Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker - AKA The Wideboyz - have established the world's biggest roof crack at White Rim in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, USA. Crown of Thorns 5.14a features 165ft of horizontal climbing.
I always assumed the difference was in how the jamming action is generated: Knee bar -> sideways rotation at the hip, Knee lock -> lateral expansion due to bending of the knee. I love offwidth climbing, and am always amused when people think it is only grunting and pain (there is that too) and no technique.
No idea what an invert torpedo (or a standard torpedo at that) is supposed to be. Full body jamming, head up or down?
If you watched the special features on the Wideboyz DVD they covered a whole bunch of new moves they supposedly invented for upside down offwidthing. I couldn't tell if they were being serious or not as they were laughing like schoolgirls the whole time!
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Fri Night Vid Fields of Gold - Wadi Rum Bouldering
In this week's Friday Night Video, Luke fletcher, Zoe Wood, Duncan Cunningham and Eadan Cunningham travel to the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan with the aim of exploring the landscape for bouldering and putting up new lines. With the help of some...