/ Dave MacLeod soloing 7b in trainers

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MischaHY 21 Jan 2019
GHawksworth 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

Ironic how as soon as he finishes it, he slides down a slope and no more than 3 steps later, nearly twists his ankle.

Very impressive climbing.

malk 21 Jan 2019
In reply to GHawksworth:

thankfully he was wearing walking boots with ankle support;)

kingborris 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

you'd think with his sponsers,  someone would have given him a chalk bag

La benya 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

Is he soloing a 7b or a highballing a 7B as it suggests in the video? 

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MischaHY 21 Jan 2019
In reply to La benya:

I think the perspective is perhaps skewed, there's a fair few quickdraws on the line so it can't be that short. 

La benya 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

I’m sure you’re right. It was more a comment on using the wrong notation for sport routes- little b. Big B is for a Boulder. 

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Bulls Crack 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

And how tragic it would have been if he'd slipped on the route because he was wearing trainers - shades of Jimmy Jewel

Not sure what he's trying to prove here

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elliott92 21 Jan 2019
In reply to Bulls Crack:

I doubt Dave Mac is trying to prove anything here. He's being paid to do something he loves. stabbing in the dark i'd guess he has even climbed and soloed that particular route multiple times just for the hell of it. Might as well take a few quid off of goretex (and ME?) to do what he does anyway

cb294 21 Jan 2019
In reply to Bulls Crack:

The route in question is essentially arms only, no edging or smearing involved.

Anyone strong enough to climb it at all can probably also climb it in skiing boots, high heels or flippers. Frankenjura (where I learned climbing) is full of such routes!

CB

jezb1 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

I expect he could campus that route as easily as he can do it in his trainers.

Bulls Crack 21 Jan 2019
In reply to elliott92:

Maybe not prove something but it's not clever and one of the reasons I usually like Dave M's stuff is that it is intelligent and thoughtful 

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malk 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

anyone know what boots he was wearing? (30-1s)

Post edited at 18:34
RX-78 21 Jan 2019
In reply to kingborris:

Also it's not even raining! No need for gore-tex  then.

Post edited at 19:42
Clint86 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

I think I feel my age the most when I am faced with a jump down onto a rocky slab. Knees........ 

Michael Gordon 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

I like the ending! Nice bit of humour for a change.

alan moore 21 Jan 2019
In reply to MischaHY:

Thought that was a brilliant film.


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