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UKC News - on 01 Apr 2009
[Park Front - Font 9A - The First Ascent, 4 kb]A project, now named Park Front, was climbed on Sunday the 29th of March by Rad Butts. Rad has tentatively offered a grade of Font 9A/V17, making this a contender for the hardest problem in the world.

"This is the culmination of several years of hard training by Rad and it's great to see this once unknown climber getting the recognition he deserves."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=46727

ANC on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:
Not convincing at all... Must try harder...
Chris F - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to Angus N Clark: Plus it's gone 12 o clock, so there is only one fool.
Owen W-G - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Past the noon deadline comedy chump.
Michael Ryan - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to Owen W-G:

You can read the adventures of Rad Butts here:

Winter Climbing with 'Rad'

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1644

A Winter Ascent of Aphrodite - E7

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1657

Park Front - Font 9A - The First Ascent

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1750
IainSunderland on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

2/10.

Could do better.
In reply to IainSunderland: OP was after 12pm btw
GrahamD - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Doesn't look muck like Tower Hamlets - are you sure its not somewhere else on the Ipswich road ?
Morgan Woods - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

ha...made me look.
Lord_ash2000 - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Had me fooled for about 30 sec's then I looked where it was and realised the date
seagull on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

The story about the unwitnessed FA is most topical though........
James Oswald - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:
I wonder whether it really happened....
Was this project tried by anyone before him?
James
Astral Highway on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to james oswald:

I think most people who've looked at it thought it just too futuristic.
James Moyle - on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Enjoyed the full article
Astral Highway on 01 Apr 2009
In reply to James Moyle:

Thanks James
robert mirfin - on 02 Apr 2009
In reply to James Moyle: That problem was done years ago by Jerry Gibson anyway!
Ackbar - on 02 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Congrats Rad. Fine effort. However Font9a/V17 is still very much within the British Trad 7a range.
Ackbar - on 02 Apr 2009
I wonder if Rad is a better all-rounder than Macleod? I bet Rad could climb Echo wall without even having to spend the night sleeping on it before hand.
Astral Highway on 02 Apr 2009
In reply to Ackbar:
> (In reply to UKC News) However Font9a/V17 is still very much within the British Trad 7a range.

I can't really speak for Rad but I think he's not so hung up on grades.
Hard to see, though, how V17 could be English tech 7a when V14 is surely top end tech 7b. I'm only the writer, so it's not really for me to have the debate. Thanks for pointing it out if you think it's controversial, however.
Astral Highway on 03 Apr 2009
In reply to seagull:
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com)
>
> The story about the unwitnessed FA is most topical though........

Sorry I didn't clock this reaction earlier, and thanks for reading the story.

Of course, I wrote the piece as a pure work of the imagination, but I'm interested that you say that unwitnessed FAs are a topical issue. Do you just mean at the top levels or recreationally?

sconesandjam on 03 Apr 2009 - 83-244-197-195.cust-83.exponential-e.net
Rad - you are a free style leaper with real style.

I run a Jumping and Leaping seminar in Devon every May. It's about releasing the inner forces from your core so as to transfer power through emotional and psychic barriers that affect us in our lives.

I'd like to invite you as one of our guest tutors?

No fee - but we will provide all equipment including step ladders, hayricks and hoops.
sconesandjam on 03 Apr 2009 - 83-244-197-195.cust-83.exponential-e.net
Sorry - meant also to ask: are you on facebook as I want to be your Friend?
Liam Copley - on 03 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Pretty funny article
Astral Highway on 03 Apr 2009
In reply to sconesandjam:

Yes: funny you should ask that! - Rad and Creagan are now on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=64849695665&ref=ts
Astral Highway on 03 Apr 2009
In reply to sconesandjam:

Rad, I'm sure, would be happy to oblige. I'll be uploading more pics of him in various leaping moments later on, btw. I'll pass on your flattering comments and I'm sure he'll be delighted.

sconesandjam on 08 Apr 2009 - 77-101-161-232.cable.ubr08.dals.blueyonder.co.uk
In reply to UKC News:

Stikkit linked to the UKC story. Here's a link for anyone that can speak French

http://stikkit.tk/nouvelles/bloc/207-v17


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