In reply to UKC News: People often talk about sport routes not being that inspiring, but I thought this was amazing! It was really well filmed, you got a good sense of how goddam hard and tiring it must be and the moves looked incredible. It made me want to climb it (although by the looks of it I might have to work on my guns a bit). Nice to see (hear) someone really trying. The prospect of making those moves - one energy sapping, overhanging, 3D pump-fest after another - gave me a sense (albeit an armchair one) of what's needed for an 8c.
> (In reply to UKC News) People often talk about sport routes not being that inspiring.
Guilty as charged I'm afraid. BUT I did watch this and was blown away. Redpointing such a route is an achievement in it's self but to onsight it!! This re-affirms that I need to get out and try my hand at more sport climbing!
> As unfamiliar with hard sport climbs (or hard climbs in general) as I am, can I ask why he had 2 draws with him for most of the route when there were already all he needed in situ?
Quickdraws are just generally useful for attaching yourself to things. Clipping direct into bolts, clipping into the chains to sort out the lower off, etc. In this context they are probably either for stripping the roof or he just forgot to take them off his harness.