles.
First climbed back in 2001 by Tom de Gay, this route has the following guidebook description:
'The roof and very sketchy face above climbed on extremely dubious death pebbles.'
Nathan thinks his was the second ascent of the route, but it's always hard to know for sure with these things.
Anyway, sit back, relax and if you're anything like me, get terrified just watching!
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