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/ Via Costa Blanca - Penon - any excuse for not doing it?

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Chris Craggs - on 09 Jan 2018
I saw this on Rich Mayfileld's (Orange House) FB feed - pretty astounding!

https://www.vimeo.com/214421122


Chris
Mick Ward - on 09 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Gutsy stuff - on a route I've still to do and would take seriously.

Mick
Christheclimber on 09 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

That was very impressive indeed, thanks for posting.

Chris
sammy5000 - on 09 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

That is rather impressive!
philhilo - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Hats off to the team.
Doghouse - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Hugely impressive. Chapeau!
LeeWood - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:
Obviously you are a lot lighter without one leg; as for being blind I can't offer the merest advantage ;)

I did this route Jan 1st 2015 - was happy to deploy every available faculty.
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Mike-W-99 on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Think I saw these guys at ratho after the paraclimbing comp. Very impressive, thanks for posting.
Neil Foster - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Fantastic!

Urko is such a star with infectious enthusiasm. Last time we bumped into him was at Ghost Kitchen on Kalymnos. He hung on to small holds on his 7b, pointing out hidden holds to my partner as she climbed the adjacent route. Later that trip he climbed Fun de Chichunne...!

I’ve not heard of Javier before, but he couldn’t hope for a more supportive and enthusiastic partner (though he doesn’t seem to be slowing down much on the tricky descent path in that last shot!).

Coincidentally, I was descending the rocky section from the summit of the Penon on New Year’s Day, taking great care as I’d just lost a contact lens. I was overtaken by a pair of climbers, one of whom had a prosthetic lower leg, which seemed to make little difference to his pace crossing treacherous rocky terrain - which was considerably faster than mine...

Neil



Sam Mayfield - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

how come you see things on my husbands feed that I dont! Bloody Facebook!

But wow thats cool!

Sam Orange
stp - on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Wow! Amazing and inspiring.

Kind of invalidates all our usual excuses like it's too greasy or reachy etc.


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