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Tom Randall on Appointment With Death E9 6c Video

© Wild Country / Hotaches (Screenshot from film)

From the Wild Country Vimeo Page:

Earlier this year Tom Randall succeeded in making the second ascent ascent of Sam Whittaker's Wimberry masterpiece, Appointment with Death, E9 6c (see UKC News Report)

The route had stood unrepeated for around 10 years; its location on the wild Wimberry buttresses, combined with the difficult nature of the pebble pulling climbing (and maybe the name) had put people off.

Tom writes about the day: "Often when you go out with friends at the crag, one or maybe two of you come away something really ballsy in the bag. It’s just the way it works out. One of you mops up the collective pysche and cashes in, whilst the others are often happy to support and wait their turn some other day. When myself, Pete and Nathan Lee headed up to Wimberry we all had projects that we vaguely hoped we might climb that day, but it all depended on time, temperatures, sequences and luck. By the end of the day though, the planets had aligned and somehow all three of us had succeeded. It’s strange looking back on the day now and it seems with retrospect that as each person succeeded, that made the next person even more motivated and committed. It was like a tsunami of positive gritstone force was rushing up the Wimberry slopes to push gravity the other way. Walking back down to the car park in the evening, the collective haul was the 3rd ascent (solo) of Order of the Phoenix by Nathan, the 2nd ascent of Appointment with Death by me and the 1st ascent of the Wimberry Prow project by Pete."

Here's the video: Tom Randall has his Appointment with Death (E9 6c)





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18 Aug, 2013
cool
18 Aug, 2013
What's he got on his head and where do I get one? :) Great little film by the way!
18 Aug, 2013
18 Aug, 2013
Sweaty palms.
19 Aug, 2013
where does he get his head, and where can I get one?! Very impressive climbing
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